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. 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

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. Let sit for a few minutes while you preheat your waffle iron.

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!

Stack of fresh cooked homemade waffles with two pats of butter. No 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.)

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.

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.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 27, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. My new go-to recipe, thanks! I add a scoop of non flavored protein powder for an additional boost and keep a stack in the freezer, the kids love them!

  2. The batter was too thick, and had a slight aftertaste of baking powder. The amount of baking powder also meant that while they were quite fluffy, they didn’t crisp as much as they should have. I’ll be upping the milk next time also.

  3. Excellent recipe. First time I used my dash waffle iron and they all came out perfectly from the first to the last. I used 3 TB batter for each one. Perfect crisp outside amazing height and fluff. I did not taste baking soda and neither did my son or daughter in law. . The only thing I changed was the butter amount to 4 tablespoons so that I could also have it on top and not have such a massive amount, that was purely personal preference. Will make again and again and I froze them for the grandkids! Thank you Aimee

  4. My batter was too thick so I just added a little more milk. It did the trick. I also like more vanilla so I did a full tablespoon. Overall it’s a good recipe. Thank you for sharing it!


  5. Love your recipe; glad I found an easy and wonderful recipe that’s simple to make and is tasty. My family loves it! Thank you!💕

  6. Awesome…. Hubby and I enjoyed your waffles. Not at all hard, waffle maker loved it also. Can’t wait till my grandson tastes these… Thanks again…YUM

  7. A useless recipe. You tell what ingredients to use but not how much of each to use. But you sure seem to like to have a lot of advertisements on your useless “recipe” page.

    1. What a useless comment. Sorry, but instead of complaining, there is a complete recipe card right above this comment.

        1. The milk ought not to be cold or that melted butter will solidify. I have a hungry man looking at me and am not sure what to do lol.

  8. Absolutely amazing! Thank you! I made heart shaped ones and I wish I could post the pic of how beautiful they came out!

  9. My son is going to love this recipe! Waffles are a favorite here! These will definitely be a big hit!

  10. Not to be a buzzkill here but if somebody is looking up a waffle recipe on your blog do you really need to have an entire paragraph or more about why you should make waffles at home? People are literally coming here for a recipe so that they can make waffles at home and it’s so much to sift through just to get to the recipe

    1. It’s actually a question that people google often! SO yes, in order to show up in google’s search algorithms, I need to answer all the questions people are asking 🙂

      1. Absolutely amazing! Thank you! I made heart shaped ones and I wish I could post the pic of how beautiful they came out!

  11. I used this recipe for our dinner tonight. I modified it a bit to cut down on my budget. Butter can get a bit expensive this recipe uses 10 2/3 tablespoons (2/3 up) and 1 stick has 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup). So, I made unsweetened applesauce for some of the butter. I used 2/3 cup of butter and 1 cup of the applesauce to make 2 batches of 12 waffles. There are 4 adults and 1 growing 6 y/o (He ate 3 with a tsp of maple syrup on each.). The little one and I will eat some of the waffles in the morning or may want chaffles (eggs and cheese in the waffle iron) and maple syrup.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, I didn’t have the amount of butter that the recipe called for, so used your suggestion of 1/3 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of applesauce. Came out great, thanks!

  12. My husband said that they were very good. I can’t have them, but they looked and smelled great. I cut the recipe and half and froze the remaining waffles. Quick and easy. Thanks.

  13. If it is lumpy then you also probably curdled the milk, which usually happens if you put the hot butter in the wet mix too fast. Curdled and lumpy milk comes from but heat on milk too fast so that is probably what happened if you followed the recipe.

  14. These were wonderful! Added a half more tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. And cut back slightly on the baking powder but DANG. The texture, the flavor, the FLOOF. And they held up perfectly with lots of syrup. Thank you, Aimee!!! New staple.

  15. I don’t know what I did wrong? I’m a very experienced home cook, I followed the recipe and amounts EXACTLY but these things were AWFUL!!!! The batter was so thick and sticky it was more like fudge.. and somehow the outside burned almost instantly into a sticky black mess while the inside turned to a white discharge looking liquid that spilled out all over my brand new waffle maker 😭😭😭😭

    1. Hmm, sounds like a measurement was wrong. We make these often as do many others. I would double check your ingredients 🙂

  16. Is the baking powder correct? I can taste it in the waffles so I double checked it was one tablespoon. They are super light and fantastic but triple checking for next time 🙂 Thank you!!!

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