This Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe is easy and makes delicious, authentic, Belgian waffles!  These waffles are perfectly crisp and golden on the outside while being light and fluffy on the inside!

belgian waffles

Waffles:

Waffles are a classic breakfast and brunch staple that have become so popular because of their amazing crispy golden exterior with deep pockets for holding syrup and butter! My family would have these waffles every single weekend, and in fact, sometimes I get up early on a weekday morning because I’m craving them! Everyone knows and loves getting waffles at their favorite breakfast restaurants, and they’re truly just as easy to make at home!  Want more waffles all the time like we do?  Try out these Blueberry Waffles they’re so easy!!

Belgian Waffle:

Belgian waffles are similar to classic waffles, except that they have deeper pockets due to being made in a Belgian Waffle Maker.  Belgian waffles are also very light and airy inside.  Traditionally this was due to them being made with yeast.  Generally today they are made with baking powder, like in my recipe.  In order to keep the waffles light, we beat the egg whites separately from the yolks, then, fold them into the batter at the end.

Because of the major texture difference, you cannot use pancake batter to make these waffles!

In the picture below you can see how simple it is to make your Belgian waffle batter.  First, you will whisk together your dry ingredients.

how to make Belgian waffles

Then, separate your egg whites from the yolks (example in the video right above our recipe card).  Mix all of your wet ingredients except for the egg whites together and then combine them with the dry ingredients.

Beat your egg whites in their bowl until stiff peaks form.  Then, use a spatula to fold the egg whites into the batter.  It’s ok if the batter is a bit lumpy, don’t over stir.

Belgian waffle batter

What to Serve with Belgian Waffles:

We like to serve our Belgian waffles with powdered sugar, syrup, sliced fruit, and sometimes whipped cream for topping!  These waffles make a hearty breakfast on their own, but, they are also great with savory sides like scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, or your favorite bacon!

how to make Belgian waffles

How to Reheat Belgian Waffles:

First, if you want to save some of these waffles for later I recommend only refrigerating them for a couple of days.  Otherwise, you can freeze them in freezer safe bags for a few weeks.

You will want to reheat them in the oven instead of the microwave to keep them nice and crispy!  I recommend placing them right on the oven rack at 250 degrees for about ten minutes.

Belgian waffles recipe

Enjoy!

~Nichole

5 from 2053 votes

Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe

This Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe is easy and makes delicious, authentic, Belgian waffles!  These waffles are perfectly crisp and golden on the outside while being light and fluffy on the inside!
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat your waffle iron, spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl mix together the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's directions**
  • Serve immediately with butter, syrup, powdered sugar or any other favorite toppings.

Notes

**NOTE  I have an Oster brand Belgian waffle iron.  My iron takes about 3/4 cup of batter per waffle.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 189mg, Potassium: 284mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Calcium: 148mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    These waffles were spectacular. The whipped egg whites and cinnamon really made the difference. Light and crispy. My family loved them. The constructive criticism I received was they were a little too sweet, but only because we use all natural maple syrup as a topping. Next time I’ll try just 2 TBS of sugar. Definitely my go to recipe for Belgian waffles.

  2. 5 stars
    Have made this recipe multiple times and love it!
    Have recently taken to replacing 1/2 cup of each flour and milk with 1cup of my sourdough discard and I end up with light and fluffy tangy wheat/rye waffles

  3. 5 stars
    I like my waffles full of spice so I added in some nutmeg, clove, & doubled the cinnamon. I also swapped out the vanilla for almond extract just because vanilla has become so expensive. Seriously fluffy and delicious recipe, that came together quickly!

  4. Question….I’m having a waffle bar for our family. How far in advance can I make the batter. We will be serving 12 with two waffle irons.

    1. Hi! I haven’t tried it with almond milk. However, lots of other people have and say it turned out well for them 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    These waffles are amazing a five star in my book. I have got many recipes on the internet for waffles and have not been impressed but these waffles get your taste buds going. Delicious.