Crispy Belgian Waffles Recipe

Please take my word for it, that these Belgian waffles are the crispiest waffles I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. Yes they look normal on the outside, but they are SO crispy that I almost feel they aren’t waffles. Just, trust.

My generous friend and her generous family are so kind to invite us into their home, and on one occasion they said they were making waffles. Yes, of course I’ll come over for crispy, carby, amazingly yeasty aromatic wafffles.

Little did I know they had a “family recipe” for these waffles that made them crispy af.

Secret ingredients for crispy waffles

FIZZY WATER and a higher than normal oil ratio are what stands out to me vs normal waffle recipes. Don’t use old bottles of fizzy water, we need maximu fizz for lift, and crisp.

Cook it as usual in your waffle iron. I use an older, discontinued version of this Oster waffle iron and it’s great for this and ‘normal’ waffle recipes. Look at how crispy those edges are!

Let it cook until the indicator light tells ya it’s done but peek and make sure it’s as brown as you like it.

Homemade whipped cream

This is dead simple. I don’t like the unncessary ingredients in the canned stuff, and making fresh whipped cream just tastes better.

Using a hand mixer, or manually with a whisk, beat cold heavy whipping cream slowly just until you get stiff peaks. Then fold in powdered or confectioner sugar to your liking. Keep it cold until serving!

top it with whatever ya like, but sides of berries taste amazing with whipped cream (and they look good too :)). I like just having the sweetness of the whipped cream, but you can work in maple syrup if you prefer.

If you want to try more crispy waffles, mochi-like waffles, or pizzelles, check out my recipe for Vietnamese pandan flavored pizzelles (banh kep), pandan waffles, vegan pandan waffles, or ube waffles.

And for me, no breakfast is complete without coffee. The aroma of waffles is amazing on its own but was made to be paired with a cuppa joe! Check out my guide for pour over coffee, Aeropress coffee, or espresso.

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Super Crispy Belgian Waffles

5 from 3 votes
Unbelievable crispy Belgian waffles, using simple ingredients. So crispy they almost don't seem like waffles.
BY: Huy Vu
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
SERVINGS: 4 waffles


  • 2 c Bisquick pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c neutral cooking oil (vegetable, grapeseed, etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • 1 1/2 c club soda / carbonated water

Toppings (optional)

  • mixed berries
  • whipped cream
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup


  • Preheat waffle iron. There's no need to oil the iron since there's plenty of oil in the batter.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl only just before using the batter. Whisk or mix with a fork until most of the lumps are gone. Be gentle so you don't mix out all the carbonation.
  • Add approximately 1/4 of this batter (1 cup) to the iron, or adjust as needed for your waffle iron. Cook according to your iron instructions, or until the light goes off. Check for desired level of browning. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Super Crispy Belgian Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 800mg35%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Belgian, breakfast, crispy, waffles
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2 comments on “Crispy Belgian Waffles Recipe

  1. Aaron says:

    5 stars
    These are every bit as crispy as advertised! Soft on the inside with delightfully thin and crunchy outer layer. Loved them. I used Trader Joe’s pancake mix instead of Bisquick, seems like they came out fine, but I’m not sure what adjustment I would need to make if there’s a difference between them.

    1. Hungry Huy says:

      Ahh good to know Aaron! I haven’t tried TJ’s mix. It seems like with the high oil ratio and fizzy water, you could throw just about anything mix in there—but don’t hold me to that 🙂

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