Are you looking for an easy homemade waffle recipe? Toss that waffle mix box and look no further! This recipe only takes 7 ingredients to make, and will forever change the way you make waffles. Not to mention, they are perfect for Sunday brunch with family and friends!
Y’all- I just have one thing to say… waffles.
Incredibly fluffy waffles.
Fresh off the waffle iron waffles!
My goodness, that brings back memories. Waking up on Saturday mornings to the sound of the sizzling hot waffle iron and the smell of delicious waffles in the air. My mom still cooks these for the grandkids anytime we spend the weekend with my family.
And according to my kids, I’ll be making these for my grandchildren someday!
While a waffle box mix does the trick when you are on running low on time, nothing beats a lightly crisp (fluffy on the inside) homemade waffle.
To this day, this homemade waffle recipe is one of my favorite brunch recipes!
To make this delicious waffle recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- Eggs: You will need 2 eggs for this recipe! The egg really helps bind all of the ingredients together.
- Oil: You will need about 1/2 cup of some neutral oil for this waffle recipe, like vegetable or canola oil. If you are all out, swap it out for some melted butter!
- Milk: The milk helps add flavor and keeps the waffles nice and fluffy. 2 cups are needed (warmed if you plan to use melted butter)! If you are wanting to make dairy-free waffles, swap out the milk for a dairy-free version.
- Flour: You can use white all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. You can also use a combo of both to make the flour mixture! To make this homemade waffle recipe gluten-free, replace the white flour with 1:1 gluten-free flour.
- Baking Powder: This is what helps the waffles rise and get light and fluffy. Make sure it’s fresh! You’ll need 4 teaspoons.
- Sugar: Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the waffle mix to add a bit of sweetness. All out of sugar? Use honey instead!
- Salt: And, last but not least, a dash of salt never hurt anybody!
Now that you have your waffle batter all ready to go, it’s time to decide… are you going with some classic waffles or are you going to shake things up a bit and surprise the fam with a little something extra?
If you do want to make some special homemade waffles, here are a few mix-in ideas that are sure to make everyone happy:
- Fruit (fresh or frozen- blueberries are a must-have in my home)
- Chocolate chips
- Nuts (chopped pecans and walnuts are so good!)
- Flax seeds (pairs nicely with the whole wheat flour)
There are so many options!
Kitchen Equipment Needed
In order to make the best waffles, you will need the following kitchen equipment:
- Waffle Iron: You’ll want a good-quality waffle maker for this recipe. If you don’t have one or are in the market for a new one, I highly recommend my Belgiun waffle maker with removable plates!
- Waffle Tongs: Trust me- you are going to want these. It will make removing your waffles so much easier and you won’t end up with a mess on your hands.
- Mixing Bowls: Make sure to have a few mixing bowls on hand to mix up the batter and any add-ins!
- Whisk: A whisk is perfect for quickly incorporating all of the ingredients together. You can also use a hand mixer.
What To Serve With Homemade Waffles
Once you have your waffle batter mixed up and are ready to start cooking, it’s time to decide what to serve with them and add your favorite toppings.
You can go with the traditional breakfast platter! You know… eggs, breakfast sausage, cheesy hashbrowns, and a stack of warm homemade waffles topped with real maple syrup and butter.
Oh. And, of course, bacon. Because everything is better with bacon!
If you are looking for breakfast with a twist, consider switching things up and dressing up your waffles with different flavor combos!
Here are some of our favorite waffles:
- Sliced bananas and strawberries topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
- Cinnamon sugar crumble with powdered sugar icing (think cinnamon roll!)
- Chocolate chips with peanut butter sauce
- Sliced peaches and a drizzle of honey
Making waffles for dinner? Go with a southern classic and make a batch of fresh fried chicken to go with your yummy waffles!
Whenever I share this homemade waffles recipe, I get some of the same questions. Here are the most popular ones that people ask!
If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please leave them in the comments, and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
How do I know if the waffle is cooked and ready?
The waffle is cooked and ready when it is a light golden brown color and the steam has stopped coming out of the waffle maker. A lot of times, the waffle iron has a light or timer letting you know it’s ready as well!
Can I double this homemade waffle recipe?
Yes! This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if needed.
What do I do with any remaining batter?
If you have leftover batter, put it in a covered container and store it in the fridge. You can use the batter within 24 hours to make fresh waffles!
How do I freeze waffles?
To freeze waffles, place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour. Once they are frozen, you can put them in one (or multiple) freezer bags or airtight containers and they will last in the freezer for up to two months.
Can I reheat waffles?
Yes! To reheat waffles, place them in the toaster oven for 5 minutes or on medium-high heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
More Grandma-Approved Recipes
If you loved these incredible fluffy waffles, here are a few other recipes that you should try! They are all delicious and grandma-approved.
- The Best French Toast Recipe
- Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
- Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffins
- Bacon and Cheese Quiche With Spinach
- Bisquick Sausage Balls With Cheese
Easy Homemade Waffle Recipe
- Mixing bowl
- whisk or hand mixer
- waffle iron
- waffle iron tongs, optional
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk, warmed if using melted butter in the recipe
- ½ cup oil or melted butter
- 2 cups flour, white or whole wheat, or a combination
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar or honey
- ½¼ tsp. salt
- In a medium to large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until fluffy.
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Cook in a preheated waffle iron for about 4 minutes, or the time identified by your waffle iron.
- Serve warm, topped with butter and maple syrup. Add whipped cream and sliced fruit if desired.
- Optional: add ¼ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the waffle mix.
- Optional: add ¼ cup of ground flax seeds to the waffle mix.
- Room temperature or warm milk works best if you use melted butter in the recipe.