Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Peaches and Vanilla Mascarpone
Fluffy Belgian buttermilk waffles topped with maple syrup roasted peaches and decadent vanilla mascarpone. A decadent summer breakfast dish!
These Belgian buttermilk waffles were created on National Waffle Day! If you’re not following the ridiculousness that is national food holidays, National Waffle Day was last Monday.
Can we talk about national food and other random holidays for a second? I’d like to know who makes these types of decisions, because I have some beef with these people.
While I was at the grocery store the other day (where I spend approximately 75% of my life), I stumbled into the greeting card aisle and came across advertisements for upcoming Sweetest Day–October 17th. Umm….what?! Did I miss a national announcement or something?
According to Wikipedia, Sweetest Day has been around since the early 1920’s and is observed predominantly in the Midwest and Great Lakes region. Aka, where I live now. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Does anyone else find this entire concept comical? Does this mean that we’re supposed to be extra nice to our loved ones on October 17th (as opposed to just somewhat or not-so-nice every other day of the year)? Or are we just supposed to eat a lot of candy?
Haaaalp. I only have two more months to figure this out.
I’ll all for fake food holidays that give me excuses to eat donuts, but things are getting a bit out of control. Case in point? This past Saturday was Lemon Juice Day. No, just no.
Personally, now that I own a Belgian waffle maker, I don’t need any additional excuses to make waffles. Sweet or savory, I’ll take them all.
These ones are topped with maple syrup roasted peaches and decadent vanilla mascarpone! In other words, they taste like deconstructed peach pie in waffle form. I’m into it.
Usually, by this time of year, I’m beginning to embrace the idea of cooking with fall ingredients, but this year I’m absolutely dreading it!
This inevitably has something to do with my fear of the upcoming Chicago winter season, but I’m just not ready to say goodbye to summer produce, specifically peaches and fresh berries.
I’ll take roasted peaches over pumpkin any day of the week. Who’s with me?
Maybe we can institute a Vanilla Mascarpone Day to seal the deal?
Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Peaches and Vanilla Mascarpone
- 3 large ripe, but still slightly firm peaches cut into wedges
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) pure maple syrup
- 1 cup (120) whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup (120 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons (36 g) granulated sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups (480 mL) buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter melted
- powdered sugar for dusting
- pure maple syrup for serving
- 1 cup (8 oz) mascarpone cheese room temperature
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Roast Peaches: Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) with a rack in the center position. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss the peach wedges with the 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and spread evenly on the pan. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing halfway through or until lightly caramelized and fragrant. Remove and allow to cool on a rack as you prepare the waffles.
- Prepare Waffles: As the peaches are roasting, prepare the waffle batter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, unbleached all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until the flour has just been asborbed and no large lumps remain. Don't overmix. Allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes. Preheat your waffle maker and lightly grease the plates with baking spray.
- Pour the batter into your waffle maker (depending on the size and brand of your waffle maker, this amount will vary) and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions or desired texture. I prefer medium-low heat to get them a little crispy on the outside, but still soft and fluffy on the inside.
- Prepare Vanilla Mascarpone: Combine the mascarpone cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together, and whip mixture by hand until it thickens slightly.
- Assembly: Top the warm waffles with a roasted peaches and a large spoonful of whipped vanilla mascarpone. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup. Serve immediately.
33 Comments on “Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Peaches and Vanilla Mascarpone”
Can’t describe how hungry you’re making me right now. I think I’m going to abandon my plans to make muffins for breakfast and throw these together instead! xo
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I will totally petition for a Vanilla
Mascarpone Day with you!
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Waffles are my absolute favorite weekend breakfast, YUM. And mascarpone is better than whipped cream!
Mine too!!! Thanks so much Shawn! Hope you had a great time in Vegas 🙂
OH man. These look amazing, Laura! The next time I make waffles (aka this weekend) I’m making these 🙂 Also, this article by Bon Appetit on National Food Days is super interesting! 🙂 http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/holidays/article/national-food-days
I NEED a belgian waffle maker. Why do I not have one?? All I have is this crappy little heart-shaped waffle maker I got for free a hundred years ago. These…ahhhh..
You probably won’t find me celebrating lemon juice day any time soon, but WAFFLE DAY. How is that not a national holiday?! And how are these waffles not the national holiday mascot?!
I like lemons (and lemon juice, for that matter), but an entire day to celebrate it?! Not getting it 🙂
These look AMAZING!! Hello vanilla mascarpone. I need to get my hands on a waffle-maker stat!
I only just got mine as a wedding gift, and I have to say…I have used it SO MUCH! I always thought I would get it and then not really use it as much as I told myself I would…but I really do love it.
Oh my goodness, this is like my dream dessert or breakfast or brunch! Heck I’d eat this at any time of the day. Your photo are absolutely spectacular!
Thank you so much Jessica! Means a lot! And yes, this totally could qualify as a dessert, but it’s fun to have an excuse to eat it for breakfast 😉
I’m not terrified of winter coming as i was in the past because supposedly its’ suppose to be mild, although grey. I’m gonna shovel as many as these waffles in my mouth while peach season is still around.
YES! I heard that too!!!! I’m so happy and hope that’s true! Grey is a little depressing, but at least it’s good for food photography 😉 As long as it doesn’t get dark at 2 pm, HA!
This looks so good. I hope I can find some peaches to make this with. Sweetest Day is popular here in Cleveland. I believe it was started by American Greetings which is based here in a suburb of Cleveland.
YES! I read that it might have started in Cleveland? Did I just make that up? Haha! Hopefully you can find peaches still!!! If not, I think any stone fruit, or even berry would work 🙂
Why do I not have a waffle maker?!?!?! These look crazy good! 🙂
I asked myself that question for three years!!! We only just got one a few months ago for our wedding. I promise, you won’t regret getting one!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels like she spends a ton of time at the grocery store! Haha, it’s like my second home!
This will be our third winter living in Minnesota and I am banking on El Nino to ease the experience. If all else fails, I’ll just eat these waffles to make me feel better!
Oh my gosh. Yes, I feel like I’m constantly there. I think my apartment door man thinks that the only thing I do is buy and eat food (it’s border-line embarrassing). I was so happy to hear about the El Nino prediction too! Here’s hoping it’s true! Otherwise, we can commiserate together 🙂
Yes! This makes Monday better! And I totally hear you on the holidays, I went to school in Illinois and had NEVER heard of sweetest day but it’s a thing… but only there. Can you consider that a holiday then?!
What the heck?! So this is a real holiday? It sounds so ridiculous! Haha!
Those roasted peaches look absolutely irresistible – and their color is exquisite! I only heard about Sweetest Day for the first time last year. No one I know actually observes it, but maybe that’s because few of us are actually from the Midwest originally. I think national food holidays really lost me when I realized that there are separate days for National Guacamole Day and National *Spicy* Guacamole Day…
OMG. Your comment made me laugh so hard. Spicy Guacamole Day AND Guacamole Day? Ugh! NO. Thanks for clearing up the Sweetest Day nonsense! 🙂
Totally with you on being scared of the winter. Like legitimately nervous. I’ll just eat my way through pumpkin desserts as a form of coping
YEP. Totally freaking out. Although I think El Nino means that its supposed to be more mild (I’m clinging onto that hope!!!).
haha, who knows who decides on these weird days, but any day celebrating my favorite foods is a good one! And waffles are hands down in my top 5 favs. Especially Belgian!
Good point! 🙂 I love our Belgian waffle maker!!
I just wanted to jump through the screen and eat these waffles and all their vanilla, mascarpone and peachy deliciousness. Pinned! Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com
Thank you so much Sammie! 🙂