Belgian waffles are a beloved breakfast food from Belgium, but you don’t have to travel there to try them! You can easily make Belgian waffles at home using some simple ingredients and a waffle iron. They go wonderfully with toppings like strawberries and whipped cream, or pancake-style served in a stack with just maple syrup!
- of water
- 2 tsp (2 g) of sugar
- 1 package of dry active yeast
- 2 1/2 c (300 g) of flour
- 1/4 c (50 g) of sugar
- of milk, lukewarm
- of butter, melted
- of vanilla
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 g) of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 g) of ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp (0.1 g) of salt (a pinch)
- 2 egg whites
- 2 egg yolks
Makes 8 servings
EditMixing the Batter
- Combine water, sugar, and yeast in a mixing bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir together of water, 2 tsp (2 g) of sugar, and 1 package of dry active yeast in a large mixing bowl with a whisk. Let it stand at room temperature.
- A large measuring bowl with a spout works well and makes it easy to pour the batter when you bake the waffles.
- Pour flour, the rest of the sugar, and lukewarm milk into the mixing bowl. Add 2 1/2 c (300 g) of flour and 1/4 c (50 g) of sugar. Pour in of milk.
- Let the milk sit at room temperature for 15 minutes until it becomes lukewarm before you add it to the batter.
- Add melted butter, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and egg yolks to the batter. Melt of butter and pour it in. Add in vanilla, 1/4 tsp (0.25 g) of ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp (0.25 g) of ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp (0.1 g) of salt (a pinch), and 2 egg yolks.
- Separate the whites and yolks of 2 eggs before you start making the batter. Put the whites and yolks into 2 separate bowls.
- Mix all of the ingredients together with a whisk until the batter is smooth. Make sure there are no lumps or dry spots in the batter and that it is an even consistency. Use a fork and mix hard if you don’t have a whisk.
- Use an electric mixer if you have one to thoroughly blend the ingredients together.
- Cover the bowl and allow the batter to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Use saran wrap to cover the bowl and set it aside. The batter will rise during this time.
- Set a timer on your phone or use a kitchen timer to let you know when 30 minutes have passed.
- Beat 2 egg whites until they form a stiff peak. Beat the 2 egg whites that you separated in a bowl until they are foamy. Continue to whisk them at a steady pace for 5 minutes or longer until they become stiff and stick to the whisk.
- You should be able to tip the bowl without the egg whites sliding out when they are stiff enough.
- Add the beaten egg whites to the risen batter. Uncover the batter after it has rested for 30 minutes. Scoop in the foamy egg whites with a spoon or spatula.
- A rubber spatula works best for scraping and folding the egg whites in.
- Fold the egg whites gently into the batter. Use a rubber spatula to mix the egg whites into the batter by gently lifting batter on top of them from all sides. Continue to do this until the egg whites are mixed in evenly with the batter.
- You don’t need to whisk the batter anymore at this point.
EditBaking the Waffles
- Heat a waffle iron to medium heat and pour the batter in. Pour until the batter just about reaches the edge and be careful not to overfill the iron. Stop pouring and close the lid.
- Many waffle irons just have an on and off setting, so they will heat to the proper temperature when you turn it on. Just wait 5 minutes for it to preheat.
- Bake the waffles for approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Check the color of the waffles after 4 minutes and remove them from the waffle iron when they are golden brown. Continue to cook the waffles in increments of 1 minute until they reach the proper color.
- The first batch may take a bit longer to cook if they waffle iron has not fully heated up.
- Serve the waffles with anything you like. Add some cut up fruit of your choice like strawberries, whipped cream, maple syrup, even Nutella! What you add is completely up to you.
- If you are cooking for company, you can set out bowls with different fruits and ingredients so that everyone can build their own perfect waffles.
- Try making a strawberry syrup for a different topping.
EditThings You’ll Need
- Mixing bowl
- 2 small bowls
- Rubber spatula
- Waffle iron
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