After a couple of months of traveling and road trips, we finally had a full weekend at home. We stayed up late (we’re talking 11:30 pm, people!), woke up late (okay, so this one was just me), and started Sunday off right with a big cup of coffee, a frittata, and these Belgian buttermilk waffles.
Belgian waffles vs traditional waffles differ in that Belgian waffles are “fluffier” and “lighter” and have deeper ridges in their grid pattern. They’re also more commonly served with fresh fruit and powdered sugar. (If you don’t currently have a waffle maker, this is the one I use from Crate & Barrel.)
The wonderful recipe we found (you can see it here) also included instructions for glazed bananas (yum!), but we didn’t make those this time around. We combined buttermilk, flour, eggs, butter, sugar, salt, and baking powder and soda. I added a teaspoon of vanilla because I was feeling frisky, but kept the remaining recipe the same and it resulted in warm, rich, and fluffy waffles. The recipe yielded a lot of leftovers (it made about 10 good-sized waffles) which means we’ve been toasting and eating them with maple syrup while driving late to work (okay, just me again) every morning this week. An easy breakfast recipe that lasts all week? Now I can get on board with that!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups well-shaken buttermilk, room temp
- 6 tsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temp
- 2 large eggs, room temp
- Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Whisk together buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter, and eggs in another bowl, then whisk into flour mixture until just combined.
- Brush hot waffle iron lightly with vegetable oil and pour a slightly rounded 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle mold. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions until golden and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
- To keep warm, place waffles in a preheated oven to 250 degrees in a single layer until ready to serve.