Belgian Waffles

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These light crispy squares have already become a firm weekend favourite. 

This delightful recipe is from the Babyccino blog which I absolutely love. Along with great family recipes, it's also full of helpful tips and great products for mums and kids - and their online shop now features Wonder Labels!

When we make these for lunch they're a delicious weekend treat, and as a dessert the boys absolutely love them topped with berries. 

You'll need a waffle iron which you may think will end up becoming an extra piece of needless kitchen equipment but trust me, it won't. It's one of the the best things I've bought. 

All of us sitting around the table on a lazy weekend day eating warm, just cooked waffles… definitely one of my favourite things.

 

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 4 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 2 cups milk, warmed slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Waffle iron

How to make them:

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a large mixing bowl.

Add the sugar and stir to combine.

Separate the egg whites and beat until they form stiff peaks. I use my kMix mixer, but you can use an electric hand whisk either.

In another bowl mix the egg yolks, coconut oil, milk and vanilla extract. If everything is at the correct temperature it will combine, if it starts to curdle heat gently in the microwave on a defrost setting for a minute or two and mix again. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Lastly, gently fold in the egg whites. Remember not to over mix!

Heat your waffle iron and cook for 4-5 minutes depending on the setting.

For a savory brunch, serve with streaky bacon and maple syrup. For a sweet weekend treat top with berries and syrup. We love lemon juice, icing sugar, and blueberries too. Pop your favourite topping on, and enjoy the best Belgian waffles you'll ever taste.

Jen x