Easy Fluffy Belgian Waffles With or Without Peanut Butter

Have you ever tasted a waffle slathered with butter, peanut butter, and syrup? If not, you’re missing something truly wonderful. The Floyd girls introduced me and my sis to this breakfast treat when we were kids staying all night at their house. I’m pretty sure that first time was on pancakes. 😋 So yummy! The picture below is sans (without) all the peanutty goodness to show how pretty these Belgian waffles turn out with my simple batter. Soft and fluffy like heavenly clouds of deliciousness.

The Magic of Peanut Butter and Syrup

Another fun thing to do is mix up syrup and peanut butter in a coffee mug – don’t be stingy with the syrup – until it’s super smooth and almost runs off the spoon. Spread it on toast for a deliciously unhealthy treat on occasion. As with all things that aren’t exactly good for you, eat in moderation. We might eat waffles or pancakes 2-3 times a year. And it’s usually at supper since we’re not a breakfast-eating family until we have overnight guests

Don’t put the peanut butter in the batter!

That’s not what this post is about. Glob it on the buttered waffle and schmear it all around. Liberally pour on copious amounts of syrup that will, no doubt, be left on the plate to be rinsed down the drain with scalding hot water. You’re SO wasteful. 😉 This is about indulging in one’s love for waffles or pancakes, butter, peanut butter, and your favorite syrup. Enjoy every bite!  

Easy Belgian Waffle Recipe

Makes 4-5 large waffles
Serving size: 1 waffle

3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
6 tbsp. melted butter
3 cups milk
cooking spray

Whisk dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Whisk wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour wet into dry and mix until very few small lumps remain.

Preheat electric Belgian waffle iron. When ready, spray top and bottom plates with cooking spray.

Using a 1/2 cup ladle or measuring cup, pour one plus a bit more onto the bottom plate and spread around to the edges.

Close lid and flip over. When light turns green, turn back over and lift the lid. If not to the desired brownness, close lid and cook another 30-60 seconds. You can keep doing that until it’s crispy if you prefer crunchier waffles.

Lift out with a fork, slather with softened real butter, and a gooey layer of your favorite peanut butter. Top with your favorite syrup. Real maple or fake, we don’t care. 😃 Jimmie’s favorite is Hungry Jack syrup in that squat little microwavable jug.

Delish!

Batter can be saved in the fridge for 4-5 days. Mix well before pouring onto the preheated waffle iron. Don’t forget to brush with oil or spray with Pam!

I found my Belgian waffle maker on Craigslist for $10. It had only been used once and the pretty white price tag of $70 was still on the box! Look on local sale sites in your area for a great deal. Walmart usually has good deals on small kitchen appliances. I love shopping there for the ease and convenience of their return policy.

Happy eating! 😊

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