Make Belgian Waffles at Home

Waffle iron with fresh golden waffles
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Prep: 70 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 76 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
340 Calories
24g Fat
25g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 7g
Calcium 136mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

True Belgian waffles use yeast to get their signature airy interiors. Try this authentic version with whipped cream and strawberries or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 3/4 cups warm milk (divided)
  • 3 eggs (divided)
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup warm milk.

  3. Beat the egg whites just until stiff peaks form.

  4. In a large bowl, mix together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the remaining milk, the melted butter and the sugar.

  5. Add the yeast mixture, salt, vanilla, and then alternate between the flour and remaining milk.

  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter.

  7. Cover the batter without touching it, and then set it in a warm place to rise until it doubles in volume, about 1 hour.

  8. Cook in a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.