Belgian Waffles Recipe

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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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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


  • Belgian Waffle Maker


  • 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 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast


  • 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!


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


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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Sarah – Let me know how you like them!

    1. Is this made in a regular size waffle maker or a mini ?

  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 🙂 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. 🙁

    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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