For countless years now, I have eaten Belgium waffles for breakfast almost every day. Normally, I would make them from an instant mix available at most grocery stores. When I moved to UL for college, I found that Ireland did not have instant Belgium waffle mix–or at least I couldn’t find it. Breakfast waffles really aren’t too popular over there, and I had a really difficult time even finding a waffle iron to cook them in. My parents ended up buying one online for me and having it shipped, because I really couldn’t go without waffles. They bought me a Belgium waffle iron as these irons have more depth to them to create a fluffier less dense waffle. The next step after simply attaining the waffle iron was finding a recipe for the waffles. While many required the mix to sit overnight or the eggs to be fluffed up, I, as a college student, didn’t really have time for that! I ended up modifying and combining basic recipes to make a batter that tasted great and took no time to create! I actually prefer the homemade batter to the instant mix.
Most of my friends at UL hadn’t ever eaten Belgium waffles before, and I decided to cook them for them. Kevin definitely fell in love with them. If I ever tried to eat them around him, he always took one for himself. While I never eat my waffles with syrup which is quite odd for most Americans–my parents always make fun of me for it–, the plain waffles definitely caught on in Ireland with my friends! Normally, I just add chocolate chips to the mix, and that makes them sweet and nummy. Sometimes I add Nutella on the top as well to make them even more chocolately, but Kevin doesn’t. The mix normally lasts me about 3 days with me eating 3 waffles a day.
Kevin loves the waffles so much, whenever I leave the country, he takes my waffle iron to make waffles for himself. These Belgium waffles really are easy, delicious, and perfect without syrup to make great hand food!
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- dash of vanilla
- dash of salt
- chocolate chips (optional)
- nutella (optional)
- spray-oil or make sure to have a really good non-stick waffle iron
Basically, mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips together in a bowl by whisking until smooth. Add the chocolate chips before adding the mix to the waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with oil to make sure the waffle doesn’t stick to the edges. Pour the mix into the waffle iron until it’s almost full. Do NOT fill the waffle iron all the way. The batter will overflow. Cook for about 2 minutes or however long it takes your waffle iron. Spread Nutella on the top of the waffles to make them extra delicious!