4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles with Fresh Berries

A light, airy, crispy waffle is one of my most favorite breakfasts.  Waffles are a fun breakfast that I love preparing for company and holidays.  These 4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles are the perfect treat for this week’s 4th of July celebration!

With the fragrant deliciousness of pure vanilla, and natural sweetness of fresh berries, you will find yourself going for a second helping.  Should left overs occur, 4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles freeze quite well.  Simply allow them to cool completely, and then freeze in a ziplock or sealed container.

Fresh berries for Belgian Vanilla Waffles
Recipe adapted from The Kitchn’s How to Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles tutorial and recipe.  I doubled the recipe, swapped the fat for cococnut oil and tweaked a few things.  None-the-less we ended up with an amazing light and crispy waffle.  Whisking the egg whites separately makes a huge difference.  Make sure to check out their post!

4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles
Tools Needed

3 Bowls (2 large, 1 medium)
Wire whisk, large spoon
Measuring cups and spoons
Belgian Waffle Iron

4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles with Fresh Berries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Yield: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 cups your choice of milk
  • 1/2 cup melted or room temp unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat the waffle iron
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in the medium bowl
  3. Separate the eggs; yolks in one large bowl, whites in the other large bowl
  4. Set the eggs whites aside
  5. Whisk the egg yolks, and mix in remaining ingredients, including the dry ingredients
  6. Whisk the egg whites until your arm aches and the egg whites form lovely soft peeks
  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter
  8. Cook according to your waffle iron's instructions, typically 2-3 min

Enjoy waffles immediately, or keep warm in the oven on 200 degrees, until they are ready to be served.

Serve with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.  Here’s 3 easy ways to make fresh whipped cream.

Happy 4th of July Belgian Vanilla Waffles!!


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2 Comments

  1. Alyssa

    July 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    These look delicious! I don’t have a Belgian waffle maker though, would any waffle maker be ok?

    1. Julie Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Alyssa, I do prefer a Belgian waffle maker for these, but any waffle maker will do. Hope you like them!

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