Waffles are one of our favorite family breakfasts and we make them quite often, even at dinnertime as part of a “breakfast for dinner” night! A few years ago I found in a cookbook a fantastic Belgian Waffle recipe, and when a family friend gave me a waffle iron that makes waffles in the shape of animals….. well I had to pair the two things together! Of course in order to feed our family of eight we use two waffle irons to speed up the process- using the traditional round-shaped waffle iron as well as the animal shaped waffle maker. And my kids love to jump in and help!
The thing that makes this Belgian waffle recipe so light and fluffy are the beaten egg whites that are carefully folded into the sour cream-based batter.
You can see when the batter is placed on the wall iron- how fluffy it is!
And while some of my children prefer their waffles with 100% pure maple syrup, I like mine best when drizzled with my homemade berry compote topping (which you can find along with my cheese blintzes recipe here!).
Ready for the Belgian Waffle recipe?
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups ( a 16 oz. container) of sour cream
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 3 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Sift together in a medium bowl both of the flours, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
- In another medium-size bowl whisk together the sour cream, 3 egg yolks, the melted butter, and the vanilla extract. Next pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the sour cream mixture, and stir a few times to make a quick and lumpy batter.
- Using your electric mixer beat the 3 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg whites into the batter being careful not to deflate it.
- Preheat your waffle iron. (I always spray my waffle irons with a little bit of cooking spray so that the waffles won’t stick while cooking.) Add about a 1/3 cup of batter to each section of your waffle iron, and cook for the time as indicated. Serve warm with 100% maple syrup or a berry topping!
I promise you- this is the best homemade Belgian waffle recipe you will ever make!
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