The Best Waffle Recipe

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.

waffle stack on plate with drizzle of syrup and butter

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.
waffles on plate with pat of butter on top

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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 ready in waffle iron

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!

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Waffle Recipe: FAQs

How do you reheat homemade waffles to make them crispy again?

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.

How do I store the leftover waffles?

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!

Can you use this recipe to make pancakes?

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.

What’s the difference between Belgian and regular waffles?

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.

waffles on plate
Created by: Lynette Rice

Best Waffle Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 12
The best homemade waffle recipe that gives you a fluffy golden waffle with crispy edges. You will need a Belgian waffle maker to make this reicpe.


  • 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.


Servings: The number of waffles this recipe creates depends on the size of your waffle maker.  This recipe will make 8 large waffles or 12 small waffles.
How to serve store and reheat leftovers: 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!


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Waffles came out very fluffy and full of flavor. The recipe was easy to make and fun for kids to make as well. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Super easy! I didn’t have milk so I used combo oatmilk and almond milk. I also used coconut oil instead of butter. I used maple syrup instead of vanilla (I was out) and added some fresh chopped peach. Yum!

  3. 4 stars
    This is a good recipe. However, I have an Oster Belgium waffle maker this recipe made 5 waffles. I was expecting to yield more waffles.

  4. Jesus the term less is more is just not part of American culture is it! Far too much salt, a pinch is more than enough. Salt is a flavour enhancer not the the star of the show.
    My son made these and the dough tastes like the sea, totally ruined by over salting a common theme in us recipes

  5. Melania Ciuturoianu says:

    Please can you write the measurements on metric: grams pls. Thank you.

  6. 3 stars
    These came out like sponge cake waffles. Really good but not what I expected.

  7. These were awesome the melted butter just made this recipe so much better. I’ll never buy pancake/waffle mix again.

  8. 5 stars
    My family loved the recipe!, si easy and delicioso!!

  9. Love, love, love this recipe. I do change one thing. Instead of vanilla I use almond extract. Gives it a nice pop!

    1. Yum! I will have to try that!

  10. 4 stars
    This recipe was good but I needed to add more sugar.