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!
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.
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:
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Kosher Salt
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
Step by Step Instructions
Easy as 1, 2, 3!
- 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.
- Prepare your waffle iron. Preheat your waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with baking spray before the FIRST batch only.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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!
Came out Wonderful!
Awesome to hear!
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
It just means it makes one waffle at a time 🙂
Can I substitute almond milk in the recipe?
You sure can!
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.
Suppose to be thick?** auto to superpower lol
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 ☺️
Came out perfect! My kids at them for breakfast and dinner, perfect kiddo size!🧇
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!!!
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
Best waffles ever! Simple yet delicious… These will be my go-to home made waffles❤️
So glad you love the recipe as much as we do!
Tried them and they turned out so good I doubt I will go back to store-bought mixes!
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.
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
So glad you’re enjoying the recipes!
Fantastic recipe….very very good
Love the recipes you post. These were so delicious and an easy recipe to follow.
Thank you 🙂
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!
Made this recipe this morning! Yum yum! Great flavor! Easy to make. My son will want this everyday. Recipe is a keeper!