Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe

Tender, golden, and delightfully crisp on the outside, while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside – this Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe creates the perfect balance of textures.

Traditionally enjoyed with a dollop of lingonberry jam or a dusting of powdered sugar, these waffles are a versatile canvas for your favorite toppings.

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Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe

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When I lived in downtown Chicago, there were several Swedish diners that served authentic Swedish waffles, and I was lucky enough to live just around the corner from one — Ann Sather.

When I first discovered these treasure troves, I thought I had found heaven.

I can actually inhale the scent of these wonderful places just thinking about them.

You see, some people are egg people. They like omelets or scrambled eggs or Eggs Benedict.

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Not me! I’m a waffle girl.

So when I heard about Swedish waffles, I thought I’d have to try them out to see what all of the fuss is about.

History of Swedish Waffles

Swedish waffles, also known as “våfflor” in Swedish, have been a beloved treat in Sweden for centuries.

While the origin of the waffle itself is unclear, it is believed that the Swedish waffle has its roots in the 17th century, when the Dutch introduced the waffle iron to Sweden.

Traditionally, Swedish waffles are made using a heart-shaped waffle iron, which creates a unique and distinctive shape.

In Sweden, they are enjoyed as a snack or dessert, but they are also commonly served for breakfast with a side of bacon or sausage.

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My first surprise was that the Swedes do not put syrup on their waffles. Oh no! 

They’re traditionally served with whipped cream and wild lingonberry jam.

Plus, Swedish waffles are slightly thinner than the American version so you can enjoy several.

Yes, the ingredients for the waffles are important. But just as important is the kind of jam you put on it.

Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe

Now, I love celebrating International Waffle Day as the next person (which is March 25), but really, any day is a good day for a true authentic Swedish waffle.

So let’s get baking! 

This easy, delicious recipe for authentic Swedish waffles is from the chefs at Felix Lingonberry Jam in Sweden.

And for a low carb option, try a keto waffle.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ oz butter
  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
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Directions for Swedish Waffle Recipe

Step 1: Melt butter.

Step 2: Whip together flour, baking powder and salt with half of the milk until you have an even batter.

Step 3: Pour in the rest of the milk, eggs and the melted butter, whip until thoroughly mixed.

Step 4: Heat the waffle iron and brush with butter.

Step 5: Pour in 6 tablespoons of batter and bake until golden brown.

Step 6: Serve with whipped cream and Felix Lingonberry Jam.

Makes 8 waffles.

Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe

Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe

Yield: 8

In Sweden, golden waffles with jam signal the coming of spring. Yes, only an Authentic Swedish Waffles Recipe will do!

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ oz butter
  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Whip together flour, baking powder and salt with half of the milk until you have an even batter.
  3. Pour in the rest of the milk, eggs and the melted butter, whip until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Heat the waffle iron and brush with butter.
  5. Pour in 6 tablespoons of batter and bake until golden brown.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and Felix Lingonberry Jam.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    17 Comments

      1. NO! Don’t buy lingonberries. Try cloudberries. That is what I always had with my waffles when I was growing up. The lable may read hjortron, which is the same thing. I am Swedish and grew up in Sweden. I am from the northern part and in the south of Sweden they do eat weird things.

    1. I’m a waffle girl myself, but I like to eat it with jam more than syrup. My husband things it’s strange, but I love it! We have breakfast dates every Friday, where we take turns cooking each other breakfast and watch the news or one of our favorite shows on DVR. We’ll definitely be putting this on the menu this month. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop! Lovely of you to join us 🙂

    2. Oh yum, I could totally go for a plate of these right now! Love this post, especially your food-tography 🙂 Have a great day! xo

    3. Looks yummy! I love visiting Solvang which has every Swedish & Danish pastry & waffle you can imagine. Isd love to make homemade. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

    4. Oh my! These look fantastic and lucky for me, my family is most definitely a waffle family! I am thinking we might have to give these a try this coming Saturday. Than you for sharing!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    5. Oh yummm, those look delicious! I’ve never had lingonberry jam in my life (nor anything else made from lingonberries), but I guess I’ll have to get some and try out your recipe 🙂

      *Maisy

    6. Your Swedish Waffles are great! Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    7. Swedes do not wat waffles with whipped cream! Ever! Sugar and cloudberrier, or sugar and lingonberries. I prefer cloudberries and Ikea has them. Swedish pancakes and all related foods are never ever served with whipped cream in Sweden.

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