Belgian waffles are such a classic weekend breakfast loved by all. Grab a few pantry items and make these at home with this amazing (and super easy!) Waffle Recipe. Anyone can make these and have them turn out perfectly every time. Make them in advance and keep them warm in the oven or freeze and reheat as needed.
Is there anything better than a warm, homemade Belgian waffle on the weekend? I submit that there is not! This simple waffle recipe is whisked together in one bowl, cooked up in a hot and buttered Belgian Waffle maker and then topped with berries, more butter and maple syrup. Pure heaven!
So, this particular recipe for Belgian Waffles will yield thick, buttery, delicious, slightly sweet waffles. Of course, Homemade Cinnamon Roll Syrup never hurt the cause either. If you don’t have a waffle iron, try my fluffy pancake recipe! Also delicious with that homemade syrup.
How to make Belgian Waffles
- Make the batter by stirring common pantry items together with other common refrigerator ingredients. I’m talking about flour, sugar, leavenings, butter, milk, and eggs. Things we all have.
- Once you whisk the batter together check the thickness or viscosity. If it’s too thick, add in a splash of milk. If it’s too thin, add in a sprinkle of flour. You want a pourable batter that will hold its shape for a second before falling back into the rest of the batter.
- Cook the waffles in a buttered hot waffle iron. Don’t use cooking spray, use melted butter and generously brush the iron. It makes a difference! Also, check the manufacturer’s recommended settings for cooking times.
- Serve with delicious toppings. Fruit, whipped cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter, ya know, the good stuff.
Belgian Waffle Recipe Pro Tips
My biggest waffle-making pro tips would include:
- use melted butter in the batter as well as on the waffle iron for that lightly crisp, buttery texture
- use whole milk when possible
- cook the waffles until golden brown; check your settings as every waffle iron differs.
- serve warm, with warm syrup if you can swing it!
The berries and powdered sugar are a bonus but be sure to use real maple syrup and butter at the very least when serving these beauties! Seriously the easiest waffle recipe.
This is the waffle iron I own and I love it because it has those classic deep grooves that Belgian Waffles are known for. Honestly, this batter will work with any waffle iron you have, regardless of brand or thickness. I just like the Cuisinart brand and I happened to get it on sale. The bottom piece is dishwasher safe and the actual iron itself is nonstick, so it makes for easy cleanup.
How to keep Belgian waffles warm
Once you pull each waffle from the iron, the best way to keep these warm is placing them into a 200 degree oven for up to 30 minutes before serving. Place your cooked waffles into the warm oven on a baking sheet lined with racks to keep the warm air circulating around them, keeping your waffle edges crisp.
Can you freeze Belgian Waffles?
Yes! Simply place the cooked waffles into large ziploc bags, being sure to remove as much air as possible without flattening the waffles. Store in the freezer for up to one month.
How to reheat frozen waffles
Pull one waffle out and pop into the toaster on the waffle setting. If your waffle won’t fit into your toaster, microwave until warm. To get the toasty edges, brush with a little melted butter and then place under the broiler for 30 seconds per side OR until the waffle is as crispy as you’d like. Will taste as good as a fresh waffle every time!
In case you’re making a full on breakfast spread, be sure to check out these other sweet recipes!
Like Belgian Waffles? Try these other waffle recipes:
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Waffles
- Lemon Sour Cream Waffles
- Pumpkin Yeasted Waffles
- Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles
- Healthy Whole Wheat Waffles with Oats (one of my very first recipes published to the blog!)
Printable recipe card is below, enjoy!
Easiest Belgian Waffle Recipe
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Create well in the center.
- Into the well of the dry ingredients, pour in remaining ingredients: milk, melted butter, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk to incorporate and create a batter. If it seems too thick, add in an extra splash of milk.
- Preheat Belgian waffle maker. Brush generously with melted butter and pour in about 1/2 cup batter into the center. Close and cook according to waffle maker instructions.
- Repeat with remaining batter until all waffles have been cooked. Serve warm with berries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup and/or butter.