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The BEST Belgian Waffles Recipe

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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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This is not a “classic” Belgian waffle. Most call for a yeast-based batter. I opted for a few minor tweaks and came up with a very close yeast-free option.

While I do love a good yeast based waffle, this one is ideal for a quick breakfast. They hit the mark perfectly with a crunchy sweet exterior and super soft and chewy center. All the signs of a delicious waffle.

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

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe- Ready to cook in just 10 minutes!
  • Freezer Friendly
perfect belgian waffles batter

What You Need to Make Fluffy Belgian Waffles

Ready for a big secret? ALL of the ingredients are basic pantry staples. That means you could most likely make this recipe RIGHT NOW!

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

Pro tip- Use room temperature ingredients.

How to Make the BEST Belgian Waffles

  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.
  3. Whisk into the dry ingredients until combined, one or two minutes.
  4. In a clean mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold gently into your batter until incorporated.
  6. Heat a waffle iron and lightly mist with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon 3/4 cup batter onto the heated surface.
  8. Cook until crisp.
  9. Top with butter and syrup and enjoy.

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 batter with whipped egg whites

Recipe Tips and FAQs

  • 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.
  • I prefer to hand mix my waffles. This helps keep the inside nice and soft.
  • Don’t skip whipping the egg whites! Whipping the whites is what gives you that crisp outside.

What is the Difference Between a Belgian Waffle and a Regular Waffle?

There are a few key differences between a Belgian and regular waffle. Belgian waffles tend to be more crisp and slightly sweeter. MOST of the time the crisp exterior is achieved by using a yeast based dough. However, this recipe is yeast-free with the same delicious results.

Also, the pockets tend to be a little deeper. This is due to the type of waffle iron used. We love this one (affilate).

How to Freeze Homemade Waffles:

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.

  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.
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Perfect Belgian Waffles

Perfect Belgian Waffles

Yield: 5 Servings
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! 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
  3. Whisk into the dry ingredients until combined, one or two minutes.
  4. In a clean mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold gently into your batter until incorporated.
  6. Heat a waffle iron and lightly mist with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon 3/4 cup batter onto the heated surface.
  8. Cook until crisp.
  9. Top with butter and syrup and enjoy.

Notes

  • 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.
  • I prefer to hand mix my waffles. This helps keep the inside nice and soft.
  • Don’t skip whipping the egg whites! Whipping the whites is what gives you that crisp outside.

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