Belgian Waffles

01.02.2015

Can you have a bad day when you wake up and make a warm breakfast like this? Or better yet when you wake up to this breakfast waiting for you in the kitchen? So, pass this recipe along to that friend or loved one so that can become a reality :).

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Around here we love a made from scratch, big comforting breakfast and with all of the holidays and family I’ve had staying lately we’ve been going through breakfasts like these like crazy. Normally we save the big homemade breakfasts for the weekend or weeknight meals so it’s been fun to splurge more than normal lately.

I made these waffles for Christmas breakfast and of course we all loved them so I decided to make them again to share with all of you. This is my favorite waffle recipe! They are light, tender and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of crisp on the outside. And I love the flavor the buttermilk adds to keep them far from boring. Then when you top them with the decadent toppings like those pictured you will simply fall in love. I couldn’t pick a favorite between the berries and cream with fruit syrup or the churro waffles, they are both over-the-top delicious!

No matter how you choose to top them this is one of those recipes you’ll turn to time and time again and it will likely become a family favorite!

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Belgian Waffles

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (213g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (70g) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs , whites and yolks separated
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Preheat a belgian waffle iron (if you don't have a belgian waffle maker a regular waffle maker would work fine). In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, make a well in center of mixture and set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg yolks until combined. In a separate bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on high speed, whip egg whites (make sure there isn't a drop of yolk or they'll never fluff up) until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whip until stiff glossy peaks form.
  3. While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into well in flour mixture and mix just until combined (batter should be slightly lumpy). Fold in egg white mixture. Cook batter in waffle iron according to manufactures directions. Once each waffle is done, transfer to warm oven and allow to rest until crisp. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
  4. Variations - serve with sweetened whipped cream, fresh berries and raspberry/blueberry or strawberry syrup. For churro waffles brush top of waffle with melted butter (be sure to get in each square) then pour a generous amount of cinnamon sugar into a 9-inch pie dish and dunk butter coated side in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. Recipe source: inspired by Fifteen Spatulas

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57 comments

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: These look like something from a 5-star super fancy restaurant’s brunch menu…they are beyond perfect and gorgeous!! Wish this was my breakfast! January 2, 2015 at 3:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Averie :)! January 2, 2015 at 3:55pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: I love a puffy breakfast like this. Total breakfast heaven! January 2, 2015 at 5:09pm Reply

  • Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence: I agree, these waffles are gorgeous! I’d eat this anytime of the day. :) January 2, 2015 at 5:40pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I seriously need to buy a waffle maker! This is gorgeous! January 2, 2015 at 5:51pm Reply

  • Beth @ bethcakes: Gosh, these waffles look so perfect! The waffles covered in berries look gorgeous and the churro ones sound incredible! :) January 2, 2015 at 6:14pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are such gorgeous waffles, I love the fresh berry topping! January 2, 2015 at 11:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! January 3, 2015 at 1:06pm Reply

  • MissLilly: Looks so yummy January 3, 2015 at 2:53pm Reply

  • Shada: I made these waffles today (exactly as written) and they are freaking awesome! They are a labor of love but well worth it. Will be adding to the rotation from now on. Thanks so much for this recipe. January 4, 2015 at 2:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Shada! Thanks for leaving a review! January 29, 2015 at 9:38pm Reply

  • Lauren: Which waffle iron do you suggest? January 5, 2015 at 10:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I love the waring pro ones. January 5, 2015 at 6:20pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): soooo beautiful!!! I esp love the churro version! January 5, 2015 at 1:14pm Reply

  • Roseann: Hi Jaclyn I am in love with your waffle recipe. What brand Waffle maker do you use ??? Where did you buy ??? Do we need to grease the waffle pan each time ?? or its non stick… Going to try this recipe in my very old waffle maker which has to be brushed with lots of fat for each waffle. But wanted to replace with new one soon. Need your suggestion. January 5, 2015 at 1:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I have the older model of this one here: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/waring-belgian-waffle-maker/s199141?b=1&a=1552. I have it for probably 10 years+ and I love it! You don’t need to grease it every time but I usually do with the first waffle. I highly recommend that one, they also make one that does two waffles at once which costs I think $30 more but in the longer run it would be so worth it I think! January 5, 2015 at 6:18pm Reply

  • Sarah @ Bonjour Sucre: Yum! I love waffles! I love your idea to serve them with cinnamon sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe. January 8, 2015 at 1:58am Reply

  • Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking: These look fabulous! We used to have homemade waffles for breakfast every week growing up, but then… The waffle maker caught on fire. It was 50+ years old, so no wonder! Ever since then, I’ve been dying to make belgian waffles. Yours look absolutely perfect! Pinned! January 8, 2015 at 5:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: NOOOOO! I’m sure that thing was amazing, my husbands family has an old one and it makes delicious waffles! February 5, 2015 at 5:54pm Reply

  • Anna: How many waffles does the recipe make? January 10, 2015 at 5:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: About 6 January 10, 2015 at 11:55pm Reply

      • May: How long does it take to make them September 3, 2017 at 7:53am Reply

  • Yadira: Wow! This recipe is awsome. So delicious. The perfect texture, a perfect flavor! Thanks for share! January 16, 2015 at 7:28am Reply

  • heather: Can I make this without the buttermilk ?? March 8, 2015 at 10:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, you can make homemade buttermilk but removing 1 1/2 tbsp milk from 1 1/2 cups of milk then stir in 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and let it rest 3 minutes, it will curdle a bit and that’s fine. April 10, 2015 at 10:06pm Reply

      • Michelle: Thank you for this tip! I always forget the formula to make regular milk into buttermilk. September 21, 2016 at 12:24pm Reply

  • dulcie: Does it really take 1/2cup cornstarch? March 15, 2015 at 7:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, you wont taste it though. It just gives them a nice crispness. March 16, 2015 at 10:02am Reply

      • Dulcie: This recipe has become a staple in our house. May 17, 2015 at 10:32am Reply

        • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear it :)! May 17, 2015 at 10:46am Reply

  • Beth: I am dying to make these for my boyfriend who is recovering from surgery and I don’t have cornstarch. Can I make them without it? Should I add 1/2 cup flour instead? Thanks! They look amazing!! May 6, 2015 at 4:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend making these without the cornstarch, it gives them a good texture. I mean you can you just won’t get the ideal texture. June 2, 2015 at 8:02pm Reply

  • Khalysa: I have a silly question… The white stuff on top the waffles I believe is whipped cream or am I wrong? If it is whipped cream what kind is it? May 16, 2015 at 4:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is whipped cream, just heavy cream whipped to stiff peaks with a little sugar. May 17, 2015 at 10:20am Reply

  • Dalton: I just found your recipe and I’ve really been craving waffles. I’m not a morning person, though. Have you tried to make these up the night before and made them the next morning. If so, is there anything else you’d do differently? Thanks. August 27, 2015 at 7:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I don’t think I’d make the batter the night before because the would likely settle and you won’t have very fluffy waffles. Instead I might try making up the waffles, and taking out a little ahead of time, then rewarming them in the oven or toaster oven. Another thing you could try (which I haven’t yet posted but would like to in the future) is a recipe for overnight yeasted waffles, that way you could cook them in the morning. August 28, 2015 at 11:46am Reply

      • Dalton: I think you’re right about that. I still may experiment with making most of the batter and adding the whipped egg whites in the next morning, but I had an old timey ‘Black Angus 932’ waffle maker stored away and I FUBAR’d the first waffle I tried to make. I didn’t think to add non-stick spray, wrongly assuming the cast iron would be seasoned after all this time, and I also had the heat way too low. After I spent a half hour cleaning it, I got it readjusted and sprayed. The waffles tasted great, but they didn’t puff the way the first one did. That one actually lifted the heavy lid with it’s rise. I suppose the 45min wait while I cleaned let it drop. Thanks for the recipe and the response. August 31, 2015 at 6:13am Reply

  • Emily: Amazing waffles. Getting rid of all other waffle recipes! August 29, 2015 at 5:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Agreed. Lol jk, I’m so glad you liked them Emily! August 30, 2015 at 11:21pm Reply

  • Bonnie: I don’t know what I did wrong on mine but I followed the recipe and they deflated right away :( October 11, 2015 at 12:03pm Reply

  • Leigh: Approximately how many waffles does this make? November 16, 2015 at 1:17pm Reply

  • Bibi: I’m making these tonight for my annual deck the halls Christmas breakfast for dinner decorating party! Can I use a kitchen aid instead of a hand mixer. I don’t have a hand held mixer 😳 November 20, 2015 at 9:22am Reply

  • Val: Hi ! Your recipe looks amazing and I’m planning on making these tomorrow! I want to make my own buttermilk so I was wondering if I am to make my own, do I still need 1 1/2 cups of homemade buttermilk in addition to 1/2 cup of milk? Also how would you recommend I make the buttermilk?

    Thanks! December 9, 2015 at 11:14pm Reply

  • Jaime: Would I be able to sub melted butter for the oil? December 19, 2015 at 11:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’ll get a different texture – the waffles will be a little bit heavier and probably not quite as crisp. December 19, 2015 at 11:46am Reply

  • Josephina Elsegood: Your waffle recipe is the best I have tried. I am now Grandma the Waffle Queen in the family. My grand kids love them. So do the adult kids. And so easy to make too.

    Thanks for a good recipe. Josephina February 3, 2016 at 1:59am Reply

  • Val G.: Oh my goodness these are the perfect waffles!! My hubby was in love at first bite and has all ready requested I never try another recipe. They require a little more effort but the payoff is so worth it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. February 28, 2016 at 8:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Val! February 28, 2016 at 12:02pm Reply

  • Vicki: I’ve been making this recipe for years and everyone who has had one over the years has loved them! September 18, 2016 at 1:53pm Reply

  • Breanne: How many waffles does this recipe make? Should I cut it in half for just my husband and I? November 6, 2016 at 6:21pm Reply

  • Amy C: Just made these! They were sooo good! I like the eggy density compared to regular belgiums I make. Was a hit and possibly new Christmas Eve breakfast tradition! December 24, 2016 at 11:08am Reply

  • Kate: Hi! Can you please direct me to the recipe for the cream part of the fruit and cream topping?
    Thank you in advance! :) May 12, 2017 at 2:46pm Reply

  • Angela: How many waffles does this recipe make? I know all irons have different coverages but roughly would be helpful! May 12, 2017 at 6:25pm Reply

  • louise: Hi, may i know how to make those tiny sugar on top of the waffle? May 22, 2017 at 10:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s just regular granulated sugar :). May 25, 2017 at 10:57am Reply

  • Robin: Just bought a belgian waffle maker for my husbands birthday. We used this recipe to christen it. We made a double batch which looked like a lot but was just perfect for me and my 3 guys because they were out of this word. Just the right color and crispness and so good. Fresh strawberries and cream. WOW May 28, 2017 at 7:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear they were enjoyed! June 13, 2017 at 12:51pm Reply

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