Norwegian Waffles

When we’ve visited my husband’s brother and his wife they’ve been known to make Norwegian Waffles for breakfast. I know, I know. Most of us make do with toast and cereal but these two do all sorts of things that must be a faff yet they make it all look effortless.

My sister in-law, Lynn, is great. You’d like her. She’s one of those incredibly brainy people that manage not to talk down to us normals whilst also being a great laugh. This is her recipe. Of course they would be Norwegian waffles. Not those common Belgian ones that everybody makes!

This will make approximately 20 depending on the size of your waffle iron.


  • 600g flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 700ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 100ml oil (vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons GROUND cardamom (she wrote this in shouty capitals so I’d take this bit very seriously if I were you)


  1. Mix the milk, flour, sugar, salt and cardamom.
  2. Leave to prove for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Mix together eggs, oil & baking powder and add to the flour mix.
  4. Add more oil if needed – batter should slip from sides off bowl. (FYI – Lynn says she’s never needed to add more oil)
  5. Grease the waffle iron. (Optional – perhaps for first batch)
  6. Cook them waffles!
Norwegian Waffles 2
Thumbs up!

The thing I like most about these waffles is they’re not heavy and they’re not overly sweet. Lynn tends to serve them with crème fraiche and either a mix of berries, jam or something homemade that she calls “Apple Compote”. Don’t worry, I’ll steal the recipe for that too. All in good time people, all in good time.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. These look beautiful. I love the lightness of Norwegian waffles and the traditional waffle irons are incredibly intricate and stunning. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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    1. They really are lovely aren’t they? 🙂


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