Rating: 4.67 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Heart-shaped waffles are a traditional treat throughout Scandinavia, made crisp in Sweden and soft-textured in Norway. Topped with jam or berries and whipped cream, or wafer-thin slices of gjeitost (Norwegian brown goat cheese), they're a favorite with coffee or as a snack. This recipe is my adaptation of Norwegian-style waffles served by my friends Megan and Sverre in Trondheim, Norway.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place egg yolks into a large mixing bowl with the sugar, and beat until light and frothy. Mix in the vanilla sugar and water until evenly combined, and stir in half the melted butter, half the buttermilk, half the flour. When mixture is smooth, mix in remaining butter, buttermilk, flour, cardamom, and salt, and beat again to a smooth batter.

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  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks; gently fold the egg whites into the batter, incorporating as much volume as possible.

  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

  • Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter into the preheated waffle iron, close the lid, and cook until the waffle is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove waffle to a plate. If using a heart-shaped iron, break the waffle into individual hearts to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Almost all Scandinavian specialty shops carry both vanilla sugar and non-stick heart-shaped waffle irons. If vanilla sugar is not available, vanilla extract may be substituted.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 42g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 94.7mg; sodium 129.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
This recipe turned out delicious! I am not one for thick belgian waffles and these thinner Scandinavian waffles are a better healthier alternative. I did not have any vanilla sugar so I simply substituted vanilla extract. Definitely keeping this one in mind for future breakfasts! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2019
I'm never happy to leave a negative review; that being said, there is no way to leave anything but, as there is a crucial ingredient missing from this recipe. Not until after I had prepared and made the waffles, did I realize that there is no leavening listed in the ingredients. They are not light and fluffy, but instead heavy and dense. As is it now, I'm on the lookout for a new Scandinavian/Norwegian waffle recipe. Read More
(1)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
This recipe turned out delicious! I am not one for thick belgian waffles and these thinner Scandinavian waffles are a better healthier alternative. I did not have any vanilla sugar so I simply substituted vanilla extract. Definitely keeping this one in mind for future breakfasts! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
Great Norwegian wafler recipe! Will make again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2013
Worked excellent on our George Foreman grille (with waffle attachments). I used the vanilla extract as I had no vanilla sugar. Also added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2% milk to make buttermilk. If I can pull this off anybody can I am the furthest thing from a master in the kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2015
This is a great recipe. The added steps of beating the yolks and whites separately results in supremely fluffy waffles. Totally worth the effort! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
So glad I tried this recipe. I had a good waffle recipe and thought "A waffle is just a waffle." Boy was I wrong! I will forever put cardamom in my waffle batter. Thanks ScandoGirl! Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2019
I'm never happy to leave a negative review; that being said, there is no way to leave anything but, as there is a crucial ingredient missing from this recipe. Not until after I had prepared and made the waffles, did I realize that there is no leavening listed in the ingredients. They are not light and fluffy, but instead heavy and dense. As is it now, I'm on the lookout for a new Scandinavian/Norwegian waffle recipe. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I doubled the recipe in hopes of some left-overs; however there were none! Even my health conscious husband couldn't resist coming back for seconds and commented on how 'really good' they were. They exceeded our expectations. I would make them again but add a little more cardamom. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
These waffles were incredible! Easily the best homemade waffles I have ever had. They're very light and fluffy and the little bit of spice makes them heavenly and unique. The only thing I changed was using vanilla extract instead of vanilla sugar because it was all I had and it seemed to work perfectly. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2018
Not sure where I went wrong but it seemed like there was too much flour which made the waffle a bit drier and almost gritty. Will try this recipe again with small tweaks Read More