Get ready for the best waffles you’ve ever tasted! Our delicious homemade waffle recipe will make breakfast time your favorite part of the day! Fluffy and golden they are perfect for topping with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or whipped cream. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these homemade goodies in no time flat.
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Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Why you’ll love this easy waffle recipe
- It’s so easy to cook waffles that you’ll never cook store bought again!
- Waffle toppings are up to YOU, drizzle and add whatever you want to them!
- They are a real crowd pleaser and a perfect way to start your day!
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
How to make homemade waffles with step by step instructions
Making our homemade waffle recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Then, in a separate bowl whisk your eggs until they are light and fluffy, then add vanilla extract.
Next, add your egg mixture into the flour mixture, add the melted butter and milk, and whisk until smooth, but be careful not to over whisk.
Let the waffle batter rest for 5 minutes and then pour the mixture onto the preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown with crispy edges.
When cooked, serve immediately with maple syrup and butter, whipped cream, or your favorite toppings.
Enjoy your homemade waffles!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our homemade waffle recipe and would love to hear how you got on with it.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Recipe notes and expert tips
If you’re cooking for a lot of people, keep your waffles warm by placing them in the oven while cooking the remaining waffles. Simply preheat your oven to 225°F/105°C and place a baking sheet in so you can add the hot waffles to it. This way, everyone can eat at the same time.
- Waffle toppings
Drizzle with butter and syrup. honey, maple syrup, add mixed berries or whipped cream – add what you love!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to store leftover waffles
Keep leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze waffles well for up to 3 months, to reheat frozen waffles, you can place them in a toaster oven or in the oven at 350°F/180°C.
How to make waffles without a waffle maker
Making waffles without a waffle iron is easy! All you need is a waffle cake pan!
Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
Follow the recipe for the waffle batter, then pour it into the waffle cake pan wells and bake until they are golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.
Simple, eh? Don’t let not owning a waffle iron put you off!
Can you make waffle batter ahead?
Waffle batter is one of those things that can be made ahead, and it’s a total game-changer.
No more having to wake up early to make breakfast! Instead, you can make the batter the night before, and have waffles ready in minutes.
Here’s how to do it: whisk together your dry ingredients in a bowl, then add your wet ingredients and mix until everything is combined.
Pour the batter into a container and store it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, preheat your waffle iron and cook the waffles according to your manufacturer’s instructions.
Making waffle batter ahead is such a time-saver, and it ensures that you’ll always have fresh, hot waffles on hand. Breakfast will never be the same!
Is waffle mix the same as pancake mix?
Pancake mix and waffle mix may seem like they would be interchangeable since they are both used to make breakfast foods.
However, waffle mix is made with a higher proportion of flour to milk than pancake mix.
This creates a thicker batter that is better suited for pouring into a waffle iron.
The extra flour also helps the waffles to be crispier.
What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?
When it comes to waffles, there are two main types: Belgian and regular. So, what’s the difference?
Belgian waffles are known for their deep pockets and fluffy texture. They’re made with a yeast-based batter, which results in a light and airy waffle. Regular waffles, on the other hand, are made with a baking powder-based batter. This results in a denser and crispier waffle. You’d need a Belgian waffle maker to make this style.
So, when it comes to choosing between a Belgian or regular waffle, it really comes down to personal preference. Do you prefer a light and fluffy waffle or a crisp and dense one?
More easy recipes for you to try at home
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- Apple crumble – pure comfort food in a bowl!
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- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 4 tsps Baking powder
- 1 tbsp White sugar
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- ½ cup Butter melted
- 1¾ cup Milk
- Preheat your waffle iron machine according to the manufactures instructions
- In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Then, in a separate bowl whisk your eggs until they are light and fluffy, then add vanilla extract.2 cups All purpose flour, 4 tsps Baking powder, 1 tbsp White sugar, ¼ tsp Salt, 2 Eggs, 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Next, add your egg mixture into the flour mixture, add the melted butter and milk and whisk until smooth but be careful not to over whisk½ cup Butter, 1¾ cup Milk
- Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes and then pour the mixture onto the hot iron and cook until golden brown. When cooked serve immediately and serve with maple syrup, butter, whipped cream, or your favorite toppings
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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