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True Belgian Waffles

It was on a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian waffle recipe. These homemade waffles are great 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: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup


  • 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.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup.

True Belgian Waffles Tips

Is pancake and waffle mix the same?

Pancake mix and waffle mix are very similar, but not quite the same. Waffle mix tends to incorporate more fat (butter and/or oils) than pancake mix. Sometimes, waffles also depend on baking powder for “lift” to get that fluffy interior, while pancakes usually rely on whipped egg whites incorporated into the batter to help them rise.

Why aren't my waffles crispy?

Soggy, softer waffles typically happen when the waffle iron isn't heated to a high enough temperature. Always make sure your waffle iron is good and hot before adding your batter. To test the heat, drop a small bit of batter on the iron—it should sizzle and start to cook upon contact. Once you've attained a crispy waffle, top them off with our favorite waffle toppings.

What's the difference between a standard waffle and a Belgian waffle?

It’s all in the appearance! A Belgian waffle is thicker and has fewer, but deeper, indentations—hello, big, beautiful pools of syrup!—than a standard waffle, like our easy morning waffles, and usually requires a different waffle iron that is specifically made to create Belgian waffles.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 696 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.


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  • Jan
    Sep 20, 2020

    A cup of butter is way too much, this recipe is overly sweet and overly taste like baking soda.

  • Lonnie
    Sep 20, 2020

    Well look at that right in the ingredients list. one cup of melted butter.

  • Kristy
    Aug 9, 2020

    Great result, but we had to guess on the quantity of butter to add, as it's missing from the ingredients list. We added half of a cup of melted butter and otherwise followed the recipe exactly. We definitely got lucky as they turned out great!

  • Mark
    Aug 5, 2020

    This was hands down the best waffle recipe i have ever used! They came out very light and fluffy, tasted just like a pastry. Absolutely delicious. My new go to waffle recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

  • sugarsweet828
    Aug 2, 2020

    I have never had a true belgium waffle to compare, but these were easy to prepare. The most difficult part of the recipe was having to pull out my hand mixer to whip the egg whites. My family thoroughly enjoyed them. I felt the were a tad bit sweet with the added macerated strawberries on top. Next time I would scale back the sugar. Otherwise the texture was good and the flavor on point! Will be making these again!

  • Jennifer
    Aug 1, 2020

    My family absolutely loves this recipe. I added a few mini chocolate chips for my daughter and she was crazy over it. I recommend this recipe over all others I've tried.

  • Kathy
    Jul 12, 2020

    My 1st time making waffles from scratch and I’m pleased to report it was a huge success. I repeated the recipe twice and my men loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bridgett
    Jul 11, 2020

    My husband thanked the Lord after eating these waffles! LOL! I followed the recipe, but used 1 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract. Soooo good!

  • Rosina
    Jul 10, 2020

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  • Sue
    Jul 9, 2020

    Got this recipe several years back. EXCELLENT! I make a triple recipe on weekends so there are plenty in the freezer for the following week's breakfast. These are light and great with fresh fruits on them or just butter & syrup. They're really, really, really, good.