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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. They’re so good!

waffle recipe on a plate

Belgian Waffle Recipe

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.

waffle recipe on a plate with butter and syrup

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.

How To Make Homemade Waffles 

waffle recipe on a white plate on a table

 

Ingredients

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 

  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!

Tips + Variations

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!

waffle recipe on a plate with syrup pouring over

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.

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!

Favorite Breakfast Recipes 

waffle recipe on a plate with butter and syrup

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! 
4.13 from 353 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
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 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light and fluffy and pale in color.
  • Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.
  • Mix the egg mixture into the dry mixture.
  • Add the butter and milk into the mixture- blending until just smooth.
  • 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.

Video

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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For all of my best waffle making secrets – check out this post next!

Secrets to Making The Very Best Crispy Waffles

waffle recipe on a plate covered with syrup

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. 2 stars
    I would have left 5 stars because everything was great expect the common baking mistake I made from following the exact ingredients. 4 teaspoons of baking powder is ruined it and was gross, ended up throwing most of the waffles out and kids wouldn’t eat it either. Recommend adjusting the baking powder quantity to fine tune the ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    Wonderful! Made as directed.

  3. You did great! Apart from leaving out quantity of ingredients.

  4. 5 stars
    the recipe is great and the waffles are great

  5. I have made these twice now and they are wonderful

  6. 5 stars
    The lightest, fluffiest waffles I have ever tasted. This is a five star recipe!!!!

  7. This was the worst thing I’ve ever made, it wouldn’t stop rising. the middle was raw and the outside was burnt. Way too much baking powder. I followed that recipe exact.

  8. Karen Woods says:

    5 stars
    These were delicious and easy to make!

    1. 5 stars
      This was so delicious and easy! I added frozen blueberries and they came out great!

  9. 5 stars
    My friend and I have never made waffles before. This was our first time and this recipe is delightful. BEST WAFFLES EVER!! We were extremely impressed by the quality of these waffles. The inside was moist but still thoroughly cooked. Thanks a lot for the recipe!

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      YAY! I’m glad to hear it!!

  10. Víktor Ím Rusia says:

    1 star
    This recipe wasn’t anywhere close to satisfactory. Steps and ingredient measurements were followed and added exactly, only to a get a result with chunky and unevenly cooking batter. The taste was rather bland, and waffles came from the iron cooked more in some spots than others; our iron has no reputation of doing this to any other waffles. Sticking to our old recipe, but at least we know now that this one is a bit- eh.. to say the least.

    1. 2 stars
      Made these this morning for sunday breakfast and something is off in this recipe.. they don’t taste good and the texture is off. I would not recommend.

    2. I am sorry you had such a bad experience. I have eaten many, many waffles from many, many places with just as many waffle irons. These were by far the best!! I have printed the recipe so as to assure I don’t lose it.

  11. little chef says:

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    Now more than ever while stuck at home, I am appreciating this helpful list so much more. Thanks.

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    1. 5 stars
      What a wonderful recipe for fluffy waffles! We just got a new waffle iron, but I couldn’t find a good basic waffle recipe I like…until this morning one! I think the taste is perfect…a nice little hint of sweetness, along with the perfect fluff! Love these with just a little regular syrup! Thanks for the recipe…this is my new go-to for waffles! 🙂

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  13. 3 stars
    Not bad nothing left over I was happy and put some blueberries in .

  14. anonymous says:

    1 star
    they have way to much baking powder so gross

  15. anonymous says:

    1 star
    they have way to much baking powder so bad

  16. Melissa Torres says:

    5 stars
    Been struggling to find a waffle recipe we love – this hit the mark! We are trying to find ways to eat healthier and are using gluten free flour and even with just that one substitution, they were crispy and yummy. I highly recommend this recipe!

  17. Emma Connor says:

    4 stars
    Delicious.
    I would sagest them.
    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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