You're certain to bring hungry eaters to the table with this Belgian Waffles Recipe. Whether you serve them for weekend breakfast, holiday brunch or for dessert, the crispy exterior and soft flavorful interior will have them begging for more.
Easy Belgian Waffles Recipe
What are Belgian Waffles? Belgian waffles are earn their distinction primarily due to their crispy exterior and deeper, larger pockets that form tiny bowls to hold the syrup. Each square is like an eruption of flavor with every bite. The thicker exterior and deep indentations sets them apart. Some Belgian waffle batter recipes call for yeast as leavening, but baking powder will give you a stellar end result. Classic waffles are made with the same batter, but are often smaller, and rectangular in shape with more shallow pockets. The difference often comes down to the waffle iron, the shape and not the actual flavor. Either way waffles are an indulgence we love to share.
How to Make the Best Belgian Waffles Recipe
How do you serve homemade Belgian Waffles? These waffles are delicious for breakfast, brunch or dessert drizzled with any flavor of syrup that you enjoy. They're also spectacular to make Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles.
- Ingredients you'll need to make the best recipe for Belgian Waffles: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, whole milk, butter, eggs, vanilla and cream of tarter.
- Why separate the eggs for the waffle batter? The purpose of separating the yolks from the egg whites is so the whites can be whipped until light and fluffy adding volume to the egg whites. This in turn, adds a noticeable lighter texture to the batter.
- Belgian waffles are typically made in a round waffle iron, this batter can be made into any shape you like.
- How do you keep the waffles from sticking? Prior to cooking you can spray the waffle iron with cooking spray, brush it with vegetable oil or melted butter. This should prevent the waffle batter from sticking to the waffle iron.
- Waffles can be embellished simply with a dusting of powdered sugar, or drizzled with maple syrup and butter. They can also be topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and topped with fresh fruit for a dessert.
- You can also serve waffles with savory toppings like eggs, bacon, sausage or Southern fried chicken.
- You may also like to top them with a drizzle of homemade Hot Fudge Sauce and ice cream for dessert.
- You can reheat cooked waffles in a 375° oven on a sheet pan just until heated through. You can also freeze them for up to 1 month.
More Southern Sweets and Waffle Recipes to Make
Dishes like these waffles are a delightful choice for any meal. Other sweet brunch recipes you may like to try:
- Double Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles are a tasty way to say I love you.
- Start the day with a stack of made from scratch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
- Make brunch for a crowd in one fell swoop with this recipe for Sheet Pan French Toast.
- An absolute classic, you'll love my recipe for Southern Hoe Cakes.
- You may also like to make these French Cakes a.k.a. Waffle Cookies from A Dash of Sanity
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Belgian Waffles Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 6 tablespoon salted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs separated
- ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
- maple syrup, jam, butter, powdered sugar and assorted fresh fruit for serving
- In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate medium size mixing bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients mixing just until fully moistened.
- Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Batter will be lumpy.
- Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in enough batter to lightly cover the surface of the iron, about ½ to ¾ cup, depending on size.
- Close iron cooking until waffles have crisp and golden exteriors, about 5 minutes or according to manufacturer recommendation.
- Cook waffles in batches. Repeat spraying the waffle iron with cooking spray as needed. Keep waffles warm between batches in a 200°F oven in a single layer on a sheet pan, until serving.
- Serve immediately with butter or topped with fresh berries, a dusting of powdered sugar, drizzled with maple syrup and whipped cream.
I've made plenty of waffles in my day but this recipe is the absolute best. Thanks for sharing!