Want to learn how to make waffles at home? 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!
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.
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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.
This recipe is my tried and true gold standard waffle recipe! Once you learn how to make waffles, you’ll never go back.
What you’ll Need
Here’s what you need to make these waffles.
For the dry waffle mix:
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
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:
- Melted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
How to Make Waffles
STEP 1. Make the batter
Mix together the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour it into the dry mix and whisk to combine.
STEP 2. Prepare your waffle iron
Preheat your waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with baking spray before the FIRST batch only.
STEP 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!
Toppings for waffles
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.
Oh and I can’t forget to mention, dessert waffles. A scoop of cold ice cream on top of a warm waffle just about makes me weak in the knees. (My kids have no complaints about them, either.)
Homemade Waffle 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!
- Are your waffles sticking? 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.
- Keep waffles warm until ready to serve by setting them on a baking pan in the oven on the “warm” setting.
- No 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.
I think you’re going to love these fluffy delicious waffles!
How to Freeze Waffles
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.
- Let all the waffles cool completely.
- 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.
More Easy Breakfast Ideas:
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 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle griddle.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. This can also be stored and made ahead for later.
- In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
- 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 1/2 minutes each.
- 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.
- Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
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.
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.