These Homemade Belgian Waffles are a great transitional food to get away from processed, boxed waffles.
One of the biggest benefits of avoiding pre-packaged foods is that you have control over the quality of the ingredients.
For example, here is the ingredient list in a box of a popular store-bought waffle brand:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Eggo’s Waffles Ingredients:
Ingredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, vitamin B1 [thiamin mononitrate], vitamin B2 [riboflavin], folic acid), water, vegetable oil (soybean, palm, and/or canola oil), eggs, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), contains 2% or less of sugar, salt, whey, soy lecithin, yellow 5, yellow 6. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium carbonate, vitamin A palmitate, reduced iron, niacinamide, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
They are full of GMO ingredients, toxic salt, processed sugar, food colorings and synthetic vitamins/minerals.
Homemade waffles are really simple to make and I love my stainless steel/black Oster Thick Belgian Waffle Maker. I like it because it’s easy to use, has a light to let you know when they are ready, a plastic tray to catch any drips, is easy to clean and doesn’t take a lot of room to store it.
Tip #1: Use a 1 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the waffle maker for the perfect amount.
Tip #2: The waffles are easy to remove from the waffle maker with a fork.
Tip #3: The waffles will freeze well and can be reheated in a toaster, so you can make a double batch.
Tip #4: While the waffles are cooking, start cleaning up measuring cups, mixing bowls and putting away ingredients. By the time they are all ready, all the preparation mess will be cleaned up and you can enjoy your waffles!