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Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles

These are our family’s very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

You know what today is? It’s the first day of the WEEKEND! Because I count Friday as the weekend. Mentally, it’s just a survival mechanism.


Anyway. The weekend means it’s time for waffles.

And not just any waffles. My very favorite, reader tested and approved, much beloved homemade Belgian waffles completely from scratch!

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

Part of the reason I love this recipe so much is because it’s SO easy to make. Lots of Belgian waffle recipes make you whip egg whites. Or worse– make you wait for the batter to rise! 😱

Actually, yeast waffles are on my to-do list. So don’t be too surprised when you see them here at some point. But in general, I like a waffle recipe that’s a simple mix-and-pour. And when said recipe also tastes just like a recipe that calls for whipping egg whites? Super.

My mom always made waffles for Sunday night dinner when I was growing up. But not just waffles. Waffles done up right. Whipped cream, real maple syrup, chocolate chips, strawberry sauce, pecans… the works.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

Which is exactly how I like to serve these to my family.

There is seriously nothing better you guys. So good.

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.

This recipe is a total home-run in my book. And you guys love it too! If I had to pick one recipe that I have received the most positive feedback on, this would be the one. Which makes my heart feel all warm and toasty.

Because sharing this recipe is like sharing a piece of my Sunday afternoon and a hug with each and everyone of you ❤️.

Enjoy! And don’t forget the toppings.

If you’re looking for more topping ideas, be sure to try these delicious recipes:

My personal favorite, Strawberry Sauce.

Strawberry Sauce from Something Swanky

Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter:

Cinnamon Honey Butter from Something Swanky

Kneaders Caramel Syrup *swoon*

Cinnamon Honey Butter from Something Swanky

Easy & Fluffy Belgian Waffles

These are our family's very favorite homemade belgian waffles. Crispy on the outside, soft and steamy on the inside.


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


Mix together the dry ingredients.

Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix until batter forms.

Pour 1/2 cup batter onto hot waffle griddle and cook according to waffle maker instructions (will vary depending on appliance).

Serve warm!

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

77 comments on “Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles”

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

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

  3. I love love love the new look!!!

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

  4. 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. 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!

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

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

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

  10. 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. 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. Loved your waffle recipe

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


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

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

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  18. Would this work with whole weat flour?

    • 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

  19. How many waffles does this recipe make?

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  22. 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!! ;)

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

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

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

  26. 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!!

    • 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 200 bucks.


    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.

    • 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 :)

  29. 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)

  30. 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!

    • 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.

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

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

  33. 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.

    • 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!

  34. 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!!

  35. 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?

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

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

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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 :)

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

  45. 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.

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

  47. 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!

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

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  50. 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 :).

  51. 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….

  52. 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. 

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

  54. 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!

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

  56. 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!

  57. 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 :))

  58. is cooking oil canola oil/vegetable oil?

  59. 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!)

  60. 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!

  61. 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. 

  62. This recipe didn’t come out at all.  Batter was watery and waffles did not grow. I did everything correctly and they didn’t come out at all. Highly disappointed! 

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