Introduction: Homemade Belgian Waffles

About: My name is Niki, I am a mum of three amazing grown up kids as well as a Grandma. I am a keen hobbyist and a full time carer for someone with a disability. In my spare time I indulge in my eclectic crafting …

For breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea with maple syrup, butter, fruit or just plain, they're delicious!

Of course, a true Belgian Waffle will have deeper indents / squares than mine but it matters not.

I wanted to recreate the Belgian Waffle at home after coming back from America. These are not as scrumptious as the ones from the Belgian Café in Apex, NC, but I love them!

I searched the internet for a good recipe and found two I liked. One titled "The Bestest Belgian Waffles" and the other titled "True Belgian Waffles" so I used them both for this home make.

This was the first time I'd made them

Step 1: You Will Need

For the Waffles:

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, I only use brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings - the lists can be endless

  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Maple syrup for drizzling
  • Whipped cream
  • Soft fruits eg strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc
  • Or butter instead of fruits
  • Even jams or preserves like my homemade apple butter

Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients

Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder and put to one side for a moment

Step 3: Seperate the Eggs

Seperate your eggs and beat the yolks.

Don't throw away the whites, we'll be using those shortly.

Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients

Mix together the milk, melted butter and vanilla.

Add the egg yolks and mix in.

Step 5: Beat Egg Whites

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form when you take out the whisk

Step 6: Fold In

Fold the egg whites, using a metal spoon, into your first mixture.

Step 7: Time to Cook

Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden brown.

Follow the instructions for the waffle maker

Allow to cool

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy

Sprinkle with a little icing sugar, drizzle with maple syrup and add toppings.

My toppings here are:

  • Top left: Fresh, whipped cream (or vegan alternative) and sliced strawberries
  • Top right: Butter
  • Bottom left: Apple butter and sliced strawberries
  • Bottom right: Raspberries were available but they weren't used

There are endless sweet toppings you can add.

I thoroughly enjoyed mine of strawberries and cream.

I hope you enjoy yours.