Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway


Tantalizing Tuesdays

” Norsk Vafler ”  or   Waffles from Norway are more like a western style pancake in texture than a western
waffle. And are perfect for a  late Sunday breakfast or a mid morning snack, well…. they are nice anytime….

Be warned: whatever you think beforehand, one is never enough!

N.B. (You will need a waffle iron to cook them in the traditional shape seen below)


Norwegian Waffles

West Coast Waffles

4 eggs (aeg)
4 dl milk  (maelk)
6 tablespoons sugar (sukker)
150 g melted butter (smoer)
300 g Plain flour (mel)

1 teaspoon baking powder (bakepulver)

Melt butter, beat egg and sugar together till really fluffy.
Add melted butter milk flour and egg.
Mix well and let sit for a while.

Optional:You might like to add some cardamon or vanilla sugar.

This mix will keep quite well in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Cook in waffle iron  and serve traditonally with either jam (sylteytoey)
and sourcream, or lemonjuice and sugar.
Even icecream and maple syrup.


Try and eat just one…. and email me if you are successful!!! You will then have my endless admiration!

When one is suffering from the munchies or just peckish, you will no doubt ponder about waffles, once you try these for yourself.


40 thoughts on “Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway”

    1. They are lighter and softer than the pancake mix. And you can often find a waffle iron, around this time of the year in the Department store, like Myer, K mart. They are usually a Christmas line and not too expensive. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. We do those here in Finland, too 🙂 Do you speak Norwegian or Swedish, by the way? I’m curious as to why you’re so interested in Scandinavia, is that where your family’s roots are?

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      1. Thanks Amanda and I will definitely do that and let you know. 😀

        We had a very old one that my grandma gave me, but someone stole it. Maybe they needed it more than I did. 😆

        We have one with removable plates. Very convenient. 😀


          1. Very handy. On the one side you can make snackwiches and when you turn it around, you can make the waffles. Also an oldie and got it from father-in-law and I love it. 😀

            Such a pity. I see some people use it to fry bacon on. 😀


            1. Clearly! LOL! I see some even make cheese sandwiches using the waffle side. I might try that and see how it turns out. 😀

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    1. There is nothing better than a feast of waffles on a Sunday morning, or in fact, any morning. Do you use a recipe similar to this, Ann -Christine? My favourite topping is hjørtrøn sylt og grąddfil!! What do you top yours with?


      1. It is about the same recipe in Sweden. Hjortron is the favourite, but otherwise blackberries. On top, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Enjoy! i also sometimes use a recipe we eat with red onion and sour creme.


        1. Red onion and sour creme? That sounds nice. I imagine that there would be less sugar in that waffle mix? Would that be right? I actually have a recipe from Danmark that is more like a crepe in texture and consistency and I like to use that for savoury fillings. My kids still top this savoury pancake version with jam or ice cream on it, mind you!


          1. The Danish one might be the same. Here it is (there are no eggs either):
            4 dl milk
            1 teaspoon baking powder
            3dl flour
            100g melted butter


      1. Crispy crepe is closer to it but still not exactly.
        I have photos on my blog about the crispy waffles – I don’t even know how to describe them. 🙂 The waffle maker bakes them on both sides and the waffle iron has the typical pattern of waffles (kind of squares).

        I love the sweet filling – whipped cream mixed with gooseberry jam. 🙂 Mmmm..

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