True Belgian Waffles Recipe
- 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
- 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).
2 each: 696 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
Reviews for True Belgian Waffles
"I was reading the reviews, as I always do, to see what suggestions were given by people who had made the recipe. I was thinking I might want to make changes based on what others had done. However, when I read some of the nasty, hateful things that some people had to say, I decided to make the recipe exactly as written so I could review it on it's own merit. My husband, our grandchildren and myself all enjoyed the waffles very much. They didn't come out of the waffle maker that crispy but since I only have a single waffle iron and wanted us to all eat at the same time, I put them on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep them warm until I got them all made. That step crisped them up nicely. And the flavor is very good. Yes, there is a lot of butter and sugar in here but this isn't something that you would make every day. Since our grandchildren are visiting, I thought that was a good reason to indulge.I'm not sure what has happened to common courtesy, good manners and common sense but it seems to be sorely lacking in some of the people who left rude reviews on here. Given that fact, maybe you should just remember that, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".I admire people who put their recipes out here for us to try. It takes time and effort to do that. And, apparently, they are setting themselves up for ridicule for their trouble. That is ridiculous.Yeast, baking powder, baking soda...who cares. The waffles were good and didn't take as long to make as they would have if I had used yeast."
""True" Belgian waffles use yeast, not baking powder or soda. Stop spreading outright lies."
"If people are on a limited income, please read the directions first to decide if you can afford to make the recipe. Stop bashing the creator for your financial woes. How ridiculous."
"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."
"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 Waffles2 egg yolks1/2 tsp salt2 cups milk1/3 cup oil2 cups all-purpose flour2 egg whites, stiffly beaten1 tbsp baking powderDirectionsPreheat 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."
"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."
"Absolutely Delicious. easy to make and tasty. Not sure why there are bad reviews....? Maybe they just forgot an ingredient?"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"These were perfect. Our children loved them and they cooked so nicely! There were no left overs! Here is our full review http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2017/01/belgian-waffles.html"
"Very good recipe. Next time I will cut back on the sugar. Just a little too sweet."
"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 harsh...feedback to help others attain perfect results for their efforts is great, but beating up the creator of the recipe is just mean."
"This recipe is great! I was intrigued because of the wide range of reviews, but I had no problems at all. Tasted great, no mess, a winner. I am always amazed at how being able to leave reviews anonymously makes some people so mean. If you don't like a recipe, so be it. Other people did, maybe you did something wrong. Or maybe it's just not your taste. Or you changed the recipe. Or maybe you are used to boxed and frozen waffles. But be polite. State what went wrong, and why you did not like it. Review fairly. And most of all, prepare the recipe as written."
"WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF INGREDIENTS AND TIME. DON'T EVEN MAKE BECAUSE YOU WILL WASTE 2 WHOLE CUPS OF FLOUR AND A WHOLE CUP OF BUTTER. SO UPSET, THANK YOU FOR SUCH A HORRIBLE RECIPE. SOME OF YOU ALL MAY NOT BE BROKE BUT I AM AND I DON'T HAVE MONEY TO JUST THROW AWAY LIKE THIS, UGH."
"I made this recipe and they came out great... Then a few hours later I opened the microwave and the butter I was melting was still in there. Oops! I used white whole wheat flour and accidently omitted a whole cup of butter so I guess I was being health conscious. Honestly, couldn't tell anything was missing. They came out really well and fluffed up nicely."
"If the idea of a cloying, rotten-egg-smelling, grease-covered waffle sounds nice to you, then you might enjoy these. But I am not that kind of person. TOO MUCH SUGAR & BUTTER! You try and convince yourself that they will taste nice (because they look good), but upon biting into them, an immediate sense of regret floods body, as you try not to dry heave too heavily. These are perfect if you are looking for a torture instrument, but rubbish if you don't want to spend the night in a semi-comatose, nauseous state with a bowl to your side (just in case)."
"Absolutely Horrible. Followed the recipe exactly and had to throw everything out. So soggy and heavy I couldn't lift them out of the waffle maker. Oily Belly bombs!"
"I wanted to make waffles for my husband but we didn't have enough of his favorite boxed recipe so I looked one up on my phone. It brought me to this recipe and WOW is all we can say. So sweet, fluffy and so easy to make. My husband even helped by learning how to beat egg whites . Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, we will be making these from now on!"
"LKMG, I can tell you for sure that you put to much batter in the griddle and turning off the griddle was part of the mess, you needed to just let the waffle cook, and you can always spray your waffle maker on the inside and outside for easier clean up and put it on a cutting board if your concerned about overflow. Please try again I'm sure you will love these waffles as I have made this same recipe for 20 plus years. I lost my recipe and this one is as close to my favorite lost recipe as I could find."
"Absolutely horrible. I followed the recipe to the letter and ended up with a soupy mess. Deciding to give it the benefit of the doubt I poured some into my waffle maker and what ensued was a disaster. Not 5 seconds after closing the lid it began to froth and spill out onto my table and then onto the floor as I watched in horror at the mess and frantically applied paper towel to slow the spread of the hot, foaming sludge. I unplugged the waffle iron and opened it up to reveal that every last bit of the batter had been ejected and had left behind an oily, congealed mucus. After it had cooled I spent just under an hour scraping gunk off my table and the griddle. The only nice thing I can say is that the vanilla made it smell good. I flushed the remaining batter down the toilet . What a waste, would not recommend unless you want slime for a halloween decoration of some sort. I actually signed up just to write this review. Now I've had to find an alternative for breakfast."
"NOT CRISPY, Waffles fell apart on my waffle maker. Taste is OK but any time you use a cup of butter it better taste ok. I have tried several different receives since I got my waffle maker. Not all tasted great but the waffles held together... having to take them off the girdle in 4 pieces is frustrating."
"Perfect ......even in high altitude.. Just omitted a half teaspoon of baking powder."
"I reduced the butter by half and the family enjoyed them. Served with fresh peach sauce from this website."
"this recipe is fantastic. I have also integrated a change. i added amaretto, reduced the butter by half, and added oil to the other half. i topped it with cherry pie filling and whipped cream. and i keep eating them with sausage links."
"I tweaked what ingredients I used a little bit, 1/2 cup sugar, added 1/2 tsp salt, I shifted my dry ingredients together,then added the wet, not over mixing it. It's ok if there's clumps in it, they'll cook out. But I did not add wet until my egg whites were whipped & ready to add. (chemical reaction of baking powder, I did not mix it, I folded it, leaving in some white fluff.)3 eggs, instead of 2, (2 egg whites don't whip in my stand mixer, so I increased it to 3) separated,Cut butter to 1 stick of melted butter, instead of 2,Important, to me anyway, ***[1&1/2] vanilla extract, called for 1 tsp vanilla extract, but seemed a little bland (I just like the taste the extra vanilla gives it. Forgot it once, found it too bland, go figure.)Super delicious!!!! I eat them plain, with my fingers, tearing them apart, or with fruit & fresh whipped cream!!!! My granddaughter loves them as well, eating them the way I do, plain, with her fingers!"
"Just made these for some friends visiting from France. They loved them. Did not change anything in the recipe."
"This recipe works best on a belgian waffle iron. I made my old recipe on my belgian iron and it was heavy. I, also, worried about the butter, but it came out fine. They were not greasy, nor runny. It might not be the right kind of waffle iron, because this is a great recipe."
"These waffles are very tasty and delicious!"
"these were delicious! I used 3oz stork biscuits and pastry and 1oz butter (1/2 cup) as thats all I had. I had read the other reviews too to eliminate half the butter and I was glad i did. I also just used one cup of milk. They were lovely and fluffy on the low seeting but they crisped up nicely on the high setting!"
"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."
"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."
"These were soggy and gross. Way too sweet and way too much oil. SO greasy... They were disgusting. Worst waffle recipe for sure"
"Soft inside with a slightly crispy outside. This is the best waffle recipe I've ever made!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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..."
"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"
"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!"
"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!"
"Great hunk of goodness. Made these for my wife and 3 children and the plates are licked clean.I made mine and my childrens' with 1 teaspoon of cookie butter on top, then 2 sliced strawberries, and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream.My wife's had 1/2 banana and a tablespoon of Nutella on top.I enjoyed trying them plain, but I like to throw some life into my waffles (and crepes) by using recipes as mentioned above. I'd also recommend raspberries with lemon curds and caramelized apples/sauce on top with a scoop of ice cream.YUMMY!!!!"
"Excellent waffles - very tasty and lovely texture, syrup optional! Followed the recipe as written."
"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"
"The Best Belgium waffle recipe ever. My family LOVES these waffles!!!!"
"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."
"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."
"Kids loved it, I hated it.Way too sweet to serve this with syrup. Just lightly dust with powdered sugar for show and put some fruit topping on top,Batter was too thin to properly fold the egg whites. Too much sugar. So much butter that it would not cook right. Cut every ingredient in half except the flour and eggs and it might come out better."
"The negative reviewers can't cook I assure you. This recipe is awesome. I have made it a million times and they come out awesome every time. My family loves this recipe as well. You can adjust it however you like. If you aren't comfortable with 2 sticks of butter just use one. I always double the vanilla in every recipe. I also adjust the sugar down considering the added toppings and syrup."
"These are BELGIAN WAFFLES, NOT American waffles. They are served with fruit and /or whipped cream toppings, or maybe ice cream. They are a dessert waffle, not a breakfast waffle as most Americans think of them, You buy them in Belgium from street venders to eat as a snack or dessert! Belgian waffles are sweeter, thicker, and crispier than American waffles."
"Comparing the waffles made from this recipe to a mix is like trying to compare a fast food hamburger to filet mignon."
"All I can say is wow! I adjusted a few things. I used only 1 stick of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar as suggested above. I added cinnamon, imitation maple extract flavoring and diced apples. They came out perfectly! They were delicious with and without the syrup. Definitely plan to do this for our new years day brunch."
"We just received a waffle iron as a gift and decided to try this recipe. Waffles came out light and fluffy with just the right amount of crisp. I added 1 tsp of Cinnamon on used 1/2cup white sugar and 1/4 brown. If you follow the recipe to a T, it will turn out. Perfect recipe!"
"these waffles were heavenly. we ate far too many. never had waffles like this--i'm afraid i won't make regular ones again!"
"I just made the recipe exactly as it says and the result was amazing! The only thing I found that it was too sweet. So next time I will reduce the sugar to 2TBS instead of 3/4 cup. Thank you so much for sharing it, I will be using it for the ladies breakfast I am planning for my church."
"This recipe is pretty good, WITH SOME TWEAKS. I've made these twice now; the first time, I only added 1/2 cup of butter instead of the full cup (as per someone elses' review). They were a huge hit! They were thick, fluffy, and sweet. Perfect with or without syrup, and easy to get crispy in the toaster oven when reheating!The second time, I made them exactly how the recipe says (with the full cup of butter), and they were awful. Floppy, soggy, and impossible to get crisp on the outside. I have a waffle iron that has different temperature settings; I tried cooking them fast on a high heat, and cooking them slow, and both times they were either golden brown and too soggy to get out of the iron, or burnt. I had noticed when I was making them that the batter had a much puffier consistency than the last time I had made them, when it was very smooth. So, after only using about a half cup of the batter, I added a half cup of flour-- and viola! they perked right up. Not as good as the first batch with only a half cup of butter, but still good.I think next time I make them, I'll only do 1 1/2 cups of butter!"
"I've never had a true Belgian waffle, so I can't comment on that. So, from an American standpoint, these are too sweet -- no syrup needed. Would be good for dessert. I'll keep looking for a more plain-tasting waffle, but will make these again.The other reviews are right. Its 1 stick of butter."
"Awful recipe. They had no taste and were very chewy. Definitely sticking to box waffles for now on."
"I’m so happy I discovered your website!You are awesome!I made this recipe today and I really love this. Absolutely divine!"
"Perhaps I did something wrong but these came out horrible! All of my waffles were too foppy and not at all firm and ended up falling apart when I tried to take them out. They also had way to much butter."
"I have to agree that these waffles are exceptional!!! They are easy to make, (the first time is always the hardest). I only used a half a cup of butter as well. My waffle maker instructions suggest that the dry ingredients be sifted and I will try that next time, although I don't know how these could be any better!! We are looking forward to freezing the leftovers."
"Well, the rest of the recipe is good, I suggest using half a cup of melted butter, it makes the batter a little thinner, and takes much shorter to cook. Also, beat the egg whites until soft stiff peaks form, it's much easier. but a great recipe overall."
"These waffles, if you are used to a typical American waffle, will scare you. There is SO much butter and sugar, the batter is super thick, they take forever to cook, and they come out of the iron pretty limp. However, they are delicious if you follow the recipe, and they're the first waffles I've ever made that get crispier the longer they sit out. No more soggy waffles at the bottom of the stack! They are also much more filling than you'd expect from waffles. When I make this again, I might lower the ratio of butter in the recipe like some have suggested, but overall this makes a good, and very indulgent, waffle!"
"These were the best! Crispy, sweet, and perfect just by themselves. My only complaint was with my expensive Belgian waffle iron that I received as a birthday gift. It didn't cook evenly and I ended up throwing 2 full sets away before I pulled out my 23 year old Mickey Mouse waffle iron that I receieved as a wedding gift. Mickey didn't let me down! The waffles turned out perfectly."
"So, I too, made an account just to review this recipe. They were great waffles. The amount of sugar and butter are higher than most recipes I seen, but the taste was great. Perfect balance of sweet and richness. If reviewers did not like this recipe it's because they must have messed up somewhere. Maybe didn't beat whites till stiff peaks? They aren't the usual soft and fluffy American style, which I don't really like, but rather these are thinner crispy yet delicate Belgium style. Great waffles. Note: make sure egg whites are beaten till stiff peaks and dont add to much to iron."
"These are the best waffles I've ever had, anywhere! Light, flavorful, & easy to make! They're even good plain, which is how I ate them because they were soooo good!"
"Super easy and the kids love them more than any other waffle recipe I've tried!!!!"
"I followed Corwin44's suggestions of reducing butter and sugar and using low fat buttermilk. Delicious!! Recipe is now in my Recipe Box. A perfect Father's Day starter!"
"Wow!!! Made these about 10 times since I got my waffle maker. I'm the super dad at my kid's school. Half the basketball team ate these at my house, I had to make a couple more batches. Comment to "Jimmythesuit" STAY AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN if you ruined this recipe."
"Just made these for the first time. A little sweet for me, but besides that they taste good. I did have an issue, if anyone has some input. The waffles come out soggy but as they cool they become crunchy. Any ideas why?"
"These are completely AWESOME!!"
"There is seriously something wrong with the way you follow recipes if you screw this one up. Absolutely delicious! Fair warning...really sweet but that's the way I like it :)...nom nom nom."
"I don't know how anyone could have messed these up! If you're waffle iron was left with a bunch of grease .... THEN THE PROBLEM WAS WITH YOU AND NOT THE RECIPE! These were undeniably delicious and fluffy!"
"I make these every Sunday for my family. They are PERFECT!"
"I read the reviews after I had already made the batter so I was a little skeptical about these waffles. I don;t know if other people made them incorrectly but, these are some good waffles. Granted, I have a belgium friend who makes her waffles and they are better but, these are still delicious. I followed the recipe the way it was."
"These waffles are great. However, I did change a few things. I used two cups low fat buttermilk, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup butter. The batter was nice and thick and the waffles cooked perfectly. They were nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside."
"Has anyone tried this w fresh fruit in the batter. They r still great plain. Eat them hot w icecream in the middle of 2 waffles And a little dusting of powder sugar. Awesome desert idea. I let my batter sit for 20minutes before I put them on the waffle iron. It seems to make them a lil more crisp"
"Excellent waffles!!!! Light crispy and tasty!!!! I wish that I had used this recipe for our family's March birthdays brunch last Sunday!!!! They are tremendous and easy enough to make with my 2 yr. old grandson! Thank You!!!We will definitely make these again and again!!! LHayes"
"Loved your recipe! I toned down on the sugar because i prefer maple syrup anyway and added cinnamon to it and it was divine! This is my first time making waffles and i don't think i'm going to even try any other waffle recipe!"
"Nice recipe and very tastey"
"I wish it would have been thicker."
"Love the recipe used Coconut Vanilla milk and it was great. Can't have syrup so the sweet waffle work for me. Little work but great taste."
"I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago. I wanted to try a different waffle recipe instead of the one I always use. This recipe looked and tasted better than my usual one. I followed the recipe exactly and didn't expect them to turn out this good. The waffles were crispy on the edges and soft on the inside. The whole house smelled like I was baking cookies. I will definitely be making them again. Being part Belgian myself, I was very impressed with this recipe."
"Made these tonight! Yum. The butter in the recipe seems extreme, but it's the key. And to the comment about being too salty, make sure you use unsalted butter. I used one salted and one unsalted as a personal preference to cut the sweet. I also cut it to 1/2 cup white sugar and added 1/4 brown sugar, because it's just what I do. They are marvelous and not brown and gross, unless it's because I have a cheap-o waffle iron..."
"This recipe was awful. Don't use it. Our waffles are disgusting and brown."
"Absolutely delightful. Didn't change one thing about this recipe! Since I'm the only one who eats waffles in my home I froze the remaining batter. Will continue to use this recipe."
"This recipe has severe misprint. It calls for a cup of butter (2 full sticks) melted and added to milk and vanilla then added to flour, sugar and baking powder. The results were terrible!! It tasted as if I dumped an entire salt shaker into mix. And the waffles would not EVER turn crispy. Highly recommend Taste of Home review this recipe and get it right. Yuk! Way, way too salty!!"
"These were just like any other waffle recipe made from scratch. Nothing noteworthy about them."
"Made this morning! My new favorite and keeping the recipe in my box. Slightly sweet and very fluffy and airy. Excellent recipe and I always have the ingredients on hand!"
"I've made these three times and my family loves them. These are very sweet and buttery. I make a bunch and my husband snacks on them throughout the day. My Black & Decker waffle maker tends to think they're finished before they are, so to get them extra crispy I put them in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes. As other ppl have suggested I whipped the egg whites in a mug. I just made them today and I thought I did something wrong, the batter seemed to watery, but I just mixed it more and let it sit a bit and it thickened up. They were a hit!"
"Nice, easy alternative waffle recipe to the traditional yeast recipes. A little sweet, but still very good."
"I, too, created an account just to review this recipe: it was a waste of my time and money. The waffles were too dense and too sweet. It helped when I cooked them way longer than the waffle iron indicated, made them dark brown and they crisped up as they cooled. I'll stick with the Cook's Illustrated yeast waffles, they're great."
"I created an account just so I could review this recipe. These were incredibly good. I've always used a mix and never had waffles from scratch and holy moly, I will never use a mix again. I added blueberries to the batter so they didn't cook up quite right, lesson learned. Even with my flub, they were still amazing."
"My family loves this recipe"
"For people who have issue with this recipe. The butter is not part of the mix. The butter is only used for cooking. If you added the butter to the recipe, then it will not turn out right. I've made this before and it turned out fine. I just put everything in my Vitamix and pause it couple of times. I freeze the extras and reheat in the toaster. It turns out fine, my son loves it!"
"I just made these and have had the real thing in Belgium. These need more sugar and more vanilla. Next time I will increase both. THey are too bland as they are. But the texture is about right. THey are also pretty dry, however I made them with wheat flour. The kind of flour might make a difference, don't know."
"These are, by far, the best waffles I have ever made. They are so light and fluffy and sweet; you don't even need syrup. Definitely a keeper in my book!"
"Oops guess I didn't read right... butter is mentioned in the method. Seems like a lot of butter in 2 cups of flour. Will give it a try in the morning!"
"Love this recipe! Takes me back to Saturday mornings as a kid.. I second the comment adding a bit of cinnamon into the mix.. about a half tsp at best. also, at the last minute i sliced up one & a half bananas then used an egg beater to smoothly integrate that added element into the mix. won't say adding bananas will make this any healthy for those counting calories but it gives them some added flavor & tastes phenomenal."
"Great recipe! I substituted the cup of butter to 1/2 cup applesauce plus one tablespoon of butter and a little veg oil. Worked great. The trick, I suspect, is that I do have a greased commercial waffle iron."
"Mine didnt turn out well. I have no clue what've missed. I mixed it manually using spoon and made up the baking time only by checking the colour. Need help. Im actually looking for waffle recipe like the A&W has. Little crispy outside and fluffy inside. Does anybody know the recipe?"
"These are just perfect! My search for perfect waffles that don't require yeast or buttermilk is over:) Add cinnamon for extra flavor. Watch them all gobble it up!"
"A few days ago I started thinking about the Belgian waffles I had during my trip to Europe back in the late 90's. When my husband suggested we make waffles this morning, I looked up recipes and this popped up. I figured it must be a sign... so I ignored my reservations about the full cup of butter in the recipe, assuaging my guilt by substituting 1 cup of flour with Trader Joe's Whole Wheat white flour, and gave it try with our regular (non-Belgian) waffle iron.As each waffle came out of the iron, I placed it on a rack in a warmed oven to keep them from getting soggy while the others cooked. They turned out great! The exterior was crispy, and due to the butter content, I didn't have to lube up the waffle iron as much. The interior was fluffy with that slightly dense texture I remember from my travel. We served it with cooked pears and some ham on the side to serve as a counter-point to all the sugar.The waffles were a little sweet for me, but I am less fond of sugar than I used to be. I may try making them again with a little less butter and sugar, and maybe some more wheat flour, but that could very well mess up the texture..."
"I make these all the time.. this last time I did cut the butter down to 1/4 just as good"
"I did wonder about this recipe because it has lots of butter and a lot of sugar compared to my regular recipes for waffles BUT it's worth it! They taste amazing. So light and fluffy and crispy and they melt in the mouth. These are my kids absolute favourites from the first time we made them! I'm afraid those who have put bad reviews probably didn't follow the instructions or missed something out. We have never had a bad lot of these from this recipe.. They work time after time AND I had to convert to British grams before making for the first time as I have never worked in 'cups' measurements.So give these a go... You won't be disappointed."
"This is the worst waffle recipe ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not make!!!!!!!!!!! 1 cup of butter melted makes them inedible they don't rise and will waste your money. I tryed to save the batter by making pancakes still didn't work and followed this to the T. I created an account so I could comment and say how terrible this is!!! You will have to go eat out if you try to make these because you'll be hungry and they won't even resemble a waffle"
"Disgusting. Way too sweet. Mixing the dry ingredients should be done by sifting but don't bother since it still tastes like a ball of sugar."
"Absolutely delicious!!! It really annoys me when people post a review and start out, I haven't tried them yet. How can you rate them 2 stars if you haven't tried them yet?I spent a week in Belgium this summer and the waffles were yummy!!! The closest recipe to what I remember from my trip started with a yeast batter but if your idea of a Belgian waffle is a yummy sweater, thick, crispy, chewy pastry cooked in a deep waffle iron, this recipe is for you!If you want a traditional Belgian waffle and dont care if it takes a day or two, then try a yeast batter.These are so much easier and every bit as delicious"
"Simply phenomenal! So tender and fluffy !"
"I have tried a few recipes for waffles, until now our favorite was the yeast waffles. These came out perfect. They come out of the iron soft, but within a few seconds become lightly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Great base recipe for making slight variations.Thank You!"
"Good recipe! I revised a few parts .. 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 Agave nectar (amber), 1/2 stick (4 oz) of butter.. all ingredients stays the same. The sweetness of the batter was perfect - not too sweet, not too bland! I agree with the most recent reviewer to beat the egg whites really well.. it may take a while to get them to stiff fluffy peaks but it helps the batter."
"Just made these and they were delicious. Although a little dessert like for breakfast and hard to eat very many. I disagree with folkwoman because mine were light fluffy and rose just fine.it is possible she didn't beat the egg whites sufficiently. I can see how they might be soggy but when I turned up the heat they came out soft with some slightly crunchy areas which was a nice combo."
"Waffles were pretty tasty, but never rose to the top of the belgian waffle maker. Mostly soggy. Disappointing, for all the calories in this, should have been better."
"Absolutely delicious! I have officially changed my recipe for waffles!I normally don't say anything about the comments that are written below but rather than going to Wiki and quoting it trying selecting one of the other websites that are below oh I don't know like http://www.belgianaccent.com/about-the-waffles/belgian-waffles-history/ and get some real history."
"Excellent waffle! Separating the egg led to a lighter, fluffier texture."
"LOVE the trick of doing the egg whites in a cup. Might do that when I need just a little amount of fresh whipping cream. Also, didn't have any vanilla left but substituted it with almond extract...totally scrumptious! Cooked them a little longer than box mix and they came out perfect...slightly crisp on outside soft and tasty on the inside."
"Very good, the whole family loved em. I replaced a 1/4 cup of sugar with syrup and came out soo great, my first time makin wafffles at all to. For any one who doesnt know what peaking the eggs means, its when u separate the whites from the yolks and (WHAT I DID) put whites in a coffee cup and take a beater off the egg beater and just use a single beater on high until the eggs are a sumwhat stiff foam. Also after i took them out of the waffle maker i put them in the toaster for a lil extra crispness. Trust me u really have to do the thing with the eggs, otherwise they wont come out stiff like u expect a waffle to be"
"Heerlijk!! Just tried it and yes, it is a true Wafel. To the lady who says Belgian waffles originated in the USA , I'm sorry dear. Waffles even predate the Crusades. They were only brought to the the US in 1964 by a gentleman named. Maaurice Versmersch"
"I think its funny that whoever posted this talks about how they're just like true Belgian waffles from Belgium when in fact the place of origin for a Belgian waffle is the U.S .There is no single type of waffle identified as a "Belgian waffle" in Belgium....That in mind they are still a tasty waffle."
"Love these waffles. My kids love them and no one at my house will go out to eat waffles anymore."
"Best tasting Belgium Waffle I have found and I gave tried several. Kids love them. No syrup needed. Love it!!!"
"mrswife - the recipe says 2 eggs, separated. Giving this a 2-star rating because I haven't tried it yet - having it later tonight."
"Is it just me or does this metion egg yolks and white in directions but doesn't mention them in the ingredients? Not sure how much to use and I have already started mixing everything else. Very frustrated!"
"Great tasting,the only thing I did was use less sugar and still tasted good"
"Waffles were delicious! No syrup necessary!"
"Belgian waffles are sugary. There is supposed to be so much sugar that it is gritty. If you think there is too much sugar then its not a Belgian Waffle recipe you are looking for."
"Very good waffle. Made this with 3/4 cup of butter and skim milk (that's all I had to work with) and they still tasted very buttery. Not a bad recipe to try out but I may try less sugar next time."
"Awesome recipe! I chopped up apples and walnuts with cinnamon and it was amazing!"
"This recipe was so awesome! I added chopped walnuts and chopped apple! Heavenly ??"
"I must admit we were a little skeptical of this recipe at first because of the amount of sugar and butter called for but they turned out fabulous! Don't skimp on any of the ingredients! We topped the waffles with raspberries and whipped cream. No syrup necessary."
"I grew up in Belgium!Trust me it does not come near ANYTHING like Belgian Waffles! Not even close!"
"My results of this recipe was not to my liking. They were way too sweet, and were not crispy like Belgium waffles I have ever had. I will look for another recipe."
"Perfect waffles. Do not fear the sugar -- it's just right. Do not fear the butter -- awesomeness all the way. Yes, I needed to increase the cooking time. Added about 1:30 to my normal cook time for boxed mix waffles. Made these exactly according to the directions. I have been looking for a good, basic recipe for a few weeks and have tried others. This one is my new go-to. Make them. Eat them. Enjoy the day!"
"The woman said she got them from a family member in Belgian and the Belgian Grandmother said they "tasted like home" so I'm going to trust they are true Belgian waffles. Maybe people in Belgian make waffles different in different families. My grandmother was Polish and had special recipes from her family and I have had the same item from another family and they are different. Also Gabry Rox is talking about the Liege waffles (the super thick kind with the hunks of caramelized sugar). Anyway- I made them and they are excellent. I served them with Strawberries ."
"My son and I just tried this for breakfast; we are not impressed.There is too much sugar in the dough. The sweetness is supposed to come from the toppings in my opinion.I'm a real fan of butter, but 1 cup is too much.And I agree, they do taste like the typical american waffles.We need an old world recipe here. :)"
"All you people complaining about the quantity of butter do realize that butter is what makes these waffles taste as good as they do, right?Too much sugar? Yes, you're waffles will be too sweet when you pour syrup all over em. These waffles with sliced banana/strawberries plus whipped cream are most definitely not too sweet. Try it out instead of the typical syrup topping that people somehow find good.These do have to cook longer than other recipes I've tried and do come out softer, but once they're on the plate and cool off for a minute, the outside hardens up, and they end up very crisp like any other waffle.Awesome, awesome recipe. Best tasting of anything I've found online. I will try one of the Liege waffle recipes next, however, once I get some pearl sugar.Made these using a Waring ProWMK600 found on amazon, using the #4 heat setting."
"There are 2 kinds of waffles in Belgium: the Liegeois which is the yeast dough with pearl sugar, and the Bruxellois which is the light, crispy one. To me, neither are close to what you would get if you order a Belgian Waffle at IHOP, but this recipe sounds like a Bruxellois."
"Did not try this recipe, but I agree with GabryRox; I recently bought a belgian waffle Iron and the recipe that came with it had no yeast nor pearl sugar-HOWEVER the dough WAS thick and the waffles are NOT light and fluffy. They are good but not what I expected(American, light and crispy)"
"No offense meant here, but these are not even close to being "True" Belgian Waffles. I just returned from a week in Belgium and can say this without reservation. These may what many Americans may think of as Belgian Waffles, but the REAL thing is made with a thick, yeast-based dough, embedded with chunks of Pearl Sugar that crystallizes when cooked. This recipe has neither yeast or pearl sugar, nor does it contain enough flour to make the dough consistency required for true Belgian waffles. I sat in Ghent Belgium watching a shoppe owner make these and trust me, the dough is so thick, it holds its consistency in a balled up shape until it is smashed onto the waffle iron. When done correctly, these are chewy on the inside, crisp on the outside, have pockets of caramelized sugar throughout and probably weigh 3-4 times of their American counterpart.This recipe will get you the typical waffle BATTER seen in America. I'm sure it is tasty if that's what you want but these are not even close the real thing and surprised so many of the comments below don't recognize that. AussieBaker's comment below sums it up... "light and fluffy" is what American waffles are called, not the true Belgian ones. Again, no offense meant, just wanted to set the record straight :) And btw, do yourself a favor and find or make the real thing... you will never go back to the light and fluffy ones lol ;)"
"Fabulous recipe! thank you very much. :) They were light and fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside, with a delicious flavour! These will definitely be semi-regular weekend breakfast treats!"
"Followed the recipe by the letter and the waffles turned out quite good! Despite folding in the egg whites at the end and doing everything right, they still came out super sweet. I added two teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter to make the rest of the batter suitable for sweet treats instead. I'm finishing the batch in one go and will be storing them over the next couple of days. Any future batches will be made with less sugar to my taste. :)"
"Ok, so I have to admit I tried these waffles twice. The first time they were entirely too sweet. Then I realized I mixed the egg batter wrong and instead of just doing it over I used the creation, the waffles were mouth quenchinly sweet.. Just this morning I checked in on the recipe and I noticed the comment below, makes so much sense. I made this recipe exactly as it explains and they were amazing! I am normally not a waffle fan I cook them for my husband but these made me smile!"
"I noticed people stating that these were too sweet. I'm curious if the egg whites were properly peaked with a hand mixer and folded into the batter at the end. It should extend the batter and fluff it out to not make it so sweet? Just a question, not an accusation. It just seemed strange that I saw that twice on here. Mine turned out really fluffy and not too sweet. This was a great recipe and saved for later!"
"Waaaaay too sweet! And coming from me thats saying something! I felt ill after 1/2 of one not reccommended at that amount of sugar!"
"I have made the classic Belgium waffle recipe that is a little labour/time intensive. It requires making a batter the night before with fresh yeast. This is the first quick Belgium waffle recipe that actually tastes like the classic recipe. What a treat! The 1 cup of butter sure helps! I cut back the sugar to 1/4c....and it was still sweet. Next time I'll just use 2 tbsp sugar. A wonderful recipe -- thanks for sharing!"
"The Best Waffles We've Ever Had! Even restaurants haven't beat it yet. We've been spoiled and would want any other waffles after these. YUMMMYY ^_^"
"Turned out great just wanted to try a different waffle recipe."
"Way to sweet maybe 1/4 cup sugar my husband didn't even eat half of his waffle now I have all that extra and wasted batter"
"These waffles are great! They taste just like my grandmother's waffles, and I have been looking for a recipe that matches what she used to make. I added a bit of cinnamon like she used to do. So glad I found this!"
"These waffles really are great tasting! I love the consistency of Belgian waffles. I followed the recipe exactly. I wish I had tried them before adding syrup though. Once I added real maple syrup, they were too sweet for my taste, and I love sweets. I have lots of leftover batter, so tomorrow I plan to eat them with fresh peaches and homemade whipped cream! I think I'll prefer it that way."
"For anyone who is lucky enough to have been to Belgium and had their waffles, you will know this recipe is spot on. If you modify at all, you will not have the intended results. These are supposed to be sweet, dense, and a little crispy on the outside and that is exactly what these waffles are. Topping them a little butter and fresh fruit is perfect! This is a treat we can enjoy for special occasions. So yummy!!"
"Super tasty, I wish I could rate this recipe twice! Followed the directions to a T and they came out better than expected. True restaurant quality; soft and fluffy on the inside, with a light crisp on the outside. Yes, it seemed like a lot of butter and a lot of sugar, but since this was my FIRST time trying out this recipe, I wanted to follow the original ingredients/measurements to give it a fair shot. I'm so glad I did!"
"I tried this recipe as is, but it did not crisp and was very sweet. Great to eat alone! It was a great recipe base! I altered the recipe as follows: subbed 1/2 cup of the flour with 1/2 packed cup of corn starch, the 1 cup butter with 1 cup oil (you can do half butter and half oil too for the butter flavoring), reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, and 1 tbsp baking powder instead of 3 1/2 tsp.In a medium bowl I stirred together with a whisk all the dry ingredients, then added all the wet ingredients (except egg whites) on top of the dry, stirred carefully to combine...some little lumps are fine. Beat egg whites with hand mixer until glossy and peaks stand, then added to waffle mix and carefully folded it into the mix until thick and combined.My alterations allowed the batter to be easily spreadable on the waffle maker, no need to spray with Pam to cook, crispy and perfectly sweet. Using my flip able Belgian waffle maker I would preheat on medium heat, then pour in 3/4 cup batter and spread evenly, close and set my timer for 5 mins., let cook for 20 seconds before flipping, flip and hold handle tight ensuring a good seal for another 20 seconds to shape the waffles (this will help make no spillage), let go and let cook until the last minute and flip back (top up) until timer is done - take out and WALLA! PERFECT (yet unhealthy) WAFFLES! Lol! Well now, practically everything DELICIOUS is unhealthy for someone!SO easy! Even my teenagers can make this simple recipe! It's light and crispy just how they like it! Can be eaten with/without added sweet toppings and made with any waffle maker! This recipe doesn't need to set 30 mins to overnight or be set in the oven to crisp!"
"ALL I CAN SAY IS AMAZING!!!!! I did use crisco butter flavor shortening because I did not have enough butter on hand but these are the BEST waffles I have ever made!!!!"
"Fixed these for family this morning and they were gone in a hurry! Will consider doubling the batch next time. The only problem I had was getting the egg whites to peak-which is always a tricky ordeal without cream of tarter. Taste better than cake doughnuts!"
"Used this recipe and it was great tried different fruit inside the batter and on tip could not go wrong it was great and going ot make more soon. Thank you Took a picture of the beautiful waffles and do not know where to submit that if you have any suggestions you can give me let me know and I can share how beautiful the Belgian Waffles on this page turned out. Let's get cooking."
"I love making these. My Husband and son's love it when I do!! They come out soft at first but then crisp up. MMMMM GOOD!!"
"This recipe was wonderful! I was craving a sweeter tasting waffle and this recipe hit the spot. I accidentally forgot the vanilla, but they still turned out perfect! We topped the waffles with strawberries or syrup. Excellent overall recipe, pretty easy, and I can't wait to make them again! Definitely a recipe I will keep!"
"very nice best waffle yet! Crispy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside.I did change up the recipe a bit though. 1. I used 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 and 2. I put 1/2 cup of butter, and replaced the other 1/2 with yogurt to reduce the fat and calorie intake.The batter came out super thick and I have batter for days since I was cooking for 2. But it's ok I have premixed batter for the other days."
"Pretty good considering they were WAY to sweet and heavy tasting. Way to much butter... 2 sticks is very fattening!"
"These were fantastic! Followed the directions exactly except I added more vanilla since that's what we like! They came out fluffy on the inside with the little bit of crunch on the outside. Although they are sweet I believe they are meant to be served with fruit and cream rather than syrup. We dip ours in vanilla Greek yogurt so it's a great offset! Also we have a Waring brand waffle maker set to level 4 and that can make a big difference in the cooked product in the end."
"I read the reviews of others and decided they must be good. But, sadly, these were too sweet and soggy. I was surprised the recipe didn't call for salt. I followed the recipe exactly. I will stick to my tried and true recipe for waffles from now on."
"These are the best waffles ever! Next time, I might reduce the amount of butter a little but I will not change anything else."
"I made this recipe 2 times, it is the best waffle recipe i have ever made. i used real butter and a different flour, they came out perfect. My family loved them."
"BEST WAFFLES IN THE WORLD"
"Awful! To sweet and to soggy! Followed the recipe exactly. YUCK"
"I was excited to make this recipe although at first glance I thought it called for WAY too much butter. Sure enough after making two waffles, they were greasy and flat. So not wanting to waste anything I doubled the recipe but did not add anymore butter. They came out ok but still seemed too flat. But as the recipe stands, it is calling for too much butter. One cup of butter is equal to two sticks!"
"These waffles are the best I have ever tasted! I am discarding my old tried and true recipe for this one. I noticed that many of the poor reviews are from people who altered the recipe by adding extra eggs, or milk, or reducing butter and sugar etc. In this case the poor rating belongs to your altered version and it isn't fair to the original. I always try a recipe as is first, following it step by step and then alter it to my likes the next go round if the original wasn't up to par. The next time I make this one I might reduce the sugar if we are using syrup and keep it as is if using fruit or cream cheese."
"It took me four hours to fix these. After adding a full cup of butter, there is no way I'm going to waste it! My waffle mixture turned out lumpy thanks to the wrong order of mixing ingredients given. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together. Then add vanilla and milk, then the flour mixture and then the egg whites. I used more eggs since the batter was very thick. First waffle was raw inside as the dough isn't like any other Belgian Waffle recipe I've used. Second waffle being cooked for over three minutes and the dough was still raw on the lowest setting of the waffle iron. When you eat these, be sure you have a strong flavor fruit with them, otherwise all you will taste is the baking powder. I won't be using this recipe again as it's too fatty, wasted a ton of my time and ingredients for really mediocre "true" Belgian waffles."
"Great tasting, does like to stick to waffle iron due to the sugar even using cooking spray"
"Best Belgian Waffle recipe ever! We recently bought a Belgian waffle maker and experimented with A LOT of recipes. We tried yeast, egg whites, overnight, box mix etc. This one was by far the best!! Is it healthy, heck no! But we don't eat them everyday & I top mine with berries. We did add just a tad more milk to get a slightly thinner consistency. The butter did solidify somewhat when we added the milk, but it still mixed in fine. We had some left over and reheated them in the toaster oven 2 days later and they were still delicious. Light and fluffy!"
"Belgian Waffles are not meant to be light. They are what they are. If you treat these like a treat to eat on occasion they are fine and magnificent. I did not use butter or syrup on mine, just topped them with fresh strawberries and they were incredible. 2 waffles is 680 calories or so. Multiply that by 3 and you have a typical recommended caloric intake. Use ALL organic ingredients and these are just perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning treat!"
"I made these today and they were alright, not as good as I expected quite thick batter. I will continue to search for better recipe. This one is very high in fat and not healthy too...."
"I made these for the first time today and they came out perfectly. My teenage daughter absolutely loved them. This recipe is definitely going in my recipe box at home. Thank you for sharing."
"Way to much butter! I made a lot of revisions, to make it lighter."
"Very good recipe; even the batter smelled great. That being said, it is a LOT of each ingredient. In reference to the review that said the batter was runny, probably the egg whites were not beat properly or the ingredients were not combined right. This is one of those recipes that uses the chemistry of baking to the fullest, so all steps need to be done right. I would recommend finding a video on how a whipped egg white should look if you aren't sure. I only got 5 waffles, but overfilled on my first pour, so probably could have ended up with more. These are fluffy and rise a lot, so using a little less batter than you expect to need will be good. I used unsalted butter; I wish I had used salted to bring out more of the sweetness, but other than that, everything was great."
"The best waffles I have ever made!!! Hubby loved them!! thank you but I am keeping this one!! thank you!"
"Made them today with southern fried chicken and my family just loved them to bits. I like a lighter waffle but I understand completely that Belgian Waffles and denser and sweeter. If your looking for a waffle to delight...try this recipe. I will make again for family and friends."
"This is the WORST waffle recipe I have ever tried. WAY TOO MUCH BUTTER."
"This is the most ridiculously good waffle recipe I've tried to date. I halved the recipe but kept the full tsp of vanilla and they are marvelous. The texture is amazing, they came out nice and crispy and airy. Yes they're a little sweet, but i like that. I had them topped with more butter, syrup and strawberries and they were fantastic. If you don't like them as sweet simply reduce the sugar. This is my new permanent waffle recipe, i don't think I'll ever have the nerve to test another!"
"This is a great recipe! The best i've tried for a good homemade taste. Too sweet for my liking so i am going to cut the sugar substantially. I was considering another option for the butter. maybe coconut oil? I quadrupled the recipe for a large family and it worked out great!"
"Wow, these are so good. Light and fluffy and sweet. I put bananas and syrup on them and I inhaled them!"
"Wonderful can't wait for strawberry season"
"My 9 year old and I made it - it was delicious. We had it with confectioners sugar and a side of sliced bananas."
"I've made several different Belgian Waffle recipes and this is my least favorite. I think some the ratios are off: 1) too much sugar - should be about 2-3 table spoons, not 3/4 of a cup, 2) too few eggs - should be 3-4, not 2, 3) too little milk - should be about 2 cups, not 1 1/2"
"These waffles were delicious! I substituted coconut extract for vanilla and added white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Very good!"
"The waffles were great! I only used 1/4 (or less) of the butter in the recipe. I would definitely use this recipe again but with less sugar... They were a little too sweet for my liking when I ate them, especially with syrup."
"These waffles used SOO much butter and they came out very soggy and nasty. I had to cook them twice the regular time and was very unpleased. With all the ingredients it barely made enough for four. Also, they were overly sweet. I am VERY unhappy with this recipe. If you would like to eat a stick of butter, have at it."
"I love this recipe (so does my family!). I've made it several times now with great results. Tonight I accidentally left out the butter completely and guess what? They were awesome!!! Slightly thicker and still crispy and yummy!"
"The best waffles i have ever made!thank you for sharing the recipe with us."
"I made these Vegan with substituting flax seed and water for the egg, Coconut Milk for the Milk, and Coconut Oil for the Butter. Now I haven't had the original recipe but I have to say that even with my ingredient departure, these were still amazing. Everyone loved these! I'll be making these again."
"I would be surprised if someone give this recipe less than 5 star for taste. They are crispy on the sides and fluffy in the middle - just what every waffle should be. It's great for freezing too so make sure you make 'em in batches! I'm just concern on the amount of butter & calories it has but oh well, anything super healthy can't taste this good! I add about 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed and hemp seeds to make it a bit healthier & it does not in any way alter the taste & texture of the waffle."
"I would be surprise if someone give this recipe less than 5 star for taste. They are crispy on the sides and fluffy in the middle - just what every waffle should be. It's great for freezing too so make sure you make 'em in batches! I'm just concern on the amount of butter & calories it has but oh well, anything super healthy can't taste this good! I add about 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed and hemp seeds to make it a bit healthier & it does not in any way alter the taste of texture of the waffle."
"I loved this recipe, but I needed to lighten it up. I substituted splenda for the sugar, only used 1/2 of the butter, added 1/2 canola oil instead and used 1% milk. My waffle machine is for a large Belgium Waffle so I got 8 waffles from this size recipe, but 1 waffle was more than enough for each member of my family. I will add this adjusted recipe to my family's recipe book."
"Epic waffles! We've tried several recepes and non compare to this one! Brilliant tasty waffles"
"This has become a staple for sunday breakfast nad brunch. Very easy to make, the waffles freeze perfectly. The texture is superb, although the taste is a little on the sweter side. However, the recipe is very forgibing and gives good results when using less sugar, substituting oil for butter, and even using powder milk mixed with the flour and using water to moisten the batter."
"These are the best waffles I've ever tasted!!! 10+"
"I've tried a lot of waffle recipes and these were outstanding. Should be with all the butter! But great for a special treat. Had them with Nutella and strawberries -- it was delish."
"These were delicious! Probably the best belgian waffle recipe I've found. That said, I think most people don't understand that not all waffles you make in the waffle iron are Belgian waffles, and that true Belgian waffles are going to be much sweeter (and in calories/ingredients, heavier, though they feel light and fluffy!) than the typical waffle you would make from a grocery-stor e pancake/waffle mix. So be warned, these are dessert (or heavy snack) waffles and will taste as such. That's certainly not a bad thing if that's what you want, and they are absolutely phenomenal. I highly recommend making them."
"This was awesome!! We would totally make this again! it was soft at first, but crisped over cooling. It had a wonderful homey type flavor. Two thumbs up. Will, 11 years."
"Just got our new Belgian waffle maker and wanted to try it out. This recipe was wonderful! Everyone loved the waffles, and it was easy to make. Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: We use this recipe nearly every weekend and I have yet to have any trouble with the batter not rising in the waffle iron. The kids absolutely look forward to us making these on Sunday mornings. Absolutely delicious!"
"This is a wonderful recipe. Everyone in the family loved them. I served them with sliced kiwi, sliced apples cooked with cinnamon and a little sugar and black raspberries sliced with a little honey. Also had a little maple syrup with the chill taken out. Awesome!"
"These are perfect! I omitted the sugar - no problem. I have been looking for a good belgium waffle recipe forever , this is it! Even better than Alton Browns.,"
"great receipe.... loved them"
"WOW, these were fantastic waffles, crispy on the outside-incredibly light & fluffy inside! No need for syrup. Topped with sliced fresh strawberries. Yield was exactly according to recipe-not even one teaspoon leftover waste. Family devoured each one straight from the iron. We used melted coconut oil in place of butter. Will definitely make this again. YUMMMMMM!!!"
"Would I make this recipe again? I already have! I bought my first waffle iron two years and spent those two years looking for the perfect waffle recipe. This is it. Previous recipes came out too heavy, too chewy, too spongy. These were delightfully crispy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. Success!"
"even the batter tasted good.. light fluffy and crispy yet moist."
"My kids loved it:) The best tasting waffles I made so far."
"Everyone love them"
"Loveee these waffles!!!! Might want to make a note in the recipe to temper the eggs and butter, I scrambled mine the first time =("
"WHERE IS THE RECIPE!!!!!!!"
"Best tasting waffles I have ever made! My family loved them. Thank you for sharing your recipe!"
"I've tried many belgian waffle recipes and this is it, I will look no further. I made this for a very large crowd and everyone raved about them."
"Hands down, the BEST waffles ever. Will make again and again and again!"
"This was easy to make, delicious and my whole family liked it. Thank you for sharing it."
"I wanted to try this from scratch instead of the mix.... I added Cinnamon to the batter and added diced apples after you pour it into the batter..... and Heavenly to eat.."
"WAY too sweet!!!!! They are very spongy and cake-like and crumble easily"
"Delicious! These taste just like the Belgian waffles a friend would bring for us from Europe."
"I have made these 3 times. The first time they came out perfect. I used margarine instead of real butter about 3/4c. The second time I used real butter and they didn't turn out to great. The third time I went back to margarine and used the correct amount and it was a little runny. So on my next batch I will go back to the 3/4 margarine. They were all delicious despite the difference. We made it Waffle Friday at our house all because of this yummy recipe."
"DELISH!! ESPECIALLY AFTER MAKING ALL PREVIOUS WAFFLES W/BISQUICK.I PUT THE SOLID BUTTER IN THE MILK AND MELTED IT IN THE MILK IN THE MICROWAVE."
"not a fan cut recipe in half. heavy. will look for another recipe"
"This is the only waffle recipe that I make. I have it bookmarked and I've made them 4 times. Each time they turn out great! The only thing I do differently is just warming up the milk so it doesn't solidify the butter. I love this recipe so much! thank you so much for posting it! :)"
"I received a waffle maker for Christmas and never made waffles before. This was the first recipe I made and thought it was delicious. Since then, I've been on the search for other waffle recipes and none of them have turned out as good as this one. So far this one is the best! It's a bit on the sweet side so I just added less sugar though, but other than that it's great. I'm sticking with this recipe."
"First time I have ever made Belgian waffles..got a Cuisinart for my birthday :) These were sooooo good!! My whole family loved them! I was afraid it would be more difficult, but it wasn't. Took a little time, but well worth it! after reading the other comments, I did warm the milk..but apparently not enough, because the butter did congeal, but it blended right in very easily. Thank you for making my experience so yummy!"
"It made about half the amount of waffles it states when I made it, but other than that, it's pretty perfect. I've tried several other recipes and find they are too eggy or don't rise well or are too dense. These are light and fluffy but didn't leave me feeling hungry after I had finished. I do think I'll add a touch of cinnamon to the batter next time though."
"The taste is amazing, but the texture? Well, these are heavy, not light and fluffy like whipped egg whites suggest. Too much trouble for what it was worth. I doubled the recipe for my daughter's sleepover and they all loved them. I was not impressed."
"Excellent kids loved them!"
"Best we've tried yet!"
"My daughter, niece and grand niece love this. We use all sorts of toppings and a variety flavors of syrups. My favorite is waffles extra crispy with MS. Butterworth syrup (80-90 degrees F)."
"The only thing we did differently was split the recipe in half, and we weren't a fan. We usually just use Bisquick, but we're out. I'll be trying a different recipe next time. This seemed too cakey? I don't know the right term, but my husband and I would have rather just used Bisquick I think. Always fun to try new recipes though. Thanks"
"My family love it!"
"My husband loves belgian waffles so he just got a belgian waffle maker for his birthday. This is the recipe we tried and we don't need to try any others! Delicious!! I forgot to heat the milk as others suggested but I will next time. Excellent recipe!!"
"This recipe made the waffles flaky and were the perfect thickness. I added a peachy sweetness to it by blending: teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, brown sugar and white sugar. Once all the ingredients were mixed, I added that wonderful blend and we didn't even need syrup. My boyfriend loved the entire recipe. Thanks for sharing such a great waffle recipe!"
"My husband always asks for these waffles on the weekend. They are great! Didn't change a thing."
"The only waffles my family will eat! We make a batch and freeze the leftovers!"
"Same thing as another person mentioned, the recipe should call for heating up the milk so the butter doesn't re-solidify. You can't leave out those details."
"This recipe is way too sweet. The waffles taste like a cookie. I prefer it less sweet because the toppings always make it sweeter."
"These were delicious and filled the kitchen with the best aroma ever of home made waffles. I'm used to making waffles from a box but these were pretty easy to whip together. The batter, mine atleast, was a bit thicker than i expected but i went with it because it looked and smelled delicious. I mixed in two tbsp of milk in the last half of the batter for anyone who preferred fluffier waffles. I recommend doubling the recipe to get more full formed waffles out of your waffle iron (most of mine came short)."
"These waffles are delicious! They are so good they don't need syrup or butter.The best waffles I ever ate and easy to make."
"My kids and their friends loved them. Great taste, fluffy texture, and simple preparation. Great with several toppings. Added some chopped pecans to a couple for a little crunch. Very tasty!"
"Very good- I substitute 1 cup pumpkin for 1/2 c of butter and use half white/half wheat flour to make it a little healthier"
"I'm sure this is user error, but when i added the milk to the melted butter, the butter resolidified! Should the milk be room temperature first?"
"These waffles are thick and fluffy and great!!!"
"Great flavor and texture! This is now my go to recipe when I'm making waffles!"
"very easy to make. waffles are very light & fluffy"
"Good Recipe. We made this with banana foster!!"
"These were a hit with my entire family, including my dad who's a bit of a snob when it comes to food. This recipe went right into the family cookbook."
"We love this recipe... I have made it multiple times and given the recipe to people as well! My 1 year old loves it with peanut butter too"
"As far as I am concerned, there IS no other waffle recipe: this is the definitive one! I will still continue to try others, but I always return to this one, like an old friend. They have a wonderful flavor and texture, and freeze beautifully..everything you could want in a waffle. I also add a little cinnamon to my mixture, and frequently add about a 1/2 cup to 1 cup of chopped pecans. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!"
"The family really liked them. I will be using this recipe for now on when I make waffles."
"At first when I took one of these waffles off the iron, I thought they were going to be too soft. But they crisp up right away while cooling. They are a somewhat sweeter than my usual Betty Crocker waffle recipe, but they were very good for a change. I would definitely make again. My son liked with chocolate chips on top!"
"Excellent waffles! I sprinkled a little cinnamon in mine and added a little extra vanilla. And let me tell you, I also froze these after cooling them for a bit, and when I reheated them they tasted as if they had just been baked. Thanks for such a wonderful and easy recipe."
"Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a super waffle! I have been searching for a five star waffle recipe for a while! Really it's well above five stars! Yes, I found it!!!!! Many thanks to you again!"
"My husband and sons love waffles. This is the recipe of choice at our home."
"We had just gone to Belgian this summer and found these to be very close."
"We LOVE these."
"My husband never eats waffles, but he tried these when he saw they were from scratch.Ate 2 and declared them the best ever. So much for freezing the extra. I make extra of waffles and pancakes, let them dry on a rack and freeze. (the waffles, I toast, the pancakes, I microwave) This is perfect when the grandchildren are over and everyone wants something different, but I also use them for a quick breakfast in our motorhome travels."
"Oh, my goodness! These waffles are so, so good!They make up so easily, and are verry delicious. You just have to try these. You will be so glad you did."
"Light, sweet and tasty. These were great!"
"I make these waffles on the weekend and freeze them so I have them for the kids before school during the week. They have become a family favorite!!"