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A square white plate with a strawberry topped waffle.

Liege Waffles with Nutella and Strawberries

Liege waffles are made with a yeast dough (don't freak out, this is totally easy!) and I personally think they make a better dessert than breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 waffles
Calories 463kcal


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water about 110F
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pearl sugar
  • Nutella and sliced strawberries for topping


  • Add the yeast, warm water, and sugar to a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is foamy.
  • Add the flour, salt, and cinnamon to the bowl of a stand mixer. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the yeast into the well.
  • Turn mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, to low and begin mixing. Crack in the eggs one at a time, making sure each is incorporated before adding the next.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly stir in the melted butter. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 minute or until everything is well combined. Batter will be thicker than a normal waffle batter, but much wetter than a traditional yeast dough.
  • Place the mixing bowl in a warm spot and cover. Let rise 45 minutes or until doubled. Gently fold in the sugar pearls and let rest for 15 more minutes.
  • Heat your waffle iron (mine only has one heat setting, if yours has more than one setting start at a medium heat and experiment) and spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into the center of your waffle iron. Close and cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Use a fork to remove the waffles from the iron. Be careful of the melted sugar as it's very hot and will burn you if you touch it.
  • Top waffles with Nutella and strawberries or just eat them as is.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.9mg