Homemade Belgian waffles are shockingly simple to make, and the results are a delicate dessert for breakfast! This Belgian waffle recipe makes the perfect light and fluffy waffle, which can be decorated with your favorite toppings and enjoyed!

Start your morning with something sweet! Whether you’re a waffle fanatic or you prefer fluffy homemade pancakes, you can’t go wrong with a sweet breakfast

A white plate with the Belgian waffles on top arranged with sliced strawberries.

This Belgian waffle recipe makes the most perfectly fluffy waffles. With the most simple ingredients, we are able to make the perfect waffle. We do this with a simple technique of beating the egg white separate from the yolk. This adds so much fluff to your waffles that you will never make them any other way. 

Prefer a savory meal for breakfast? Our bacon spinach omellete is the perfect protein-packed breakfast. However, our best-kept secret is something just in the middle. Our meat savory crepes are the perfect combination of sweet and savory!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Prep ahead. These waffles are the perfect breakfast to make in advance and store in the freezer for an easy breakfast. 
  • Customizable. Top the waffles with all of our favorite toppings. 
  • Restaurant-level breakfast. This is a five-star breakfast that will surpass any brunch restaurant. 
  • Easy to make. Not only are the waffles so delicious, they are also so easy to make.
Several belgian waffles layered on top of each other, topped with powdered sugar.

Ingredients for Belgian Waffles

You wouldn’t believe how simple these ingredients are:

  • Flour – all-purpose flour is the perfect base for these waffles. You can also use a gluten-free substitute!
  • Baking powder – a vital ingredient for that fluffy waffle.
  • Sugar – of course, we can’t have a sweet breakfast without sugar.
  • Eggs – divided into egg whites and egg yolks.
  • Oil – canola oil or vegetable oil. 
  • Milk – our key liquid for getting the perfect batter. 
  • Vanilla – adds so much flavor to the simple waffles.

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and quantities.

Labeled ingredients for making Belgian waffles.

Toppings

Waffles are the perfect blank canvas for your breakfast! 

  • Classic butter: Top each waffle with melted butter for a classic breakfast combo.
  • Simple waffles: Top your waffle stack with pure maple syrup and enjoy the simple yet divine combination. You can also use honey or agave!
  • Fruit: Adding fresh strawberry slices, blueberries, bananas, berries, and even peaches will give these waffles so much dimension!
  • Jam: We love pairing our waffles with a homemade jam or easy berry syrup. Top the waffles with peanut butter, and you have yourself the perfect pb&j.
  • Chocolate: Add chocolate chips to the batter or spread nutella on your warm waffles.
  • Fried chicken and waffles: Don’t knock it until you try it! This sweet and savory combination is popular for a reason! Pair our homemade chicken tenders with belgian waffles for the perfect flavor combination.

How to Make Belgian Waffles

A glass bowl of the dry ingredients.
  1. Dry ingredients – In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 
A glass bowl with the wet ingredients.

2. Wet ingredients – In a second bowl, whisk egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and stir until just combined. 

The bowl of wet ingredients with the beaten egg whites on top.

3. Egg whites – In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into waffle batter. 

The waffle maker with the Belgian waffles cooking on it.

4. Cook waffles – Heat the belgian waffle maker. Grease the waffle maker with cooking spray or butter. Pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook according to your machine’s manufacturer’s directions. Serve the waffles warm with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Expert Tips: 

Make your waffles look professional with these easy tips!

  • Don’t overmix your batter – Because of the egg whites, we want our batter to be light and fluffy. Overmixing will kill those air bubbles and result in a less fluffy waffle. 
  • Beat the egg whites – Don’t skip the step of beating your egg whites to a soft peak! You’ll know they are ready when the peak is forming but still slightly floppy. 

Serving Suggestions

Perfect breakfast – Top your waffle with your favorite toppings and serve as is! Pro tip: We love to top our with whipped cream. 

Sweet & savory – Start your breakfast with an easy egg skillet and finish it off with these fluffy waffles. 

Recipe FAQs

Can you make waffles without a waffle maker?

Unfortunately, you can only get that iconic waffle shape using a waffle iron. However, worry not—there are many inexpensive options!

Why are my waffles sticking to the waffle iron? 

This is a result of not greasing the waffle iron enough. 

Are belgian waffles from Belgium? 

Belgian waffles originated in Belgium and were largely popularized in the US! Fun fact: The original flavor combination is topping your waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!

A white plate with the Belgian waffles arranged.

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Leftover waffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Reheat. Warm up the waffles by baking in the oven at 290° for a few minutes. The waffles just need to get to a warmer temperature. 
  • Freeze. Freezing the waffles is the perfect way to enjoy these waffles as if they were fresh. To do this, lay them out on a baking sheet and freeze. Once the waffles are fully frozen, add them to a freezer-safe bag. Store for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw the waffles in the fridge overnight and warm in the oven at 290°F until the waffles are warm.

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Belgian Waffles Recipe

Author: Valentina
A white plate with the Belgian waffles on top arranged with sliced strawberries.
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5 from 1 vote
This belgian waffle recipe makes the most divine breakfast you will ever have! Belgian waffles have a crisp exterior and a fluffy yet moist center. These moist waffles are so delicious and can be garnished with your favorite toppings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Separate the egg white and egg yolks into two bowls.
  • Add the milk, oil, and vanilla to the egg yolks and whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into the egg and flour mixture.
  • Heat the waffle maker, pour the waffle batter, and cook according to your machine instructions.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Don’t overmix your batter – Because of the egg whites, we want our batter to be light and fluffy. Overmixing will kill those air bubbles and result in a less fluffy waffle. 
  • Storage. Leftover waffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat: Bake the waffles in the oven at 290° for a few minutes to warm them up.
  • Freeze. Lay the waffles out on a sheet pan and freeze. Once the waffles are fully frozen, add them to a freezer-safe bag. Store for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw the waffles in the fridge overnight and warm them in the oven at 290°F until they are warm.

Nutrition

346kcal Calories61g Carbs12g Protein6g Fat3g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat2g Monounsaturated Fat0.01g Trans Fat94mg Cholesterol219mg Sodium546mg Potassium2g Fiber18g Sugar284IU Vitamin A276mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Belgian Waffles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 284IU6%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)