Easy Breakfast: Belgium Waffle

My children had friends over last night, and though we have always plenty to eat for breakfast with me being French and my husband being German. We have a large array of things to choose from cold cuts, to scrambled eggs to croissants, it is always difficult to know what those kids will eat. Pancakes or waffles are usually well received by most children so I thought I would fix some waffles for breakfast. This recipe is the one that comes with my Belgium Waffle Maker:

Ingredients for about 12 waffles:

  • 2 cups of flour,
  • 2 cups of milk ( I used skim milk),
  • 1/3 cup of sugar,
  • 2 tsp of baking powder,
  • 2 eggs separated,
  • 1/2 tsp of salt,
  • 1 tbsp of butter melted,
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.
  1. Turn the waffle maker on.
  2. In a bowl,  sift the flour and the baking powder. Add the sugar, the milk, vanilla and the egg yolks and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, place the 2 egg whites and the salt and beat well until the egg whites make soft peaks.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg batter until it is well incorporated.
  5. When the light of the waffle maker goes off, start making the waffles.
  6. First melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds until it is completely melted.
  7. With a pastry brush, brush the waffle grids. Empty 1/4 cup of batter on each waffle grid.
  8. Bake the waffles for 90 seconds or more ( depending on the way you eat your waffles). Open the waffle maker and with a plastic spatula, lift the waffles and place them on  a plate to serve.
  9. Sprinkle some sugar.

To eat, children can sprinkle  powder sugar, spread Nutella chocolate butter, drizzle maple syrup or add some whipped cream. Et voila!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!