Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffle with Brie cheese, cooked apples and bourbon raisins , and candied pecans

One of our favorite restaurants is located a few miles down the beach from Topsail Hill Preserve, near Seaside beach. On one of our visits there, in the Fall 2017, this was the daily special. I fell in love with the flavor combination! I was determined to create a copy cat recipe so we could enjoy this year round. After a few failed attempts, I finally developed a perfect Belgian Waffle recipe. One note on this recipe though- you really need an authentic Belgian Waffle maker. I love my Breville Waffle Maker. You can adjust the temperature or use the presets and the waffles are thick, just the way a Belgian Waffle should be.

I will share the Cooked Apples with Bourbon soaked raisins in a separate post. Ya’ll have to try it! I wasn’t a fan of Brie cheese until this combination came along. Now I serve Brie cheese topped with cooked apples on waffles and French toast all the time. It’s just so, so good.

Belgian Waffles

Monica Scott
The perfect Belgian Waffle for your breakfast or brunch!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • Waffle Iron- I recommend the Breville Smart Waffle Maker
  • Large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Small mixing bowl and whisk for the egg whites


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 TBSP Light Brown Sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 3 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the waffle iron.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk or the egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. With a dry whisk, mix these and form a "dry well"in the center of the mixture.
  • In the "dry well" of the flour mixture, add the milk, oil, vanilla and egg yolks stirring until mixed well.
  • Gently fold in the whisked egg whites, trying to retain the air to make our waffles light and fluffy!
  • Pour batter into your waffle iron per your waffle iron instructions. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on the waffle size and your recommended instructions. Serve immediately!


I use the Breville Smart Waffle Maker- 4 slice version. It has settings for different kinds of waffles, with a built in timer that works perfectly every time! It produces true Belgian style waffles with this recipe!
Want to really make a gourmet waffle? Try adding a slice of Brie Cheese with cooked apples and praline pecans. 
Keyword waffles, Belgian Waffles, breakfast, brunch

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