Naked Belgian Waffles

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? After the Holidays: Naked Belgian Waffles! Doesn’t this sound sinfully decadent? Imagine fluffy discs of indented lattice, with slightly crisp edges, exuding a seductive vanilla essence. The deep indentations of golden batter cake are perfect vessels for whatever your heart desires. Might it be rich, creamy butter or hand-tapped pure maple syrup? What about toasted pecan halves and powdered sugar? Or perhaps even a smearing of hazelnut spread with fresh red raspberries. Whatever your craving, do yourself a favor. Make a double batch of waffles to store in the freezer. Then pop one in the toaster for a great way to start the day. Romance is in the air.



1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs, room temperature

2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Do not over-mix. Spray waffle iron with nonstick oil. Pour 3/4 cup of batter into preheated waffle iron. Close lid. Do not open until golden brown. Repeat until batter is gone. Serve warm with softened butter, maple syrup, pecan halves, powdered sugar, or fruit toppings.

62 thoughts on “Naked Belgian Waffles

  1. I may have to stop following; too many sweet things 😘. I’ve managed to keep my own teeth so far. We’re in lockdown until mid-Feb possibly mid-Mar with only emergency dentists! Ohhh I’d love a waffle or two! 😘

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  2. Strawberries and whipped cream!! Many years & miles ago I frequented a restaurant that had the best Belgian waffles I’ve ever tasted. I never thought to ask their secret.. AUGH!! I know they added a small amount of cinnamon but don’t know what else!!

    The most I can manage these days is Eggo Belgian waffles.

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      • YUM!!!
        I won’t be cooking till I get a kitchen remodel but I love reading recipes and watching cooking shows! I just got “Food52” channel on my Roku and it’s great… they show recipe highlights rather than the details and whole process. I guess details are on their site (“add eggs & flour” isn’t helpful when they don’t show qtys) but I haven’t bothered to check!!

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      • Ooohhh… that sounds fun!! But surely too much for me right now.

        Roku added about 100 channels, as if it was a cable pkg, and it’s too much for me to go through. I found 3 channels that I like and stopped looking. The sole bad point is that Roku tvs don’t allow digit input, and “favorites” seems to be gone, so getting from channel 500 to 2 takes waaaay to long… just holding the up or down scroll key!!

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