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Belgian Liege Waffles

Golden in color and delectable in taste, Liege waffles are out of this world. Here’s how to bake them at home with a surprisingly simple recipe. Your family and friends will swoon!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Proofing2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: belgian, French
Keyword: belgian liege waffles, liege waffles, pearl sugar waffles, sugar waffles
Servings: 12 waffles
Author: Waffle Pantry


  • waffle iron
  • stand mixer


  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 2 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt generous
  • 2 1/2 stick butter room temperature
  • 1 cup Waffle Pantry Belgian Pearl Sugar


  • Gently heat the milk to lukewarm temperature. Pour milk into a bowl and add yeast. Allow several minutes for the yeast to dissolve.
  • Next, add eggs and vanilla extract to the yeast mixture. Then add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Mix gently.
  • Bring butter to room temperature and add to dough. The dough should have a sticky texture.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 2 to 3 hours. This will allow the dough’s volume to double.
  • Once risen, gently mix to allow the air to be released from within the dough. Add Belgian pearl sugar to the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 12 roughly palm-sized balls and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Pre-heat waffle iron. Once heated, place each individual dough ball in its baking area and close lid. Bake time should be approximately 4 minutes. Monitor for doneness and preferred golden color.