Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe

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These Belgian Waffles are the best waffles ever! Taking a few extra minutes to whip the egg whites before adding them to the batter makes them extra fluffy. A classic waffle recipe!

I have made this recipe hundreds of times and my kids cheer my name each time. THIS is the recipe that will turn breakfasts into traditions and make you the star of the house. Plus, they turn out wonderful each time.

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Easy Belgian Waffle Recipe

Belgian waffles are made extra tender by separating the eggs before you mix them in. You mix the yolks in like normal. The egg whites on the other hand are whipped until they are nice and stiff and then you gently fold them into the batter. This helps to make your waffles so light and delicious that you’ll never go back to making your waffles any other way. We are crazy for this recipe, and I know you will be too!

Tips for making this easy homemade Belgian waffle recipe:

  • The key to that light and fluffy waffle is taking the time to beat the egg whites before adding them to the rest of the batter. If you skip this step, you’ll still have one delicious waffle but that texture just won’t be the same.
  • I found that using oil instead of butter lends to a crispier waffle exterior. I do love butter, but this recipe really is better with the oil.

What can I serve with Belgian waffles?

On top, we love to add our favorite Homemade Buttermilk Syrup and if we are feeling really fancy, berries and whipped cream. Sliced banana and chocolate syrup are also delicious. On the side, you can serve your waffles with baked bacon or even something like this great Zucchini Egg Bake. Stand alone or with a side, these waffles are amazing.

Extra Light and Fluffy Belgian Waffle Recipe that are sure to be the best waffles you've ever had thanks to taking a few extra minutes to whip the egg whites before adding them to the batter.

How do you keep waffles crispy?

  • As noted in the tips section, using oil instead of butter helps them to crisp up nicely.
  • Using a deep waffle iron with “deep pockets” will also help. Some waffle irons will even say that that are “Belgian waffle makers” meaning they have those deep pockets (and they’ll work for any of your waffle recipes really). I have this waffle maker and love it.
  • Place your waffles on a wire cooling rack (like you use for cookies) when they come out of the waffle iron. Also, don’t stack them on top of each other. This allows them to cool without the steam making them soft. This is the best way to keep your waffles crisp and to keep them from sticking together.

Can I freeze waffles?

Yes! Waffles freeze really well. Let them cool completely on a wire rack and then stack them and pop them in a zipper-top freezer bag. They’ll keep for up to 6 weeks in the freezer. I like to refresh frozen or thawed frozen waffles in the toaster so that they get crispy again while reheating.

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Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe | Easy Recipe for Fluffy + Crisp Waffles!
5 from 7 votes

Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe

Classic Belgian Waffle recipe for fluffy & perfectly crisp waffles. Made with simple ingredients, it’s an easy recipe for the BEST Belgian waffles ever!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 large waffles

Ingredients 

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
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Instructions 

  • Preheat you waffle iron as directed.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk to combine. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • In a second medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add the egg yolks, oil, and milk to the well and use the whisk to slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir well until very few lumps remain.
  • Fold in the beaten egg whites, taking care not to over mix.
  • Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve waffles hot with your favorite topping such as buttermilk syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.

Notes

  • The key to that light and fluffy waffle is taking the time to beat the egg whites before adding them to the rest of the batter. If you skip this step, you’ll still have one delicious waffle but that texture just won’t be the same.
  • I found that using oil instead of butter lends to a crispier waffle exterior. I do love butter, but this recipe really is better with the oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 6 large waffles waffle, Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 358mg, Potassium: 167mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 194IU, Calcium: 219mg, Iron: 2mg
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You’ll be making this Belgian waffle recipe again and again because it’s the best, and I can’t wait for your kids to cheer your name when you bring these to the table.

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7 Comments

  1. Jaydee says:

    5 stars
    I needs a receip

  2. Julie says:

    5 stars
    So good! Will be keeping this recipe for years to come!

  3. waffle kid says:

    5 stars
    I loved it !!!! and I’m 8 years old I had a lot of waffles in my life and this one is the best.

  4. Char says:

    Tried these this morning. I was looking for a recipe that was light, airy and crispy. These waffles were so good.

    1. Melissa says:

      Woohoo! Thank you for leaving a comment. And they aren’t too hard either! So glad you liked them.

  5. Fit says:

    5 stars
    Good thing I have two waffle makers – I can’t wait to try this, Jo! I hope you have those savoury waffle recipes on your blog too

  6. Naomi says:

    5 stars
    Tried these today and they were amazing! I was always afraid to make belgian waffles because they sounded too hard, but this recipe was really easy. My family loved it. Thanks!