Authentic Belgian Waffles

Authentic Belgian Waffles

Have you ever been to Belgium? I used to live in the Netherlands and took the train to Belgium as often as I could, just to eat their waffles. You can smell them from miles away. They are so delicious and unlike anything you’ve tasted in The United States.

Unlike American waffles, Belgian waffles are made of dough, instead of batter. You have to let them carefully rise for almost 2 hours and the secret ingredient is imported pearl sugar. The pearl sugar will give it an extra dimension that tastes as good as heaven sounds.

You have to give these waffles a try, and I promise you, you will never go back to American pancakes. You can eat these with whipped cream, confectioner’s sugar, chocolate drizzle, fruit, or you name it!

Authentic Belgian Waffles with confectioners’ sugar and chocolate drizzle

Authentic Belgian Waffles

Prep time: 1 minuteCook time: 5 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time:1 hour 50 minutesServings:4 servings


These waffles are not like your average American waffles. Unlike American waffles, Belgian waffles are made from dough and need to rise carefully. The imported pearl sugar makes these waffles, unlike any other waffles you have ever tasted. Unless you have been to Belgium and had real Belgian waffles before!


  • Optional Toppings


  1. Start by warming up the milk until lukewarm. The best temperature is around 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add the granulated sugar and yeast. Let sit for about 5 minutes, until it starts to get foamy and doubles in size.
    letting yeast bubble up with sugar and milk
  2. In your mixer add the flour, salt, and softened butter. Mix for a few minutes.
  3. Add the yeast mixture, eggs, and vanilla extract to the mixer and let it mix for about 3-5 minutes. The dough should not stick to the side of the bowl anymore.
  4. Then add your pearl sugar and fold it into the dough.
  5. Cover the mixer bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm space.
  6. Remove the dough from the mixer bowl and divide it into 12 even balls. Put them on a silicone bake tray or parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick, and let them rise for another 40 minutes.
  7. Warm your waffle maker to medium heat and add them one by one, or two by two, depending on how large your waffle maker is. Spray with non-stick butter spray. And put each dough ball in for about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with confectioners’ sugar, or chocolate syrup.
  9. Enjoy!
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