These classic Belgian waffles are light and fluffy with deep pockets that are perfect for topping with fresh fruit, syrup or whipped cream.
Sunday is the day of the week we look forward to the most. Even though we are usually up bright and early, we still like to take the morning slow and savour a few quiet hours together. The girls stay in their jammies while Nick cooks up a big breakfast, usually pancakes, eggs and hashbrowns, or lately, classic Belgian waffles. It’s quickly become our new family favourite.
Nick has been tweaking his recipe for a few weeks now, and the result is the most amazing classic Belgian waffles. They are light and fluffy and the perfect addition to any weekend breakfast or brunch spread.
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While Nick was perfecting this recipe, I was thinking how perfect these waffles would be topped in whipped cream, a generous helping of fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. They are the perfect way to dress up any table for a spring celebration, like Easter or Mother’s Day.
What are Belgian Waffles
Belgian waffles differ from regular waffles in a few ways. They are made in a Belgian waffle iron which creates a thicker waffle and deep pockets perfect for pooling melted butter and syrup. They also are lighter and fluffier than regular waffles with a crispier outside, this is because egg whites are often used in the batter.
The Best Toppings for Belgian Waffles
While classic Belgian waffles are amazing on their own, it’s the toppings that make them so much fun. So set out a spread of toppings and garnishes to let your family or guests dress their own waffles. Some of our favourites to include are…
- Fresh fruit
- Whipped cream
- Powdered sugar
Can You Freeze Belgian Waffles?
Yes! Classic Belgian waffles freeze really well. We love cooking extra so that we can freeze a few for quick and easy breakfasts during the week. Allow the waffles to cool completely, cut in half and store separately in ziplock bags. When you’re ready to enjoy simply pop them in the toaster for a few minutes and garnish with your favourite toppings.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 large eggs + 2 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk (or buttermilk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix and create a well in the centre.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together. Mix in melted butter.
- Pour into the well you created in the dry ingredients.
- Mix just until you can't see any more flour, but it can still be a little lumpy. Do not overmix.
- Spray the waffle iron with a baking spray and ladle in the batter. The amount will vary depending on the model of your waffle iron.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes in the waffle iron or longer if you like your waffles well done.
- Top with your choice of butter and syrup, whipped cream and fruit, ice cream...whatever your heart desires!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 361Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 11g
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is an estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
This week I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their spring recipes with you. Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.
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Lemoniest Lemon Pound Cake at Maison de Cinq
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Mom’s Classic Green Chili Egg Casserole at Tatertots and Jello
Spring Chicken Pesto Pasta at Inspiration for Moms
Devilled Eggs Three Ways at Finding Silver Pennies
Easy Egg Salad Recipe at This is Our Bliss
Classic Belgian Waffles at Nick & Alicia
How to Make Homemade Lemon Curd at Jenna Kate at Home
Raspberry Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding at Satori Design for Living
Super Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread at Willow Street Interiors
Classic Tea Scones at Life is Better at Home