Recipe: Belgian beauties


Rebecca Rippon

Belgian beauties

Rebecca Rippon

There is no better way to wake up on a bright Sunday morning than to the smell of homemade waffles.

I have had a sweet tooth my entire life, and nothing satisfies my early morning sugar craving like a plate of golden brown waffles. This sweet treat has a very special place in my heart.

One Christmas morning, my family gathered together to make a huge batch of Belgian waffles. Once we finished cooking, we smothered them with whipped cream, cherries and sprinkles. We then sat down at the table to enjoy our breakfast as a family.

This recipe is short and easy, making it the perfect way to start the weekend right, whip up a quick breakfast, or enjoy at any time.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Oil the waffle maker.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, separate egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla, stir slightly.
  5. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Fold in egg whites.
  7. Cook in waffle iron on medium-high heat for around 5-10 minutes.