This Mini Waffles Recipe uses simple ingredients to create a bite-sized breakfast. Crisp on the outside yet soft and fluffy in the center, they’re perfect for serving with your favorite toppings!

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Thick And Fluffy Mini Waffles

You know your day is going to be excellent when you start with these mini waffles on the plate. Perfect for toddlers, kids, and adults alike, they’re a make-ahead breakfast the whole family will love!

If you’ve ever made regular-sized waffles, mini waffles are easy to make. We use all the same simple waffle batter ingredients. Then, we cook the batter in a mini waffle iron to make it bite-sized. The nifty kitchen gadget turns out fluffy, perfect waffles, one after the other.

Quick and simple, this recipe is so easy even the kids can help! Try it once, and you’ll be making it on repeat.

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Recipe Ingredients

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Ingredients to make mini waffles.
  • 2 cups flour – I use all-purpose flour for the base of the batter. However, you can substitute a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour if needed.
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar – The sugar adds a touch of sweetness to the batter.
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder – This helps create fluffy waffles. Make sure it’s fresh!
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk – Whole milk adds a rich flavor, but you can use any milk or non-dairy milk you like best.
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract – Make sure to use pure vanilla, not imitation varieties!
  • ⅓ cup melted butter – The melted butter in the batter will add rich flavor and help the waffles stay nice and crisp.

Variations

  • Add chopped fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, or blueberries to the batter.
  • A dash of cocoa powder will turn your waffles into mini chocolate waffles.
  • Add chocolate chips or Nutella to give the batter a swirl of flavor. 

Directions For How To Make Homemade Mini Waffles

  1. Prepare: Before you begin, plug your mini waffle maker in, and let it heat. A hot waffle iron is crucial to achieving a crisp exterior!
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients: Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the wet ingredients: Whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla into the batter until smooth. Then, add the melted butter, and whisk quickly to combine.
  4. Rest: Set the batter aside to rest and thicken for at least five minutes.
  5. Portion: Add two tablespoons of batter to the center of the greased waffle iron. Close, and cook until the edges are crisp and the waffle is golden brown.
  6. Repeat: Transfer the waffle to a plate, and repeat, using the remaining batter.

Serving Suggestions

Adding toppings to waffles is always a good idea! Some of my favorite options include:

Fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, or bananas

Then, complete your breakfast with a side of fruit salad or scrambled eggs for a hearty meal.

A large plate with a stack of mini waffles topped with fresh strawberries, and blueberries and syrup.

How To Store + Reheat

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container or sealable bag in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Freeze cooked and cooled waffles for up to three months. Place a sheet of parchment paper in between each piece to prevent them from clumping together!
  • Reheat frozen or thawed waffles in the microwave, toaster, or oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Quick Tip

If you don’t have a waffler iron, you can use a regular waffle maker. Measure out the same amount of batter and place it in the middle. The waffle will cook the same but have rough edges.

A stack of mini waffles topped with berries and syrup.

Mini Waffle Recipe

These mini waffles are a bite-sized treat that is super fluffy, moist, and perfect for breakfast. Plus, they couldn't be easier to make!
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Equipment

  • mini waffle iron
  • Mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Instructions 

  • Plug in your mini waffle maker and turn it on to preheat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
    2 cups flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 Tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla to the bowl and whisk again.
    2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups whole milk, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Add the melted butter and whisk quickly.
    1/3 cup melted butter
  • Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Open your hot waffle iron and add two tablespoons of batter to the center. Close the waffle iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions (most take about 3-5 minutes.
  • Open the waffle iron and remove the cooked mini waffle. It should be completely golden brown.
  • Cook the remaining batter and enjoy the waffles while hot!

Notes

  • If you do not have a mini waffle iron, use a regular waffle iron, but still add only two tablespoons of batter to the center or the waffle iron. The waffles will still be nice and small but with rough edges. 
  • Some waffle irons need to be sprayed with baking spray while others have non-stick plates. Check your waffle iron to see if you need to grease the hot waffle iron plates before adding the batter. 
  • Keep the cooked waffles in a 150-degree oven to keep them warm while you cook the batter. Then, you can serve all the mini waffles at once!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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