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 waffle 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

696 calories: 2 each, 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 Aug. 28, 2016

"I tweaked what ingredients I used a little bit, 1/2 cup sugar, added 1/2 tsp salt, I shifted my dry ingredients together,

then added the wet, not over mixing it. It's ok if there's clumps in it, they'll cook out. But I did not add wet until my egg whites were whipped & ready to add. (chemical reaction of baking powder, I did not mix it, I folded it, leaving in some white fluff.)
3 eggs, instead of 2, (2 egg whites don't whip in my stand mixer, so I increased it to 3) separated,
Cut butter to 1 stick of melted butter, instead of 2,
Important, to me anyway, ***[1&1/2] vanilla extract, called for 1 tsp vanilla extract, but seemed a little bland (I just like the taste the extra vanilla gives it. Forgot it once, found it too bland, go figure.)
Super delicious!!!! I eat them plain, with my fingers, tearing them apart, or with fruit & fresh whipped cream!!!! My granddaughter loves them as well, eating them the way I do, plain, with her fingers!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Just made these for some friends visiting from France. They loved them. Did not change anything in the recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"This recipe works best on a belgian waffle iron. I made my old recipe on my belgian iron and it was heavy. I, also, worried about the butter, but it came out fine. They were not greasy, nor runny. It might not be the right kind of waffle iron, because this is a great recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"These waffles are very tasty and delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"these were delicious! I used 3oz stork biscuits and pastry and 1oz butter (1/2 cup) as thats all I had. I had read the other reviews too to eliminate half the butter and I was glad i did. I also just used one cup of milk. They were lovely and fluffy on the low seeting but they crisped up nicely on the high setting!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"I should have followed my mind and eliminated 1/2 the butter. This was not a good recipe at all. The flavor was ok, but the waffles were too mushy. A big disappointment."

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!"

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