This is the best waffle recipe! If you want fluffy golden waffles that are a little crispy around the edges, then this homemade waffle recipe is for you! Easy to freeze for busy mornings. You will need a Belgian waffle maker to make this recipe.
If you like this recipe you’ll also love homemade biscuits or pancakes for breakfast.
Farmhouse Fluffy Waffles
A hot breakfast is something I always desire when I wake up on a cool day in Ohio. Living in our old farmhouse, the wood floors can be chilly, and the air has a draft. It’s some of the charms of its history, but it can be a bit hard to leave the comfort of our warm bed. So, a warm breakfast like pancakes, biscuits, or these homemade waffles is just the thing I want to make for my boys each morning and enjoy myself.
But who has time for a big farmhouse waffle breakfast when the bus is coming in 20 minutes and the kids are still in their warm footie pajamas? I found a great solution to our hot breakfast in the cold winter mornings.
- Prep for a busy weekday morning: On Saturday or Sunday morning we usually make a big waffle breakfast and take the leftovers and put them in the refrigerator to enjoy all week long – hot breakfast! We make a double batch of the recipe you’ll find below. Just pop the waffles in the toaster on the busy weekday mornings and you’re done.
- Waffle Maker: If you want to make the waffles last through the week you’ll need a waffle maker that divides the waffle into smaller parts that will fit into a toaster like this one.
How to Make Homemade Waffles
- Dry Ingredients: Stir together the dry ingredients and set them aside.
- Wet Ingredients: Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Combine: Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
- Pour: Add waffle batter to greased waffle iron and bake by waffle maker instructions.
Waffle Topping Ideas
I prefer butter and syrup. However, this homemade raspberry sauce would be amazing . You can also top with whipped cream and fresh fruit. My kids prefer peanut butter with syrup.
This hot breakfast is fun way for us to gather before a busy Saturday or before church on Sundays. And the fact that it preps us for the week ahead – its just so clever. And if you like this recipe, try strawberry waffles with the addition of strawberries. But like every good breakfast, the less dishes and the more prep – the better. I hope you enjoy this homemade waffle recipe as much as my family has!
How to Make Waffles Video
Waffle Recipe: FAQs
After making the waffles let them completely cool. Tear your waffles into triangles if your waffle iron creates a natural division. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Pop into the toaster when ready to reheat. Enjoy with butter and syrup.
Once cool, store leftover waffles in a airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When ready to enjoy, pop into the toaster to crisp up. You can also freeze the leftover waffles and toast from freezer when ready to eat!
Waffle recipes tend to have more fat (hence the butter) than pancake recipes do. Try this recipe if you’re in the mood for pancakes.
Belgian waffles tend to be thicker. You use a unique waffle maker to create them. The recipe also calls for a leavening agent (the baking powder in this recipe) which allows them to be nice and fluffy.
Best Waffle Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Dry Ingredients: Mix dry ingredients and set them aside
- Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Combine: Stir in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Make Waffles: Pour into greased waffle iron and bake by waffle iron instructions.
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Comments & Reviews
These waffles are excellent,I will definitely be making them a again
I am so glad you enjoyed them!!
Good beginning, but way too much baking soda unless that is what makes it fluffy! Otherwise it tasted like baking soda, added more vanilla to try to cover the taste!
I hate when I put top quality products in a recipe and get a bad taste.
Hi! That’s why the recipe calls for baking POWDER. Soda would taste terrible. I hope you’ll give it another try with the correct ingredients. 🙂
Weather she put baking soda or baking powder it’s way too much that’s all I’m tasting! I was trusting your recipe wished I used my better judgment
Sheila M Dilmore says
Super easy recipe & so delicious 😋
Glad you enjoyed it!
This recipe is very easy, and good. Halving the recipe is perfect for two. I added slightly more vanilla, and slightly more sugar. It baked up perfectly in a regular waffle maker (one that I’ve had for over 40 years).
I am so glad you enjoyed it!
These waffles are the bomb! I made them for Fat Tuesday and the recipe made enough for dinner and breakfast the next day for 3 adults! So nice and fluffy. Be sparing with the amount the first try in your waffle iron.
I will try them with alternate flours in the future, since I don’t usually use white flour, but I did this time.
Hola no entiendo muy bien las cantidades para dos waffles me puedes aclarar?
Sarah Anderson says
Oh my gosh!!! These are so good. I do though use almond extract instead of vanilla. Gives it a pop!
Ashley Stewart says
Great recipe with fresh ground wheat!
Thanks for letting us know! I haven’t tried it with ground wheat. Yum!
I’m going to agree with some of the other comments here. Too much salt! If using regular salted butter that should be enough salt. Otherwise it’s a good recipe. Next time I’m omitting the salt.
Thanks for the feedback. That is what is great about cooking – you can adjust to your tastes. 🙂