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Best Belgian Waffles Recipe

One of the Best Belgian Waffles Recipe! Crispy exterior yet light and fluffy on the inside, these waffles are easily made without yeast.

a sheet pan with hot homemade Belgian waffles, maple syrup on the side and topped with fresh berries

Weekend mornings need to begin with hot pancakes or waffles. My children tend to gravitate towards waffles more often. Can ya blame them?

Buttermilk waffles, Oatmeal Waffles, Healthy waffles or Pumpkin waffles —> are all family favorites.

Belgian waffles

These are a slight variation to the classic waffles. They are light and have deeper pockets due to special waffle maker. They are traditionally made with a yeast batter, but more modern versions are made with eggs as leavening for convenience.

Best Belgian Waffles recipe is:

  • Light
  • Fluffy
  • Crispy
  • Easy
  • Freezer friendly
  • D-E-L-I-C-O-U-S

Ingredients:

Basic pantry ingredients: All purpose flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Eggs, Butter and Milk. Nothing fancy!

How to make Belgian waffles?

(step-by-step photos to guide you along the way)

Whisk all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in one large bowl. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside. Mix egg yolks, melted butter and milk together.

Pour into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in beaten egg whites. Make waffles in a pre heated waffle maker according to the instructions.

A waffle iron with hot, crispy waffles ready to be served

Expert tips:

Color – Cook waffles until they get a deep golden brown for GUARANTEED CRISPNESS! It took 6 to 7 minutes in my waffle iron

Don’t over mix – As with all baking recipes, DO NO OVER MIX the batter

Milk – Whole milk if possible

Serving suggestions for fluffy Belgian waffles:

Waffles are best served warm with any of the following toppings: A dab of softened butter / warm maple syrup / fresh berries / Sliced bananas / Sliced almonds / Whipped cream / Nutella / Peanut butter and jelly / Almond butter / Honey / Chocolate sauce.

If you love a savory breakfast, then serve with Scrambled eggs / Sausage / Bacon / Baked beans / Fried chicken.

How to keep homemade Belgian waffles warm?

Place cooked waffles on a wire rack lined baking sheet and keep in a 200° F oven, until serving time. The wire rack will ensure air circulation around the waffles, maintaining the crispness.

How to freeze leftover Waffles?

I usually make a double batch of this recipe, place cooled crispy Belgian waffles in a ziplock bag and freeze for several weeks. My favorite way to re heat them is to pop one or two in a bread toaster, until hot and crisp. Great for weekday mornings!

2 black plates with the fluffy Belgian waffles topped with maple syrup and fresh berries and more berries and maple syrup on the side

Frequently asked questions:

What is the difference between Belgian waffles and regular waffles?

Belgian waffles have deeper pockets than American waffles, because they are made with a waffle iron that has deeper grids, which makes them great for holding jam, butter and pools of maple syrup.
The batter is made differently than regular waffles, often with a leavening agent or egg whites which gives them a light and fluffy texture.

Can you make Belgian waffles in a regular waffle maker?

Belgian waffle maker has deeper grids when compared to the standard American waffle maker, which gives them the iconic deep pockets. But, any regular waffle maker may be used to make great waffles.

What are the two types of Belgian waffles?

The two types are Brussels waffles and Liege waffles. Liege waffles are denser, sweeter and chewier made with an adaptation of brioche dough with the addition of pearl sugar. These are more popular across Belgium. However, Brussels waffles are origianally leavened with yeast, but baking powder is used more often.

How do you eat Belgian waffles?

They are topped with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate, fresh fruits and generally eaten with knife and fork. We like to serve them with maple syrup and chopped fresh berries.

2 black plates with the easy Belgian waffles topped with maple syrup and fresh berries and more berries and maple syrup on the side

More breakfast recipes:

Very Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches

Super Soft Glazed Doughnuts

Soft & Fluffy Marbled Sheet Pan Pancakes

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

or more breakfast recipes

Yield: 12 Waffles

Best Belgian Waffles Recipe

Best Belgian Waffles Recipe

One of the Best Belgian Waffles Recipe! Crispy exterior yet light and fluffy on the inside, these easy Belgian waffles are made without yeast. 

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

For serving

Items used

Instructions

  1. Pre heat waffle iron.
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Add egg whites in a medium bowl and beat with a hand held electric beater, until thick peaks form, set aside.
  4. In a seperate medium bowl, add egg yolks, milk and melted butter, beat with the same electric beater (on the lowest setting), until lightly foamy. Pour into the flour mixture and mix until almost combined (don't over mix).
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the egg whites (don't over mix).
  6. Make waffles according to manufactures instructions, until deep golden brown (it took about 6 minutes in my waffle iron).


Serve waffles hot with maple syrup and fresh berries.

Notes

Keep waffles warm -Place cooked waffles on a wire rack lined baking sheet and keep in a 200° F oven, until serving time. The wire rack will ensure air circulation around the waffles, maintaining the crispness.

Color – Cook waffles until they get a deep golden brown for GUARANTEED CRISPNESS! It took 6 to 7 minutes in my waffle iron

Don’t over mix – As with all baking recipes, DO NO OVER MIX the batter

Milk – Whole milk if possible

Freeze leftovers - Place cooled waffles in a ziplock bag and freeze for several weeks.

Reheat frozen waffles - My favorite way to re heat them is to pop one or two waffles in a bread toaster, until hot and crisp.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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