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How To Make & Serve Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

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Delicious Belgian waffles without yeast are an amazing breakfast food that will tickle your taste buds. This article will show you how to make and serve delicious Belgian waffles (no yeast).

Traditionally yeast is used as a leavening agent in Belgian waffles, but there are alternative methods to make big fluffy waffles. You can make light, crisp, and fluffy waffles using just baking powder. And whipped egg whites lend for an even lighter texture. They are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

There are many reasons why we love Belgian waffles. Here are a few:

  • They are delicious! Belgian waffles are made with a light and fluffy batter that is cooked until golden brown. They are then topped with your favorite toppings, such as butter, syrup, whipped cream, fruit, chocolate, or ice cream.
  • They are versatile. Belgian waffles can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They can be eaten as a snack or dessert.
  • They are easy to make. Belgian waffles can be made at home with a waffle iron or purchased from a bakery or restaurant.
  • They are a popular food. Belgian waffles are enjoyed by people of all ages all over the world.

If you’re looking for a delicious and versatile food, Belgian waffles are a great option for breakfast, a quick lunch, or a complete dinner. 

The History Of Belgian Waffles

The history of Belgian waffles is a long and winding one. It is believed that they originated in the Middle Ages in the Low Countries, which is now Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. At that time, they were called “waffels” made from a batter of flour, eggs, milk, and butter. They were cooked on a hot griddle and served with butter and syrup.

In the 17th century, waffles became popular in France, where they were called “gauffres.” They were often served with whipped cream and fruit. In the 18th century, waffles made their way to the United States, where they became a popular breakfast food.

Today, waffles are enjoyed all over the world. They can be made with a variety of different ingredients, including flour, eggs, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt. They can be cooked on a hot griddle or on a waffle iron. They can be served with a variety of toppings, including butter, syrup, whipped cream, fruit, chocolate, and ice cream.

Ingredients For Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

With just a handful of ingredients you already have on hand, you can make some delicious Belgian waffles the whole family will love. You will need a Belgian waffle maker with deep pockets to make these. 

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature, divided
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Notes: To change up the flavor add some almond extract, lemon/orange zest, or use buttermilk. 

Instructions On How To Make The Batter For Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

Mix The Dry Ingredients For Delicious Belgian Waffles

In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together. Doing this ensures an even mixture. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cardamom. Whisk them together well and set aside. 

 A lot of my recipes call for cardamom. It is a truly divine and unique flavoring that I enjoy in so many different things. Cardamom can best be described as earthy, minty, and just a hint of sweet. You can leave it out, but I highly recommend adding it to these waffles and to your spice cabinet. 

Combine The Wet Ingredients For Delicious Belgian Waffles

In a couple of separate bowls mix up the wet ingredients. This includes eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. 

Eggs

To get the eggs quickly to room temperature, just place them into a bowl with very hot water and let them sit for about 5 or so minutes. I then use that same bowl to crack them into. Never crack the eggs right into your recipe in case of shells or maybe a bad egg.

The eggs need to be separated for this recipe. Do this any way you like. I crack the shell in half and gently pour the yolk from one side to the other until the whites are in the bowl. Save the yolks to mix with the milk and oil.

Next, beat those egg whites until stiff peaks form. We use a handheld egg beater, but you could use a stand mixer or electric beaters, even a fork if you want a workout. This is a crucial step for the waffle batter as the beaten egg whites give an airy and fluffy texture. Set aside next to the dry ingredients

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great choice for almost all of our baking here at Inspired Homemaker. It has a wonderful flavor (without being overpowering) and texture. It is actually solid at room temperature. I find this adds so much dimension and structure to baked goods. Plus it is good for you. It’s also good for your skin and hair.

Coconut oil is a great addition to Belgian waffles. It adds a rich, tropical flavor and makes the waffles extra crispy. To use coconut oil in Belgian waffles, simply substitute it for the butter or oil in the recipe. You can also use it to make a delicious coconut whipped cream to top the waffles with.

Add some to a microwave-safe measuring cup (I love my Pyrex collection) and melt it. It shouldn’t take more than 1-2 minutes to melt. You don’t want it hot, just melted.

Milk

Measure out your milk in a glass microwave-safe container like these Pyrex dishes. You will want to warm it up to just past room temperature. This is for a couple of reasons. First, adding cold milk will solidify the coconut oil. Secondly, using cold ingredients in baking inhibits the interactions between ingredients. The baking powder will react wonderfully with warm liquid. This interaction will give these delicious Belgian waffles that fluffy texture you want without having to use yeast.

Vanilla

Mix together your melted coconut oil, milk, and the two egg yolks from earlier. Whisk them until fully blended. Now add your vanilla. I have been making homemade vanilla over the last year and it has turned out great. Two teaspoons in this recipe, maybe three if I’m feeling fancy.

I wish we had smell-o-vision over here! Yum. 

How To Combine All The Ingredients To Make Delicious Belgian Waffles 

There should be three bowls. One with the wet ingredients, one with the dry ingredients, and one with the egg whites.

1. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk them together heartily until you have a smooth and runny batter. Most of the time in baking you would want to just barely mix so as to not develop the gluten bonds which makes the final product tough (like bread). This batter, however, is on the wet side and you want some of that structure so your waffle holds up

2. Mix vigorously for about a minute. Check for bubbles, the baking powder is reacting with the warm liquids. It is ready when there are no more lumps and plenty of bubbles.

3. Fold in the egg whites very carefully. Put down the whisk and opt for a rubber spatula instead. Scrape the sides and gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Be careful not to use a heavy hand. Those egg whites are filled with air pockets. Fold them in until they are mostly incorporated. A bit lumpy with these is OK! 

How To Cook Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

To cook these delicious Belgian waffles without yeast you will need a waffle maker. All waffle makers are not equal. The more American version style waffle makers make smaller less thick waffles. This recipe uses a Belgian waffle maker. It creates those deep pockets we all love to fill with syrup and jams. This one is just like mine.

You don’t need to break the bank either. My mom gifted this one to us over 10 years ago and it is just perfect. This one is just like mine.

1. Get the waffle maker piping hot and use a cooking spray to coat both the top and the bottom. We use Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray and have never had one stick. 

2. Pour in the batter using a ladle, and fill the bottom chamber with the waffle batter. Shut the lid and flip it over. Read and follow the directions on your waffle machine for operating instructions. 

​3. Let the waffle cook until the indicator light goes on (or however your machine works).

4. Use a pair of tongs to remove the waffle and set it on a large cooking sheet.

5. Keep warm and enjoy!

How To Keep Delicious Belgian Waffles Warm

This recipe makes 6 big and delicious Belgian waffles. 

  • Keep the cooking sheet with the waffles in the oven turned to 250 degrees with the door slightly ajar. 
  • Leaving the oven door cracked keeps them warm and also keeps the crispy texture perfect. 
  • You can also put them into the microwave with the door shut but they might lose some of the crispy texture.

What Toppings To Serve With Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

This is the fun part. What do you like on top of your waffles? Your waffle is a perfect canvas for all the best toppings. Whether it is savory or sweet waffles, this is the perfect way to show your personality with some of the best waffle toppings. Try setting up a DIY waffle bar!

Here is a list of all the different ways to dress up your waffles:

Sweet Waffle Toppings

Need a sweet taste to top waffles – check out some of these favorite things.

  • Real maple syrup (or table syrup)
  • Fruit jams and jellies
  • Chocolate chips
  • Apricot Jam
  • Cream Cheese (whipped with powdered sugar)
  • Real whipped heavy cream
  • Cool Whip
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate Mocha syrup
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberry jam and fresh strawberries
  • Lemon slices and powdered sugar
  • Blueberry Jam/ Syrup
  • Sliced bananas 
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Fresh Berries
  • Greek yogurt / homemade yogurt
  • Buttermilk syrup
  • Almond butter
  • A scoop of ice cream
  • Cherries
  • Marshmallows and chocolate to make smores

Savory Waffle Toppings

These favorite waffles make a great savory dish and a hearty meal. The crunchy texture holds up to the savory toppings. Cheese waffles are wonderful things. Omit the vanilla to make these waffles more savory.

What Side Dishes To Serve With Delicious Belgian Waffles Without Yeast

There are so many sides you can serve with these amazing waffles to make delicious meals. Most of these can easily be found at your local grocery store to make a delicious breakfast with brunch food. 

How To Store And Reheat Delicious Belgian Waffles

To Store Delicious Belgian waffles – place the waffles in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat Delicious Belgian waffles – set the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Put the waffles on a baking sheet and heat until warm 5-10 minutes. Using the oven method gives you a crispy waffle. 

Wrapping Up 

These delicious Belgian waffles are simply the best whether you make them for a special occasion (like breakfast in bed) or as a special weekend treat. I promise you will not be disappointed. Serve with a variety of homemade fruit spreads like blueberry and strawberry jams. Whip up some heavy whipping cream and add a couple of drops of orange juice for a special treat. Some of the best ideas come from you! 

Belgian waffles are a great way to share a special meal with the people you love. I am definitely Team Waffle. 

Look at those deep pockets and crispy divots. There are fantastic ideas to take a plain waffle and transform it into something delicious. The next time you are making a special breakfast, look no further, these waffles are perfect.  

Cheers,

Sarah

How To Make Delicious Belgian Waffles: Without Yeast Recipe

Yield: 6

Delicious Belgian Waffles: Without Yeast

waffle on a pretty plate with a pat of butter and syrup

Big, fluffy, airy and crisp. These waffles are full of satisfying flavor and texture.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature, divided
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Measure out your dry ingredients (Flour, baking powder, cardamom, salt and sugar) into a bowl and whisk together to blend. Set aside.
  2. Place your eggs in a bowl of hot water to bring to room temperature while you ready the wet ingredients.
  3. Measure out the coconut oil into a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave. Heat until melted (1-2 minutes). Measure out the milk and warm it to a little warmer than room temperature. Mix the oil and milk together.
  4. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to the the oil and milk. Whisk vigorously to combine. Make sure the milk isn't too hot so you don't cook the eggs.
  5. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  6. Pour the milk/oil/yolk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well about one minute. Add vanilla. You want to see air bubbles forming. This is the reaction of the baking powder with the warm liquid.
  7. Gently fold in the egg whites being careful not deflate the air out. A rubber spatula works great!
  8. Heat up your waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Follow the instructions for your waffle maker.
  9. Ladle in the waffle batter and cook according to the manufacturer's directions.
  10. Keep waffles warm in the oven (see above in the post for tips!)
  11. Enjoy with a variety of toppings.

Notes

Waffles keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat in the oven at 300 degrees until hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 584Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 751mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 12g

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