This light and fluffy Belgian Waffle recipe is so easy to make from scratch.  Try adding fruit or other toppings and I think you will find that you will never need another waffle recipe!

Overhead photo of two plates with Belgian waffles on them, a small bowl of strawberries and pitcher of syrup.

Homemade waffles were a staple of my childhood and made me very picky about my waffles!  For light, fluffy, Belgian waffles, this recipe is the best!

The special trick is to get the crisp on the outside, but light and soft in the center texture that we all love is to separate the egg yolks and whites, and to beat the egg whites! The beaten egg whites get folded into the batter at the end, and the result is absolutely amazing Belgian waffles!

Belgian Waffles vs Regular Waffles:

Belgian waffles are thicker and often larger than regular waffles because they are made with a waffle iron that has deeper grids.  These deep pockets are perfect for holding delicious pools of syrup!

The Belgian waffle batter is also made a little differently than regular waffles, often with a leavening agent or egg whites (as used in this recipe) to make the batter light and fluffy. Different Belgian waffle pans cook square, rectangular, or round waffles.

How to Make Belgian Waffles:

In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together.

Separate the eggs, dividing the whites and yolks into two different large mixing bowls. Be careful not to get any yellow egg yolk in with the egg whites or they wont beat to stiff peaks properly. Use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites on high speed until they form stiff peaks.

Add milk and oil to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients to this bowl and stir to combine.

Four process photos for making Belgian Waffles.

Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, but don’t over-mix the batter.

Use a measuring cup to pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron.

Waffle batter in a bowl next to another photo of the batter added to a waffle iron.

Top them with my delicious homemade syrup, powdered sugar, and any kind of fruit, like bananas, or berries. You could even skip the syrup and add Nutella, jam or peanut butter.

A Belgian Waffle on a white plate with syrup and butter.

Freezing Instructions:

Allow waffles to cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Rewarm in the toaster or microwave.

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Recipe

Overhead photo of two plates with Belgian waffles on them, a small bowl of strawberries and pitcher of syrup.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total 15 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs , separated
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  
  • Separate the egg yolks and whites into two different mixing bowls. 
  • Add the milk and oil to the bowl with the yolks. Stir in the dry ingredients. 
  • Beat the egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Then gently fold in the egg whites to the batter. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Spoon batter into preheated waffle iron and cook according to waffle maker instructions.

Notes

Freezing Instructions: Allow waffles to cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Rewarm in the toaster or microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 205IUCalcium: 182mgIron: 2.1mg

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I originally shared this recipe September 2018. Updated June 2021.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved these!! Have made them twice so far at the request of my husband who says these are the best waffles he’s ever tasted!!

    They are light on flavour, so you could add sugar to the batter potentially if you wanted, but they’re so fluffy and melt in your mouth that I wouldn’t want to change them. We also pair them with real maple syrup so I prefer the light texture and taste of the waffles as there is more than enough sugar in the syrup!

  2. I made these waffles years ago & up until 4 months ago, I lost my computer. I have been going CRAZY trying to find it again. I typed in for ALL kinds of waffles & STILL could NOT find you! FINALLY something said to me…type in from scratch…as SOON as I say YOUR face, I KNEW, I FOUND YOU! These are BY FAR the BEST damn waffles EVER! I LOVE how WITHOUT sugar how good they are! I’m making them as I type, I have workers coming to replace my water heater & it’s a chilly morning, they are going to LOVE them! THANK YOU!

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