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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 large 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 Feb. 6, 2016

"These waffles are great, exactly what I was looking for. I had some self rising flour I needed to use up so I used 2 cups of that with a teaspoon of baking powder. They turned out perfect"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"The Best Belgium waffle recipe ever. My family LOVES these waffles!!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"My husband declared this recipe the best Belgium waffle he had ever eaten.Wouldn't make any other recipe and I've tried many including yeast recipes. I did make some changes after reading a lot of the reviews. Used 1 3/4 cups flour and 1/4 cup packed cornstarch; 1/4 cup sugar; 1 1/2 sticks butter, putting butter in milk and melting in microwave. Let cool to just warm; 1/4 tsp. salt; 2 tsp. vanilla. Cooked on 3 1/2 temperature setting in Waring Belgium waffle maker. The 5 minute cook time was perfect - set timer for 5 minutes; 20 seconds then flip; cook 4 minutes and flip back for last minute. If serving as a dessert or with fruit, you can increase the sugar."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"This is the best Belgium waffle recipe I've ever used. I've worked in several restaurants, catering services,etc. I don't like using instant mixes of any kind. I almost always try cooking or baking from scratch. This recipe really worked for me. I followed it exactly, to the letter."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Belgian waffles are made from a raised yeast batter. The TRUE Belgian waffles, leige, are made from a thick dough and include pearl sugar. There are carts on nearly every street corner in Brussels selling these waffles. The aroma of caramelized sugar permeates the air. These are just waffles. Period."

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