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Thick and Fluffy Waffles

These Thick and Fluffy Waffles are super easy, delicious, and quick, ready in about 30 minutes. They are crispy, light, and fluffy.

We use a double-sided flipping waffle iron so they are ready quicker.

What is the difference between waffles vs Belgian waffles?

Belgian waffles have deeper pockets than American-style waffles, which makes them great for holding lots of little pools of syrup and fruit toppings. The texture is lighter and crispier. They require a Belgian waffle maker with a deeper, larger grid pattern. Most Belgian waffle recipes are yeast-based, to get that crispy texture, but we are using a waffle batter that has baking powder for leavening and beaten egg whites for lightness.

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Thick and Fluffy Waffles stacked on a plate.
Thick and Fluffy Waffles

Why I love this recipe

These Belgian waffles are homemade from scratch and make a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner at home.

Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

all-purpose flour

granulated sugar

baking powder

baking soda

salt

egg whites

egg yolks

whole milk

vegetable oil

pure vanilla extract

Equipment needed for this recipe:

How to make Thick and Fluffy Waffles

Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2 – Using a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla.

egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla whisked in a bowl.

Step 3 – Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in.

wet and dry ingredients mixed in a bowl.

Step 4 – In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

egg whites whisked into stiff peaks.

Step 5 – With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the whipped egg whites to the batter. Stir until no white streaks remain.

waffle batter in a bowl.

To make 2 waffles at one time

Step 6 – Preheat a double-sided flipping waffle iron and spray both sides with non-stick spray.

Step 7 – Pour half of the batter into each side of the double-sided waffle iron.

waffle batter being poured into a waffle iron.

Step 8 – Cook until the waffles are golden brown, about 7 – 10 minutes. Follow the cooking instructions for your specific waffle iron. Mine has lights on it that tell you when to flip it and when it’s done cooking.

a double sided waffle iron on a counter toop.
a cooked waffle in a waffle iron.

Step 9 – Repeat until all of the batter is used.

batter in a waffle iron.

Step 10 – Top with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, etc. Serve immediately.

Fluffy Belgian Waffles on a plate.
Fluffy Belgian Waffles

Recipe FAQ’s

How do I make waffles Fluffy?

Whipping the egg whites with a mixer adds extra air to the batter helping to make them fluffy.

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Fluffy Belgian Waffles on a plate.
Yield: 4 - 5 large Waffles

Thick and Fluffy Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Thick and Fluffy Waffles are super easy, delicious, and quick, ready in about 30 minutes. They are crispy, light, and fluffy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Optional - maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in.
  4. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the whipped egg whites to the batter. Stir until no white streaks remain.

To make 2 waffles at one time:

  1. Preheat a double-sided flipping waffle iron and spray both sides with non-stick spray.
  2. Pour half of the batter into each side of the double-sided waffle iron.
  3. Cook until the waffles are golden brown, about 7 - 10 minutes. Follow the cooking instructions for your specific waffle iron. Mine has lights on it that tell you when to flip it and when it’s done cooking.
  4. Repeat until all of the batter is used.
  5. Top with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, etc. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • We use a double-sided flipping waffle iron so they are ready quicker.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 11g

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