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Best Belgian Waffle Recipes

Who could resist a big, fluffy, decadent Belgian waffle? These aren’t the frozen waffles you pop into a toaster. Belgian waffles are thick with deep crevices to hold sweet syrup or maybe a little powdered sugar or fruit or whipped cream. They’re often an indulgence reserved for a special brunch or breakfast at your favorite restaurant.

But you don’t have to wait. Here are some of the best Belgian waffle mix recipes.

Recipe #1

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup lukewarm milk (no warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Belgian pearl sugar

Directions

1. Add the active yeast to the warmed milk. Do not stir. Let sit for 15 minutes.

2. While the warm milk activates the yeast, which gives waffles an airy texture, combine in a separate bowl the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk together. Then blend this mixture into the yeast milk and let stand.

3. In a large mixing bowl, add flour and salt. Push out the sides to create a well in the center. Pour the wet ingredients into the well. Stir until all the ingredients are blended together.

4. Once everything is fully incorporated, cover the dough with a light cloth and set in a warm spot for at least 30 minutes. During this time, the yeast will add air bubbles, making the dough rise.

5. Gently stir in pearl sugar.

6. Preheat waffle iron to medium setting. Add a small amount of dough and cook until waffle is golden brown.

Recipe #2

If you’re not comfortable working with yeast, this version uses baking powder as a leavening agent and whipped egg whites to add air.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1. Mix together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, and baking powder.

2. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg yolks, then pour in milk, butter and vanilla, and mix well.

3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the bowl holding flour mixture. Stir it all together just until everything is combined.

4. Use a mixer, with whisk attachment if available, to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

5. Carefully fold the whites into the dough. Try not to deflate the puffed up egg whites.

6. Scoop batter into a waffle iron heated according to manufacturer’s directions, and cook until golden brown.

Recipe #3

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2-¾ cups warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast into the ¼ cup of warm milk. Let stand about 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add ¼ cup of the second measurement of warm milk and melted butter. Combine.

3. Stir in the yeast mixture then add sugar, salt, and vanilla.

4. Next add a portion of the remaining milk, then a portion of the flour mix and combine. Continue alternating between milk and flour, mixing in between, and ending with the last of the flour.

5. Beat egg whites with a mixer until they form soft peaks and fold them into the batter.

6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour. The dough should rise and approximately double in size.

7. Place a ½-cup scoop into preheated waffle iron. Cook through completely.

Recipe #4

Add a twist to your best Belgian waffle recipe with different flavorings, like chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (4 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1. Melt chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until all chocolate is smooth and melted.

2. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. Next add milk, sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Blend until everything is well mixed.

4. Stir in melted chocolate mixture.

5. Scoop into heated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

And if this has inspired you to make waffles but you don’t have a waffle maker, then feel free to have a look at our reviews to see if this can help.

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