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Easy Liège Waffles

These Liège Waffles are a unique, European-style waffle that are caramelized on the outside and chewy on the inside. Be warned: these are so delicious, you will be ruined for any other kind of waffle.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Rising Time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Eurpoean
Keyword: Liege Waffles
Servings: 8 waffles
Calories: 471kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup Belgian pearl sugar

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combing flour, brown sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix together on low using the paddle attachment. Or stir in a large mixing bowl using a spoon or hand mixer.
  • While mixing, slowly pour in lukewarm water. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • Mix on low, adding in melted butter gradually until batter is smooth. Batter will be very thick and very sticky.
  • Transfer to a large un-greased mixing bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • Use a large spoon to stir in Belgian pearl sugar until sugar is evenly distributed. Cover and let rise an additional 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a Belgian waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Working one waffle at a time, scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown on each side.

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Notes

NOTE: Waffles can be kept warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven until all are cooked and ready to serve.
 
TOPPING SUGGESTIONS: 
  • Nutella
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cookie Butter (Biscoff)
  • Ice Cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, peaches,  etc.)
  • Cinnamon butter
  • Lemon curd + raspberries
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Caramel topping

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.8mg