Homemade Waffles

Want to learn how to make waffles at home? Today’s recipe teaches you how to make perfect fluffy Homemade Waffles in your own kitchen. Keep a jar of the dry waffle mix on hand for your next weekend brunch! And always make sure to have the buttermilk syrup handy!

Be sure to try our Pumpkin Waffles if you’re looking for another flavor! Serve this easy breakfast with a side of our delicious fruit salsa for the perfect way to start your day!

Stack of 4 waffles, two pats of butter and maple syrup drizzled on top.

Why Make Waffles at home

Waffles are the superheroes of weekend breakfast! There’s nothing like sleeping in on a Saturday morning, then stumbling out of bed to sit down to a plate of freshly made waffles drizzled with real maple syrup.

Of course, I’m usually the one making the waffles so that the rest of my family can have that experience but, you know what? It’s worth it.

I’ll gladly be the one manning the waffle iron if it means I get to have homemade waffles as my reward.

Never made homemade waffles before? I’m here to help!

  • This recipe creates perfect waffles with buttery crisp edges that yield to a fluffy interior.
  • Homemade Waffles sweep the floor with the frozen toaster waffles—and you can even freeze leftovers!
  • Making waffles from scratch is hardly any more difficult than using a waffle mix. Boxed waffle mix can definitely be convenient but really just saves you the step of mixing the dry ingredients together.
Two homemade waffles topped with butter, syrup, and fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you need to make these waffles.

PRO TIP: You can keep the dry ingredients in an airtight container so it’s available anytime you want waffles!

For the dry waffle mix:

Combine these ingredients in a bowl, then proceed with the recipe. If you like, you can make this in advance to store. Then the next time you want waffles, pull it out and use it just like you would use a storebought waffle mix!

Wet ingredients to add to the waffle mix:

Metal scoop pouring batter onto a waffle iron.

Step by Step Instructions

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Make the batter. Mix together the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour it into the dry mix and whisk to combine. Let sit for a few minutes while you preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Prepare your waffle iron. Preheat your waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with baking spray before the FIRST batch only.
  3. Cook! Ladle batter into preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Carefully remove the waffle and repeat with remaining batter. Keep waffles warm until ready to serve!
Stack of fresh cooked homemade waffles with two pats of butter. No toppings.

Waffle Toppings

Waffle squares were built for catching pools of maple syrup and butter.

Fresh fruit and whipped cream are also heavenly on these waffles!

Berry Syrup is also delicious on homemade waffles.

If you haven’t tried my homemade buttermilk syrup yet, DO IT. Only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes, you’ll love the rich flavor!

Oh and I can’t forget to mention, dessert waffles. A scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top of a warm waffle just about makes me weak in the knees. (My kids have no complaints about them, either.) Add a drizzle of our homemade chocolate syrup to complete the treat.

Dash waffle iron with stack of homemade waffles.

Recipe FAQs

Why do my waffles stick to the waffle iron?

Make sure your waffle iron is hot enough before adding the batter. An iron that’s too cool won’t cook the inside of the waffle thoroughly making it more likely for the waffle to split and stick to the pan.

What if I don’t have cooking spray?

Substitute a very thin layer of butter or vegetable oil on the waffle iron. The key here is thin! Too much oil or butter will make the waffles greasy.

Can I use homemade pancake batter?

Waffles have a higher percentage of sugar and fat in the batter, which results in the crispy edges. I wouldn’t substitute one for the other.

Tips and Tricks

Waffles aren’t difficult to make and this recipe always does the trick. Here are some other tips I’ve gathered over the years to help you make the best waffles possible:

  • Along with a good waffle recipe, you need a good waffle iron! I love my Dash Waffle Iron. It’s inexpensive, easy to use and clean and always makes golden brown waffles.
  • In my Dash waffle iron, the waffles take about 3 minutes to cook through. Yours might take a bit less time or a bit more. If you’re new to waffle making, this make take some trial and error until you really get to know your waffle iron!
  • Keep waffles warm until ready to serve by setting them on a baking pan in the oven on the “warm” setting.
  • Looking for low carb or gluten free? Use the Dash waffle maker to make Chaffles. Cheesy buns with no carbs!
Stack of four waffles with maple syrup being poured over the top.

Storage Tips

Make a big batch of homemade waffles on the weekend and store any extras in the freezer. Then you’ll have convenient toaster waffles for weekday breakfasts, but with all the good taste of homemade!

To freeze waffles.

  1. Let all the waffles cool completely.
  2. Transfer to freezer bags with a sheet of wax paper between layers of waffle to prevent sticking. Store in the freezer until ready to use.

To reheat frozen waffles:

  • Place individual waffle in a toaster or toaster oven and heat until cooked through.
  • You can also reheat frozen waffles in an oven at 350 F. Cover the waffles loosely with foil to keep from drying out as they heat.
Homemade buttermilk syrup in a white pitcher being poured over a stack of homemade waffles.

More Easy Breakfast Ideas:

Yield: 12 waffles

Homemade Waffles

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Today's waffle recipe teaches you how to make perfect fluffy Homemade Waffles in your own kitchen. Make sure to have the maple syrup handy!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat waffle griddle.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. This can also be stored and made ahead for later.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Let sit for several minutes while iron heats up.
  5. Spray waffle iron with baking spray before the FIRST batch only. Ladle into preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown. For the "DASH" brand, this will be about 3- 3 ½ minutes each.
  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • I love this inexpensive, single use Dash waffle iron
  • Cool waffles completely and freeze for later. To reheat, use a toaster and cook until heated through.
  • See the blog post for lots of tips and tricks and substitutions.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 345mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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What are you waiting for? Make these simple best-ever waffles for breakfast this week . . . or better yet, plan on breakfast for dinner! No one is ever disappointed to have hot homemade waffles on the menu.

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Posted on February 27, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Made these just a bit ago! While they looked beautiful, they kinda tasted a bit like flour! I mixed everything the way I should’ve too! Anyone else had this issue or have an idea why it would do that? Used the same waffle iron!

  2. The Dash waffle maker is identified as single use. Souls it be single serve? I’m hoping you got to use the waffle maker more than once

  3. Is it superpower be thick? Also, when I add the butter to the milk mix it crumbles up due to the cold milk. I guess I should have room temp.

      1. Mine curdled a bit too even though I drizzled it in while whisking – still, it was not a problem. I added more milk to get the right consistency (watched a YouTube video to see what the batter was supposed to look like). Turned out, these were some of the best waffles I’ve ever had – family was also in agreement ☺️

  4. I make these all the time and they turn out delicious every time!! I usually make them with gluten free flour, and I was worried they wouldn’t turn out right, but they always do!

    Thank you for blesses us with this fun tradition of home-made mini waffles!!!

  5. This is probably one of the 1st recipes I tried and accomplished the first time…..waffles can be challenging… I think the mix together let it set for a moment made some of the difference but honestly I think this simple recipe is what made it so easy and tasty only thing is waffles were not super brown but that’s probably my waffle iron! Thankyou so much cc

  6. Aimee
    I just purchased the DASH Mini waffle maker and I used your recipe and it’s great and so nice to make it from scratch, no chemicals or preservatives.
    bless you for sharing such an awesome recipe.
    Thank you

  7. Made these waffles and wow easy to make and yummy to eat. I also made the pecan sticky buns wow same results easy and yummy.
    Thank you Aimee

  8. Made these with tipo flour just now and couldn’t BELIEVE how good they were! We had them for New Year’s brunch and were planning to share with the neighbors, but when they weren’t up yet we gladly ate every waffle. Thanks for the recipe and the tips!

  9. Made this recipe this morning! Yum yum! Great flavor! Easy to make. My son will want this everyday. Recipe is a keeper!

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