Easy homemade Belgian waffle recipe! This simple recipe turns pantry-staple ingredients into light and crispy Belgian waffles in less than 20 minutes.
Belgian waffles are a breakfast and brunch classic for a reason! The light and crispy waffles make the perfect base for all sorts of delicious toppings.
This simple Belgian waffle recipe is made with just a few simple pantry-staple ingredients, and the waffles can be made from scratch in less than 15 minutes.
What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?
Belgian waffles are light inside and crisp outside. They are thicker than regular waffles and they are cooked in a Belgian waffle maker to get the waffle’s famous deep pockets.
- All-purpose flour: It’s important to properly measure the flour. This helps to avoid heavy or doughy waffles. To properly measure the flour, either weight it, or sift or stir it to break it up. Lightly spoon into the measuring cup and level.
- Milk: Using whole milk will give you richer waffles, but you can use any milk from skim to whole.
- Butter: I use salted butter. If you’re using unsalted butter, add a couple of pinches of salt to the batter.
How to make homemade Belgian waffles
Step 1: Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
Step 2: Add the milk, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Whisk well to combine.
Step 3: Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until a smooth batter has formed.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer eat the egg whites until they are at medium peak stage.
Step 5: Add egg whites to the waffle batter and gently fold the egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula. Be careful not to over mix.
Step 6: Heat and prepare the waffle maker according to its instructions.
Step 7: Add batter to the center of the waffle maker, using a spoon to spread out the batter so that it’s even.
Step 8: Cook for around 4 minutes, or until the waffles are cooked to your liking. Repeat with the remaining waffle batter. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
- Grease it! If you don’t have a nonstick waffle iron, brush it with oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray before using.
- Temperature matters! It’s important to have the eggs and milk at room temperature. Otherwise, when you mix cold milk with melted butter, the butter will solidify, and you’ll get pieces of butter in your batter.
- Warm them up! To keep the waffles warm as you cook more waffles, you can place them on a baking sheet in a 200F oven.
You can! Let the waffles cool on a wire rack. Once at room temperature, place the waffles in a single layer in a resealable container (freezer-safe baggie). If you’re putting in more than one layer, separate the layers with a piece of wax paper. Freeze for up to 3 months.
You can use a regular waffle maker. You will get a different recipe yield depending on the size of your waffle maker.
You can! Nondairy milk, like almond milk, will work in this recipe.
Belgian waffles make a great base for all sorts of toppings! Here are some ideas:
- Butter and maple syrup
- Buttermilk syrup
- Fruit syrup
- Nutella and banana slices
- Peanut butter
- Fresh berries and whipped cream
Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container the refrigerator. The waffles will keep for 2-3 days.
To reheat the waffles, place them in a toaster oven to rewarm.
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Homemade Belgian Waffles
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1½ cups milk at room temperature
- 4 large eggs separated, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a medium bowl.
- Whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Add the milk, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla extract to a large bowl.
- Whisk well to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until a smooth batter has
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they are at medium peak stage.
- Add egg whites to the waffle batter and gently fold the egg
- whites into the batter. Be careful not to over mix.
- Heat and prepare the waffle maker according to its instructions.
- Add batter to the center of the waffle maker, using a spoon to spread out the batter so that there is an even covering.
- Cook for around 4 minutes, or until the waffles are cooked to your liking.
- Repeat with the remaining waffle batter.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
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