Traditional Belgian Waffle Recipe

Traditional Belgian waffles make for the sweetest treat! Use this recipe for Christmas breakfast, Valentine’s brunch, or a Mother’s Day surprise.

Belgian Waffle Recipe

Traditional Belgian Waffles

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  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk (lukewarm)
  • 2 sticks of softened butter (8 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 bag Lars' Belgian Pearl Sugar (8 oz)
  • Toppings of your choice



In a small bowl, pour in the lukewarm milk and dry yeast, set aside while the yeast dissolves in the milk.


In a large mixing bowl, mix in the flour, salt, and softened butter. Once they are combined, add the eggs and vanilla.


Next, combine the milk and yeast mixture with the flour mixture. Mix well. An electric mixer works best because the dough will be stiff and balled together. Make sure all the ingredients are well mixed.


Set the dough aside and let it rise for 30 minutes. Stir in the Belgian Pearl Sugar.


Place one baseball-size dough ball in the center of a preheated Belgian waffle iron on medium heat, and cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. (We did a slightly smaller ball of dough because we thought the round unfinished edges would look cute. And it worked.)


Serve with you choice of topping. We chose to top our Belgian waffles with fresh berries and whipped cream.

 Find Lars Own Belgian Pearl Sugar here

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  • Reply
    May 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Can I make the dough a day ahead?

    • Reply
      May 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      You can! After the dough rises you can cover it and put it in the fridge overnight. Take it out about 30 minutes before you’re ready to use it to let it warm up a bit, then add the sugar and you’re ready to go!

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    May 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Great! I can’t see how many waffles this makes. I have a family of 6. Do I need to double it?

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      May 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Oh, good catch! This recipe made about 10 waffles. And because these waffles are so rich, 1-2 waffles a person is about all I usually account for. I’d love to hear how they turn out!

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    May 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The recipe calls for dry yeast, but when you click the yeast hyperlink it takes to an instant yeast in your store. So should I use instant or regular? Thanks for the recipe!

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      Kassi Whale
      May 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

      They both work with this recipe. Try the instant yeast when you’re in a hurry and the dry yeast when you have more time. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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    May 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I’m helping a friend with her daughter’s Sweet Sixteen party and I’m doing a trial run with these waffles tonight! Can’t wait to see the results!!

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