My Mom's "Waffeln" (German style waffles)

And here is my mom's waffle recipe that tastes really great with her cranberry compote. It is true German and you can definitely taste the difference to American style "Belgium" waffles. These are just a little bit fluffier and lighter. They also taste great cold.

A true German waffle iron actually creates little heart shaped waffles, but of course you can use any kind of waffle maker :)

Ingredients (makes 6 waffles):

  • 4 tablespoons (40g) butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 1 1/3 cup (150g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons powder sugar


  1. Prepare the batter: In a big bowl, mix the soft butter with sugar and vanilla extract till creamy. Then add eggs and lemon peel, mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour with baking powder. Now, add the milk and flour mix to the big bowl, but not everything at once. First add a little bit of milk and flour, mix well, add a little bit more milk and flour, mix again, etc. The batter should have a thick but slightly runny consistency. If too runny, add a bit more flour. If too stiff, add a bit more milk.
  2. Fry the waffles: Heat the greased waffle iron. Add two ladle spoons full of mix in the middle of the iron and bake till golden. Immediately dust the warm waffles with some powder sugar while you keep baking the rest. 
  3. Serve with some compote (e.g. My Mom's Cranberry Compote) or some fresh fruits (e.g. strawberries).

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