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 large eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 696 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g 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

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"We have made these several times and they are fantastic! I used 1/2 cup of sugar and added 1/4 cup of cornstarch. They are soft inside and crispy on the outside. Perfect amount of sweet. Thank you for the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"These were soggy and gross. Way too sweet and way too much oil. SO greasy... They were disgusting. Worst waffle recipe for sure"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"Soft inside with a slightly crispy outside. This is the best waffle recipe I've ever made!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"I made the recipe as is and they're just like I remembered! I spent four years of my childhood in Germany and these taste JUST like the Belgian waffles I used to get from the bakery in the grocery store. No need for syrup because they're perfect. They're supposed to be sweet and slightly soggy! SOOO good!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"I really enjoy good waffles and these are the best that I have ever tasted! They have just the right amount of crunch on the outside and tender and sweet on the inside. With these, PLEASE do not add syrup until you taste them! They are plenty sweet to eat without any added condiments.

But my favorite way to eat them is with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries on top. What a great breakfast!"

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