How to Make Stroopwafels without a Pizzelle

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

So, 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!

So how exactly do you make a stroopwafel without a special iron? 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.



Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:30
Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 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.

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