Fluffy Belgian Waffles
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These Fluffy Belgian Waffles are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and so easy to make. Just a few ingredients is all it takes to whip up these golden waffles, all with ingredients you have in your kitchen!
Be honest…how often do you make waffles at home? I hardly ever make them.
I’m a horrible food blogger, I know. And the reason why I never make them is even worse…I just don’t like cleaning the waffle iron! And that’s really not an excuse, so much as it is laziness.
Plus, my breakfasts usually aren’t too complicated. You know, something simple like coffee, yogurt, or cereal. But, I’m trying to change that. Especially on the weekends.
And since school is now in session for the kiddos, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my latest breakfast recipe. Say hello to the best Fluffy Belgian Waffles, friends!
I do love waffles and so does the hubster. In fact, he eats waffles (frozen ones) almost every morning for breakfast. Yes, frozen ones aren’t the best, but they sure are convenient, especially during the week.
And since I’m trying to branch out and expand my breakfast horizons, I decided to whip up these easy Belgian waffles. Not only do they serve as a delicious homemade breakfast, but you can also double the batch and have them ready for the upcoming week. Perfect for the hubster! He can skip the frozen kind and just microwave these as needed.
Plus, easy breakfast ideas just make everything better, don’t you think?
Belgian Waffles vs. Regular Waffles
If you love waffles, you need to try these Belgian Chocolate Waffles!
I’ve shared waffles with you before (remember these Pumpkin Spice Waffles?), but have never made fluffy Belgian waffles. And, just in case you’re wondering what the difference is between the two, let me explain.
Belgian waffles typically have deeper pockets than regular waffles. This is due to the type of waffle iron that is used.
While most waffles are crispy on the outside and airy on the inside, homemade Belgian waffles really hold their standard to this. And part of the reason why is because of egg whites. The whites are beat separately from the egg yolk.
However, there are no egg whites to beat in this Belgian waffle recipe. Only two whole eggs, which makes prep time even easier. Belgian waffles used to be made with yeast (some still are), but now, baking powder takes over to make them a little bit easier to prepare.
Ingredients for Belgian Waffles
This easy Belgian waffle recipe requires just a handful of pantry staples and comes together in mere minutes. Here’s what all goes into this fluffy waffle recipe:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Can This Recipe Be Made Dairy-Free?
I’ve only made this recipe as written, so I can’t say for sure. If you make this fluffy waffle recipe dairy-free, please leave me a comment below letting me know how it turned out!
Can This Recipe Be Made with Buttermilk?
I’ve never tried buttermilk in this homemade Belgian waffles recipe, so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out.
Can This Recipe Be Made with Margarine?
Possibly, but I’m not sure. I worry that using margarine or a non-dairy butter would results in dense or oily waffles rather than fluffy ones. If you make this Belgian waffle recipe using margarine, leave me a comment below letting me know how it turned out!
How to Make Belgian Waffles
Fluffy Belgian waffles are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and so easy to make. Just a few ingredients is all it takes to whip up these golden waffles, all with ingredients you have in your kitchen!
Here’s an overview of how this fluffy waffle recipe is made:
- Combine the dry ingredients together and then make a well in the center with a spoon.
- Once the wet ingredients are combined, you will pour into the well. Be careful not to overmix the batter! It should be lumpy, and that’s ok.
- Cook the waffles until golden brown and slightly crisp.
Tip: A lot of waffle irons have a light or timer to tell you when it’s done. If your iron does not, try to notice when the waffle stops steaming. This should indicate that it’s ready.
Can This Recipe Be Made in a Regular Waffle Iron?
Most definitely! I’ve made this recipe in both a regular waffle iron and a Belgian waffle iron. Use whichever you have!
Can the Waffle Batter Be Prepared Ahead of Time?
No! The baking powder loses potency over time, so it’s best to prepare the batter and cook it immediately.
How to Store and Reheat Belgian Waffles
To store: These fluffy Belgian waffles can be made ahead of time and then refrigerated until ready to use. You should store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll last up to 4 days.
To reheat: While a microwave will work for reheating, you will lose some of that crispy texture. To keep your waffles crisp, reheat in a 300F oven until waffles are warmed.
Can You Freeze Belgian Waffles?
This fluffy waffle recipe freezes wonderfully. Simply defrost when ready to use and pop into the oven or a toaster to reheat.
Tips for the Best Belgian Waffles
- Be sure to preheat your waffle iron. If you pour the Belgian waffle batter onto the waffle iron before it’s fully preheated, your waffles will turn out flat and pale in color.
- Coat with non-stick cooking spray just before pouring the batter inside. This will help ensure the cooking spray coats the entire iron, rather than settling into spots once sprayed and then left to sit until the batter is ready.
- I like to use this vanilla bean paste in all of my recipes that call for vanilla extract. The paste gives it a stronger vanilla flavor, without causing the mix to become watered down.
Belgian Waffle Toppings to Try
I like to serve my fluffy waffles with some butter and a good drizzling of pure maple syrup, along with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
To take your homemade Belgian waffles up a notch, here are additional waffle topping ideas to try:
- A serving of fruit on top makes a delicious addition! Blueberries, bananas and strawberries are my favorite fruits to use on this Belgian waffle recipe.
- Homemade blueberry sauce can be made in advance and spooned over fresh waffles.
- Strawberry sauce is another great waffle topping idea.
- Honey almond butter is perfect for smearing onto a waffle if you want to eat it on the go.
- Slow cooker pumpkin butter instantly transforms these waffles into a delicious fall breakfast!
One bite and you’ll fall in love with the crispy texture, soft inside, and delicious taste of these easy Belgian waffles.
Perfect to make ahead of time for busy weekends or to enjoy on the weekends, this best Belgian waffle recipe will become a favorite over and over again!
Looking for more easy breakfast recipes?
- Blueberry Lemon French Toast Bake
- Banana Pancakes
- Easy Breakfast Quesadillas
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
- Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
Fluffy Belgian Waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups milk, (I used 2%)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, , melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, (or vanilla extract)
- Preheat waffle iron. Spray with non-stick cooking spray right before pouring batter inside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use the back of a spoon to create a well in the center. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add in butter and vanilla bean paste/extract and whisk to combine.
- Pour wet ingredients into the well of the flour mixture and whisk until blended. Be careful not to overmix, as the batter should be lumpy.
- Scoop the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until waffles are golden brown and slightly crispy. Repeat with rest of batter. Serve immediately or refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
- See my tips for making these waffles in the post (above the recipe box)
- I like to use this vanilla bean paste in all of my recipes that call for vanilla extract. The paste gives it a stronger vanilla flavor, without causing the mix to become watered down.
- Recipe from Comfort Food Cookbook Magazine - Spring 2019
They recipe is super awesome. The waffles turned out GREAT!!. I have tried a lot of recipes, some turned dry, or very eggy texture.
I love Belgium Waffles and have a Belgium waffle maker. I have a great recipe but that is a lot of work whisking the egg whites and buttermilk and milk and so on. I am soooooo happy to have finally found the BEST recipe.
Thanks a ton ?
I’m so happy to hear that, Cindy! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know how it turned out!
Can I use buttermilk in this? Any adjustments if I do?
Hi Belinda! I’ve never tried buttermilk in this recipe, so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out. Hope you love these if you try them and thanks for stopping by!
Used homemade buttermilk same amount as in the recipe (added about 1 tbsp or so and put in the fridge the night before in a mason jar. Don’t forget to shake it). Batter was a little thick added a little milk. Came out fine.
So glad you enjoyed!
Just made these for a lazy morning breakfast. SUPER easy to make (took me only 10-15 mins) and turned out delicious!!! 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that, Nikki! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know how they turned out!
These were SO simple to make and that was why I chose them! They also ended up tasting amazing too!
Thank you so much, Abbey! I’m glad you enjoyed these!
I have tried a couple recipes by far this is the best waffles came out nice and fluffy and not eggy thank you email@example.com o much
I’m so happy to hear that, Tarsha! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out!
Last week we broke down and bought a belgian waffle maker since we cant go out to breakfast these days.
To keep it simple, we bought a box mix and we were content! We wanted Belgian waffles. We got Belgian waffles.
We went through that box pretty quickly so I HAD to make a homemade recipe. Found this one the other night. Made my husband’s first and gave it to him while I threw my batter on and I hear “oooooo Babe….oh my gosh! This is…these don’t even comp…oh my gosh this is SOOOO GOOD!”
A minute later i was enjoying my own and totally concurred. Thanks for this recipe!
*I need to be dairy free for the baby so I substituted almond milk and Crisco!
I’m so happy to hear that, Kim! Almond milk is a great substitute, too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing!
Tried this when I ran out of a box mix and I definitely will be using again ?
I’m so happy to hear that, Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by!
Loved the recipe. To me the main problem with waffle recipes is that they taste eggy a lot of times, even when you buy a box mix; this recipe did not. Definitely keeping it ?
A question that I do have though, if I were to put a scoop or two of protein mix, would I leave the rest of the ingredients the same or should I use less flour?
Hi Eldar! I’ve never tried adding protein powder, so I can’t say for sure. I would keep the rest of the ingredients the same, but maybe just add a touch more liquid since the batter will be thicker with the added powder. Hope you enjoy!
I made too much batter- can I refrigerate batter until time to make more waffles?!
Hi Erin! I’ve never done that before, so I’m really not sure. You could try and keep it for a day or two and see how it turns out? Good luck!
Great recipe! Made this morning for my boyfriend in Mickey Mouse maker. He was impressed and loved the texture and flavour. Just perfect amount of sugar, not too sweet. House was smell amazing like a waffles ?
Yummy! Will make again with double the recipe.
Thank you very much!
I’m so happy to hear that, Marina! Your Mickey Mouse maker sounds so fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Loved these. They lived up to their name of being Fluffy Waffles. The only thing we’ll tweek for next time is a little more sugar. We thought they could be a little sweeter. But really delicious!! ?
Thanks for sharing, Sherri!
Was looking for an easy Belgian waffle recipe that didn’t require dragging out my heavy kitchen aid mixer. This is it, easy and super delicious for Father’s Day breakfast. Will be making again!
So happy to hear that, Beth! And so glad you found this easy to make. Thanks for stopping by!
Super easy and it tastes really good! Made this on our mini Dash waffle maker. Freezing leftovers for sure 🙂
So happy to hear that and great idea to freeze the leftovers! Thanks for sharing, Beth!
So I used coconut sugar because I like trying alternatives when it comes to sugar and because a have family that is trying to lower their blood sugar. These turned out great! Crisy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside! Great recipe! ❤️Thank you
I’m so happy to hear that, Amber! I will have to try using coconut sugar! Thanks for letting me know how these turned out!
Hi!! I want to make these but I do not have unsalted butter. Is there a way to sub butter/margarine?!
Hi Summer! You can definitely use salted butter (I’ve never made these with margarine, so I don’t know how they would turn out). I would just decrease the actual salt in the recipe to 1/4 teaspoon so the batter is not too salty then. Hope you enjoy!
This recipe is AMAZING. My husband and daughter love waffles, but all the great recipes I’ve made are super complicated and take hours. This recipe produces such better waffles and in half the time! AMAZING. Even I enjoyed them! Thank you so much!!!!!!
I’m so happy you enjoyed, Lindsey! Thanks so much for letting me know how it turned out!
Best waffles! Perfect balance of not too cakey and not too airy. Sooooo easy to make too!
I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed these, Ryan!
These are so fluffy and perfect! I added matcha green tea powder and white chocolate chips. I also used almond milk and less butter, and they came out great. Thank you for posting this recipe.
That sounds like a delicious addition, Erin! So happy you enjoyed!
These were wonderful! Definitely a do over!
I’m so happy you liked these, Robin!
So delicious! This is my go to for waffles. Family loved it! Thanks for sharing
I’m so glad you all enjoyed, Shay! Thanks for stopping by!
So good! Still on lockdown here in Holland, so treating myself to an extensive breakfast, because we still can’t go out for breakfast. Ate them with banana slices, honey and powdered sugar, and with cherry sauce.
I’m so happy to hear that, Anke! Thanks for stopping by!
These waffles are so good that my 18 year old son stole the recipe so he can make them when I’m not home. Just a note that I have a vertical waffle iron, so adding 1/2 a cup extra milk makes sure that they fill the waffle iron. SOOOOO GOOOOD!
I’m so happy to hear that, Jill! Thanks for sharing the tip, too!
Very impressed with this recipe! I love waffles in restaurants but just haven’t been able to make any at home that I love. I finally found a recipe I love! I chose this one because I had all the ingredients on hand. (Didn’t have buttermilk that was called for in many others.) I halved the recipe since there are only 2 of us and I was stuck with subpar waffles the last time I made them. Wish I had used the whole recipe to have extra in the freezer. Bookmarking this one for next time! Thank you.
I’m so happy you enjoyed, Kim! Thanks for stopping by!
I absolutely love this recipe. I added 3 instead of 4 tablespoons of sugar. Also, used 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and included another 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract. Also, added fresh blueberries. I guess I kinda changed the recipe, lol Topped it off with some real Canadian maple syrup and served with vegan chipotle sausage. Was the best weekday breakfast I’ve had in a while.
Sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed, Antonio!
Can this recipe be used to make regular waffles as well?
Hi Kelly! Absolutely! I’ve also made these in a regular waffle iron and they turn out just as good! Hope you enjoy!
Is the batter meant to be thick?? This is my first time making Belgian waffles
Hi Wendy! Yes the batter should be on the thicker side but not so thick that it doesn’t pour/spoon into your waffle maker. Hope you enjoy!
These Belgian waffles were delicious; light and fluffy. My family enjoyed them very much. Thank you for sharing!
I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed, Norma!
Omg. Just loved this recipe. My family kids and grandkids always want chocolate waffles but my hub wanted vanilla. I made the chocolate and searched for a vanilla recipe and this came up. Since I had everything still out I decided to try them. So easy, so fluffy and light! I will add a bit more sugar next time though. Ty!
I’m so happy everyone liked these, Pam! I have a chocolate version coming next month, so stay tuned!
Hi! I was just wondering a question. I wanted to ask if these were supposed to tate a little eggy. I found they were a little rubbery (mostly the first couple of waffles) and eggy tasting. Do you know what I might have done wrong? I got a new waffle iron, and doubled the batch + new to waffles full stop. Any tips or ideas as to why this would’ve happened? Thanks so much!
Hi Carys! No these shouldn’t have tasted eggy. Are you sure you doubled the recipe correctly? Without knowing what you did, I really can’t be of more help. Sorry about that!
If you used extra large eggs instead of large that would make them taste egg especially with a doubled recipe.
Very true. Thanks for sharing!
Getting ready to make these in the morning and super excited! How much batter do you use to pour into the waffle maker?
Hope you enjoy! It depends on your waffle maker…I usually do 1/4-1/2 cups of batter per waffle.
I’ve made some pretty sad waffles in my day from scratch and using mixes. I actually stopped making waffles because they were always so sad and pathetic and not very good. I stumbled upon this recipe and thought I would give it a go one more time. While pulling ingredients out of my fridge I saw the margarine sitting there from Christmas (we use it in our pizzelles recipe, it’s the only thing that works) and had an ‘AHA’ moment. If the margerine works with the pizzelle press surely I will have the same result with the waffle iron. It worked like a charm. These were literally THE BEST waffles I’ve made to date. (I also used 1.25 cups 1% milk and .25 cups half and half since I didn’t have whole milk in the fridge). This recipe is 100% going in the box!!
I’m so glad you finally found a waffle recipe keeper, Megan! Thanks for sharing!
Found this recipe through Whisk.com and am so glad I did! I subbed in oatmilk and served with a bourbon barreled maple syrup. YUM!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this! That syrup sounds delicious!
i’m 13 and i made these for my family including my professional pastry chef mother and they all loved them! i used my mini waffle maker which got me 11 adorable little waffles.
I’m so happy to hear that, Talia! That’s a great idea to use a mini waffle maker!
Definitely very delicious Waffles! My husband loved them and so did I! Made 14 waffles in my mini waffle maker and I will definitely do it again
One thing I did with the eggs was, I separated the yolk from the white and mix the whites until they were fluffy so it will add definitely a little bit more volume to the mix and the waffles will come out fluffier than ever ?
So glad you enjoyed, Carla!
I found this recipe when I bought my waffle maker. I made it true to recipe and topped with a fresh fruit sauce. Family loved it! This week I made it. Split sugar between regular and brown and added cinnamon. I accidentally added 80z of cream cheese for another dish. I was so upset, but still made. They were still amazing! Ty
I’m so happy you all enjoyed, Ro!
Made these this morning for my granddaughter and her friend…..they loved them. I have a large waffle maker and it made 5. I make a lot of waffles and this recipe is a keeper. The grands love sweet of course so I put in the sugar. I prefer my waffles less sweet so will just omit it when I make them for myself.
So glad you enjoyed, Linda! Thanks for sharing!
Perfect waffles every time, crispy, fluffy, and delicious. I follow the recipe to the letter, except I use brown sugar instead of white.
Happy to hear that, David! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely delicious and dare I say… the best! I forgot to add the eggs (oops!) and they were divine! I will definitely be making these again and again!
I’m so glad you enjoyed, Heather!
I am so happy I found this recipe! I will never buy store bought again! So much better tasting even after being frozen! My 5 year old loves waffles and since you don’t know what they use in the store bought, I feel so much better making them! I don’t even have to try any other recipe and they make the house smell so yummy too! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I’m so happy to hear that, Lisa! Freezing them is a great idea, too!
This were pretty good. They were crispy but a little dry I thought.
Glad you enjoyed! These definitely should not have been dry, though…
Can this recipe be doubled?
Hi Jessica! You can absolutely double this!
I tried this waffle recipe tonight. We sometimes have breakfast for dinner. We both loved this recipe. A little more ingredients than using Bisquick, however they turned out more fluffy and flavourful, We will definitely be using this recipe going forward. Notes: I used a round AllClad waffle iron and sprayed it with cooking spray for ever other waffle, on a #4 setting.
Thank you kindly for this recipe.
I’m so happy to hear that, Cat! Thank you for sharing!
Best waffle recipe! I made mini waffles and did half the recipe with organic ingredients. This amount made 7 mini waffles. Crisp outside and fluffy in middle.
I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing!
Made it. Loved it. Thank you.
They actually came out very fluffy which surprised me. I was so happy because I’ve tried other recipes and they didn’t do half as well.
I actually added flavor to it, putting a bit of cinnamon and crushed anis. So good. My kids were very happy :). Definitely a recipe I will hold on to.
I’m so happy you all enjoyed! Cinnamon and anis is a delicious addition!
Bit nervous about using 4 teaspoons of baking powder….doesn’t the batter taste of it once cooked? Thanks in advance…
It definitely doesn’t, Gemma! So many positive reviews of this recipe. Hope you love it!
I made these Fluffy Belgian Waffles and is the best waffle recipe ever. Supper Delicious and Fluffy! I added semisweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts plus I used pure vanilla extract.
I’m keeping this recipe.
I’m so happy you enjoyed, Lynette! Chocolate chips and walnuts are a great addition!