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. But if you’re looking for a low carb keto waffle recipe, my gal-pal Roberta from Ketonian Nerds developed one that tastes great, too.
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!
Fluffy Belgian Waffles tips
If your machine doesn’t brown them as dark as you’d like, close the lid for another minute. Lift out with a fork. Slather with softened real butter, and a gooey layer of your favorite peanut butter. I’ve found Walmart’s Great Value Organic Peanut Butter is delicious and super low carb. 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. Noah prefers real maple, but it can be pretty pricey. The bigger the jug, the better the value. I found a good deal at Walmart that he really likes. Maple Grove Farms Sugar-Free is my go-to. I try to save carbs wherever I can.
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.
If you’re hungry for a good Belgian waffle, you don’t have to leave home to indulge. Happy eating!