My quest for good Homemade Belgian Waffles started around Thanksgiving while we were visiting family. I had some great Belgian Waffles at the hotel where we were staying. I’ve always loved Homemade Belgian Waffles but have had little success making good ones with my antiquated waffle maker.
After all the holiday festivities, visitors and such were gone and over, I set out making different waffles. I tried various mixes and many different recipes. The mixes were easy. Some of the recipes we tried were not. They all tasted a bit different. My husband and I agreed they were all pretty good. We finally landed on the one we liked the best.
Homemade Belgian Waffles
Ingredients: Makes 4 to 5 waffles (depending on your waffle maker size)
- 2 cups Homemade Baking Mix
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Heat the waffle iron as directed using the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Mix the homemade baking mix and sugar together. Combine with all the remaining ingredients until blended. Let the batter rest for around 2 minutes. Pour the batter in the center of the preheated hot waffle iron and spread the batter to cover the waffle area. Close the lid of the waffle iron and bake until it’s ready per your waffle iron instructions. Carefully remove the waffle and serve.
We serve these waffles with a berry syrup I make with my favorite jam or preserves. I make the berry syrup by melting my favorite preserves in a saucepan and then pouring it over the waffles. For a simpler version, you can add butter and maple syrup or some macerated berries with whipped cream. All are just as delicious. It’s really all about the waffles.
Notes: Resting the batter helps to reduce the gluten giving you a much better end product so don’t skip this step. If you’re in a hurry, you may use regular Bisquick. If you do use Bisquick in place of my Homemade Baking Mix, reduce the milk to 1 ⅓ cups. It will work just as well. You can easy freeze any leftover waffles to toast at a later time. Every waffle maker is a bit different so make sure to follow the instructions provided to ensure a good result. If it says do not oil, don’t be tempted, do not oil the grill.
So if you are in the mood for some great Homemade Belgian Waffles, a good waffle maker makes all the difference. Believe me I know. Now I’m off to make some more yummy waffles. Who knows, I may add something, like chocolate chips, for a fun twist.
Time to eat…