How To Make Norwegian Waffles

Norwegian waffle in a waffle iron
Norwegian Waffles

Norwegian Waffles Recipe

Norwegian Waffles are crisp and made in a waffle iron that give it a unique pattern (see image).


  • 1 Norwegian Waffle Iron


  • 2 Cups Sifted Flour (use gluten free if required)
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 Cups Milk (use lactose free if required)
  • 2 Freerange Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Melted unsalted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract


Waffle Batter

  • Whisk together sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, baking powder.
  • Add the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk it all together.
  • Preheat the waffle iron.
  • Grease Iron with butter (so that batter doesn't get stuck)
  • Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron, spreading it evenly. It is wise to use a ladle.
  • Close the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp. Cooking time may vary depending on your waffle iron.
  • Remove the waffles from the iron and serve warm. (They are relishes when cold as well) :)


  • Norwegian waffles are usually enjoyed with toppings such as sour cream, brown cheese, berries, and whipped cream.


  • Norwegian waffles are often served with a variety of toppings. Here are some traditional options:
    • Sour cream
    • Jam 
    • Fresh berries
    • Whipped cream
    • Norwegian brown cheese (brunost)

Why are Norwegian Waffles so popular

Waffle-making has been a longstanding tradition in Norwegian households. Many families have their own cherished recipes and methods, passed down through generations. The act of making and sharing waffles is deeply ingrained in Norwegian culture. Waffles are often associated with social gatherings, celebrations, and festive occasions. They are commonly served at events such as birthdays, weddings, and holidays.

Norwegian Waffle Toppings

Traditional toppings include jam, sour cream, brown cheese (brunost), berries, and whipped cream. The ability to customize toppings makes them suitable for different tastes and preferences.


Making Norwegian waffles is relatively simple, requiring basic ingredients like flour, eggs, milk, and sugar. The straightforward preparation process makes them accessible to home cooks of all skill levels.

The concept of “hygge,” which emphasizes coziness, comfort, and enjoying simple pleasures, aligns well with the experience of savoring Norwegian waffles. The act of gathering around a table to share warm waffles contributes to a hygge atmosphere.

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