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True Belgian Waffles Recipe
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True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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It was on a visit to my husband's relatives in Belgium that I was given this recipe. Back in the U.S., I served the waffles to his Belgian-born grandmother. She said they tasted just like home. Our grandkids love these waffles with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 696 calories, 41 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 193 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  2. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup. Yield: 10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches).
Originally published as True Belgian Waffles in Country Woman March/April 1997, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 696 calories, 41 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 193 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"So, I too, made an account just to review this recipe. They were great waffles. The amount of sugar and butter are higher than most recipes I seen, but the taste was great. Perfect balance of sweet and richness. If reviewers did not like this recipe it's because they must have messed up somewhere. Maybe didn't beat whites till stiff peaks? They aren't the usual soft and fluffy American style, which I don't really like, but rather these are thinner crispy yet delicate Belgium style. Great waffles. Note: make sure egg whites are beaten till stiff peaks and dont add to much to iron."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"These are the best waffles I've ever had, anywhere! Light, flavorful, & easy to make! They're even good plain, which is how I ate them because they were soooo good!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Super easy and the kids love them more than any other waffle recipe I've tried!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Excellent waffles, tasty and easy to make. I tried several recipes before (with yeast and baking powder, with just yeast or just baking powder) and this one is by far my favorite.

Few notes:
Instructions and ingredients are very clear! Read them carefully before asking questions! Recipe calls for 2 eggs separated - so you use 2 egg tolls and egg whites as needed.
Adding melted butter to the batter is common technique in European baking. The same approach is used for crepes, for example. If you add melted butter, you don't need to add any more oil to the waffle iron. Nothing will stick and waffles will come out perfectly golden. In fact, all other versions of batter I tried was sticky even with oil of spray added.
My only gripe is amount of butter - I think 1 stick of butter is enough, and that what was meant, not 1 cup.
Amount of waffles is quite on target: it says 10 FOUR INCH waffles. If you have a bigger iron with 8x8 surface you will end up with 2 and a half or 3 of EIGHT INCH Waffles.
I felt 2 eggs are perfect amount. I use large or jumbo eggs. Use 3 if they are medium sized.
Sugar - decrease amount if you are eating it with sweet stuff like maple syrup or whipped cream. If you only add fresh berries the extra sweetness makes for a good match. Like eating a fruit tart.
Otherwise half or 1/3 of cup is good."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I followed Corwin44's suggestions of reducing butter and sugar and using low fat buttermilk. Delicious!! Recipe is now in my Recipe Box. A perfect Father's Day starter!"

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