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This fluffy authentic Belgian waffle recipe is the perfect addition to any breakfast. Made from scratch it makes the best waffles!
Since school has started we’ve begun a tradition of a big hot breakfast on Monday mornings. I’m sure the idea of this tradition sounded wonderful in the summer, but every time my alarm goes off on Monday morning, I wonder… what was I thinking?! Nonetheless, it’s been a great time for our family to start the week and gather together before everyone heads in their separate directions.
Lucky for me, my Taste of Home subscription box arrived last week with their cookbook. I decided to search for something unique to make for breakfast this week.
Arriving on my doorstep was a dream for a girl like me who loves to bake and cook in my kitchen. Included in the subscription box was a beautiful cookbook that was filled with their BEST recipes. It also included gadgets that were useful for the breakfast recipe I decided to make. And as a bonus, I received a few recipe cards as well.
After spending time looking through the box of gadgets and recipes, I found their True Belgian waffle recipe and I decided to give it a try, along with a little help from the contents of my subscription box. Isn’t this kitchen conversions magnet the cutest? And very much needed quite often when I’m baking!
Okay, let’s talk Belgian Waffles.
What Is The Difference Between Belgian and Regular Waffles?
Belgian waffles are known for their deep pockets that are the perfect size for syrup. (And the angels rejoiced!) While many waffles recipes might use a Belgian waffle iron, what makes this recipe authentic is the baking powder and whipped egg whites that give it that light and fluffy interior with a crispy exterior.
How To Make Belgian Waffles
Belgian waffles begin with a few simple dry ingredients. Those dry ingredients, which include baking powder and not yeast in this recipe, are then added to the wet ingredients.
One of the unique aspects of a Belgian waffle is the fluffy texture to it. That is accomplished by the baking powder as well as the egg whites. Don’t let whipping the egg whites intimidate you. Using a small bowl, whip them with a hand mixer for a few minutes until you get stiff peaks. You’ll then gently fold them into your wet batter.
What To Put On Belgian Waffles
Whip cream, butter strawberries and blueberries come to mind as well as the traditional go-to of maple syrup. I am personally a purist, and love just plain butter with a healthy serving of maple syrup to fill all those deep Belgian waffle pockets.
This was seriously the best Belgian waffle recipe I’ve ever made. My kids loved it, and even topped theirs with peanut butter, and then the syrup. And the next morning, we popped the leftovers in the toaster so that we could enjoy Belgian Waffles on a TUESDAY. We are winning at breakfast. Let’s talk about if this lasts come May. 🙂
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A fluffy, yet crisp, Belgian Waffle Recipe made with baking powder – so it’s easy to make! Recipe from Taste of Home.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and then fold into the batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to the directions until they are golden. Serve with fruit, butter or maple syrup.
Have leftovers? You can freeze the Belgian Waffles and then pop them into the toaster to reheat.
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