Belgian Waffles with Spiced Maple Syrup

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What better way to treat mom on Mother’s Day than to a heaping plate of  Belgian Waffles with Spiced Maple syrup & sautéed cinnamon apples!

Of course this recipe is not just for Mother’s Day but I prepared it especially for Mom!

You can serve these up on any day of the week or year as they are sure to win hearts when you do!

The spiced maple syrup brings these thick Belgian Style Waffles over the top and then piled high with sautéed apples and whipped cream?

I mean c’mon! Seriously!

If you have never made homemade waffles~ you are in for a treat.

They are really easy to make and all you need is a Waffle Maker.

I got mine for under $20 through amazon and I LOVE IT!

Belgian Waffles are not just for breakfast though, so don’t feel like you are making an investment into a piece of equipment that will just gather dust in your closet.

You may be surprised at how often you will make waffles once you see how easy and painless it is!

You can make Dessert Belgian Waffles with Ice Cream & all the fixin’s just like an ice cream sundae!

The thing I love most about making waffles is that you can literally make a TON of them and freeze them!

This way whenever you have a hankering for some waffles, you simply grab one out of the freezer and pop it in the toaster to reheat and re-crisp it and voilá! You have fresh waffles!

I cannot say enough about this spiced maple syrup too (which can also be made in bulk and stored in the refrigerator for weeks!)

Basically this entire recipe can be done in bulk, in advance! How easy right!??

The sautéed apples are optional but so amazing and I urge you to go for it!

Flambé-ing has never been made simpler! NO FEAR! JUST DO IT!

You won’t be sorry!


Belgian Waffles
 
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THIS RECIPE WILL MAKE 4 BELGIAN WAFFLES OR 6-8 REGULAR WAFFLES
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Cake Flour 2 cups (240g)
  • Baking Powder 2 teaspoons (10g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (5g)
  • Salt ¾ teaspoon
  • Egg Yolks large 3 (54g)
  • Egg Whites large 3 (90g)
  • Whole Milk (Or buttermilk) 1¾ cup (420ml)
  • Vegetable Oil ⅓ cup (80ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder, whisk to combine
  2. Add the milk, oil, egg yolks & vanilla extract
  3. Whisk smooth
  4. Whip the egg whites to firm peaks then fold into the waffle batter
  5. Preheat the waffle maker as per the instructions that came with it.
  6. Lightly spray in with pan spray and when it is ready use 1 cup per each Belgian waffle (or the amount recommended in the instruction manual of your particular model)
  7. Cook for 5-8 minutes until golden browned
  8. Waffles can be made in advance in bulk and stored in the freezer, simply take one out when you want to eat it and toast in a toaster to warm and crispy!
Notes
Prepared waffles can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month in an airtight container, simply take out when you want to eat them and toast in a toaster or in the oven at 350°F until warmed throughout and crispy
 
Spiced Maple Syrup
 
You can make as much or as little of this recipe as you like.
If you make a larger batch you can store it for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator
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Serves: 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • Real Maple Syrup 1½ cups (360ml)
  • Orange Zest 3 strips
  • Whole Cloves 6
  • Vanilla Bean 1
  • Cinnamon Sticks 2
Instructions
  1. Combine everything together in a small sauce pot and heat on a low heat on the stove for 15 minutes.
  2. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
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store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
 
Sautéed Apples
 
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Serves: 4 servings
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  • 2 Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored & sliced
  • Unsalted Butter 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Cinnamon ½ teaspoon
  • Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Brandy 1 Tablespoon (15ml)
Instructions
  1. Peel, core & slice the apples to about ¼" thickness
  2. In a heavy bottom sauté pan melt the butter to bubbly then add the apple slices
  3. Sauté & cook for about 3-4 minutes flipping them throughout the cooking process to brown each side.
  4. Add the cinnamon sugar and continue cooking to caramelize the sugar and the apples start to get a nice browned color.
  5. Add the brandy at once to deglaze the pan, be careful when cooking with alcohol as it is highly flammable and may catch a flame~ do not panic, it will not stay ignited for long, once the alcohol burns off transfer, the apple mixture to the prepared Belgian Waffles and serve hot with warm spiced maple syrup and whipped cream or ice cream is optional
Notes
Sautéed apples can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Rewarm in a sauté pan or in the microwave before serving
 

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11 Comments

  1. Hey Gretchen, I have noticed you like to use alcohol in many of your recipes and I’ve really wanted to also, but I’m a little hesitant to purchase liquor because it’s so expensive. I’m not a big drinker either (and from your pink champagne video, you aren’t either hahaha. That vid had me cracking up) so I was wondering how long you’ve kept a bottle of liquor without it going stale? If it would keep for a long time, it would be worth the investment. Thanks again for sharing all your wonderful recipes!

    1. LOL! You noticed that huh!?? Heheh.
      Ive had some of those bottles for years! Eeeek!
      LIquor doesnt really “go bad”
      Store in a cool place (my baileys in is the fridge though)
      Otherwise you can buy those little tiny airplane bottles they are behind the cashier in the liquor store and they have ALL the kinds! they are awesome for someone just wanting a hit for a recipe now and again!

  2. Ohh my goodness..Gretchen. . I am going to make these tomorrow. I believe I have smellivision.. as I watched your video I could smell your waffles cooking and your syrup.. the cloves and cinnamon and orange peels. All dancing so happily in the pot.. you have me licking my chops .. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes. You are precious!

  3. Can one use regular flour instead of cake flour in this recipe? Love, love, love your recipes!!!

  4. Hi Gretchen! these look wonderful! I was wondering if you have a recipe for lemon poppy seed waffleJamies with lemon cream sauce? I had these once when I was in a restaurant and thought they were amazing!

  5. Had you waffles for supper tonight (yes, breakfast for supper haha) it was awesome!! I must tell you, I’ve followed you from the beginning and all your recipes are absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us!! (Oh, and I made your cheesecake for my son’s birthday last week andI was told it was the best they ever had!)

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