Mmmm breakfast. Doesn’t get much better than an amazing breakfast recipe, does it? One of my favorites is my bacon, egg and cheese casserole recipe but I can’t deny that I love – absolutely love – a big plate of Belgian waffles in the morning.
Okay, I love a big plate of them any time of the day, really.
Did you know the Belgian waffles we have here in the states actually are not a true Belgian waffle? While we enjoy them topped with heavy syrup, fruit, whipped cream, and other toppings, a true Belgian waffle has the waffle portion made well enough to stand on it’s own.
They are made differently than we make them here and the difference in process creates a different final product; even if the ingredients are pretty well the same.
Belgian Waffles Recipe
Here in the United States though, we love to top our Belgian Waffles with all things sweet and there’s a reason for that;they are amazing that way!
I personally love to eat mine with strawberries, homemade whipped cream and crushed pecans, but what you top yours with is entirely up to you.
They make a great breakfast, brunch or even a quick and easy dinner for those busy nights after school or work.
How to Make Easy Belgian Waffles
If you are going to be serving your Belgian waffles with syrup, I highly suggest you use real maple syrup. They’re so Delicious with real maple syrup!
I had not tasted the real thing until a few years ago and holy smokes there is a huge difference! I won’t use anything else these days.
THIS is my favorite maple syrup. Try it. I’m sure you’d love it too!
This recipe for Belgian waffles makes 6-8 waffles depending on how large you make them.
You Will Need:
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder (or use clabber instead!))
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 c. milk
- ¼ c. vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Waffle Iron
- Hand mixer or Stand Mixer
- 2 Medium mixing bowls
- Dry measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
Before you begin, heat your waffle iron according to it’s instructions and separate the egg whites from the yolks.
As your waffle iron heats up, make a meringue.
If you’ve never done this, beat the egg whites into soft peaks. Once soft peaks form, slowly add the granulated sugar.
Continue to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
THIS video can explain it and show you if you’re more of a visual learner.
After you get stiff peaks, combine the remaining ingredients – including the egg yolks – in a separate bowl . Be sure not to over mix.
Fold in the meringue/egg whites and mix gently until just incorporated.
Scoop around 1/2 cup Belgian waffle batter onto your hot waffle iron and cook as directed by your iron.
Serve hot with whipped cream,maple syrup, nuts, berries or whatever strikes your fancy!
Can You Freeze This Belgian Waffles Recipe?
Freezer cooking is one way tho make your life easier and to save money on groceries and luckily, this belgian waffle recipes is freezer friendly. In other words, yes! You can freeze these belgian waffles!
To do so, cook as directed and allow each waffle to cool separately on a wire cooling rack. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and freeze each waffle.
Once frozen, place them into a freezer bag making sure to separate them with a piece of parchment paper in between each one.
To cook, wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 30-60 seconds or until hot.
Looking for more breakfast recipes? Try these:
If you need a great, new breakfast casserole recipe, THIS ham, egg and cheese enchilada recipe is perfect! They’re super easy to make and taste amazing! Add them to your menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The whole family will thank you!
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Belgian Waffles Recipe
- Preheat waffle iron and separate eggs. Beat egg whites into soft peaks. Add sugar once you get soft peaks.
- Beat into stiff peaks. Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, including egg yolks. Be careful not to over mix.
- Gently fold in egg whites and mix until just incorporated.
- Add a small amount of batter to the hot waffle iron.
- Cook on waffle iron until done.
- Serve hot with powdered sugar, whipped cream, berries, syrup or nuts.