Belgian Waffles

Homemade Breakfast waffle recipe that's delicious and simple to make. Waffles that are light and fluffy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside.

Homemade breakfast waffles topped with berries

Breakfast waffles are the perfect breakfast to kick-start your day. This homemade Belgian waffle recipe is a super easy breakfast to make. These sweet waffles are light, and airy, due to the fact we separate the egg whites from the yolks. You keep whisking the egg whites until they form stiff white peaks. Then folding the egg whites in at the end makes this waffles recipe so much fluffier.

Homemade breakfast waffles topped with berries

Making Belgian breakfast waffles is easy and can be whipped up in no time. Even my kids / Husband can make them. Last Mother’s Day they made me breakfast waffles with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that. I think they did an awesome job, don’t you?

Best waffle topping ideas

You may be wondering what goes with waffles for breakfast? There are so many ways to top your breakfast waffles with style. Here are a few of Love Food Feeds favorite Belgian waffle topping ideas for you to try out.

  • Whipped cream and fresh berries (my favorite)
  • Chocolate dipping sauce and strawberries.
  • Maple syrup.
  • Mixed berry compote.
  • Yogurt and chopped fruit.
  • Bacon and maple syrup.
  • Peanut butter and sliced banana.
  • Sauteed apples.
Homemade breakfast waffles topped with berries

How many calories are in breakfast waffles?

Breakfast waffles are a great treat to enjoy every now and again. I wouldn’t advise eating them daily as they can be pretty high in calories once you add your toppings. These delicious Belgian waffles are 396 calories each without any toppings added. If you’re watching your calorie intake, you can top your waffles with fresh fruit and low-sugar syrup to save on calories.

Choosing a waffle iron/maker

If you don’t already have a waffle iron or waffle, here are some useful things to look out for when choosing yours. You can buy waffle irons for a pretty low price. I only paid about €30 on Amazon for mine a few years ago.

  • Look for non-stick
  • Make sure the waffle iron has temperature control (some recipes need a lower heat than others)
  • Temperature indicator lights (no one wants to be guessing if its at the right temperature)
  • Check the size. Maybe you'll want a small waffle iron for easy storage.
  • Most importantly, easy to clean, no one wants to spend a long time cleaning up after breakfast.
  • I hope this list helps you pick the right waffle maker for you.

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    Homemade breakfast waffles topped with berries

    Belgian Waffle Recipe

    Love Food Feed
    These Homemade Belgian Waffles are everything a waffle should be light and fluffy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside. A truly delicious easy waffle recipe.
    4.7 from 19 votes
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Course Breakfast, Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Servings 8
    Calories 396 kcal



    • First thing to do is preheat your waffle iron and set to one side.
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and give it a little mix.
      400 grams Plain flour, 1 Tablespoon Baking powder, 3 Tablespoons Sugar, ½ Teaspoon Salt
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Then, using two other mixing bowls, separate the egg whites, placing the egg whites in one bowl and the yolks in the other. Now whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then set to one side.
      2 Large Eggs
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Grab the mixing bowl with the egg yolks and add in the sunflower oil, milk, and vanilla extract and mix well.
      125 milliliters Sunflower oil, 500 milliliters Milk, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Add in the egg yolk mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well until fully incorporated.
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Lastly, fold in your egg whites slowly.
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • When your waffle iron has heated up, spray with a little nonstick cooking spray or spray oil.
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Pour the waffle batter mix onto your waffle iron (the amount of batter depends on your waffle iron, so check the manufacturers manual first)
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • It only takes about a minute to cook each waffle.
      Breakfast waffle recipe instruction
    • Remove from the waffle iron and top with your favorite toppings.
    • Serve your freshly cooked waffles immediately and enjoy.
      Homemade breakfast waffles topped with berries


    Tips & Tricks
    Always make sure your waffle maker is fully preheated before adding in the batter. If the waffle iron isn't brought up to temperature, your waffles could be compromised, leaving you with a less than perfect breakfast.
    Don't be tempted to over fill your waffle griddle; the waffle batter will spread out once the lid is closed and the waffle also expands while cooking, creating a light and airy waffle.
    Don't open the lid of your waffle maker before its finished cooking. As peeking may result in you having to change the waffle cooking time (opening the lid lowers the temperature) or even worse, you could end up with broken waffles.


    Calories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 169IUCalcium: 173mgIron: 3mg
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    I hope you enjoy this breakfast Belgian waffle recipe as much as I do. If you are looking for topping ideas to go with your waffles, why not check out my mixed berry compote or chocolate dipping sauce recipes, both are absolutely delicious with waffles.

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