Easiest Belgian Waffle Recipe

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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!

Belgian waffles close-up

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with delicious toppings. Fruit, whipped cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter, ya know, the good stuff.

belgian waffle batter

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.

pouring batter into waffle iron

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!

 

Belgian Waffles with Berries

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finished Belgian Waffle Recipe with powdered sugar

Printable recipe card is below, enjoy!

4.82 from 27 votes

Easiest Belgian Waffle Recipe

Belgian waffles are such a classic weekend breakfast. Grab a few pantry items and make these with this easy, fail-proof Belgian Waffle Recipe.
servings 5 waffles
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2.7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: belgian waffle recipe, belgian waffles, waffle recipe
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38 Responses
  1. Shay

    5 stars
    I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. I bought the exact same waffle iron you have and loved it! But…I returned it for the next one up that’s a double Belgian waffle maker 🤷‍♀️ The recipe I found was good bit it called for egg whites to be folded. I just felt this made it take twice as long to get breakfast going and done. Can’t wait to try this one!

    1. Meri Call

      5 stars
      Right! I used this recipe but I am doing a kitchen remodel and the movers packed up this recipe. Soooo happy I found it because the other recipes want you do fold the egg whites and that takes way too long. This recipe is sooo much easier and the waffles are AMAZING! Fluppy and crispy. The folding the egg whites seem so unnecessary in my opinion.

      1. Madelyn Caramel

        5 stars
        I am thrilled that I finally found a recipe that makes fluffy Belgian waffles without whipping the egg whites ^^) i added some sour dough starter to it and they turned out wonderful! I’m definitely coming back to this when I want some fluffy waffles 🧇 😋

  2. Rachel Shimon

    5 stars
    This is the best recipe i have ever used….. so many other recipes turn out with a heavy waffle…. these are very light inside and a wonderful crispness on the outside.
    I did however, use melted butter on the iron instead of spray….
    Wonderful flavor.
    Thank you for sharing your secrets. 🙂

  3. Matt

    5 stars
    Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner!!! This waffle recipe is excellent! The only thing I did different was crank up the vanilla to 1 Tbsp, and separate the eggs and beat the whites til firm peaks, then folded them back into the finished batter. They come out nice and thick and hearty with a perfect crispiness on the outside. I also ended up just pouring the batter in the waffle maker and spreading it around before closing the lid. This made for more perfect looking waffles with better distribution because the thickness of the batter didn’t run all that well. The only problem I had was I underestimated how much syrup to warm up, I ran out half way thru one waffle!

  4. Beth Ann

    5 stars
    Just made these and they turned out perfect. I have tried other waffle recipes, but this one is by far the best. I substituted vegetable oil for canola (because that is what I had on hand). This recipe made 5 perfect waffles. Will be putting this in the regular rotation!

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  6. Camisha Borger

    5 stars
    Great recipe. My waffles came out perfect. Only change was that I substituted the powdered sugar with coconut sugar ( lower glycemic).

  7. Kathryn DeMichiel

    5 stars
    Made this recipe this morning – it is delicious! My husband loved it too. Served it with blueberries and a little syrup.

  8. Kelly Dee

    I followed the recipe and the instructions on my waffle iron. I used melted butter for both the recipe and and my iron.

    They came out so soggy after 5 minutes! Crispy on the outside and wet in the middle!

    I don’t know what happened. 🙁

  9. Monica

    5 stars
    Oh my stars!!!! These where absolutely amazing and phenomenal…very easy to make. I follow exact recipe except I added 1 Tbsp of Vanilla extract and I separated my eggs, folding in the whisked stiff peaks of egg whites into the batter! They came out very fluffy and both my 17 year old DS & DH Loved them!
    First time making waffles with a new waffle iron! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! Will be making them again very soon!

  10. Bethy

    5 stars
    Oh gosh! I made these over the weekend and they came out perfect!! They were golden and fluffy and just amazing! I will never use a box! Thank you!!

  11. Mary Beth Ebert

    3 stars
    Good but not great. Pillowy and lacking flavor except for the heavy vanilla. I’m curious why there was baking soda but no acid to activate it. I think the baking powder would have been enough leavener. In fact these seemed extra fluffy. Lots of butter on the griddle and full browning did not give crispy edges.

  12. Laura H.

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It is my absolute favorite. The waffles turn out beautiful every time and my army of kids eat every bite.

  13. Sammie

    5 stars
    I used this yesterday and I spent twenty minutes trying to find it again today so I could tell you how much I loved it! This is easily my favorite recipe after weeks of trying. I beat my whites separately but after that WOW. These remind me of iHops crisp but soft waffle and I’m super happy! Thanks so much!

  14. Bethy

    5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I make it at least once a week! It always comes out soft, fluffy, and perfect! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I HIGHLY recommend this!!

  15. Madeline Sterrett

    2 stars
    It tastes good but the waffles stuck to my brand new Belgian waffle maker (used twice before, with waffles from a store-bought mix which never had this problem) really badly even after slathering the thing in oil. No waffle should be this difficult.

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