Are you looking for a healthy treat for breakfast? These Belgian waffles may be just what you are looking for! As in the traditional recipe, these waffles do have quite some butter in them. Sugar-wise on the other hand, these contain only a little bit. With the yoghurt and fruit on top they do make quite a healthy breakfast and are absolutely super delicious, I promise!
10 years ago my husband and I moved from Belgium to London. To celebrate, I wanted to post a real Belgian recipe. Waffles is something I always had when I lived in Belgium and never realised how Belgian they were until I moved abroad. Suddenly waffles seemed to always get the adjective ‘Belgian’ in front of it.
Old fashioned versus modern
I inherited my grandma’s waffle maker and it still works perfectly! It explains the different look they have compared to most waffles these days.
This recipe is inspired by both my grandmother’s recipe and a new recipe I discovered on a Belgian food blog called Cuisine-à-vous which I love now! That helped to make my grandmother’s recipe a bit more modern as in soooo much less sugar. To put it in numbers: there is 20% of the original amount of sugar left! How have the times changed!
Do you need more sweetness?
These Belgian waffles really are not very sweet, but for my taste they are sweet enough, definitely with the yoghurt and fruit. If the kids are unsure and you suspect it is because they aren’t sweet enough, you could perhaps add a little drizzle of honey on the yoghurt. You could also scatter some icing sugar over them, like is traditionally done on Brussels waffles.
In the UK and elsewhere (not in Belgium as far as I know) waffles are often served with Nutella. That would of course sweeten them up as well, but if that is what you would like, why not try with a less processed version like our homemade chocolate spread?