At least once per weekend, I hear, “Mooooom! Can you please make waffles please?” And how can I resist, for I love my kids and I love waffles about as much as they do. Once you make them yourself, you will never buy those store-bought ones they claim you’ll never let go.
Best Waffle Recipe
But please, let go. Let go and embrace life with real waffles made from scratch with a homemade waffle mix recipe. There are only 7 ingredients in this waffle batter recipe. SEVEN. All of which I’m willing to bet are right in your pantry and fridge currently. All you need is to gather them up and heat up that waffle maker.
Easy Waffle Recipe
Making waffles yourself is easier than you think. In fact, once you do it, you will likely go through a phase where you decide to make homemade waffles for dinner too. Remember, chicken and waffles is a thing!
Ingredients for Waffles
- Flour – The base of any waffle recipe!
- Baking powder – This helps them rise to the occasion.
- Eggs – You will divide them so that the whites are separate (I’ll explain why that matters in a sec!)
- Butter – While you can use oil if you’re out of butter or don’t have enough, butter is definitely better.
- Sugar – Without it, your waffles won’t taste sweet.
How to Make Waffles from Scratch
In just 15 minutes, your waffle batter will be ready. Dry ingredients are mixed together while wet ones are mixed together, and then they join forces. I also have a special trick I use to make them the fluffiest ever. Like the kind you get at a 5-star resort when you get to have a vacation with your husband only. THAT kind of breakfast. You deserve it!
Waffles are just pancakes with abs!
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Waffles
- Get the right waffle maker – There are so many choices out there, but one thing I won’t compromise on is the temperature control. Setting a temperature that isn’t too hot or too cool will ensure you get your waffles to come out perfectly every single time.
- Fluffy secret – I also have another secret on how to make them fluffy. See below!
How to Make Fluffy Waffles?
Fluffy waffles come from separating the egg whites from the egg yolks. In a fluffy waffle recipe, you’ll want to blend the egg whites and fold them into the batter. This will give you that light-as-air texture that makes you spend $10 or more for Belgian waffles at a brunch restaurant or hotel.
How do you make waffle batter from scratch?
To make waffle batter from scratch, you will combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, you’ll combine milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Then you’ll slowly combine the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients. After that, your batter is ready for your waffle iron!
What is the best waffle mix?
The best waffle mix is one you make yourself from wholesome ingredients in your pantry. To make a crispy waffle recipe, all you need are 5 ingredients from your pantry and 3 ingredients from your refrigerator. You can make it ahead of time by combining the dry ingredients and then adding the wet ones when you’re ready to make.
How to make waffle mix?
Homemade waffle mix can be easily made by mixing together the dry ingredients and storing them in an airtight container or bag. When you’re ready, you can simply get the wet ingredients together and have waffles ready even faster!
Is pancake and waffle mix the same?
While they are similar, pancake and waffle mix is not the same. Waffle batter has more sugar so it caramelizes plus more fat that gives it a crispier exterior over pancakes.
What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?
A Belgian waffle recipe comes out differently than a regular waffle because Belgian waffles have deeper squares in them. You can certainly pour more syrup in them plus they are a bit lighter and crispier. For Belgian waffles, you will want to find a waffle iron that has a larger grid pattern with deeper pockets.
What is the best Belgian waffle mix?
You can buy a ready-made mix, but if you simply take this recipe and use a Belgian waffle maker, you will have the best Belgian waffle mix anywhere!
Are Waffles Gluten-free?
Not if you use regular flour. You should use gluten-free flour and gluten-free baking powder if you have gluten sensitivities.
Are Waffles Vegan?
No. The eggs and butter are definitely not vegan-friendly ingredients. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make vegan waffles without a couple substitutions. Using a dairy-free milk like an unsweetened vanilla almond milk will be a good replacement for wet ingredients and oil can replace the butter.
Best Toppings for Waffles
On a lazy weekend or when we have house guests, I usually put out a toppings bar for everyone so they can make their waffles their way. Here are my favorite toppings:
- Warm maple syrup
- Melted butter
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate chips
- Sliced strawberries
- Candied pecans
- Apple butter
- Pretty much any fresh fruit you love!
And if you’re going for a mix of savory, try it with gravy and chicken. You can use 2 waffles to make a bun and have an epic southern-style sandwich!
How to Store Leftover Waffles
Let your waffles cool completely first. Then you can put them in containers or freezer bags. They’ll be good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Cool completely before storing in freezer bags or containers. They will keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator, and up to four-six months in the freezer.
Can You Freeze Waffles?
Yes! And you’ll feel better about giving them to your kids than those store-bought ones. Wrapped properly in a freezer bag, you can keep them for about 4 months.
How to Reheat Frozen Waffles
If you have a toaster oven, just pop them in and set it to light or medium. But watch out! These will be easier to burn. You can also nuke them in the microwave, but the toaster or even the regular oven, is a better option and will make sure you have golden brown crispy waffles and not soggy ones.
Classic Homemade Waffle Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Start by preheating your waffle iron.
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients until fully combined.
- Grease the waffle iron and carefully drop large spoonfuls of the waffle batter into the waffle iron and close the lid. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
- Serve with maple syrup, butter, whipped cream, and fresh blueberries.
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