Denny’s Inspired Delicious Belgian Waffle Recipe

The Denny’s breakfast menu has a lot of delicious dishes perfect for starting your morning. One of our favorites is their light, fluffy, and crispy waffles which you can easily recreate at home. With this Denny’s waffles copycat recipe, you can learn how to make homemade waffles that taste just as delightful as the original. Recreate this signature waffle dish  and pair it with sausage links, bacon strips, and sunny side up eggs for a hearty breakfast. Craving waffles for lunch instead? No problem. Simply whip up some fried chicken strips to eat alongside these golden waffles!

If you prefer having these copycat Belgian waffles for dessert, there are many different kinds of toppings you can try. Indulge yourself with some sweet toppings like maple syrup, honey, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, a scoop of ice cream, or even fresh fruits like apple slices. Adding in granola or chopped nuts will also give your waffles that extra flavor and crunch! 

Denny’s Inspired Delicious Belgian Waffle Recipe

How To Make Denny's Inspired Delicious Belgian Waffle

Upgrade your breakfast meals with this deliciously crispy Denny’s waffles copycat recipe made with homemade batter, and topped with syrup.

Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins


  • 10½ oz all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • lemon juice, or lime juice, from half a lemon or lime
  • 1 oz granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • cooking spray

To Serve:

  • 1 oz butter, per serving
  • ¼ cup honey, per serving, or maple or pancake syrup
  • 1 pc egg, per serving


  1. Combine milk and lemon or lime juice and set aside for at least 30 minutes in a warm area.
  2. While waiting, preheat your waffle iron at medium heat and grease with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
  4. Add your eggs, soured milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until evenly incorporated and smooth.
  5. Ladle roughly ¾ cup batter into your waffle iron and allow to cook on both sides, roughly 3 to 5 minutes each or depending on the manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Portion your waffles accordingly. Serve with your choice of cooked protein, butter, and honey, maple, or pancake syrup.


  • Sugar: 8g
  • :
  • Calcium: 84mg
  • Calories: 174kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 66mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 291IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?

Belgian waffles usually have larger and deeper pocket grids for holding more syrup and toppings. There are also waffle irons that can help you make Belgian-sized waffles. On the other hand, regular American waffles which you can find in Waffle House, IHOP, and other waffle restaurants, are much smaller in size.

How do you make waffles crispy?

Adding cornstarch into your normal flour mixture will enhance the crispiness of your waffles. Baking soda or baking powder helps in rising and browning your waffles. It also keeps them light and fluffy. But when you mix in cornstarch as well, you’ll get a combination of light and fluffy on the inside yet extra crispy on the outside. It’s the perfect texture to enjoy these homemade waffles. Once you’re done cooking on the waffle iron, let it rest on your oven rack. This will also help in making your waffles crispy.

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Make a delicious breakfast dish with this inspired Denny’s waffle recipe. These light and crispy waffles taste best with sweet toppings and savory side dishes. Mix and match some of your favorite toppings for a completely filling breakfast or lunch meal.
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