Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles

One of the first gifts that my husband and I received from our wedding registry last year was a waffle iron. I’ve become a bit addicted to coming up with ways to use it! It is so much fun. This weekend, the classic Belgian waffle got a major flavor boost by browning the butter for the batter and using brown sugar with plenty of spice. I put together the batter quickly last night to let it rest so that when hubby and I woke up in the morning all we had to do was cook them up and dress them! Resting the batter also made sure the brown butter spiced Belgian waffles were tender and fluffy.

The batter for the brown butter spiced Belgian waffles all combined.
The batter for the brown butter spiced Belgian waffles was super simple to put together. The brown butter was the key to fantastic flavor. Once I had it browned and cooled, I just whisked it into the rest of my wet ingredients. Then I whisked those wet ingredients into my dry ingredients.
The luscious batter for the brown butter spiced Belgian waffles going into the waffle iron.
In the morning, I just had to cook the waffles in our beloved waffle iron! It was so much easier than having to measure things and think before I had coffee. I scooped about 1/4 of the batter into the pre-heat iron to just cover the bottom. Then I closed it and let it cook for 4-5 minutes to get puffy and golden. When it was done, I plated it and topped it with powdered sugar, syrup and chopped walnuts.

I repeated that with the remaining batter to get 4 brown butter spiced Belgian waffles total. Hubby and I each had one, and I froze the other two to enjoy later in the week. Oh my goodness, I loved how the brown butter and spices gave the waffles big flavor. They were also so fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside. These were brown butter spiced Belgian waffles were such an amazing brunch treat. Enjoy, friends! xoxo

Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles
Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles
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Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles
Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 waffles
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 whole eggs
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top
  • maple syrup for topping
  • chopped walnuts toasted, for topping
  1. Prepare the batter the night before. First, brown the stick of butter. Heat it up in a small pot over medium-high heat. Let it melt and cook just until it becomes a lovely amber color. Take it off the heat and let it cool completely. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Whisk it together thoroughly to make sure it is aerated and the brown sugar isn't lumpy. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs and cooled brown butter and whisk them thoroughly together. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl of dry ingredients and whisk them together until it becomes a gorgeous batter. Cover the bowl and set it in the refrigerator until the morning.
  2. In the morning, pre-heat your waffle iron and get out the batter. Be sure to follow the instructions for your particular iron to get the best results. Scoop 1/4 of the batter into the iron to cover the bottom, then close the iron to cook the waffle for 4-5 minutes. When it is done, plate it and top it with powdered sugar, syrup and walnuts. Repeat the process with the remaining batter and enjoy a wonderful brunch!


2 thoughts on “Brown Butter Spiced Belgian Waffles”

  1. I know what I want for my next birthday. A waffle iron and my husband to make these for me : ) I may not be able to wait that long though! I love waffles and these look awesome, though I don’t think the walnuts should be “optional”!

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