This Homemade Belgian Waffle recipe is easy and makes the most delicious, authentic, Belgian waffles! Crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, you’ll never need another waffle recipe again!
Believe it or not, I am not a breakfast fan. Most days, I skip or have something small such as a yogurt. I know, not the smartest and breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but I just can’t do it.
If my family and I go out to breakfast, I order a yogurt parfait, or a few sides from the menu. I’m no fun, I know! However, I do love the occasional breakfast dinner. Especially waffles, so anytime I add those to the meal plan, I get quite excited!
·Belgian waffles have deep pockets, whereas regular waffles have smaller pockets. Many people prefer Belgian waffles because the larger pockets allow the waffle to hold many more toppings. You can fit a lot more syrup, fruit, whipped toppings, and more on a Belgian waffle.
When my hubby and I first married, both of us weren’t too knowledgeable in the kitchen. I could make a few simple meals, but waffles to me came from Bisquick. It’s what I knew from childhood and loved as a kid. My hubby, being a HUGE breakfast fan, didn’t love waffles. Talk about opposites attracting, right?!!? He was more of a pancake guy!
Well, after trying a fruit variety at a local breakfast spot, he told me he didn’t like the boxed mix waffles, but did in fact enjoy Belgian waffles. Immediately, I knew we had to test different at home recipes and see if we could come to agreement on one. We purchased a Belgian waffle maker from Amazon (highly recommend, see link below) and began testing. Our first few batches were complete failures. Either a sticky mess, burnt, terrible flavor, too tough, too soft, and more. Let me tell you what a mess burnt on waffle can be! Stick with this recipe to avoid those kinds of errors!
It was quite the discouraging trial and error until THIS recipe. In fact, this was the first recipe we both agreed upon! We immediately gave it two thumbs up and declared it our new go to. We have tweaked it a few times since then and now, its pure perfection!
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The texture is great, slightly crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. Perfectly golden color and a hint of vanilla flavor. We love to pile fresh fruit on ours, whereas my kids enjoy theirs with way too much syrup, haha!
Once you try this waffle recipe, you’ll never look back! In fact, we love doubling this recipe and taking the extras and freezing them. Simply pull one waffle (or two) and pop it into the toaster to crisp/warm it back up. Tastes just as fresh as when it was just made!
Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think in the comment section below if you try these!!
Flavorful, crisp Homemade Belgian Waffles that are authentic and a family favorite! Print the recipe below to give them a try!
Homemade Belgian Waffles
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- syrup, fruit, whipped cream
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.
- Add in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Stir mixture into dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown.
- Serve with syrup or fresh fruit. Enjoy!