Best Belgian Waffles Recipe

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Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Belgian Waffles are such a delicious way to start your day!

Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Belgian Waffles are such a delicious way to start your day!

My mom makes the best Belgian Waffles. I mean, seriously, the best. Golden, fluffy, a gentle crispy crunch to them. They're just amazing. Sitting in the family room or the back porch, gazing out at the lake and eating my mom's food...the best memories. 

So y'all know that these are the best Belgian waffles ever. Hands down, everybody else give it up and go home, these waffles win.

They are a weekend breakfast/brunch changer. We're not doing plain ole pancakes in 2019, we're leaving them in 2018 and we're leveling up. 

What are Belgian Waffles?

Belgian Waffles are like classic waffles, but they have deeper, larger pockets because of the waffle maker (very important to and were traditionally made with yeast to make them light and fluffy. 

Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Belgian Waffles are such a delicious way to start your day!

More modern recipes (like this one) use baking powder and whipped egg whites to ensure that the waffles are light and airy inside. This is easier than it sounds, especially if you have a stand or hand mixer (I prefer my hand mixer for this step. If you don't have one, you totally should get one! They are really affordable and incredibly useful in the kitchen.)

Do you need to whip the egg whites? Yes. Yes, ya do. It's an easy and necessary step; because if you don't you won't get nice crisp yet light and fluffy waffles. You'll get dense waffles. 

And nobody wants dense waffles. Sad, soggy, dense waffles. 🙁

The egg whites are whipped to stiff peaks and folded into the batter at the end before cooking. Don't skip the egg whites.

Oh, and don't think you can substitute pancake mix for waffles guys. I made that mistake once...don't do it!

Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Belgian Waffles are such a delicious way to start your day!

How to serve Belgian Waffles:

Serve them just like any other waffle: syrup, fruit, butter, powdered sugar, chicken (don't sleep on chicken and waffles, you guys), with steak and eggs, bacon, orange juice, you know...breakfast stuff.

Can I freeze and reheat Belgian Waffles?

Yes, freeze them in a freezer safe zip top bag for about 3-4 weeks. As for reheating, you can reheat them in a toaster or you can reheat them in a toaster oven or regular oven at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warm. Don't use the microwave, because you'll end up with mushy waffles. And just like the soggy, dense waffles, we don't want those either. Keep them crisp, toaster or oven only!

Serve your Belgian waffles with some other tasty breakfast recipes:
Pancakes from Scratch
Authentic Southern Shrimp and Grits
Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins
Steak and Eggs
Eggs Benedict


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Best Belgian Waffles Recipe

Eden Westbrook
Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Belgian Waffles are such a delicious way to start your day!
4.59 from 68 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 7 Belgian waffles
Calories 373 kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Being to preheat your Belgian waffle iron, spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl or stand mixer, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form, do not go further once they make stiff peaks or they'll break. Set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup (or another medium sized bowl) whisk together the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until most of the lumps are gone, then gently fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter into your ready preheated waffle iron and cook according to the waffle iron's directions.
  • Serve immediately with favorite toppings.


The amount of batter needed per waffle will depend on your waffle iron! My waffle iron uses just about a full cup of batter to make one waffle.
To freeze, put them on a baking sheet in one layer in the freezer until frozen, then place into a freezer safe zip-top bag for up to 3-4 weeks.
Reheat in a toaster or in a 350 degree F oven.


Serving: 1gCalories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 433mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
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  1. I tried this recipe for a party and loved them, but personally, I don’t love pulling out multiple appliances for a single-batch recipe. So this time, I tripled the recipe. I had to pull out my giant 8-quart mixing bowl to fit everything in, but the waffles were delicious, even without syrup. Thank you for posting. The fried chicken is next on my list to try.

  2. This recipe is excellent. The waffles have great flavor, and they smell wonderful when they are cooking. I made your Chicken and Waffles tonight, which was sensational. I will be serving some of the leftover waffles tomorrow with fresh berries and whipped cream, and the rest will be frozen for future use.

  3. Making for the second time tomorrow, for chicken and waffles. Great recipe, but your fried chicken recipe is beyond amazing. Thank you!

  4. I have made these twice. My husband absolutely loves them. I'm not a lover of pancakes or waffles but these are delicious. Thank you for the recipe and tips.

  5. Made these for dinner tonight, they were so good! Thank you for this awesome recipe.

  6. Can you make this the night before? I'm hosting a brunch.

  7. I just made these! I made them for my fried chicken and spicey honey butter sauce. They were so easy to make, came out really fluffy yet crisp and perfect amount of flavor. The vanilla extract and cinnamon smells so yummy. Thank you! Definitely keeping this recipe.

    1. Eden Westbrook says:

      Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

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  9. These look so fluffy but crisp, just as this style of waffles should be. A great breakfast/brunch treat!

  10. Adriana Lopez Martin says:

    Belgian waffles are the best when we eat breakfast out I always order them. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside now I will be able to make them at home with your recipe.

  11. Now this is how I want to start my weekend! So filling and a perfect breakfast!

  12. Making these waffles this weekend for sure!! So in!! Thank you for a delicious homemade recipe, finally one I can store away in my breakfast/dinner index!! Haha!

  13. Belgian Waffles are THE best! I so need to get another waffle maker so that I can make these!

  14. Valentina says:

    This are my favorite type of waffles. I love those big gaps to hold melted butter and syrup. YUM! And nothing like crispy and fluffy! Perfect.