Belgian Waffles  Recipe

It has been my dream for many years now to find a good recipe for yeast based Belgian Waffles. Recently a friend of mine shared how much she loved the recipe she uses and I gave it a try. I don't think the regular waffles will impress my hubby after he tried these.

Yeast based waffles are richer, denser, sweeter and chewier. They will easily fly off the table as a dessert or make an impressive breakfast.

Serving size:
30 min
25 min
Ready in
2 hr


Combine yeast, lukewarm milk and sugar into a bowl and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until bubbles appear. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl and make a well in the center.
Pour the bubbly yeast mixture into the well and mix until combined. Into the mixture, add eggs, one at a time, melted butter, and vanilla extract. The dough will turn out sticky.
Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in volume; about an hour. Mix in the pearl sugar and let the dough rest for another 20 minutes.
Heat the waffle iron to a medium. Place a spoonful of the dough in the middle of a waffle iron and flatten it slightly. Cook waffles until they are golden brown.

Waffles an be stored in a air tight container for 2-4 days.

Note: If you dont have pearl sugar on hand you can crush some sugar cubes into pearl size pieces.

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