Norwegian Sour Cream Lemon Waffles

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Recipe: #38094

January 15, 2022

Categories: Waffles

"Serve with butter and powdered sugar a tart jam like lingonberry Recipe from daughters of Norway"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.5 g)
  • Calories 700.7
  • Total Fat - 55.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 29.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 848.1 mg
  • Sodium - 585 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 31.1 g
  • Calcium - 183.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

This uses a smaller waffle iron that is heart shaped so a regular waffle iron will make less waffles

Step 2

Beat eggs and sugar until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Beat in the butter

Step 4


Step 5

Fold in the flour, which has been sifted with lemon peel with sour cream.

Step 6

Add lemon juice

Step 7

Set batter aside to rest 15 minutes.

Step 8

Measure 1/4 cup batter

Step 9

Bake in a buttered heavily pam sprayed hot waffle iron


No special items needed.

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.

  • Be sure to use freshly grated lemon peel for the most flavor.
  • Make sure to use softened butter, not melted butter.

  • Substitute almond milk for sour cream for a vegan-friendly option. This substitution allows for a vegan-friendly version of the recipe, which is beneficial to those who cannot consume animal products.
  • Substitute honey for sugar for a healthier sweetener. This substitution is beneficial for those looking for a healthier sweetener option, as honey is a natural sweetener that is lower in calories and sugar than traditional table sugar.

Blueberry Waffles Add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter before baking in the waffle iron.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar - This sweet and savory dish is the perfect accompaniment to Norwegian Sour Cream Lemon Waffles. Apples are cooked in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, giving it a delicious flavor that pairs perfectly with the tartness of the waffles.

Caramelized Bacon - This salty and sweet side dish is the perfect complement to the Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar. The sweetness of the bacon pairs well with the tartness of the waffles, while the caramelized sugar adds an extra layer of flavor. Plus, it's an easy and quick dish to prepare!


Q: What type of waffle iron should I use?

A: This recipe uses a smaller heart-shaped waffle iron, but a regular waffle iron will also work. Just keep in mind that it will produce less waffles.

Q: How do I know when the waffles are done?

A: The waffles should be golden brown and crispy when done. You can also check the waffle iron for steam or test the waffle with a toothpick to check for doneness.

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Fun facts:

The recipe for Norwegian Sour Cream Lemon Waffles was inspired by the traditional Norwegian cuisine. The recipe was passed down from the Daughters of Norway, a fraternal organization founded in 1895.

The lingonberry jam that is often served with these waffles is a favorite of former US President Barack Obama. Obama has said that he loves lingonberry jam, which he often enjoyed during his trips to Scandinavia.