Norwegian Waffles


This is a family-favorite recipe for Norwegian waffles that's been in my husband's family for generations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 waffles


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ¾ cups milk

  • 3 tablespoons melted shortening

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Sift flour and baking powder together into a bowl.

  3. Beat eggs and sugar in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add milk, melted shortening, salt, and vanilla; mix until well blended. Mix in flour mixture.

  4. Spoon 2/3 cup batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Close the iron and cook until waffle is golden brown and the iron stops steaming, about 5 minutes. Repeat to cook remaining waffles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
15g Fat
48g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 976mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 320mg 25%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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