Q: What is the difference between waffles and Belgium waffles?
A: Belgian waffles have deeper pockets than American-style waffles, which makes them great for holding lots of little pools of syrup. The texture is also lighter and crispier.
To make a Belgian waffle, you need a waffle iron that has a deeper, larger grid pattern.
Most of the Belgian waffle recipes are yeast-based, to get that great, crispy texture. However, you also can use a waffle batter that uses beaten egg whites for lightness.