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Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles

Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles from www.somethingswanky.com | I love that these waffles are SUPER fluffy, and without having to beat any egg whites! A secret ingredient makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside... #waffles #recipe

 

There is no food on this planet that says “home” to me quite like a fresh, golden, fluffy Belgian Waffle does. My parents have been making waffles for us on the weekends for as long as I can remember, and I have found them to be just as heart warming as they are filling.

Some of you may remember that I actually posted a Belgian Waffle recipe last year, but I’ve made some tweaks in the recipe since then which I felt warranted new photos and a new post.

Firstly, our long-time favorite way to eat waffles used to be smothered in syrup, strawberry sauce, pecans, cool whip, and chocolate chips. I won’t lie… I still think that it’s a pretty tasty way to eat a waffle. But over the past year, we’ve acquired a simpler preference for topping our waffles: fresh berries and home made whipped cream. These days, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy our favorite breakfast!

Best Belgian Waffle Recipe from www.somethingswanky.com #waffles #recipe

Secondly, Karly from Buns in My Oven has a Best Waffles recipe that inspired a few changes in mine. She adds a little corn starch to her batter to make it extra crispy on the outside (a must). And she also adds just a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg– which I had completely forgotten I LOVE in my waffles! Just that tiny bit of seasoning makes an enormous difference.

However, Karly (and my Mom, actually) and I had to part ways at the egg whites.

I’ve decided that there are waffle making teams. You’re either on Team Egg Whites or Team I-refuse-to-whip-egg-whites-for-my-waffles. I fall into the second camp. I mean, I’ve tried it WITH the egg whites, of course. I wouldn’t want to speak out of ignorance. But… I really, really hate folding egg whites into batter (it’s not even the whipping them that bothers me!). And the truth is: I can’t tell the difference between my waffles and my Mom’s.

So, if you’re on Team refuse-to-whip-the-egg-whites too (and really, even if you’re not!) these waffles are for you. They are absolutely golden, crispy delicious on the outside, and completely soft and fluffy on the inside. This has been one family tradition that is SUPER easy to keep up with :) .

 

Which foods remind you the most of your childhood home?

 

Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c. AP flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. (Grease waffle iron before each use) Pour approximately 1/2 cup batter onto the hot waffle iron, and cook for 3:30 minutes, or to your liking.
  4. Serve hot and fresh with berries and whipped cream!
http://www.somethingswanky.com/easy-and-fluffy-belgian-waffles/

 

Breakfast from Friends:

The Very Best Waffles from Buns in my Oven

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones from Crazy For Crust

Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Smoothie from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Ashton

Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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76 Responses to “Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles”

  1. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm (#)

    Corn starch in the batter – I never even thought of that! I can’t wait to try your recipe – looks PERFECTO!

  2. Shiloh Barkley posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm (#)

    I’ve never noticed there were teams, but I have tried both ways. I agree with you!! I can’t tell.

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm (#)

    I love love love the new look!!!

    Can you believe I’ve never made belgian waffles? I must remedy this…

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm (#)

    Your blog design looks adorable with the little tweaks you made! And the only time I have ever had belgian waffles is at IHOP…I think I need a waffle iron so I can see if I am team egg white or team I will not whip. Something tells me I am with you on this though…
    Those berries on the waffles looks so delicious!!!

  5. Karly posted on February 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm (#)

    Well, I totally want to be on your team, but I didn’t know that you could get the same results! I’m totally trying it though, because I HATE whipping egg whites. Folding them in is kind of fun, though! Heh. We should team up next time. You whip, I’ll fold.

    Orrrr, we could just make this version. Works for me!

    Thanks for linking me up!

    • Ashton posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:20 am (#)

      hahaha, seriously, let’s just team up. I hate folding them in because it stresses me out!! I’m always like, “oh wait, did I mix them in too much? Or not enough? Am I going to have fried egg white whip in my waffle?” Ahhhhh! See what I mean?

  6. tanya posted on February 20, 2013 at 8:42 am (#)

    That’s it! You’ve convinced to me get a waffle iron! These look amazing Ashton!

  7. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm (#)

    You are so sweet to include me in your breakfast from friends, Ashton! I hope we can have breakfast together someday. And that these waffles will be on the menu! xo

  8. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm (#)

    I’m going to have to try the cornstarch trick! These waffles look perfect!

  9. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm (#)

    Those look so good….and are those blackberries?? They are huge. Yum! :)

  10. Mackenzie posted on February 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm (#)

    Love your new look Ashton! :) Very cute! We have a waffle maker and I have been in need of a great recipe; can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing!
    Mackenzie :)

  11. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:30 am (#)

    So, so fluffy and awesome! I almost hate to say this, but I like waffles better than pancakes (gasp). But it’s true! They are better at holding little pockets of butter and syrup!

  12. Vanessa posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:24 am (#)

    Loved your waffle recipe

  13. Liz Fourez posted on February 21, 2013 at 9:21 am (#)

    Thanks Ashton… Now I have to go buy a waffle maker! This looks SO good! Have a great day my friend : )

    Liz

  14. jen posted on February 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm (#)

    can’t wait to try these! I just got a belgian flip waffle maker today and have officially declared tomorrow waffle day!

  15. Erin @ Texanerin Baking posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm (#)

    Haha. I saw some pancake recipes yesterday that called for whipped egg whites. My response was, “What? Why? Pancakes are perfectly fluffy without that. I’m getting out of here!” I guess I should at least try but, eh, I’m kind of lazy. I wish I had a waffle iron. I LOVE waffles and these look great!

  16. crystal posted on February 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm (#)

    Your design is adorable! That’s funny, I’ll have to try it with and without the egg whites. :)

  17. Mary posted on March 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm (#)

    Would this work with whole weat flour?
    Thanks.

    • Ashton posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm (#)

      Yes! And I’ve used applesauce instead of oil before. And egg whites for eggs, and almond milk for milk. The waffles aren’t very good if you do ALL of the substitutions, but I’ve done two at a time on various occasions and it’s been ok

  18. Sania posted on May 25, 2013 at 12:45 am (#)

    How many waffles does this recipe make?

    • Ashton posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:38 am (#)

      5 :)

  19. Joy Stevenson posted on June 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm (#)

    What is AP flour?

    • Ashton posted on June 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm (#)

      All Purpose flour :)

  20. Carrie Williams posted on June 16, 2013 at 11:35 am (#)

    I found this recipe last night, the night before Father’s Day, and woke early this morning to make them for my hubby and kids. HOLY SMOKES, these waffles are insanely good!! We couldn’t get enough of them!!! They will be a part of our family from now on!! And thanks for making me a rock star!! ;)

  21. pat eckland posted on June 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm (#)

    have you tried to use melted butter instead of oil? I love the taste of butter, but wonder if it would make any difference.

    • Ashton posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:25 am (#)

      I haven’t, but I’d imagine you could do it!

  22. jennifer posted on June 20, 2013 at 7:43 am (#)

    If this had srars I would give it a five. I made this exact and best easy waffle recipe ever

  23. Jenny posted on July 13, 2013 at 11:40 am (#)

    These were amazing!! I didn’t change a thing and they came our perfect!

  24. Elisa posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm (#)

    So happy I found you! Today we became proud owners of a waffle maker and I’ve spent the last 30 minutes looking at recipes. I didn’t realize so many had whipped egg whites and yeast. I am sooo glad I found yours!! Can you pleease tell me if there is a substitue, or omission, for the cornstarch? I don’t have it on hand and my kids are dying for the waffles in the morning. Thanks so much!!

    • Ashton posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm (#)

      Just saw this, sorry I’m so late to reply! We’ve been out of town :)

      You can omit the corn starch– just promise to try it WITH the corn starch next time!

  25. Perry posted on July 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm (#)

    Ashton, do you know where to find a good waffle iron?

    All I can find are those cheap teflons.

    I could be wrong, but I think a good iron type would work better.

  26. Perry posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm (#)

    200 bucks.

    Ouch.

    My last waffle was at iHop, and between the cheap syrup and the sugar they put in the waffle, I might as well have been eating candy.

    It’s hard to find a restaurant that makes good ol’ fashioned waffles.

    • Ashton posted on July 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm (#)

      Agreed! I have a hard time with anything other than pure maple syrup these days, and I can assure you– that’s not how I grew up! But I love it now :)

  27. Kim posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm (#)

    Thanks for the great recipe. The first time I made these I doubled the recipe and ended up with a mountain of waffles, but they were all gone by the next day. This has converted my “crepes-only” husband to become a waffle man! (My waffle iron is bottom-of-the-line from the local thrift store)

  28. Jason posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:23 am (#)

    We’ve just made these and they are EVERY BIT AS PERFECT as described here! Thank you so much for this recipe – it’s so easy but delivers the perfect texture! I like super sweet stuff so will add a bit more sugar next time, but that’s just my personal taste. I won’t need any other Belgian Waffle recipe. Thank you!

    • Maureen posted on August 31, 2013 at 9:19 am (#)

      Hello! I just made your recipe and my kids loved the waffles! I ended up with 6 huge waffles, so I can freeze the rest for another morning. Love the cinnamon and hint of nutmeg.
      Thanks!

  29. Kristine posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:34 am (#)

    Awesome recipe! So glad not to mess with egg whites or yeast. A big hit here this morning – Thanks!!

  30. Sarah posted on September 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm (#)

    How many Belgian waffles does the recipe make (approx)?

    • Ashton posted on October 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm (#)

      4 or 5 :)

  31. Beshara posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:17 am (#)

    Your recipe doesn’t work! I couldn’t get it to cook on the inside. It remained gooey on the inside no matter what temperature I cooked them at. Really disappointed, they look and taste great on the outside but suck on the inside. Your recipe still needs tweaking.

    • Ashton posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm (#)

      I think this may be user error on your part, sorry! I’ve had nearly 100% positive feedback on this recipe, and I’m confident it’s just right!

  32. Meredith posted on October 7, 2013 at 10:16 am (#)

    We had these for breakfast this morning and they were DE-licious!!! My belgian waffle iron took a cup of batter and this recipe made four waffles. Perfect for our family!!! Thanks for sharing! I will use this one for my bed and breakfast!!

  33. Beth Roberts posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#)

    I refuse to make waffles because they never turn out crispy and Im in the refuse to whip group too. Can this recipe be used in a regular waffle maker?

  34. Brittany posted on November 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm (#)

    LOVE this recipe with the nutmeg! Added lemon zestand its delicious! Thanks!

  35. Shanna posted on January 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm (#)

    I’m so on the team of refusing to whip my egg whites into my waffles. Gonna try this tonight. My son wants waffles for dinner.

  36. Tyler posted on January 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm (#)

    This was hands down the worst waffle recipe I have ever trie (and I’ve tried a LOT). The batter came out so runny that the waffles would not rise and stayed doughey. Even after doubling the flour they were still terrible. Save yourself the time and waste of ingredients and skip this one.

  37. Maureen posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm (#)

    Hello! I made these waffles yet again this past weekend! It’s a total keeper and always turns out perfect! I’ve made these about 3-4 times now and i just love how they poof up and they have such great flavor from the spices.
    Thanks again for a really nice recipe!
    Mo

  38. amber posted on March 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm (#)

    Just had these the recipe was great turned out perfect will be blogging the results and linking to your blog thank you for sharing :)

  39. Ashley posted on March 16, 2014 at 10:34 am (#)

    These are amazing! I doubled the batch and put fresh blueberries in half… Yum! Having a baby soon so are freezing a bunch to pop in the toaster for a quick breakfast. Thanks for the perfect waffle recipe!

  40. Rachel Lyn posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm (#)

    So, I don’t like waffles. But I finally bought a waffle maker for my husband who loves them. I also haven’t eaten one in years so I thought I should at least try one. This recipe is sooo much better than I remember as a child (sorry mom). I will definitely eat waffles from now on. Thanks for sharing this!

  41. shawnee posted on April 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm (#)

    I made these tonight, we had breakfast for dinner. Everyone is “soooooo sick of pancakes” so they requested waffles. These were a hit!! I will definitely be making them again :)

  42. belgian cuisine posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:26 am (#)

    i just love this. belgian waffles i can eat it everyday. so easy to cook this though.

  43. Annie P posted on June 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm (#)

    I have been searching for a good waffle recipe and I do believe I have finally found it. I LOVE the fact that I don’t have to separate the eggs and whip the whites up. This is so easy and taste absolutely amazing. Just have these for dinner tonight and my kids gave it 2 thumbs up. I was worried because the first one didn’t turn out but after that it was pure heaven. No soggy soft waffles. I will be making these over and over again. I just have to say I love your recipes.

  44. Susan Hauger posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:52 am (#)

    I am dairy intolerant. These are great made with vanilla soymilk

  45. Karl posted on July 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm (#)

    Hello, I want to thank you and tell everyone that this recipe is perfect. I’ve made this recipe so many times I have it memorized! I add a good dusting of cinnamon to the batter and grind in some nutmeg as well. They turn out perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy within every single time. I get three to four thick belgian waffles with my waffle maker, and I aleays cook on maximun heat. Thanks for the best waffles I’ve ever made!

  46. Jill posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:35 am (#)

    Hi there
    Great recipe!  What setting do u put your waffle maker on?  Thanks

    • Ashton posted on November 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm (#)

      My waffle maker only has one setting– I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer for you!

  47. Lorraine posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm (#)

    I just wanted to finally comment after making this recipe several times – it is perfect in every way!  easy to whip up, just the right amount of sweetness and spice, and a big hit with all three kids (not an easy feat) – 
    I even sub in 3/4 c of the AP flour with whole wheat pastry flour and kids can’t even tell it is there!

    I must have a mini belgian waffle maker, as I usually get 10 waffles out of it – accordingly I use about 1/2 cup of batter per waffle.  it’s a villaware waffle maker that makes two square waffles – got it for Christmas years ago so not even sure it is still around.  I have it around the medium setting (4-4.5 out of 7) and it comes out perfectly browned and with just the right amount of crisp.

    I freeze whatever we don’t eat, and it warms up beautifully in the toaster oven on low heat – kids always ask for more, and it’s nice to have them ready to heat up and eat.  We alternate having them with powdered sugar, or with honey or maple syrup.

    Just awesome all around –  thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe :).

    • Ashton posted on January 10, 2015 at 10:54 pm (#)

      So glad you like it! It’s a family staple over here :)

  48. Judy posted on December 27, 2014 at 8:46 pm (#)

    Received a belgian waffle maker for Christmas, unfortunately, there was not a direction book…went to internet, found your recipe- excellent choice, they were awesome, Thank you so much, it just became a family recipe….

  49. AmandaW posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:20 am (#)

    I am a fan of seperating the eggs and whipping and folding…it takes forever, but the pay-off is worth it. I made this recipe exactly as is and we were not a fan. They were more dense and had less overall flavor. Even my 8 year old asked why they were so different.  I would not say this is a bad recipe. If you are used to a fluffier Belgian waffle, I would not choose this recipe. 

  50. James posted on January 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm (#)

    add a little baking soda in place of the baking powder if using a tall (belgian iron)

  51. Emily posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm (#)

    I just made these for breakfast and they were delicious! I substituted the milk for almond milk and about 1/3 of the flour for wheat flour and I thought they were great thanks for sharing!

  52. Charlotte posted on January 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm (#)

    These are fantastic! MUCH easier than the traditional yeast, & egg white waffles, yet they taste identical! Thanks for sharing!

  53. Reenie posted on January 10, 2015 at 2:13 pm (#)

    I got a waffle maker for christmas. The first batch was a fold-the-egg-whites recipe and while good, took WAY too long. I tried this one and the family loved it just as much (daughter even liked this one better!). I used butter rather than oil for richer taste. I froze two for my daughter to have during the week. YUM!

  54. Zsuzsi Gero posted on January 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm (#)

    I only had all purpose gluten free flour at home. Still, the waffles came out crispy and delicious! Thanks for the cornstarch and nutmeg idea! And it’s such a quick and easy make :))

  55. lauren posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:40 am (#)

    is cooking oil canola oil/vegetable oil?

    • Ashton posted on January 25, 2015 at 12:00 am (#)

      Yes :)

  56. Meghan @ Freezer Friendly Moms posted on January 24, 2015 at 9:23 am (#)

    I just made these this morning! They were great. A perfect way to start a snowy Saturday morning. It’s only me, my husband and our 3 year old daughter so I froze the extra waffles for later! Thanks for the great recipe. (And I’m with you on the whole not whipping egg whites in the morning!)

  57. Sarah posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm (#)

    Perfect, perfect waffles. I’ve been trying different recipes to substitute almond milk in, and now I can stop looking. Did I mention perfect? Thanks!

  58. Rachelle Androwski posted on January 25, 2015 at 12:13 pm (#)

    I have been looking for a good recipe for YEARS….and this one totally ROCKS! Thank you thank you thank you for posting this and saving my Sundays and my sanity. 

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