There is no better meal than breakfast. It’s the best…THE BEST! A few years ago, I received a Belgian waffle maker as a gift. Had I ever made them before? No. But, when my cousin and his wife (Thanks, Peter and Judy!) were kind enough to gift us with one, I knew I had to learn. For reference — I have the VillaWare UNO Belgian waffle maker, but I couldn’t find it anywhere online. This one, also by VillaWare, got great reviews.
I tried a few recipes and I then stumbled across Emeril Lagasse’s Belgian waffle recipe. I was a little intimidated — it seemed like a lot of steps — especially for breakfast. When it got rave reviews from my SO, I knew we had found a keeper! Note: the only thing I do differently is shake some powdered sugar over the top before serving.
I am so hungry just looking at this photo!
Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, separated
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups milk
Non-stick cooking spray
1- Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
2- In 1 medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3- In a second bowl use the wooden spoon to beat together the egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow.
4- Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.
5- Combine the egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until blended. Do not over mix. 6- In third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.
7- Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Do not overmix!
8- Coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid.
9- Close and cook as per manufacturer’s instructions until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
10- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh fruit, if you wish, and serve!
My SO doesn’t like syrup (I don’t get it…), so he just eats his waffles with butter and he absolutely loves this recipe, which is always a win. Don’t be intimidated — the prep will take you 10 minutes (max) and is so easy!
What’s your go-to breakfast recipe on the weekend?
Have a great day!