Belgian Waffles Recipe

This Belgian Waffles recipe is the perfect addition to your morning breakfast table. Whole grain, delicious and filling, you’ll make these again and again!

I never had Belgian waffles before this. Call me crazy, but I just never understood the difference between a regular waffle and a Belgian waffle. And frankly, I never wanted to pay extra for something that was essentially the same.

Clean Eating Belgian Waffles

Well, I’m here to tell you that I am not only humbled by the difference now that I’ve had one, but over-the-top crazy about them! I may never make the regular kind again!

These come out much lighter and crispier. Perfect for just about any topping you want to add.

I had to play tug-of-war with Mini Chef just to get one last bite before he finished scarfing the majority of them down. Growing boys sure can eat!

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BELGIAN WAFFLES RECIPE

Clean Eating Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles Recipe

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Belgian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 waffles
Calories: 94kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Belgian Waffle Maker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast

Instructions

  • Warm the milk in a pot until it reaches between 105-115 degrees F. This happens pretty quickly, so keep an eye on it.
  • Add the yeast to the milk and allow to stand until it has a small amount of foam on top. It won't foam a lot because there is no sugar to feed the yeast. But there will be a small, thin layer as the yeast dissolves.
  • Combine everything together in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until you have no lumps left.
  • Let the batter rest for about 20 minutes. (I used this time to start heating the waffle iron and slicing fruit for toppings, setting the table, etc...)
  • When your batter has rested and your waffle iron is hot, pour the batter in and cook as usual. The waffles are done when they are crispy.
  • Top with fruit or whatever toppings you prefer and enjoy!

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg

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59 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sarah – Let me know how you like them!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yay! Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yay! Hope you enjoy them!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mary – Hope you enjoy them!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Caryn – Belgian waffles typically have yeast. You could experiment a bit with the brownie waffles and see if it works. It very well may!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yum! Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Anonymous says:

    They may not get as crispy or be as light, but they will certainly cook just fine. Enjoy!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The pastry version is always better. But in a pinch, the white whole wheat will work. It will just be a more “bready” waffle.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Gscearbo – No, I would make a large batch on the weekend and freeze them. Then just pop in the toaster to reheat.

  10. Anonymous says:

    hswhite – I’m happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Kate – thanks so much! I’m happy you enjoyed them!

  12. Anonymous says:

    KM – Go to any kitchen supply dept of a local target or kmart and get yourself an inexpensive thermometer. They are wonderful to have.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tcoppola – Yes, certainly! Enjoy!

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Autumn – Wonderful! These will freeze great. Enjoy!

  16. Shannon Holly Kuharik says:

    Wow! Best waffles ever!!! Both my 8 and 11 year old loved them and my husband who is notorious for sniffing out healthy and not liking it πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Shannon – That’s awesome!

  17. graciouspantry says:

    Skicutie -Yes.

  18. graciouspantry says:

    Becky – Yes, sorry for the typo. The recipe has been updated.

  19. graciouspantry says:

    The extracts impart flavor. Not sweetness. So it depends on what you are trying to do.

  20. Abigail Lora says:

    Is there a way to have all the dry ingredients mixed and ready to go in the pantry?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Sure, as long as you keep the yeast separate. That has to foam separately.

  21. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! I’m so glad you all enjoyed these!

  22. graciouspantry says:

    You can use any type of milk or extract you like.

  23. Just tried making these for breakfast and unfortunately they didn’t turn out as expected. I’m not sure what I did wrong, but they turned out almost gummy in texture. πŸ™

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Hmmm… ya, something went wrong there. Perhaps a measurement, or a type of ingredient used. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out.

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  26. WIsh I had a waffle maker πŸ™

    1. graciouspantry says:

      They aren’t that pricey. I think Walmart has some cheap ones.

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  30. Used regular whole wheat flour and these came out great. Thanks!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Awesome! πŸ™‚

  31. Ok, I just made these and they aren’t quite right. The batter was incredibly runny so added 1/2 more flour and they still wouldn’t puff up enough to cook on top. Any suggestions? My yeast is new and it didn’t foam.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      One of three things:
      1) It sat on the shelf at the store for too long
      2) Your water wasn’t warm enough for it to foam (between 105 – 115 F.)
      3) You didn’t let it sit long enough in the warm water.

  32. Is it okay to use cows milk?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sure! But you might want to use just a smidge less. Play it by ear. You can always add more, but you can’t take out. So add a little at a time till you have a good consistency.

  33. Thank you for all your wonderful CLEAN recipes!! I tried these and followed the recipe exactly (used Silk unsweetened almond milk) but they stuck to my belgium waffle maker. πŸ™ I have never had any other waffle batter stick (not even Clean Eating Gingerbread waffles) but I am hoping I can remedy that by using pan spray on the machine next time (I’ve never had to use it before). This was the first time I ever tried a yeast waffle though. Also, I feel like they need a bit of salt – maybe 1/4 tsp?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – You can certainly use salt if you wish. I always air on the side of caution with salt, but add it if it tastes better. As for sticking, that is odd. Mine didn’t stick. But I usually use oil on my waffle maker, so maybe that is the difference? Hmmm…. I’m going to have to try them again… Thanks for letting me know!

  34. Tammi Raley says:

    Just wondering about the calorie count. Is the 91 calories for all four squares or just 1 out of the four squares on the waffle.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tammi – Belgian waffles are round. So it would be one round waffle. Is that what you meant?

  35. Any suggestions for what to use the egg yolk for? I hate wasting food πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cara – I just save them and toss 1 or 2 extra in with my eggs in the morning.

  36. Yes, I was wondering the same thing. How is one round waffle only 91 calories?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kayla – Here’s where I figured the data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/2384403/2
      The only difference is that I entered 2 tsp. of vanilla instead of 1 of vanilla and one of the nut extract. It wasn’t in their system so I had to work with it. As I say below all my recipes, this data is not 100% accurate and is solely dependent on the accuracy of the calculator used. Even then, it’s probably not exact. These are ballpark figures only.

  37. Did anyone else get a wicked headache for the first few days of clean eating? I still drank coffee so it wasn’t a caffeine headache but owwwwwie!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jo – Yes. It’s called detox and it can be awful. But it should subside after the first few days. If it doesn’t, there may be something else going on. Call your doctor if you have concerns. But yes, detox is really tough.

  38. Oh sorry and I love this site! Thank You for all your hard work!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jo – My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  39. trude wofford says:

    Tiffany, these sound so good! I have really got to try these, this weekend

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Trude – They are yummy! I hope you like them! πŸ˜€

  40. Any suggestions for replacing the egg? I’m assuming you’re using egg whites to give it some lift, not sure if flax eggs will do the sane. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cheri – With these, I’m really not sure to be honest. I’ve never tried. Worth a shot though!

  41. How long should the yeast stand?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – Until you get that foam on top that I mentioned. It should only take a couple minutes. certainly no more than 5 minutes, but some of that depends on the age of the yeast as well.

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