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Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles

Crisp and golden on the outside, light and airy on the inside, our Belgian waffles are oh-so scrumptious. These made-from-scratch delights come together quickly, while also filling your home with sweet, heavenly aromas. Sweet or savory, these delicious creations are everything you want them to be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

Originally named the Brussels waffle, the Belgian waffle made its first appearance in America in 1962 at the World’s Fair in Seattle. Not long after, its popularity skyrocketed in the U.S. In Belgium, this traditional street food was meant to be eaten with your hands, and the waffle itself was the treat, no toppings needed. In America, we took one look at those deep pockets and knew they would be perfect for holding gallons of syrup or endless amounts of toppings.

And in keeping with tradition, our waffles are made with yeast, which aids in the light, airy, and crisp texture. Because of that, the batter needs to be made at least an hour ahead, or let it rest overnight in the fridge for the most developed flavor.


4 servings (four 7-inch waffles)

Total Time

30 minutes + resting

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We found the best way to reheat leftover waffles is to pop them into the toaster.


Whisk together flour, milk, butter, eggs, sugar, yeast, salt, vanilla, and baking soda in a large bowl. (Batter doesn’t have to be completely smooth.) Cover batter and let rest at room temperature 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.

Add enough waffle batter to center of iron to fill, about ¾ cup, and cook until golden brown, 23 minutes. Serve waffles immediately or keep warm in a preheated 200-degree oven.

CHOCOLATE VARIATION: Increase sugar to ¼ cup, stir in ¾ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 tsp. instant espresso powder.

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