Homemade Belgian Waffles

Homemade Belgian Waffles

Soft and sweet homemade Belgian waffles

Yield: 

15-16 waffles (4.5-inch squares)

Ingredients: 

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fresh fruit, jam, or syrup**

Instructions: 

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.

2. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

3. In yet another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks and then add milk, butter, and vanilla, mixing well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold egg whites into batter.

4. Bake in a pre-heated waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown.* I like to set a timer so I don't have to keep checking, or risk forgetting to take the waffles out on time!

5. Serve warm with fresh fruit, jam, or syrup.**

Belgian waffles
Additional Notes: 

*Batter will be somewhat thin, so don't over-fill your waffle iron, or you'll have a big mess to clean up afterwards! Fill just until bottom is level, not heaping, with batter. Waffles will be very soft when they are finished. Remove with a fork onto a plate, and they will crisp up somewhat as they cool slightly.

**We prefer fresh fruit or a topping that isn't too sweet, especially when serving this for a meal (rather than as a dessert), since the waffles themselves are rather sweet. If you're serving this as a dessert, you can even add whipped cream on your toppings!

Tips for freezing waffles

Belgian waffles

Belgian waffles

Preparation Time: 

15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 

varies

Tammy's Review: 

These Belgium waffles are very good, though a little too sweet for me to eat many at a time.

What I like best about them is that the leftover waffles are absolutely delicious when re-warmed in the toaster!! I think they are just as good as (if not better than!) when they were freshly made. Crispy on the outside, but soft inside. Since making these waffles involves a little extra time (beating the egg whites), I prefer to make a double batch and then enjoy a lot of easy breakfasts from the leftover waffles! :D

If you need a breakfast item that you can make ahead and re-warm on-demand, this is it! My rating: 10/10

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Comments

Makes a great breakfast, fresh OR leftover! Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks!

Rating: 
5

These are delicious and not to hard to make. I may cut down on the sugar next time. But overall they are very good!!

Below are the exact words my daughter said while eating her first one.

"These are the yummiest waffles I ever did taste, they taste like honey!"

Rating: 
5

These were really tasty. I accidently forgot to double the butter though as I doubled the recipe. Are the waffles suppose to be soft or crispy?

Rating: 
5

I made a batch of these this morning. They were really good! I froze my leftovers. I got 20 waffles. I ate 4, put 4 in the fridge, and 12 in the freezer. I put wax paper on a cookie sheet and stacked them 2 at a time- 3 rows of 3. The wax paper might not be necessary, but I wasn't sure so I put it down just in case. Then before I left the house I put them in a freezer bag. They had been in there for 4 hours. The 4 waffles I put in the fridge I think I'm going to use for egg sandwiches for lunch.

By the way-they are sweet. But I like sweet. I ate them with a tall glass of chocolate milk.

Update: I made a double batch yestarday. Since I got 20 out of the first batch I reasoned that I should get 40 out of a double. But I ended up mixing up the batter and having to put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes until dinner was done. When I took it back out it had thickened quit a bit. The waffles came out even fluffier, but I think I could have made a few more had the batter not been so thick. Anyway I ended up with 36 waffles. I froze them all. So...if you like your waffle batter thicker, then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Rating: 
5

We LOVE these, that's all there is to say! And they are not hard to make!

Rating: 
5

My husband pulled a recipe off the internet and it was to confusing...so I said..Let me try Tammie's...We have made about 10 batches...Wow...We freeze and pull out and use as we need. Thank you!

Rating: 
5

My kids ate them all. I think next time the double batch will be necessary so we can freeze some. Thanks Tammy

Rating: 
5

Wow! These were some of the most delicious waffles we have ever made/eaten. This is a definite keeper in our book. Thank you for a great recipe!

Rating: 
5

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