The Best Waffle Recipe
If you’re looking for a breakfast that will fill not only your tummy but also your soul, waffles are what you want. With a lighter than air consistency and their squishy pillows, they’re hot cakes cool and hip brother. For this article, we wanted to share not the classic waffle recipe but the Belgian waffle recipe. Why?
The main difference between classic and Belgian waffles is that the latter have deeper pockets because they’re cooked on a special Belgian waffle maker. They’re also lighter and feel more airy on the inside, this is because they were traditionally made with yeast. As an important side note, don’t try to use regular pancake batter to make waffles because the texture will end up being very different.
2 ¼ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 egg whites
2 egg yolks
½ cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar or your desired toppings such as berries and chocolate
- Preheat your waffle iron and make sure to spray it with non stick cooking spray completely, set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the powder ingredients: the 2 ¼ cups of flour, the tablespoon of baking powder, the 3 tablespoons of sugar, the ½ teaspoon of salt and the teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Take a new medium bowl and pour only the 2 egg whites. Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until puff speaks form. Set this mix aside.
- In another separate medium bowl, mix together the 2 egg yolks, the ½ cup of vegetable oil, the 2 cups of milk and the teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Take the egg yolk mixture and pour it over the dry ingredients. Make sure to mix well using a blender or mixer.
- Fold in the egg whites and add them slowly into the mix.
- Once the batter is ready it should have a yellowish tone and a thick consistency. Pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron and cook by following the waffle iron instructions. It should take no more than 5 minutes to get the waffle ready and cooked thoroughly on both sides.
- Serve the waffles immediately along with some butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar or your desired toppings such as berries and chocolate.
- The amount of batter needed for each waffle depends on the waffle iron. For most models, it should take no more than ¾ cups of mixed batter per waffle.
How to reheat your belgian waffles?
Let’s say that, for some crazy reason, you got some leftover waffles from the batch you made. You can refrigerate them for a couple of days or place them in the freezer for a few weeks. To avoid a dry and hard waffle, reheat your waffles in the oven instead of the microwave. 10 minutes at approximately 250 degrees will be just enough.
Now you know one of the most mouth-watering recipes to prepare the best Belgian waffles in town. Who’s in for a fresh batch?