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

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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Matthew User ID: 9166641 265882
Reviewed May. 12, 2017

"I'm really no chef at all and get laughed at by my maid when she sees me attempting anything in the kitchen. But, following this recipe yielded delicious waffles. They were absolutely what I was hoping for. I give it 4 stars however because I find this recipe to be a particularly expensive one. One entire cup of butter could have been put to multiple other uses. However, I don't regret trying it. I hope you guys get the same amazing results I did."

Melissa User ID: 9163197 265658
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"I never criticize a recipe ... however I will make an exception this time. I would have given it 0 stars. The only positive? ...Good taste. Now for the bad, if you like a soggy limp waffle then this is the waffle for you!!! Ingredient's cost for end product is very disappointing.

If you are looking for a great waffle recipe here it is:
Light 'n Crisp Waffles
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1/3 cup oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat waffle maker.
Put all ingredients, except egg whites, in a large mixer bowl. Beat on low until moistened.
Increase to medium, mix until smooth.
By hand, gently fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour 1/2 cup (125 ml) batter over grids. Close waffle maker, bake until steam no longer escapes, about 3-5 minutes. Repeat."

chris User ID: 9162244 265583
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"I should have followed my instinct and reduced the amount of butter. The waffles per this recipe with one cup of melted butter were heavy and oily. I prefer a lighter waffle with a slight crisp on the exterior. Next time I will start with 1/4 cup of melted butter."

Laurie User ID: 9157330 265372
Reviewed May. 1, 2017

"Absolutely Delicious. easy to make and tasty. Not sure why there are bad reviews....? Maybe they just forgot an ingredient?"

Michele User ID: 9136535 264493
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

"I found this exact recipe in an old cook book, THE CULINARY ARTS COOK BOOK my mom gave to me from a long time ago. The waffles came out flat and I am using new baking powder. I am going to keep looking. There is nothing Belgian about these waffles."

happysnail User ID: 7150853 264227
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"I followed the recipe exactly. Was so excited to use our new waffle maker. They came out delicious! Definitely not an item to eat often as there's 2 sticks of butter, and quite a bit of sugar. Can't wait to make them for company!"

Violeta User ID: 9106809 263355
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"This is the best waffle recipe I've found. I only used one third of the sugar because I prefer less sweet. I have a large waffle maker and I got six."

Alona User ID: 9050135 260164
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"These were perfect. Our children loved them and they cooked so nicely! There were no left overs! Here is our full review"

lindanehr User ID: 4392821 259636
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"Very good recipe. Next time I will cut back on the sugar. Just a little too sweet."

reggiehead User ID: 8532668 259484
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"I have used this recipe many times and my waffles have turned out fluffy and delicious. I admit, I use a little less butter and sugar than called for to lessen the richness, but have loved the results every time. I also agree with Karen, no need to be so to help others attain perfect results for their efforts is great, but beating up the creator of the recipe is just mean."

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