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Homemade Belgian Waffles

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Homemade Belgian waffles are perfectly golden and crispy on the outside but the insides are soft, fluffy and amazingly delicious!  Made from scratch using a few simple ingredients, this waffle recipe is the best you’ll find.

Weekends in our home are for sleeping in and eating breakfast as a family! Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Breakfast Casserole, Pumpkin French Toast, and these homemade waffles help make Saturday my most favorite day of the week!

a Belgian waffle on a white plate topped with a pad of butter. Maple syrup is being poured from above onto the waffle. Behind the plate on the counter is a long serving tray filled with additional golden brown Belgian waffles.

The Best Belgian Waffles

I’ll admit, I’m the one that usually reaches for the box of Bisquick when I make waffles for my family.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, I usually just like to make my mornings as easy as possible! That is, until I found this homemade Belgian waffle recipe that is seriously as easy making store-bought versions.

These Belgian waffles always turn out crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside.  My kids love it when I make these for them for breakfast or even dinner sometimes.  I mean, who doesn’t love having breakfast food for dinner?  All you need to do is add a few dry ingredients with some wet ingredients and in just a few minutes, these hot and golden brown waffles are served!

What’s The Difference Between Regular And Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles are basically the same as classic waffles except they are made with a waffle iron that makes deeper pockets in the waffle.  I love Belgian waffles because they can handle more syrup and other delicious toppings without spilling onto the plate before you get a chance to eat them.  Generally, you can also use the same recipe for either version.

How to Make Homemade Waffles

If you’ve tried our homemade pancake recipe, you’ll love this Belgian waffle recipe! Crispy outsides, fluffy insides, and they are so simple to make!

  1. Start by preheating the waffle iron. I bought this double Belgian waffle iron last year and we absolutely LOVE it! I love that it cooks 2 waffles at a time, so feeding our family of 7 goes twice as fast!
  2. In 1 medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a second bowl beat together egg yolks and sugar, then add some vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Combine wet mixture with dry mixture and whisk just until blended. Do not over mix.
  4. In third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.
  5. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Do not over mix!
  6. Coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid.
  7. Close and cook about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite fresh fruit and syrup, or you can freeze them and save them for a busy weekday morning!

Best Belgian Waffle Toppings

  • Homemade maple or Buttermilk Syrup
  • Whipped cream and chocolate syrup (my kids’ favorite – shocker, I know)
  • Fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries or blackberries
  • Peanut butter and honey (my favorite as a kid)
  • Turn it into a dessert with a scoop of ice cream and sprinkles
  • Nutella

looking down on a plate with a homemade Belgian waffle topped with a pad of butter and maple syrup. Next to the plate are two forks crossed on top of each other.

Can You Freeze Belgian Waffles

Yes, you can easily freeze these waffles to use later.  In fact, my kids are such huge fans of these that I always make an extra batch or two to keep in the freezer so they can have a warm breakfast before school.  Just be sure to store them in an airtight, freezer-safe container, like these large Ziploc bags.  They will stay fresh in the freezer for at least 2 months.  When you’re ready to eat them, just warm them up in the microwave (though they won’t be as crispy), toaster or toaster oven until they’ve been heated throughout and serve!

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This Belgian waffle recipe really is the best!  You should give them a try because they are so easy and the waffles turn out perfectly every time!.  Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you loved these or tag us on social media so we can see all of the delicious food you’re making!

a Belgian waffle on a white plate topped with a pad of butter. Maple syrup is being poured from above onto the waffle. Behind the plate on the counter is a long serving tray filled with additional golden brown Belgian waffles.
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Homemade Belgian Waffles

Made with just a few simple ingredients, these homemade Belgian waffles are perfectly golden and crispy, yet the insides are soft, fluffy and totally delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 waffles
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In 1 medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl use the wooden spoon to beat together the egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.
  5. Combine the egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until blended. Do not over mix.
  6. In third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.
  7. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Do not overmix!
  8. Coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid.
  9. Close and cook about 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with your favorite fresh fruit and syrup, or freeze in a freezer bag.

 

a close up of Belgian waffle made with this waffle recipe on a white plate topped with a pad of butter. Buttermilk syrup is being poured from a glass jar onto the waffle. Behind the plate on the counter is a long serving tray filled with additional golden brown Belgian waffles. In a white translucent box in the middle of an image, the words simply delicious waffles is written in black letters.

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