Belgian Waffles – So many fall waffle recipes, so little time. We decided to share our favorite homemade Belgian waffle recipes so you can make them for family and large gatherings. Hmmm??? Yes. Waffle Bars are still huge at wedding receptions and catered events for a crowd. So sit back and enjoy some of our favorite fall recipes for delicious, easy, flavor-fall and crispy Belgian waffles.
Dreaming of Waffles
Picture This: A charming little waffle shop nestled along a cobblestone street in St. Andrews, Scotland. It’s called “St. Andrews Waffle Company” and it takes the waffle to a level that only they are able to attain. Every waffle is unique, delicious and an experience you’ll never forget. It’s a cozy, comfortable gathering spot which makes you feel like ‘you’ve come home’. Wish I could meet you there!
Unfortunately, many of us will never get to “cross the pond” to enjoy their waffles, however, with a little ingenuity, we have created some pretty scrumptious waffle recipes of our own. All begin with Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter Mix – most certainly delicious with nothing added but water, but it can change flavors, colors and themes like magic. It’s easy and quick to fix for weekday mornings, or hey, I love ‘breakfast for dinner’, how about you?
We’ve become very creative in our Sephra Test Kitchens to see how we could easily wave that ‘magic wand’ and turn a plain Jane waffle into a spectacular Sunday morning treat, or make some unique dessert waffles become extraordinary. So let’s get crackin’! (that’s our Scottish accent) I think we did it!
Waffle Batter Batches
Our Belgian Waffle Mix comes in 5 lb bags. Each bag will make approximately 30 – 34 waffles.
Full Batch: Pour 9 1/3 C. of cold water into a stainless steel bowl. Gradually add one 5 lb bag of the mix and whisk ’til big lumps are gone. Pour about 2/3 c. batter onto waffle griddle for each waffle. Cook ’til golden brown. Yields 30 – 34 waffles.
Small Batch – Pour 1 3/4 C of cold water into a stainless steel bowl. Gradually add 3 cups of Mix and whisk until big lumps are gone. Pour about 2/3 c. batter onto waffle griddle for each waffle. Cook ’til golden brown. Makes about 5 – 6 cups of batter. Yields 6 – 7 waffles.
Fall Flavors Waffle Favorites
Fall is upon us, so we started with maple and nutty flavors and pumpkin waffles; all fall favorites at our house. Try the “Maple-Pecan” for a quick fix, you’ll love the flavor, be wowed at how easy it is to stir together. Each of you will be baking different size batches of waffles for your family or business, so these are suggested added amounts, based on our “professional taste tester” preferences. (Me) 😊
Toasted Pecans Recipe
Before we dive into awesome waffle recipes, we wanted to share this pecan post. We have added chopped toasted pecans to many of our favorite recipes, so here’s how to toast pecans. There’s an easy fool proof way of toasting pecans so they are just right and not burnt, so check it out: “How to Toast Pecans“.
MAPLE – PECAN BELGIAN WAFFLES
The average Small Batch, per the Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter Mix, will make between 5-6 cups of ready batter. To the plain waffle batter add approximately 1 ½ – 2 Tablespoons of Maple Extract and 1 1/4 cups of nuts. Again, these are suggested amounts; your family may prefer more or less. Top baked waffles with a smear of soft butter and warm, real maple syrup and you’ve got a waffle worth ‘falling’ for!
PUMPKIN SPICE BELGIAN WAFFLES
Everything at this time of year is “Pumpkin Spice”, so why not pumpkin waffles? With the Sephra Belgian Waffle Mix, all you add is water to make the perfect waffle, so by just adding an additional amount of Pumpkin Spice, you’ve got the perfect holiday pumpkin waffle. Top with maple syrup, whipped cream or Apple Cider Syrup – recipe below.
We like lots of spice in our “Pumpkin Spice”, so try 4 – 5 heaping teaspoons of Pumpkin Spice Blend in your Small Batch waffle batter. It’ll give you that nice fall ‘zing’; then top with Apple Cider Syrup for a real taste treat. This syrup recipe is easy and oh, so good. I found it on ‘allrecipes’ and it just sets off our Pumpkin Spice waffles beautifully.
APPLE CIDER SYRUP
½ C. white sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 C. Apple Cider
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons butter
In small saucepan, mix together sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in apple cider and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil until the syrup thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 tablespoons of butter until melted. Serve warm over your Sephra Pumpkin Spice Waffles….Mmm, Mmmm.
Another nice addition to any waffle feast is our Maple Glazed Peppered Bacon. Bacon lovers – you must try this – it is so scrumptious. Be sure and make more than you think you’ll need because, it’ll be gone in a flash!
Since we are rather well known for our delicious Sephra Chocolate, one other “must try” any time of year are Sephra Chocolate Chip Waffles. They are a family favorite and all it takes is a handful of Sephra chocolate chips to produce grins from ear to ear.
SEPHRA CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES
Make Small Batch of waffle batter according to Sephra Belgian Waffle mix package directions. Tip to avoid sticky chocolate in your waffle maker: In a small, separate bowl, add 1 Tablespoon of dry waffle batter mix to ½ c. Sephra Chocolate chips (milk or dark—your choice). Stir and coat chips evenly with dry batter mix. Add prepared batter to waffle baker and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of dry chip mixture on each waffle. Smooth moist batter over chips. Bake as directed. Easy and delish. You’ll have a tender, fluffy Belgian waffle hiding little tasty chocolate morsels to please even the most picky eater at your table.
Sometimes, not often, you’ll have leftover waffle batter. I did the other day, so put it in the fridge and the next day, made the most delicious waffles of them all… out of leftover batter. Go Figure?
CHOCOLATE S’MORES BELGIAN WAFFLES
For a Small Batch of S’mores Chocolate Waffles I added 5-6 Tablespoons of sifted dry, baking cocoa and 8-9 Tablespoons of sugar to the basic Small Batch recipe. Mix well and bake as usual. When your piping hot, chocolate waffle comes out of the waffle baker, immediately swirl generous spoonful of Sephra Nutella on top of the chocolate waffle. We’ve got the big tubs! Oh yeah.
Next, sprinkle with adorable graham cracker ‘goldfish” and marshmallow pieces made by Pepperidge Farms especially called “S’mores” Pieces. PERFECT! We’re talking downright delicious and adorable. A great dessert waffle or a fun treat for a birthday party, baby shower or even wedding brunch.
Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter Mix is easy to make, inexpensive and elegant – the perfect Sephra “Motto”.
We hope you’ll try some or all of our versatile ways to enjoy Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter. Get creative and let us know what favorite recipes you’ve ‘invented’. We’d love to hear from you.