This Homemade Waffle Recipe is made with simple ingredients and is light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re perfect every time!

This fluffy, crispy waffle recipe is best when covered in butter and real maple syrup and a side of bacon. Below you’ll learn why this recipe has been TOP-RATED on Google and Pinterest for 10 years!

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Why This Waffle Recipe Is The Best

Sundays are for sleeping in, drinking coffee at the kitchen table, and making a delicious breakfast from scratch! No need for a waffle mix when you have this recipe in under your belt!

One of our favorite meals to make on the weekend together as a family is this Homemade Waffle Recipe – they’re just as delicious as my Pancakes Recipe or my Baked French Toast Casserole recipe.

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We love pulling out our Belgian Waffle Maker – the same one we received as a wedding gift years ago – and making a homemade waffle batter that promises to be the most amazing waffles from scratch you’ve ever had!

I grew up with my mom and dad using everyone’s favorite Bisquick waffle recipe. Bisquick has a wonderful flavor and always turns out amazing. But, I also like to make my pancakes and waffles batter from scratch whenever possible.

Here are all of my favorite waffle recipes in one place -> 21+ Mouthwatering Waffle Recipes

How To Make Homemade Waffle Recipe

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Ingredients For Easy Homemade Waffles

This recipe is easy to make and uses everyday ingredients you most likely already have on hand in your pantry:

  • flour – regular flour is best for this recipe
  •  melted butter – trust me. Melted butter gives this waffle recipe the most amazing taste and texture.
  •  baking powder – to make your waffles nice and fluffy.
  •  eggs – I like to use large, good-quality eggs.
  • sugar – Don’t leave this out. 
  • vanilla – Madagascar vanilla gives you the best flavor
steps to make waffles

 Directions For The Easiest Fluffy Waffles

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray or rub a little melted butter on.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light and fluffy and pale in color.
  4. Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the dry mixture.
  6. Add the butter and milk into the mixture- blending until just smooth.
  7. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes before adding to the waffle iron.
  8. Pour onto hot iron and cook until golden brown.
  9. Serve topped with pure maple syrup and butter or your favorite fruit and whipped cream.
homemade waffles on a rack after cooking

How to Keep Waffles Warm

  • Set Oven to “warm” setting
    To keep waffles warm while you’re whipping up more for your family, preheat your oven to the “warm” setting or lowest setting available.
  • Place waffles right on the oven rack
    Place the waffles right on the rack when you take them out of your waffle iron. The waffles will stay crispy and warm until you’re ready to enjoy!

Waffle Toppings + Variations

The best thing about this recipe is that it can be modified to to your liking! Sweet, savory, or topped with delicious berries, syrup or whipped cream! Here’s a few of our favorites!

  • maple syrup and butter
  • nutella and bananas
  • berries and greek yogurt
  • peanut butter and honey
  • chocolate chips and whipped cream

Common Questions for Making the BEST Waffles At Home

Can you use a pancake recipe for waffles?

Waffles are made of a richer batter than pancakes, with an additional egg and oil. In fact, most pancake mixes offer directions for creating waffles out of the mix if you decide to go that route!

How do you make waffle batter from scratch?

It’s easy! By mixing flour, butter, baking powder, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together, you can have a delicious homemade waffle batter recipe from scratch in no time! Just follow the recipe below to learn more!

What is the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?

The texture is also lighter and crispier. To make a Belgian waffle, you need a waffle iron with a deeper, larger grid pattern. Most Belgian waffle recipes are yeast-based, to get that crispy texture. But you also can use a waffle batter that uses beaten egg whites for lightness like this one! 

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How thick should waffle batter be?

Leaving the lumps in will give you a fluffier and more tender waffle in the long run. A good mixture will have the consistency of pancake batter or honey—not so thick and clumpy that it’s clinging to your whisk or so runny that it’s essentially water.

How do you make waffles crispy?

Pour the batter into a preheated waffle maker that has been sprayed with cooking spray and cook for about 3-4 minutes – check and see if they are done to your liking, if not cook a little longer. If the waffles don’t get crispy enough in your waffle iron, place them on a rack set on a baking sheet (or it can be the rack in the oven if it’s clean) and bake in a 250F oven for another 5-10 minutes, until crisp.

How do you keep waffles crispy?

If you don’t have a warm setting, set it to 200°F. Place a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and put it into the oven. By placing the rack on top of the sheet rather than placing the waffles directly on the sheet, you are allowing the hot air to circulate right around the waffle to keep it crisp.

Can You Freeze Waffles?

YES! You can freeze waffles in ziplock freezer bags and pull them out as needed throughout the week. All you need to do to reheat waffles is to pop them in the oven, microwave or even the toaster! This is the perfect make-ahead homemade waffle recipe from scratch!

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Perfect Homemade Waffle Recipe

Homemade Waffle Recipe!   Made with simple ingredients – light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – they’re perfect every time! 
4.19 from 551 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker
  • Hand mixer

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

Instructions 

  • Preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray or rub a little melted butter on.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light and fluffy and pale in color.
    2 eggs
  • Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Mix the egg mixture into the dry mixture.
  • Add the butter and milk into the mixture- blending until just smooth.
    1 3/4 cups milk, 1/2 cup butter
  • Let mixture sit for about 5 minutes before adding to the waffle iron.
  • Pour onto hot iron and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve topped with pure maple syrup and butter or your favorite fruit and whipped cream.

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Notes

Tips for Keeping Waffles Warm:

  1. Set Oven to “warm” setting To keep waffles warm while you’re whipping up more for your family, preheat your oven to the “warm” setting or lowest setting available.
  2. Place waffles right on the oven rack Place the waffles right on the rack when you take them out of your waffle iron. The waffles will stay crispy and warm until you’re ready to enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Didn’t have a mixer. Used a fork and even with little clumps here and there it turned out SO YUMMY! Easy and great recipe!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad it turned out well for you! Thank you for trying it out, Celeste.
      We’d love to know how you prefer to serve them, too!

  2. 5 stars
    These are delicious!!! Having meniere’s disease and having to lower sodium, I was able to create this to a low sodium waffle by using no salt baking powder and eliminating the actual salt. They are even good without anything on them! Thanks for sharing this recipe and I’ll definitely be making it again

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Charlie! Thank you for trying it out and taking the time to leave a review!

  3. 5 stars
    Ok the family loved them but I LoVeD how the recipe had the amounts included in the directions!! Sometimes it’s the little things & not touching my phone every time I have to look at the amount is nice. I will print this out though & prep a dry batch for some quick breakfast/mornings. Thank you!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad they were a hit and that you found the ingredients listed helpful. Thank you for trying them out and taking the time to leave a review, Valerie!

  4. 5 stars
    These waffles are way too good. Thank you.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you enjoy them, Gina! What’s your favorite way to serve them?

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never made homemade waffles before because I’m lazy and I’m glad I chose this recipe! They were absolutely delicious! Thank you!!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for trying them out, Kari! We’re so glad they turned out well for you. We’ve got lots of waffle recipes for you. 😉

  6. Britney W. says:

    5 stars
    These waffles are mmmm mmmm good! My husband and I have made them probably 9 times now and each time they are delicious!! So glad I found the recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you so much, Britney! We’re so glad you enjoy them. 😊

  7. 5 stars
    It’s been a long time since I’ve made waffles. I saw this recipe and decided I wanted to try it. OMG! Amazing.what a great recipe. My husband ate three waffles 🤣🤣🤣🤣he loved them so much! Thank you for such a great recipe. Delicious!😋

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn! We’re so glad you enjoyed them. 😊

  8. Debbie Fisher says:

    5 stars
    I stumbled on this recipe because my box of Bisquik was expired. I was craving waffles and the roads were too icy to run to the grocery store. I don’t believe I’ll ever make another waffle from Bisquik now. This recipe makes such delicious waffles with ingredients I typically have in the pantry. They are so light and fluffy! They freeze beautifully for a quick breakfast (or supper) during the work week. 👍👍

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Debbie! We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe. 😊

      1. Truly the BEST waffles I’ve ever made. My husband said at least twice they were “The best waffles I have ever eaten!”.
        Light and fluffy batter along with the helpful tips you provide makes the winning combination to this recipe. I am saving this one!

      2. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

        We’re so happy to hear this, Amy! Thank you for trying them out and taking the time to leave feedback. 😊

  9. I tried this recipe, never having made waffles before. They turned out great! Thank you!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them!

  10. 3 stars
    They are not the best

    I don’t want to sound rude but I don’t know if I would use this recipe again. The waffles came out soft and flimsy. They did taste good.

  11. 5 stars
    The kids and husband said they were delicious! I used honey instead of the sugar because we had an over abundance, made a double batch and froze some for east school morning breakfasts. They reheat in the toaster perfectly!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you were able to make them work for you and that they were a hit! Thank you for trying them out, Megan!

  12. DBELL1908 says:

    5 stars
    I use this recipe all the time…absolutely LOVE it! I will sometimes substitute half the flower with almond and will use buttermilk!!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you! We’re so glad you enjoy it!

    2. Lorrie Acorn says:

      5 stars
      My husband loved everything about them….definitely a keeper

      1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

        We’re so glad it was a hit!

  13. 5 stars
    I haven’t made waffles in a couple years, so I found this recipe and decided to try it. It turned out sooooo good!!! Excellent recipe. I will be making this from now on. I may try putting maple extract in next time, for a variation.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for trying it out. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Linda!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Lynn!

  14. Diana Tedesko says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! My husband loves these, as do I. So quick and easy! I used wheat flour and almond milk. I sprinkled cinnamon powder, warmed blueberries, walnuts, butter and syrup on them. Our new favorite waffle recipe!. Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Diana! We’re so glad you enjoy them. 😊

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