Belgian Waffle Recipe {Crunchy Breakfast Waiting}

Belgian Waffle Recipe {Crunchy Breakfast Waiting}
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Belgian Waffle Recipe
Indulge in fluffy, homemade waffles made with a perfect blend of flour, spices, and eggs. Easy to whip up for a delightful breakfast or brunch, topped with your favorite sweet treats.

Hey there, it’s Austin from “Beyond The Bayou Blog”! Today, I whipped up something special: Belgian waffles. These aren’t just any waffles—they’re fluffy, golden delights that bring back memories of fun times with friends.

I remember a weekend brunch with my buddies where we decided to try making Belgian waffles from scratch. As we mixed the batter and preheated the waffle iron, laughter filled the kitchen. We joked about who could flip the waffles without making a mess. Seems an easy task but definitely a challenging one at that time.

Somehow we managed to get these amazing waffles on our table with fruits and delicious Butter Pecan Ice Cream on the side. The gossips on the table made the entire effort worthy.

What makes these waffles special is the way they bring people together. Whether topped with syrup, fruits, or a dollop of whipped cream, they’re a symbol of good times shared with great company.

Join me in this culinary journey as we relive those moments of joy and friendship over homemade Belgian waffles. It’s a recipe that never fails to bring smiles and fond memories.

What Are Belgian Waffles?

Belgian waffles are a step above regular waffles, known for their thickness, fluffiness, and crispy exterior. While traditional recipes use yeast, we can achieve the same texture and flavor by incorporating baking powder and whipped egg whites into the batter. This method ensures your waffles turn out light, fluffy, and beautifully golden.

Overview: How To Make Belgian Waffles?

Overview How To Make Belgian Waffles

Today, I’m excited to share my fluffy waffle recipe that never fails to delight! To start, preheat your waffle iron and give it a light spray of non-stick cooking spray. In a big bowl, I mix up all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and just the right touch of cinnamon for that cozy flavor. In another bowl, I whip up the egg whites until they’re nice and fluffy.

Then, in yet another bowl (yes, there’s a bit of bowl juggling!), I combine the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and a splash of vanilla extract. This mixture goes into the dry ingredients, and after a good mix, I gently fold in those airy egg whites.

Once the waffle iron is ready, I pour in the batter and let it cook to golden perfection. The result? Waffles that are crispy on the outside and oh-so-soft inside. Top them off with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, or whatever tickles your taste buds. It’s a breakfast treat that’s worth every delicious bite! For a gluten-free option consider Gluten-Free Waffle.

Belgian Waffle Recipe {Crunchy Breakfast Waiting}

Belgian Waffle Recipe

Indulge in fluffy, homemade waffles made with a perfect blend of flour, spices, and eggs. Easy to whip up for a delightful breakfast or brunch, topped with your favorite sweet treats.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 8


  • Waffle Iron
  • Mixing bowls (large, medium)
  • Whisk
  • Hand Mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Large Eggs Separated
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, mix egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine egg yolk mixture with dry ingredients, mix well.
  • Gently fold in beaten egg whites.
  • Pour batter onto hot waffle iron, cook as per manufacturer’s directions.
  • Serve waffles immediately with desired toppings.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg
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Here Are Some Tips for You!

  1. Start with cold eggs. Separate them while they are cold from the fridge to reduce the chances of breaking the yolks. It’s best to use a 3-bowl system: one for egg whites, one for yolks, and one to pour the whites into. This way, if a yolk breaks, it won’t affect the entire batch.
  2. Use a clean mixing bowl. Ensure your equipment is completely clean before whipping the egg whites. Any leftover oils can prevent them from forming stiff peaks. If unsure, clean your beaters and bowl with a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron. A crispy waffle depends not only on the batter but also on the hot iron. Start preheating before mixing the batter so it’s ready when you start cooking. For Belgian waffles, a darker setting can result in a crispier waffle, if your iron allows adjustments.
  4. Avoid overmixing the batter: Similar to pancake batter, your waffle batter should have some lumps for that perfect texture. The fluffy consistency mostly comes from whipped egg whites folded into the batter. Overmixing can deflate the batter, leading to flat waffles. Keep it gently mixed for light and airy waffles.

What to Serve with Belgian Waffles?

What to Serve with Belgian Waffles

Storing and Re-Serving!

  1. Storage: Allow the waffles to cool to room temperature first, then store them in an airtight bag or container. In the fridge, they’ll stay good for up to 3 days, and in the freezer, they can last for up to 3 months.
  2. Reheating: To reheat, take out the desired amount of waffles from the storage container. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (no need to grease) and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, if your toaster is wide enough, you can toast them for a crisp and fresh taste.

What Are the Three Types of Waffles?

  1. Belgian Waffles: Known for their larger size, thicker texture, and deep pockets that are perfect for holding toppings.
  2. American Waffles: Lighter and crispier than Belgian waffles, with a thinner batter and shallower pockets.
  3. Classic Waffles: Traditional waffles that are smaller and thinner than Belgian waffles, often with a smoother texture and lighter taste.

How to Fix Waffle Batter That’s Too Thick or Thin?

  1. After whisking the batter, check its thickness or how it flows (viscosity). If it’s too thick, add a splash of milk. If it’s too thin, sprinkle in a bit of flour.
  2. Aim for a pourable batter that holds its shape briefly before merging back into the rest, similar to the thickness of white school glue. Avoid overly thick batter, as it can result in dense waffles.

What Is the Difference Between a Belgian Waffle and A Regular Waffle?

Belgian waffles and regular waffles differ mainly in their texture and thickness. Belgian waffles are thicker, lighter, and have deeper pockets, giving them a fluffier inside and a crispier outside. They often use yeast or whipped egg whites for extra airiness. In contrast, regular waffles are thinner, with a softer texture and shallower pockets. Both are delicious, but Belgian waffles offer a more decadent and indulgent eating experience.

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