Homemade Belgian waffle toppings
Who doesn’t love the addictive taste of caramel? When used to top Belgian waffles, caramel sauce can make this dessert look and taste amazingly, making your waffles visually appealing while adding a unique aroma.
Caramel sauce with cream recipe
- 2 tablespoons Butter unsalted
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup or corn syrup
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt crushed
- Pour the water in a saucepan. Add sugar, and corn/agave syrup, stirring thoroughly until the mixture is fully incorporated.
- Bring to a boil over high heat without stirring, swirling the ingredients occasionally.
- Keep boiling until the ingredients reach an amber color.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, then carefully add the heavy cream to the mixture, pouring it in a slow steady stream while mixing constantly.
Roasted Peach Maple Syrup
One of the best Belgian waffle toppings you can easily make at home is this roasted peach maple syrup. It’s not only healthy, but also particularly flavorsome, especially if you pair it with cinnamon honey butter that will make the waffles softer, and slightly moist.
Roasted peaches maple syrup recipe
Roasted peaches maple syrup
- 1/2 cups Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 3 peaches chopped
Cinnamon Honey butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- 6 tablespoons Butter unsalted, softened
- 1 pinch of Salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the chipped peaches on a baking sheet, tossing them with coconut oil, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
- Roast for 30 minutes-35 minutes, flipping them once or twice until they become caramelly and soft.
- Place a saucepan over low heat, add the maple syrup and the now roasted peaches, and heat them until the syrup becomes completely soft.
- If you want to pair this topping with cinnamon honey butter, mix the cinnamon, the softened unsalted butter, honey and 1 pinch of salt until combined.
- When serving the waffles, make sure to put the roasted peach maple syrup on top of the cinnamon honey butter to make it taste incredible.
Peanut Butter Sauce
Peanut butter is – and will always be – an excellent addition to the already tasty aroma of Belgian waffles. This peanut butter sauce will save you a few calories since it’s made with Greek yogurt, which is also an important source of probiotics.
Peanut butter sauce recipe
- 1-2 tablespoons Milk
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter natural and creamy
- Combine the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and maple syrup in a bowl.
- Mix with a spoon until they are properly homogenized.
- Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, and keep stirring until the sauce thins out to the desired consistency.
Making this peanut butter sauce won’t take you longer than a few minutes.
A mix of chopped pecans and maple syrup can truly make your Belgian waffles taste delicious and look great. Having a crunchy yet soft texture, this topping will most definitely become your family’s favorite indulgence from the very first bite.
Praline sauce recipe
- 1 cup Pecans coarsely chopped
- 2 pinches Kosher Salt
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter unsalted, softened and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- Put a large skillet over medium- high heat, and add the brown sugar, kosher salt, unsalted butter, and maple syrup.
- Heat the ingredients, stirring when the butter starts melting.
- Keep stirring until the maple syrup is completely smooth, about 3 minutes-4 minutes. Stir in the pecans, then remove the skillet from the heat.
- Spoon this delicious praline syrup over your Belgian waffles, and serve immediately.
If you want to take on a healthier approach to Belgian waffle toppings, why don’t you stick to this tasty maple-blueberry butter? It doesn’t only have a lovely shade of purple, but also a surprisingly sweet and fresh flavor that’s guaranteed to help you gradually shed some pounds while satisfying your sweet tooth.
Maple blueberry butter
- 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1/2 cup Blueberries use fresh blueberries
- 1 cup Butter unsalted, at room temperature
- Mix the maple syrup and blueberries in a small, heavy-bottomed pan.
- Bring them to a boil, and cook for only one minute or two minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat, smash the berries up using a fork, and allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
- Once it is cool, process the mixture and the unsalted butter at room temperature in a food processor for a few minutes to achieve a more buttery consistence. Scrap the edges down as needed during this process.
- Put the maple-blueberry butter on your Belgian waffles, and serve.
Belgium is synonymous with great cycling champions and good beer, but there is one particular aspect we respect most about this country: a Liege waffle that’s adorned with various toppings other than the confectioner’s sugar. Much like the Liege waffle in Belgium, the Belgian Waffle is loved with various toppings in Northern America and the UK, especially if they’re homemade and not randomly bought from the store.
Nothing compares to a topping that mixes the delicious crunchiness of chopped pecans, and the heavenly soft texture of maple syrup. And who doesn’t love the unique visual appeal of a topping made with roasted peaches and maple syrup?
There are virtually countless Belgian waffle toppings you can prepare, regardless of the waffle iron you are using, and the best part is that you can always mix various syrups, fruits, and other ingredients to make your own.
What’s more, Belgian waffles can be served as breakfast, lunch or dessert, which makes them extremely popular and versatile. Made with cheddar cheese and bacon, or moistened with a delicious cinnamon honey butter, these waffles can quickly become your next guilty pleasure.
The list above will show you 5 delicious Belgian waffle toppings you can make at home to add flavor to this much-appreciated dish.
Use your creativity!
When it comes to Belgian waffles, there are numerous toppings you can possibly choose to make them tastier and better-looking. You can either stick to the basic melted butter, or go for a more exotic option, such as the above-mentioned maple-blueberry butter, or praline syrup. If none of the topping choices above is appealing to you, then you can also try some others using the ingredients you have in your kitchen, and creativity. For example, what about glazing your waffles with some milk combined with vanilla extract and sugar? Or a topping made with cider maple syrup, spiced apples, and toasted pecan butter?
As long as you’re willing to use your creativity, and learn some new Belgian waffle-making skills, they will soon become your family’s favorite.