Making Norwegian waffles is quick and easy. I love making them because they cook fast. Whereas thicker waffles sometimes can feel like they take forever to cook, Norwegian waffles can be on your plate in minutes.
Count it a lucky day that you’ll be having such delicious waffles in the comfort of your own home!
EQUIPMENT TO MAKE NORWEGIAN HEART WAFFLES
If you don’t already have a heart waffle maker, you’ll likely want to go buy a heart waffle maker then come back.
The other pieces of equipment you’ll need are:
- 2 medium mixing bowls
- a pastry brush to brush the butter on the waffle iron
- Technically, it’s a mushroom brush, but it works a treat in the kitchen for baking and brushing butter on the waffle iron. Each brush is hand-made by visually-impaired craftsmen in Iris Hantverk’s Swedish brush bindery.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE HEART SHAPED WAFFLES :
You need the following common ingredients to make these Norwegian waffles:
- whole milk
- Greek yogurt
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- sea salt
In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Beat in the milk, yogurt and vanilla. Set aside.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Make a well in the dry ingredients, and slowly pour in the wet ingredients while whisking it so it just comes together. Pour in the melted butter. Whisk everything together until it is smooth, being careful not to over mix. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, heat up your waffle iron. When you are ready, make sure your waffle iron is fully hot. Lightly brush the bottom and top with melted butter. Gently scoop on the waffle batter, so it just covers the surface of the waffle iron. For my waffle iron, it about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle.
Close the lid and hold it down for about 30 seconds (I find this helps the waffle batter spread evenly). Cook each waffle for several minutes. Repeat until all the batter is used.
Serve immediately. The waffles will go soggy if you wait to eat them. Still delicious, but not as amazing.
FOR THE TOPPINGS
If you would like to prepare it with the toppings as pictured, cut and slice the oranges while the waffle batter is resting. You will need about 1/3 orange for each waffle.
Top each waffle with a generous spoonful of Greek yogurt. Top with the orange slices. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Drizzle honey over it all. Enjoy!
WHAT ARE GOOD TOPPINGS FOR NORWEGIAN WAFFLES?
Norwegian heart waffles can be served with various toppings. Most commonly you might see:
- a touch of and jam
- a dollop of sour cream and jam
- a slice of brown cheese
The topping on this heart shaped waffle isn’t traditional, but it is delicious! To serve heart waffles like the ones in the photo, use:
- thick plain Greek yogurt
- blood orange slices
- chopped pistachios
- drizzle of honey
I really hope you love these Scandinavian sweetheart waffles! It’s a special treat for our family, and I wish the same for you.