Restaurant Style Homemade Belgian Waffles

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Restaurant Style Homemade Belgian Waffles

How To Make Restaurant Style Homemade Belgian Waffles- Our homemade belgian waffle recipe makes Big, crispy, buttery Belgian Waffles just like in the restaurants at home. It is a lot easier than one may think. This easy belgian waffle recipe takes only a few minutes and is a simple make ahead breakfast meal. Follow the directions below and you will be enjoying them in no time at all.

a plate with restaurant style Belgian waffles and butter.

TIP *  -   Make extra and freeze them for a quick breakfast during the week.  Store in a freezer bag for up to 2 weeks.  Take out how many you want,  cook in a toaster oven or on a cookie sheet in the oven.

WARNING-   this is NOT a low fat recipe.  The amount of butter seems scary, but it really isn't for the yield. The butter is what makes these so delicious!

Be sure to try our other easy belgian waffle recipe

Easy Banana Belgian Waffles 

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Making our homemade belgian waffle recipe

Our easy belgian waffle recipe is a great make ahead recipe.  Take a morning to make breakfast for the family while planning ahead for the whole week. Simply add the cooled waffles to a zip lock freezer bag.

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Make ahead breakfast, Enjoy all week!

easy belgian waffles store in plastic bag.belgian waffles with syrup pouring on them.


Tips for making this homemade belgian waffle recipe

Below are some helpful tips for some common problems when making waffles at home.

Some common issues that we hear from readers when making waffles :

  • They were soggy
  • They didn't turn out golden brown
  • My waffles were not crunchy on the edges
  • I did not get a full round waffle

How to fix these common issues:

  • If waffles are not golden brown- turn the temperature up 1 spot until desired color is achieved
  • To prevent soggy waffles let them cook longer, watch for the steam to dissipate
  • For crunchy edges on your waffles- make sure the waffle maker is locked down and you flip it over once filling (if your style waffle maker flips)
  • To ensure round full waffles make sure you use enough batter. Start at the middle pouring in a spiral circle motion out to the edge
belgian waffle recipe

How To Make Restaurant Style Homemade Belgian Waffles

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Our easy, Restaurant Style Belgian Waffles at Home! Crunchy outer edges, fluffy middle, vanilla buttery flavor all for breakfast in your kitchen.


  • A waffle iron hot and ready to go
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping of your choice


  1. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter in a medium bowl. Add the flour , baking powder and half of the milk, mix well. Add the remaining milk, continue mixing. Batter shouldn't be too thick. Add more milk if need be.
  2. Make sure your waffle iron is ready, pour ¾ cup of batter or the measurement your iron calls for into the center of the iron. Close the lid, cook according to manufacturers instructions.


Cook times may vary. A great hint is to watch for the amount of steam coming from your waffle maker. More steam, more cook time. As the steam subsides, the waffle is getting crisper and golden.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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34 thoughts on “Restaurant Style Homemade Belgian Waffles”

  1. These waffles look amazing! I am making these tomorrow morning! Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait! 🙂

  2. I did just egg yolks on the first step and whipped the egg whites and added them last by folding them into the batter to make the lighter and crisped in the oven for 5 minutes on 300 degrees and they were perfect. I think next time I will try 1 1/2 flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch to get that extra crispy exterior but over all one of the best recipes I've tried.

  3. Waffles have to be my favorite breakfast food ever. My waffle iron makes them in a heart shape. Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!

  4. Waffles weren't crispy but I think my waffle iron is the problem. 😉 They taste great, my 16 year old son couldn't get enough! Thanks for sharing!

    • Your welcome!

      Try wiping the waffle iron with oil prior to turning it on , the heated oil tends to crisp the edges.

      • Please put that in the actual recipe; it's not in there at all. I added it at the end with the second milk addition, hope it doesn't make a difference. Waiting for the iron to heat first.

        • I'm not sure what you are referring to, but looking at the comments I can only assume you mean the vanilla. It is listed in the recipe in the first line, and it will not matter, vanilla is not a crucial enough ingredient to affect your end result.

  5. Melissa, thanks for the recipie. Mine came out spongy and soft. Any suggestions what I might have done wrong?

    • HI Scott!

      Spongy and soft sounds like a temperature issue? If it isn't high enough not enough steam will escape during the cooking process to make them crispy on the outside.
      Just a thought.

  6. Made the waffled this morning. This is a excellent keeper recipe. While I was baking them I got idea to sprinkle real bacon pieces on them and bake. They are awesome. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  7. After getting a fancy Belgian waffle maker for Christmas, I've been on the search for an easy AND tasty Belgian waffle recipe. The yeast and beaten egg white versions are tasty, but what a hassle for waffles! These are perfect! Crispy outside, soft inside. Yum.

  8. I love, love, love Belgian waffles! I purchased a waffle maker, not expensive, but one that would make a decent round 4-splilt waffle. I then proceeded to the grocery store to buy a mix especially for Belgian waffles. The only one in the store was Krusteaz. This pricey mix was awful. So disappointed I paid for a rather plain and not even remotely close to the flavor of a Belgian waffle.

    I am going to try this recipe, sounds good. I am looking for that taste in the Waffle House and restaurants.

  9. I love Belgian Waffles but I have never made them at home before. I like the idea of making them ahead of time and freezing them for later.

  10. My fathers favorite food is waffles. Restaurant quality waffles. I will have to make these for him.

  11. Now this is something I need to bookmark for my son! He adores waffles of any kind. My favorite is using Belgian waffles with strawberries and ice cream. 🙂

  12. I love waffles and I am going to try this recipe today I have been looking for a homemade recipe for a while now! thank you for posting this

  13. I love waffles because they are so delicious and Belgian waffles taste so good that I can eat them every day. This is a very good recipe for making these waffles and I am making them this weekend.


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