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The Perfect Belgian Waffle Bar Menu for a Stress-Free Brunch

If entertainment anxiety keeps you from filling your kitchen with favorite friends, you're not alone. The mere thought of prepping for, shopping for,inviting and entertaining a room of humans sounds far from what any sane human would do on a lazy Sunday morning.

Which is why you build-your-own food bar parties are the ultimate hostess gift. Minimal prep work, put everything out in bowls, and let your guests take care of the rest. Added bonus: the food bar menu works as a party activity, getting everyone involved and mingling. So the energy of the gathering gets going right away.

Build-Your-Own Waffle Bar

When it comes to brunch, a Build-Your-Own Waffle Bar Menu is ideal. Keep it basic! Waffle toppings, sausage and coffee keeps the menu simple with plenty of options for guests.

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Add fun flair by creating a 50's inspired diner right in your own kitchen with the Nostalgia Waffle Maker and Coffee Pot. Chrome red and retro styled, these pieces look great on table or countertop. Pair with simple white dishes, add a few flowers to glass jars, and you've got yourself a brunch party.

On the Waffle Bar Menu

Start with a batch or two of our Overnight Waffle Batter, which is whipped up the night before, so you can have all the dishes done long before guests arrive the next morning. Pour the batter in large mason jars and top with ReCap Mason Jar Lids, so guests can make their own waffles without making a mess.

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The morning of your party: brown a variety of sausages in a skillet (don't forget the vegan options if you've got special-diet-eaters in your group). Cut up some fruit and berries. Pour the waffle bar toppings, like sprinkles, nuts and chocolate chips into small bowls. Fill a syrup dispenser with syrup and pop a stick of butter in a butter dish. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax. Your guests can take care of the rest!

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Overnight Waffle Batter

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SERVINGS

4-6 waffles

PREP TIME

Overnight

ACTIVE TIME

Overnight + 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Nonstick baking spray
DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, whisk together water, yeast and sugar. 

Allow to sit 5 minutes, until mixture begins to foam. 

Add flour, half and half, butter, salt and vanilla to mixture, mixing until smooth. 

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and sit on countertop at room temperature overnight.

The next morning, heat waffle iron when ready to cook. 

Whisk eggs, baking powder and apple cider vinegar into the batter. 

Spray waffle iron with nonstick baking spray, and cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.

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