True Belgian Waffles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches)

Updated: Aug. 21, 2023
It was during a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian waffle recipe. These homemade waffles are fantastic with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit and confectioners' sugar or syrup


  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 maker according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with fruit and confectioners' sugar 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 waffles: 701 calories, 42g fat (25g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.