These Belgian yeasted waffles are soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside Let them rest overnight for an even more pronounced flavor.
My baby girl turned 9 recently. Nine! How did that happen? Wasn’t she just in diapers yesterday?
What I really enjoy about having a child this age is that they can help. For example, my husband and I create our weekly menu plan on Thursdays or Fridays. Sometimes, we’ll get stuck in a rut. When this happens, we ask Addie for her input. She usually delivers.
Addie suggested having waffles for her birthday brunch. I typically make a soft and fluffy waffle recipe but wanted to try something new. Since we haven’t had yeasted waffles before, I made Belgian liege waffles. Both she and my husband weren’t too sure about the liege waffles but ended up loving them.
Because the liege waffles were such a big hit, I decided to try another type of yeasted waffles. These belgian yeasted waffles also need an overnight rise. But they don’t contain pearl sugar and aren’t quite as thick and bread-like.
But, these do puff up quite nicely and are soft and fluffy. My husband liked these better than the liege waffles, but both Addie and I preferred the liege ones more because of the caramelized sugar. Regardless, the three of us still liked these yeasted waffles, as they were a nice change from the typical buttermilk ones I make.
Belgian yeasted waffles
- 1 and 1/2 cups warm milk
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast if you don't have instant yeast, use the same amount of active dry yeast and mix it with the warm milk; allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes until frothy
- In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. The dough will not be perfectly smooth.
- Cover and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
- You can either make the waffles now or refrigerate them overnight to allow the flavors to develop more. Note that they will taste more "yeasty" if you let the batter rest overnight. Your call on how you'd like them to taste.
- Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions. Pour the batter into the iron and cook until they are done.
- Serve immediately and top with your favorite toppings - fresh fruit, maple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, Nutella...