Dessert Waffles

DrygastDrygast, 2021-07-22

Crispy waffles for dessert


  • Servings4 Portions
  • AllergensEggs, Milk, Wheat


  • Cook Time30 min

Crispy waffles for dessert. This is my basic recipe for waffles and in this particular recipe I use them with toppings that make them perfect for dessert, but the waffles themselves can be used for starters or dinner as well. I use eggs in this recipe which makes the waffles a little softer than the waffles that do not contain eggs, but I think they are tastier and more nutritious. Classic accessories are fresh berries and whipped cream.

Usually a batter that is made from flour, water or milk and butter is made. Many recipes also contain eggs and / or yeast. The batter is then baked in a waffle iron, which means that both sides of the waffle are cooked at the same time.

The word waffle has been known since 1642 and comes from the German Waffle. Waffles are still today in a large part of Swedens households and a regular dish on Waffle Day, which is celebrated on 25 March. In Swedish, the word waffle has appeared since 1664. The Swedish waffles are often round in shape and can be divided into a few smaller smaller heart-shaped parts. The Belgian waffles are thicker and square in shape. Even in Sweden, waffles were square until the 19th century. Of course, today there are a lot of different shapes to use and you just have to choose wich you like the best.

Variants of waffles include:

  • "Everyday waffle" which is a nutritious waffle with eggs
  • "Frasvåffla" which is a crispy waffle without eggs.
  • "Entrance waffle" which is a between everyday waffle and frasvåffla.
The batter can also contain other ingredients such as. sour milk, carbonated water, cream, beer, yogurt and cocoa. Todays waffle recipes depend mostly on taste, but historically the recipes vary greatly depending on availability and economy. The rationing time recipe contains e.g. oatmeal or rye flour and have little or no butter.

A tip if you have leftover waffles is to freeze them and then use a toaster (on the lowest heat) to heat them directly from the freezer. You can store the waffles in the fridge and they last a few days, but the crispiness disappears quite quickly. The best are the freshly baked ones.

Some toppings that go well with these waffles when used as a dessert:
  • Fresh berries, whipped cream and honey.
  • Banana and chocolate sauce.
  • Apple slices fried in butter, sugar and cinnamon. Icecream.

Other accessories can also be raspberry jam, strawberry jam or blueberry jam. Whipped cream is super tasty, but ice cream works just as well. Other accessories that can be combined to taste include strawberries, kiwi, maple syrup, mango, cherries, blackberries, pineapple, different types of nuts, coconut, cinnamon and cardamom. There are simply too many variations to describe and it is quite fun to present a whole host of different accessories and let all the guests combine themselves.



Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy1574.54 kcal393.64 kcal374 kcal
Carbohydrates88.37 g22.09 g20.99 g
Fat129.08 g32.27 g30.66 g
Protein20.8 g5.2 g4.94 g
Sugar7.37 g1.84 g1.75 g
Salt2.95 g0.74 g0.70 g

* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


  1. Melt the butter, allow to cool.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt (mix dry ingredients), eggs and half of the milk. Mix until free of lumps.
  3. Mix in the rest of the milk.
  4. Mix in the melted butter while stirring until smooth.
  5. Let the batter swell for about half an hour.
  6. Grease the waffle iron on both sides.
  7. Cook in waffle iron until golden brown. Let the waffles cool on a wire rack so they stay crispy.