Homemade Belgian Waffles
I loved spending summer vacation with my grandparents as a child. You could always expect to wake up to an inviting smell. My grandmother loved to cook and bake. She tempted our taste buds with every visit.
My absolute favorite breakfast meal was her homemade Belgian waffles. Grandma would make a very large batch and if you went hungry, it was your own fault! We would smother the waffles with her homemade jams and jellies or strawberries and whip cream and eat until we couldn’t swallow another bite.
Now I make her waffles for my own children!
- 2 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 -1/3 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1.) Separate the 3 eggs placing the yolks in one small bowl and whites in another.
- Beat egg yolks until very light.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional).
1/3 cup vegetable oil.
- Add 1- 1/3 cup of milk to egg yolk mixture, beat well.
2.) In a medium bowl
- Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 tablespoon of baking powder and mix.
- Add egg yolk, milk,oil, and vanilla mixture to dry ingredients. Mix.
3.) Mix egg whites with an electric mixture.
- Beat egg whites in a seperate bowl, until stiff, and fold into the rest of batter.
- Let batter rest on counter for 5 minutes.
Special Notes: When adding the egg white mixture be sure to gently fold them into the rest of the batter using a spatula. Do not mix into the batter or over stir.
This is a great way to incorporate a small handful of foraged mulberries, blueberries, elderberries, or just about any other berry you’d like. Chop berries finely and add them to the batter before baking.
4.) Bake Waffles.
- Bake until golden brown in a Belgian waffle iron.
- Recipe yields 10 ct rectangular waffle.
They Freeze Well
For your extras, cool on a wire rack and place waffles in freezer bags. To reheat, place the frozen waffle in the toaster. Enjoy!!