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Waffles with Peaches

It's peach season. That's when I crave waffles with peaches. Is there anything better than homemade fluffy waffles covered with sweet white sauce and fresh peach slices?
Waffles are a favorite food in our family and always have to be served with sweet white sauce. I remember years ago when we were on a holiday with our daughters and eating out was a novelty. We stopped at a restaurant for breakfast and they were excited to see waffles on the menu. I reminded them that they would not be getting the white sauce. They could not believe that waffles would ever be served with anything else and so ordered them. Were they ever disappointed when the waffles were served with pancake syrup.
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form, set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks, cream, melted butter, and buttermilk in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix dry ingredients and stir into the buttermilk mixture until well blended. 
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside for the sauce.
  5. Now gently fold the egg whites into the rest of the batter.
  6. Pour 1 cup of batter into a hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.  
  7. Yield: 4 belgium waffles.
Sweet White Sauce:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup waffle batter, that was set aside.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk, for mixing batter, sugar, and flour.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Pour 2 cups milk in a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave until milk is hot. 
  2. Whisk waffle batter, sugar, flour, and 1/2 cup milk until smooth and add to the hot milk.
  3. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, then stir. 
  4. Repeat until mixture has thickened.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Scoop white sauce over hot waffles and top with fresh peach slices. I sprinkled a bit of sugar over the peach slices and allowed to sit for a few minutes before serving.


  1. This is exactly how we always eat our waffles, is there any other way?! :)

  2. I have never heard of sweet white sauce I'll have to give it a try!

  3. That sauce is new to me also and I will have to try this! Your waffle looks amazing Betty!

  4. Once you have the sweet white sauce, there is no going back. I can only imagine your daughters shock and horror when the waitress brought the pancake syrup to the table! LOL

  5. OK I might be a bit partial here, but my mom makes the best ever waffles!! Soo good! This is one of my families favorites.

    1. I would have to agree Brenda, your mom has made them for us in the cabin/shed, and mine never taste that good! They were awesome! ahem, Betty, I am hungry for your waffles, hint hint! :)

  6. Although I married a non-Mennonite and he doesn't always take to some of the Mennonite meals my Mom made (and I attempt to) he has always enjoyed the white sauce on the waffles and I know my kids would agree with your girls that you can't have waffles without it. Bernice J

  7. Ohhh...would these be legal for supper?

    1. Vee, you can have them for supper..they are good anytime:)

  8. I have never seen or heard of this white sauce.... better remedy that quickly by making it :) I don't see where that 1/2 cup of milk is used in the white sauce -- could you correct the recipe instructions? Thanks!

    1. Mellybrown..sorry about that, I have now corrected the instructions for the sauce. Thank you for catching that!

  9. Betty, your family and mine are on the same page when it comes to waffles with custard.
    A family favorite! Your picture makes me hungry.

  10. My husband has a Russian heritage. Many of their family recipes cross over with my family recipes (Mennonite upbringing). But this one does not. I love waffles and sauce, and our kids do too. But my husband, just does not see the appeal. Oh well, all the more for the rest of us!

  11. Oh my! Everyone thinks I am crazy when I talk about putting white sauce on my waffles, but that's how I was raised. German Mennonite mother with roots in Prussia. Mmmmm! Good stuff!

  12. White sauce is a must in our home! Every Christmas morning we have waffles with white sauce and strawberries. Mmmmmm

  13. I have never had white sauce either - I will try it.


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