Light and airy with a crisp, golden exterior and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, these Belgian Waffles are easy to make in a pinch making them perfect for slow weekends.
If you follow along on Instagram then you know how much I love my Dash Mini Waffle Maker. It’s funny how sometimes the biggest joys in life come from the smallest and most unexpected things. Needless to say, it has been on my planner to share one of my favorite weekend breakfasts on LTG, and lucky for you, today is that day.
Breakfast or Dessert
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” -Earnestine Ulmer
Traditionally, Belgian Waffles were served for dessert with whipped cream and strawberries. Nowadays, it’s more commonplace to see these in the morning at your local diner or cafe.
If you’re anything like me, weekends were meant for indulging and I’ve always favored a sweet breakfast. That said, let’s delve a little deeper into today’s recipe and what the difference is between the classic American waffles and Belgian waffles.
Egg Whites. If you’re familiar with Japanese Style Pancakes, the method behind Belgian Waffles is quite similar. By definition, Belgian waffles are airier in texture than their classic counterpart, with a crisp exterior. This is achieved by whipping the egg whites into stiff peaks then folding them into the batter.
Small Batch. Because I made these with my Dash Mini Waffle Maker, I scaled the recipe back a slight bit. It makes about 6-8 waffles total which is perfect for breakfast for two or leftover if you’d like to save them for dessert. TIP: Toast to reheat and serve with ice cream in place of a cone.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping. Swap the powdered sugar with a little cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle this over the waffles while they are still hot to form a sugar crust! Doing so reminds me of the store-bought variation. Then, simply ginish it off with maple syrup or whipped cream if you’re feeling a little extra fancy.
More Breakfast Treats to Love
Strawberry Balsamic Muffins – Bursting with bits of fresh strawberries, a hint of sweet Balsamic, and a buttery streusel on top, these muffins are a delicious surprise to enjoy this season.
Diner Style Pancakes – We’re recreating those beloved diner-style pancakes with one secret ingredient that will get you that incredible fluffy texture every time.
Breakfast Egg Biscuit – The bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit is perhaps my single favorite breakfast. Unabashedly comfort food, this recipe combines a fluffy no corners cut biscuit, sandwiching a combination of fried eggs, crisped bacon, caramelized onions, and melted cheese, with layers of buttery goodness at every level.
Apple Chunk Breakfast Cake his is a simple yet satisfying breakfast cake that goes perfectly with coffee or tea to start your day. It really is not too sweet and gets you started without fuss or muss at this busy time of year.
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