Sunday, January 26, 2014

Multigrain Belgian Waffles

Do you know what ingredient separates a true Belgian waffle from just a waffle?  It's yeast.  When my family bought our first Belgian Waffle iron over two years ago, I learned that Belgian Waffles, the real ones, are made with a thick yeast dough.  I'm not going to show you a recipe for the Belgian waffles you would find at street vendors in Belgium and France, but I will show you the breakfast version that is perfect for a Belgian Waffle iron.  This is my go to Slumber party recipe. We have these for breakfast whenever my girls host a slumber party.  I love making Belgian waffles with whole grain flour, because it will still be a light fluffy waffle.  I made waffles this morning for breakfast, with Wonder Flour (I explained what Wonder Flour is here).  I have also made them with whole wheat flour with great results too.

Look at those deep wells, and beautiful colors?  It is just waiting to be covered in your
favorite toppings.

 Ingredients for this recipe are: 4 cups wonder flour (whole wheat also works), 3 eggs, 3 cups
warm milk (warm up in microwave for 1 minute), 2/3 cup melted coconut oil (or 3/4 cup melted
 butter), 1/2 white sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and...
 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast.

 Pour 1/4 cup of the warm milk into mixing bowl and pour yeast on top.  Allow yeast to bloom,
about 5-10 minutes.

 Mix eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt, and milk together.

 Alternate between adding flour and milk mixture and mixing with a whisk (either a mixer or
by hand).  After mixing all the flour and milk mixture, slowly add coconut oil while mixing.

 Cover bowl and place in warm spot and allow to rest and double in size.

 When the batter has risen, preheat a Belgian waffle iron set to 4 or your preferred setting
(depends how brown you want yours).  Add as much batter as recommended by waffle iron.
Mine has a cup with a fill to this line written on it.

This recipe makes about 10-11 waffles.   You can refrigerate the batter overnight as well.  You
will love these waffles as much as my children and our friends who have enjoyed them with us.


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