Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway


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” 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.


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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40 Responses to Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I had these on a hike in Flamm Norway. Wonderful!


  2. Winter Owls says:

    These waffles look so delicious, if only I had a waffle iron!


    • 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.


  3. colormusing says:

    Ooh, they look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


  4. elfkat says:

    Reblogged this on Adventures and Musings of a Hedgewitch and commented:
    Gotta try this


  5. Looks super delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

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  6. 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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  7. Sonel says:

    Delicious for sure Amanda. Love them with ice cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe too. 😀 ♥

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  8. Reeanna Lynn says:

    Oh my goodness, these looks simply delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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  9. Leya says:

    The same in Sweden – delicious. We usually eat about four or five each…

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    • 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?


    • Leya says:

      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.


    • 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!


    • Leya says:

      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


  10. I love waffles but the “Estonian” kind – the really thin and crisp ones. 🙂
    I have a post on my blog on making our type of waffles. They are pretty rare I guess as no-one here sells the old kind of waffle-makers any more. 😦

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