Well…is everyone ready for MORE food?!
Seeing as it’s black Friday, and we have a long weekend upon us full of fun things like shopping, eating and TV watching (cough, cough Gilmore Girls). I thought a plate of the most perfect Crispy Belgian Waffles was just the thing to share.
But first, I have to ask, how everyone’s Thanksgiving? Did you over stuff yourselves or take it easy? Watch football? Cook up a storm? Put up your tree? Mine was great, low-key and just an all around good day. We cut the family Christmas tree down, cooked all day, made lots of cocktails (new recipe coming tomorrow for Christmas Drink Saturday!), ate a simple, but delicious Thanksgiving meal…followed by plenty of pie – obviously, and then watched Christmas movies until we (and by we I mean the girls) fell asleep.
And today? I am making waffles, telling you all about a great brand new cookbook, A Cozy Coloring Cookbook: 40 Simple Recipes to Cook, Eat & Color, and doing ZERO Black Friday shopping. Never could I ever handle the Black Friday crowds. Never.
Speaking of waffles, let’s chat about these pretty ones here. These Crispy Belgian Waffles come from, A Cozy Coloring Cookbook by the awesome Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen. She created not only a cookbook filled with yummy recipes, but one filled with pages to color and let your imagination run wild. I do not know why this concept has not been thought of before, but it’s genius and so fun! I may be a grown adult, but I can’t lie, whenever I get a chance, you may just find me coloring the kid’s menu at a restaurant, or bringing a coloring book with me on a plane (for Asher, of course ?). I am no artist by any means, but I like to keep my hands busy, and I love to color!
This cookbook combines both cooking and coloring, and I am head over heels for it. It’s truly awesome, and you guys, it will make the most perfect Christmas gift for anyone who’s creative, loves to cook, and/or loves to color! And did I mention the recipes are delicious? Because they are! Can you say Chai Gingerbread Cookies?!
Yes, please! I had a hard time choosing a recipe, but since I have another gingerbread post coming up, I had to go with these Crispy Belgian Waffles. You guys know I’m a sucker for serious brunch food, and these waffles did not disappoint. They are so good that all they really need is some butter, a drizzle of real maple syrup, and maybe some fruit (I’m using leftover cranberry sauce today!).
Since today is officially the first day I can talk about Christmas without feeling guilty that Thanksgiving hasn’t even taken place, I had to add a little bit of festive flavor. So to my butter, I added a pinch of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, aka the spices of eggnog!! Totally not necessary, but if you are a Christmas freak like me, I highly recommend whipping up the eggnog scented butter. It’s the perfect thing to round out these already delicious pancakes!!
Once you feast on waffles, I’d then check out Adrianna’s book and consider it for all the cooks in your life this Christmas. <–FOR REAL.
Now, I’ll be off to watch all the Gilmore Girls I can handle, and eat all the remaining waffles! Tomorrow we talk drinks…and more Christmas!
Crispy Belgian Waffles.
Servings: 4 waffles
Calories Per Serving: 797 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup shaken buttermilk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 large egg separated
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- whipped cream and fresh fruit for serving
Whipped Eggnog Spiced Butter
- 8 tablespoon butter softened
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, water, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Set aside.
- In another bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg white until foamy. Add the sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form. Fold into the reserved batter until just combined.
- Cook the batter according to your waffle iron's instructions.
- Top with the whipped eggnog butter, maple syrup, and fruit (if using).
Whipped Eggnog Butter
- Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until combined. Serve with waffles. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge.
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Recipe reprinted with permission from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook by [Adrianna Adarme | http://acozykitchen.com/].
Hip, hip hooray for waffles and Black Friday chillin’…and Christmas excitement!
Is there a substitute for the cornstarch? (I have to avoid due to allergies.)
You could use arrowroot powder, that should work well for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
Great recipe! But calls for a bit too much butter and cornstarch. Will continue to refine because I think it will be a new family favorite!
Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! Let me know if you give it another try! xT
I want to make these but am wondering if adjustments need to be made for high altitude. I am at 6,000 ft. Thanks
No adjustments are needed, you can follow the recipe as written! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
Best waffles I’ve ever made!! Everyone loved them!
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xx
Can blueberries be added to this recipe?
Yes, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
These were great but can I freeze the left over eggnog spiced butter?? Which is totally yummy!
Thanks so much for trying the recipe! Yes that if fine to freeze:) xTieghan
I am way late to the party, but I was craving waffles on this cold holiday morning and checked your website out for a recipe. While I was beating the egg white, I was thinking to myself, “Why did I pick a recipe that involved more than combining all ingredients together?!” It was too late to turn back at that point. But the extra work was SO worth it! The crispiness of these waffles was outstanding and flavor was perfect with just maple syrup. Best waffles I’ve ever made!
I am so glad you loved these! Thank you for trying them and going through with the recipe!!
What if I don’t have buttermilk?
You can also use whole milk:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx
Love your blog! I can honestly say I make at least one of your recipes a week. Quick question, what waffle maker do you use?
Hi Sophia! I have almost everything I used linked in my shop page, but I will link it below as well!
This is so yummy I have to double it!!
Yes! I am so glad you like this Laura!
Very tasty waffles! Unfortunately I have to agree with some comments above talking about how soft they are straight out of the waffle maker. I laid them on the grill in the oven to make them crispy. My waffle maker does not have settings and these are the first waffles I’ve made that came out soft.
So sorry about that! The waffle maker may just not be getting hot enough.. sorry I cannot help more. I hope they were great after the grill, though. Thanks!