Known for its cheeses, chocolates, fries, and beer—Belgium is a food paradise, with a long tradition of epicurean delights.

Though the origins of Belgian waffles are hard to pinpoint, researchers have located references to the waffle as early as the 12th century. But one thing is certain – waffles are synonymous with Belgium.

Ideally, you would try this delicacy on your trip to Belgium. One of the best ways to visit its beautiful cities like Bruges, Antwerp, and Ghent is via river cruise with Amawaterways. Until then, you can try this recipe from Amawaterways:

Belgian Waffles


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation Method

Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In another bowl, separate the egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form. Mix together the egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla, stir slightly. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in egg whites. Oil the waffle maker. Cook in waffle iron on medium-high heat for around 5-10 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings

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