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The BEST Belgian Waffles Recipe

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

perfect belgian waffles

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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Monica

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 ;)

Jesseca

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!

Georg.

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

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

Jesseca

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

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

Moni

Saturday 28th of July 2018

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

Moni

Friday 4th of May 2018

Best waffle recipe ever!

Jesseca

Thursday 10th of May 2018

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

Laraine

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.

Jesseca

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

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

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