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 Baked French Toast Casserole.

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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!

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! 
4.16 from 476 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

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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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

Comments

  1. Can I use almond milk for this recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for a breakfast date with a friend, they were great. I didn’t change a thing.

  3. 5 stars
    Yummy!! My whole family loved them, even my waffle snob teenager. Perfection!

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  5. spiceoflife says:

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  7. I loved the recipe but it tasted like somehow it needs more than 1 tablespoon of sugar

  8. Do the egg whites need to be whipped separately? Or are the whole eggs whipped together?

    1. 5 stars
      I did not separate the egg whites. Just whipped them whole. Came out great.

  9. 5 stars
    Love this recipe, i make a lot ahead and freeze them for a quick breakfast!!

  10. Shirley Mc says:

    5 stars
    I love this receipt. Waffles even better when reheated in toaster. If your batter is too thick just add a little milk.

    1. chris giguere says:

      5 stars
      Dude I really don’t usually like waffles but damn these really were perfect

      1. I made this for my son because we were out of waffle mix, he LOVED them!! He said they were way better than store bought mix!
        It was easy too, thank you so much!

  11. Julie Agosh says:

    5 stars
    Wonderful recipe. Easy to make and easy to follow recipe. Taste delicious and crispy. Thank you

  12. 1 star
    Instructions were dumb. If I didn’t have a stand mixer with a whisk I wouldn’t have been able to save it.
    Second they taste a little to much like baking soda.
    They did come out looking good.

    1. Wonder why they tasted like baking soda when there’s none in the recipe? Did you accidentally it baking soda instead of baking powder?

    2. Wonder why they tasted like baking soda when there’s none in the recipe? Did you accidentally baking soda instead of baking powder?

    3. Extremely lumpy and dry batter. Literally made 4 waffles. Pass on this one

  13. Great waffle recipe I loved them and so easy. Great for when it’s so cold outside and you don’t want to leave the house

  14. Michelle Bass says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Kids love it! Day two of waffles for breakfast!😁

  15. 5 stars
    These waffles are AMAZING! So easy and taste delish! Having a dessert family gathering and making these for waffle sundaes. Just wondering how they would be with gluten free flour, gonna try it.

  16. Eileen Scahill says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! Easy to make and so much better than from a box mix. Try it. You’ll like it!

  17. This is my go to recipe for delicious homemade waffles.

    1. 3 stars
      Just made these waffles my kids, they turned out very lumpy and not very sweet. I wouldn’t make this again.

  18. 5 stars
    This is a delicious recipe! First time using it and I’ll already say it will be my go to from here on out.

  19. Delicious waffle recipe. The melted butter really adds to the flavor of the waffles. Especially since I used homemade butter! Yum.

  20. 5 stars
    These waffles were a huge hit! I found the recipe easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.

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