For me, a good weekend breakfast means having waffles with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup. For years, my go-to waffle recipe has been the overnight-yeasted waffles recipe I posted 2 years ago. I love it, because everytime I make it I always end up with delicious and crispy waffles that are just the right amount of sweet. I also love the tangy taste that comes from the yeast.
However, the downside of that recipe is that it requires advance planning. As its name suggests you have to put everything together a day prior. And as we all know, sometimes life gets in the way and you just can’t find the time to do it.
So when I am short in time and still want to have waffles, I make these quick brioche waffles. Similar to my favorite waffle recipe, these waffles have a crisp golden brown exterior with a moist and fluffy interior.
Brioche Waffle Recipe:
I am sure it is obvious, but it goes without saying, the most important ingredient in this recipe is the bread. Brioche works very well because of its high butter content. I used a loaf that I purchased from the supermarket (if you are living in the States, Whole Foods has the best brioche loaf), but you can always make your own brioche.
The dipping liquid mixture is made by mixing milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. If you like your waffles on the sweeter side, feel free to add a tablespoon maple syrup or honey into the mixture. I topped mine off with some summer berries and mango. However, if I were to make these in the fall I would add some cinnamon and brown sugar into the milk mixture and top them off with chopped apples and a dollop of crème fraiche.
Finally, these waffles freeze very well. I recommend letting them come to room temperature and placing them in a large Ziplock bag or an airtight container. When ready to eat, simply toast a slice and top if off with whatever you want.
Other Waffle Recipes You Might Like
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- Need more inspiration? Check out all our easy breakfast recipes for more ideas.
Quick Brioche Waffles
- 1 loaf of Brioche bread
- ¾ cup of whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
- vegetable spray
- ½ cup seasonal fruit chopped
- maple syrup
- Confectioners’ sugar (optional)
- Slice Brioche into 1½ inch thick slices. Set aside.
- Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.
- Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (if using). Dip each slice into the mixture for 2-3 seconds on both sides and then transfer it to a baking sheet.
- Spray the waffle iron with vegetable spray. Cook each slice in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to spray again after each slice to prevent bread from sticking.
- Transfer cooked waffles onto a rimmed baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven as you cook the rest of the slices.
- To serve: Top them off with chopped fruit. Drizzle them with maple syrup. If preferred, sprinkle it with some confectioners’ sugar.