Belgian Waffles – Crispy on the Outside yet Tender and Fluffy Inside

We were having a lively discussion on food at a family get together when the conversation turned to waffles, with one of the older family members suggesting we have a breakfast get-together the next holiday so I could make waffles, which she recalled was the best in the world.

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A younger member of the group wondered what type of waffles I bought, not realizing that you could make them from scratch at home and didn’t have to depend on the frozen type you popped in the toaster. It was then that I decided we definitely needed to have a family breakfast the next week and call it a “wafflefest”.

belgian waffles

Everyone who owned one, brought a waffle maker the following weekend. I was in charge of making the batter and everyone else brought toppings that included fruit, nuts syrup, and butter.

I was going to make a huge batch of my “world renown” best waffle batter, but one of the group suggested I wait until everyone got there so those who wanted to know how to make it could watch.

belgian waffles

belgian waffles

Within a few minutes, we had the most delicious waffle breakfast you could ever imagine and one very amazed family member who now realized you could make waffles at home and don’t need to buy them in the freezer section.

These taste so delicious I had a few people at the gathering suggest we start a waffle restaurant and one very enlightened person asking where to buy a waffle maker.

belgian waffles

STEP ①
Mix and sift all the dry ingredients, you can pour the dry mix into a sealed container and store in the fridge for later use (this is for larger batch). Once you are ready, you can just pour the dry ingredients into a large bowl, and make a well at the bottom with a spoon. (Please check the instructions at the bottom of this post.)

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STEP ②
The 2 final steps are the most important. In a small pot, put the butter and milk and warm gently over low heat. Just melt the butter and bring the mixture up to about 104 °F / 40 °C, which is the perfect temperature for waking up the yeast in the next step.

Add the egg when the milk/butter mixture is at the proper temperature. Whisk to combine. Now you are ready to combine the wet and dry mixes. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make the batter.

Let the batter sit at room temperature to allow the yeast to bloom. You can bloom the yeast for ten minutes or up to 2 hours. But the longer the better.

Let the batter sit at room temperature to allow the yeast to bloom. You can bloom the yeast for ten minutes or up to 2 hours.
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Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles

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Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Belgian

Who can resist these Belgian waffles which are crispy outside and pillowy inside? Garnish them with your favorite fruits, syrup or even ice cream, these waffles have earn a special place in my heart.

Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

40 minutes
8
331.86 kcal
    Dry Ingredients:
  1. 2.5 cups Pastry flour
  2. 1/3 cup Diastatic malt powder - this makes the waffles more crispy (I got mine from Amazon)
  3. 2 1/4 tsp Active dry yeast
  4. 1 tsp Sugar
  5. 1 tsp Salt
  6. 1 tsp Baking soda
    Wet Ingredients:
  1. 2.5 cups Milk, whole, warm
  2. 115 g Butter (or 1 butter stick)
  3. 100 g Egg, about 2 whole

Instructions

Prep
20 minutes
Cook
20 minutes
Ready in
40 minutes
    Mix All the Dry Ingredients:
  1. Sift the dry ingredients.
  2. Pour the dry mix into an airtight container and store in the fridge for later. Or you can start cooking them now.
  3. When you’re ready for waffles, place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well at the bottom with a spoon.
    Warm milk, Melt Butter
  1. Place milk and butter in a small pot and warm gently over low heat. You just need to melt the butter and bring the mixture up to about 104 °F / 40 °C, which is the perfect temperature for waking up the yeast in the next step.
  2. Be careful not to overheat—keep it under 113 °F / 45 °C. If it does get too warm, don’t panic: you can let it hang out at room temp to cool or place the pot in ice water to cool off more quickly.
  3. When the milk mixture is at the proper temperature, add egg and whisk to combine.
    Combine Wet and Dry Mixes; Let Yeast Bloom:
  1. Pour the milk mixture into the well you created in the dry mix. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make batter.
  2. Allow this mixture to sit at room temp or warmer to allow the yeast to bloom. You can bloom the yeast for as little as ten minutes or up to two hours.
  3. The longer you let it go, the more rich, yeasty flavor you’ll develop and the more air pockets your waffles will have.
    Ready to Make the Waffle:
  1. Pour the mixture into a preheated nonstick waffle iron. You may have to play with the time and temperature, as each waffle maker will be a little different. You want a nice, golden, crispy crust and a soft and almost custardy interior.
  2. Top with your favorite fruits. Go crazy! Waffles are delicious with almost anything.

Notes

Nutrition information

Calories per serving: 331.86 kcal
Fat per serving: 15.81 g
Saturated fat per serving: 9.28 g
Carbs per serving: 38.94 g
Protein per serving: 8.07 g
Fiber per serving: 0.98 g
Sugar per serving: 4.73 g
Sodium per serving: 291.95 mg
Trans fat per serving: 0.48 g
Cholesterol per serving: 85.16 mg
https://www.theforkbite.com/belgian-waffles/

36 thoughts on “Belgian Waffles – Crispy on the Outside yet Tender and Fluffy Inside”

  1. Reading your post reminded me that I haven’t had waffles in ages. I go through periods of skipping things I like. It’s time for a plate of waffes, fruit and maple syrup.

  2. Very Nice Dish. The images makes me watering in mouth. I really love this dishes. The texture of all the dishes is very awesome. I also try in India. Thanks for sharing the post…

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m going to add it to my fall recipes! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. This looks truly scrumptious! I look forward to my trip to Belgium! I cannot wait!!!! You have very good culinary skills!

  5. Omg I adore a good wafle. I seriously love it more than any breakfast bread food. I even recently got a mini waffle maker…it only makes on mini at a time but it’s sucha great little gadget to have. Love your food presentation!

  6. This is such an amazing post! I’ve never made Belgian waffles before.. Your recipe seems so easy and I might give this a try tomorrow!

  7. I’m loving this waffle recipe. I make my own pancake recipe and they are so much better than anything you get in the shops. I’m definitely gonna give this one a go as they just look to good to ignore. Just booked marked it there. Thanks!

  8. I am all for delicious waffles. We just recently had national waffle day and I missed out on the waffles which I was sad about. But I am going to have to get some soon.

  9. Belgium waffles made by you with many variations is a nice breakfast option. Loved the berries option the most.

  10. looks really delicious!!I’ve only had waffles in america and these pics remind me of it for sure! so i have to try that recipe and see if i can do the same !!!

  11. I’m a waffle ddict and love to habe them form late breakfast. I’m so happy there are nowadays easily available glutenfree flour. I always add some berries, cream or yoghurt but next time I will try them with savoury toppings.

  12. Hey Calleigh, the comment under the name P was commented by my Prateek Goel. I don’t know, somehow it happened. Please change that one..
    Thanks.

  13. Yummy!!! If I seriously tell you, then I just love to Belgium stuff. Belgium chocolate, Belgium waffles everything. However, I’ve never tried to make those. Homemade waffles recipe is amazing.

  14. My recipe for waffles has been my family’s secret weapon since I was a kid! IT’s been written on recipe index cards and handed down person to person for years. It’s so easy and forgiving. This recipe has been my family’s secret weapon since I was a kid! It has been written on recipe index cards and handed down person to person for years. It is so easy and forgiving. Leave it out over night and if that Sunday morning snooze turned out to be longer than you expected, the waffles seem to taste even more buttery and delicious for some reason. I am still using my grandmother’s waffle iron from the 1950’s because I haven’t found another that had been able to mimic the cooking abilities (it looks rather lovely on my counter as well). x

  15. OMG these waffles look soooo delicious! I wish I had a waffle cooker but I’ll steal my boyfriend’s one ahah
    The photos look so nice and I’m feeling hungry already!

  16. This is one of the best recipes of Belgian waffle I’ve come across; with all the detailed steps and information. Now, I just have to invest in a waffle maker. 😀

  17. Your waffles look so big and fluffy! I have bought a waffle maker some time ago but so far I didn’t find a recipe that would make those perfect Belgian treats I ate while in Belgium. I will try your recipe too, wish me luck! 🙂

  18. My goodness, this is so rich and delicious. Loved the togetherness of fluffiness and crispiness, I must bake this for sure.

  19. I think the best waffles are always those where the mixture is freshly made, rather than using premixes. Belgium waffles have the best reputation, especially those that include their wonderful chocolate! I look forward to giving your recipe a try and impressing all in this house!

  20. They looks delicious! Never had waffle mix with something salty! Intressting! The waffles in US are so sweet. My favorite are Swedish waffles serve with simple strawberry jam
    and whip cream.

  21. These look really good! I love your pictures, they make me want to eat them! I think I will make these for the kids breakfast when they start back at school next week!

  22. I love that part waffles with eggs one. It does look yummy. I hope you can create something else with your waffles.

  23. Homemade waffles are certainly superior over any shop bought ones I have ever tried. Yours look simply delicious, and I love how you can add different toppings for preference. A wonderful excuse for a breakfast get together, any day.

  24. Loving the fact you had a wafflefest, what fun! Reminds of me of a holiday we took in Iceland a few years ago and to our surprise and delight, many of the hotel breakfast buffets had a waffle machine or two plugged in and hot, next to a huge bowl of batter, a ladle and a tonne of toppings nearby! Yum!

  25. It never ceases to amaze me what some folk buy in the freezer aisle, I do love waffles but rarely eat them, the bacon and egg one looks glorious.

  26. You sold me at Belgium waffles! Great instructions and hints for making great waffles. Thanks!

  27. homemade waffles are always better aren’t they. These look fabulous, I love a crispy waffle that is fluffy on the inside, My problem is that I cant stop at one

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