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Homemade Belgian Waffles

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Homemade Belgian Waffles
Homemade Belgian Waffles
Original Belgian Waffles recipe from world famous restaurant Good Enough to Eat in NYC. Perfect way to start off your Sunday morning!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10

  • 1½ cups all-purpose white flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons and 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Serves 10

Good Enough to Eat Belgian Waffles for breakfast

The perfect way to start your morning!

Note from Carrie: The true Belgian waffle is made with yeast, but it is time-consuming to make. This Americanized recipe is quicker and easier and comes very close to the texture and taste of the original.


Dry Ingredients
1 ½ cups all-purpose white flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Wet Ingredients
1 ½ cups milk
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 eggs separated
6 tablespoons melted butter plus 1 tablespoon for the iron


Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and the 2 teaspoons of sugar in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Combine the milk, vanilla and 2 of the egg yolks in a separate bowl and lightly beat them together. (Sorry about that extra egg yolk!) Now pour the yolky milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir them together with a fork. That done, cut in the 6 tablespoons of melted butter.

In yet a third bowl – clean and dry – whisk together the 3 egg whites and the 2 tablespoons of sugar until they begin to hold a soft peak. Now, take a big tablespoon of the egg whites and mix it through the batter with a fork. Once that’s done, turn out all the beaten egg whites onto the batter with a rubber spatula. Using your spatula, fold the egg whites into the batter, cutting a figure eight, toward and away from you, putting the “8” on its side. Rotate the bowl a couple of times during the folding, incorporating the whites into the batter. Don’t over-mix because that will knock the air out of the egg whites and you don’t want to do that.

Now proceed to cook the Belgian waffles as you would any other waffle. Serve with maple syrup and fruit or just some confectioner’s sugar.

Serve, Enjoy, and Share

And now it’s time to eat! We hope you enjoy making these treats as much as we do. Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions and share how yours came out!

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