Caramel Waffles

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

Recipe: #34307

February 14, 2020

Categories: Waffles

"Recipe source: 150 Dutch & Belgian Recipes These are popular in Dutch markets. These are more like pastries/cookies than the traditional waffles served for breakfast but require a round waffle maker (without divisions)."

Original is 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (51.2 g)
  • Calories 197.4
  • Total Fat - 12.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 74 mg
  • Sodium - 134.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 3.8 g
  • Calcium - 21.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large bowl sift the flour and then stir in the sugar and salt; make a well of the dry ingredients. Pour the yeast in the well and then add the milk; stir to combine. Cover with a dish towel or plastic wrap and let stand for 10 minutes or until the yeast starts foaming.

Step 2

Stir in egg and butter and then knead the dough (you may need to add more milk); cover with a dampened dish towel or plastic ic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour.

Step 3

Shape dough into 20 balls; cover with the damp towel and let stand for 15 minutes or until doubled.

Step 4

To make the filling: in a saucepan over medium heat add the butter and cinnamon and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm ----DO NOT BOIL AGAIN. It is best to place in a double boiler to prevent boiling.

Step 5

Heat a round waffle iron to the highest temperature available -- if it is not non-stick great it before making the waffles. Put a dough ball on the waffle iron, press lightly and cook for 1 minute.

Step 6

Remove the waffle from the waffle iron with a knife and place on a board and immediately slice in half horizontally with a sharp serrated knife.

Step 7

Spread the inside with a little of the filing and then put the two half together.

Step 8

Repeat with rest of the dough balls and filling.

Step 9

Will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.


  • Small round waffle maker (no divisions).

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the butter for the filling, make sure it is at room temperature for easier mixing.
  • If you cannot find golden syrup, light corn syrup can be used as a substitute.

  • Substitute coconut oil for the butter in the dough: Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter and will provide a subtle sweetness to the dough.
  • Substitute maple syrup for the golden syrup in the filling: Maple syrup has a more complex flavor than golden syrup and will add a deeper flavor to the waffles.

Chocolate Caramel Waffles Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and replace the syrup with melted chocolate. Use the same amount of butter for the filling and add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the filling.

Fruit Salad - A light and refreshing accompaniment to the rich Caramel Waffles, this fruit salad provides a balance of sweet and tart flavors, as well as a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals.

Vanilla Yogurt Parfait: A light and creamy yogurt parfait layered with fresh fruit and crunchy granola provides a healthy balance to the sweetness of the Caramel Waffles. A dollop of whipped cream adds a decadent touch and makes this a truly indulgent breakfast.


Q: Can I use a different type of syrup for the filling?

A: Yes, you can use a different type of syrup such as maple syrup or honey for the filling. However, the flavor of the waffles may vary depending on the syrup used.

Q: How long do the waffles take to cook?

A: The waffles usually take around 3-4 minutes to cook, depending on the temperature of the waffle iron. To ensure the waffles are cooked through, check that the edges are golden brown and the center is cooked through.

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Fun facts:

The origins of Caramel Waffles can be traced back to the Dutch city of Gouda in the 17th century. The Dutch were the first to make waffles with a filling, and they became a popular treat in Dutch markets.

Caramel Waffles were a favorite of the Dutch royal family. In 1815, King William I of the Netherlands requested that a special waffle be made for his coronation, and the Caramel Waffle was born.