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How to Make Stroopwafels without a Pizzelle

Easy homemade stroopwafels recipe.

How to make stroopwafels without a pizelle or waffle iron

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How to make stroopwafels without a pizelle or waffle iron

I’m overwhelmed with joy as we enter into December. It’s such a festive season filled with lights, wonder, endless activities, songs and movies that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and scents of cookies baking, fresh greens and coffee brewing.

Through the month of December, my mom would brew flavored coffee that would fill our home with a beautiful aroma and now I’ve found my own coffee to create the same effect, the new Green Mountain Coffee® Cinnamon Sugar Cookie. ‘Tis the season!

the easiest stroopwafels recipe without a pizelle or waffle iron

I’m excited to celebrate the joys of the season with family and friends. As you know, I love to entertain, but now that I’m more limited in time, I entertain a little differently. These incredible stroopwafels are perfect for a morning coffee get together, but also stack beautifully {in a smaller portion} to make a great gift to go along with a Keurig® K55 brewer.

place stroopwafels on top of a coffee mug to melt the delicious filling

Last month when I was en route to San Francisco anticipating the usual dry pretzels and prepared to decline when the flight attendant passed me something that caught my eye – a stroopwafel! Hesitant, I took a bite. It was good, but then I started reading the package. You can place it on top of a hot cup of coffee or cocoa to warm the caramel-like syrup inside. I was sold.

place a stroopwafel on top of a coffee mug to melt the delicious filling

What is a stroopwafel?

Two layers of baked dough with caramel filling to create a crispy one of a kind cookie that originated in the Netherlands. United Airlines serves this popular treat on their morning flights where I first enjoyed it.

I simplified the recipe so that you can make stroopwafels at home without a Pizelle iron to enjoy with your coffee. If you don’t know what a Pirelli iron is, don’t worry. We’re making life and delicious treats simple, just like your coffee, just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving! It’s the perfect treat for a coffee date to celebrate the season.

place a stroopwafel on the top of your coffee mug and taste the magic!

So, grab a Keurig® K-Cup® pod, make your favorite cup of coffee with a touch of a button and let’s get started, shall we?

easy homemade stroopwafels recipe using a griddle!

How to make a stroopwafel without a pizzelle / special iron:

Use a grill press and a griddle! It’s so easy and takes just 30 seconds per wafel.

How to make a stroopwafel without a pizelle or waffle iron

Don’t be intimidated by yeast. These are as easy as my cinnamon rolls! The dough rises while you’re making the effortless {and oh so tasty} filling.

the easiest stroopwafel recipe without a pizelle or waffle iron

When you’re done, sit back, relax and place one on top of your mug, watch that filling slightly ooze and celebrate a job well done.

Easy Stroopwafel Recipe:


Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time Total Time 30 mins
Yields 12


  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 4 c flour
  • 1 c salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 c salted butter
  • 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/8 c {or 6 Tbsp} dark corn syrup


  1. Pour warm water in a small bowl and pour yeast over it.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and butter. Add cinnamon, sugar, yeast mixture and eggs until combined.
  3. Switch to dough hook or knead until smooth in texture {quick and easy}. Set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and dark corn syrup over medium heat. Stir frequently until bubbling and sugar is dissolved.
  5. Warm a griddle {you can also use a waffle cone iron or pizzelle} to medium heat. Drop a golf ball sized dough ball on the griddle and press with a lightly greased grill press. Let it sit for 30-60 seconds until crisp and brown, then flip using a turner and press again. Allow to cook 30 seconds.
  6. Once cooled, slice wafel in half and spread a tablespoon {or more} of filling to create a sandwich.
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the easiest stroopwafels recipe without a pizelle or waffle iron

If you are looking for gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life, consider some of the great ideas in holiday Keurig®’s gift guide or try their new subscription program to keep your friends, family and yourself well caffeinated into 2017.


entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



24 comments on “How to Make Stroopwafels without a Pizzelle”

  1. Yum Julie! The combination of these sweets and that cinnamon sugar cookie coffee sound divine!

  2. Ohhhhh, this brings back memories. We enjoyed freshly made stroopwafels at our stop to Curacao on a cruise earlier this year. The whole area smelled FANTASTIC. I want to try your recipe…with a cup of that coffee!

  3. So simple yet perfect!

  4. These look terrific! And coincidentally I just picked up a package of stroopwafels at the store yesterday, love them!

  5. ooo YES! I love stroopwafels but I never make them at home because I don’t have a Pizelle iron! Gotta try these!

  6. This is a great way to start any morning!

  7. Oh my goodness, what a perfect way to start the day!!

  8. what a great idea!! I can’t wait to try making stroopwafels with way!

  9. how am I just discovering your blog?

  10. I literally just bought a giant bag of stroopwafels! Making them at home sounds easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I’ve never tried these before! They are now on my list of things to make.

  12. I too had this treat on an airplane, recently, and I had no idea that you could put them on a cup of coffee to warm the centre. Delightful idea! I don’t know how I missed that bit of information. Hover, my husband ate two of these treats, because I am allergic to soy and the product contained lecithin. Home made stroopwafels will be fine for me. Thank you!

  13. Gosh these look good, and like the perfect accompaniment to a great cup of coffee!

  14. This looks amazing…that caramel filling, yum!

  15. What a great way to start out the day!

  16. I can’t wait to make these!

  17. Looking forward to trying these out! Thanks!

  18. 1/2 ? water? I’m assuming 1/2 cup, but please fix! 🙂

    • My apologies, I recently converted to a more user friendly recipe card and every now and then it’s dropped the c. It’s a 1/2 c of water – I just corrected. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Enjoy!

  19. I just made these and they were quite simple, so thanks! I used a heavy frying pan to press the dough and found it worked best if I heated it on medium high then pressed. Make these thicker than you think so you can slice them easily! I’ll be making these again!

  20. Stroopwafgles were made on GBBO in the uk this week I reckon your post is going to get some traffic !

  21. Hi, I am so happy to find this recipe! I bought a package of them at Costco.  It was something new to me but the thought of a caramel filled cookie that would warm over my tea cup sounded delish.  I loved them but I think making fresh ones will have to be the best. I was looking at the pizzele makers and the ones I found were expensive so I thought I might try using my cast iron skillet with a bacon press.  I was so excited when I saw this recipe and that it suggested basically what I was going to give a try. Thanks!

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