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Perfect Belgian waffles

These Perfect Belgian Waffles are a family favorite! Light, fluffy, and simply delicious. You will never need another waffle recipe! 

perfect belgian waffles

You will have to trust me when I say that these are Perfect Belgian waffles.

They have a crunchy sweet exterior and still have a soft and chewy center.

Slathered with butter and topped with homemade buttermilk syrup… They are spectacular.

How to make perfect Belgian waffles:

  1. Find a good waffle iron. You want one that has nice deep pockets. In the somewhat altered words of the big bad wolf; All the better to soak up buttery syrup goodness, my dear! I like this one. It gets the job done perfectly and the price is right.

PS- this is the cleanest my iron has been since the day I pulled it out of the box. That is all for you. You should feel special.

perfect belgian waffles iron

2. Separate your eggs.  Stir the yolks in with the rest of the batter.

3. Whip the egg whites until they are light and fluffy. Make sure you keep whisking until you get nice peaks.

perfect belgian waffles batter

4. Fold the fluffy goodness into your batter with a spatula. Make sure to  gently stir until they are fully incorporated.

perfect belgian waffles batter with whipped egg whites

5. Pour into your heated iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions.

Just like that you have sweet crispy breakfast goodness.

Top with some homemade syrup  or maybe something a little out of the box like the strawberry syrup I posted earlier this week!

perfect belgian waffles recipe

So there you have it folks. My secret to great waffles is in the iron and whipped egg whites!

Bonus, these are perfect for the freezer. We make a double batch and save them for busy weekday mornings. The kid throws one or two in the toaster, slathers in a little butter, and enjoys dusted with a tiny bit of powdered sugar.

How to freeze homemade waffles:

  1. Cook the waffles and allow them to cool completely.
  2. Place the waffles on a parchment lined pan. Freeze 1 hour.
  3. Transfer to a freezer safe zip top bag.
  4. Frozen waffles will stay good up to 3 to 4 months if stored properly.
perfect belgian waffles breakfast

Like this recipe? You will love my:

Perfect Belgian Waffles

Perfect Belgian Waffles

Yield: 10 waffles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Perfect Belgian Waffles are a family favorite! Light, fluffy, and simply delicious. You will never need another waffle recipe! 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together the egg yolks, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large measuring cup. Stir into the dry ingredients until combined.
  3. Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into your batter until incorporated.
  4. Heat a waffle iron and lightly mist with cooking spray. Spoon 3/4 cup batter onto the heated surface. Cook until crisp. Top with butter and syrup and enjoy.

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These Perfect Belgian Waffles are a family favorite! Light, fluffy, and simply delicious. You will never need another waffle recipe! 
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Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I have been making these waffles for a long time now and they have become a staple in our household! They are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe ;)


Thursday 7th of January 2021

Hi Monica! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm so glad you like this recipe. It's one of our faves!


Tuesday 4th of June 2019

What happens if you use a regular waffle maker with this recipe?


Wednesday 5th of June 2019

They will just be slightly thinner. It works with both varieties of waffle makers.


Saturday 28th of July 2018

Still Love this recipe. I had to use chocolate almond milk, turned out wonderful. Hubby loved them.


Friday 4th of May 2018

Best waffle recipe ever!


Thursday 10th of May 2018

You are the sweetest! Thank you so much, Moni!


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Best waffle recipe yet. I am new to the waffle maker & have tried the recipes that came with it but this one tops the lot.


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I'm so glad to hear that, Laraine! It's one of our all-time favorites.