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 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!"

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!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"These were really delicious. My husband and I both think they taste like a doughnut. Syrup is totally optional because they are so sweet. Paired with strawberries, they are really amazing. I think the waffle iron you use is important. We have a very nice Cuisinart waffle iron that set us back about $200, which shows our love for the homemade waffle. The only recipe I will use from now on, no adjustments made..."

Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"wayyyy too sweet! Me and my kids hated it. the waffles were very soggy and they left a lot of grease on the waffle iron. Waste of time, waste of money, this makes me want to cry honestly. these are nothing close to ?rue" Belgian Waffles. very disappointed. Not to mention these gave me head aches im going to call the police on you.. putting my babies at risk what type of human are you"

Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"I have nothing to compare this to since it was my first time ever making waffles. Slightly horrified at the thought of 2 sticks of butter in 5 servings, I cut the butter in half to 1 stick and slightly less sugar to 1/2 cup vs 3/4. The flavor was perfect for me, just sweet enough. I ate it as is, no added syrup or powdered sugar. I'm a weirdo, I know. Thanks for the recipe, now if only I could figure out the correct amount of batter for each waffle!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"This is a GREAT recipe! I add fresh fruit to mine like diced apples and blueberries so the fruit is nice and warm and baked in, all I can say is YUM! I also usually double the recipe so that I have plenty extra, these are excellent to have on hand frozen, just pop each waffle square into the toaster and then you have an EXTREMELY easy yummy breakfast on the go. I cook mine for 5 minutes a little higher than light for ones I'm freezing so that they toast up really nice in the toaster without being over done, and they taste like they just came out of the gridlle, AMAZING!"

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