Simple Classic Waffles Recipe

When you go to almost any breakfast spot, there's a 99.9% chance that you will see waffles on the menu. They're not only a classic breakfast dish, but they are fluffy and oh-so-tasty. While waffles come in all different flavors, they are always characterized by their square-shaped divots that lock in the maple syrup, giving you a little extra sweetness in each bite.

Recipe developer Erin Johnson came up with this simple recipe for classic waffles that taste just like the ones you would order at your favorite restaurant. However, there's something special about being able to make them in the comfort of your own home. "These waffles take almost no time to make, and feel like something special," Johnson raves. Another great part about this recipe is that you can customize the batter as you see fit. "You can use this recipe as the starting point for any mix-ins you'd like! Chocolate chips, nuts, and fruit all work well," Johnson notes.

Keep reading to find out how to make these classic waffles.

Gather the ingredients for these classic waffles

Waffles are easy and affordable to make, since they use common ingredients you likely already have at home. For this particular recipe, you need flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, salted butter, milk, and vanilla to add extra flavor.

Once you have those items, you can make these simple classic waffles.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients

Mix the flour, baking powder, and sugar together in a medium bowl. In another bowl, add the eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients into the same bowl as the dry ingredients. One thing to note is that "When you mix your ingredients, stir until all of the dry [ingredients] are incorporated, but don't over mix. There will be lumps," Johnson notes.

Set the batter to the side.

Make the waffles

Now it's time to preheat the waffle iron. "I heat the waffle iron after I mix the batter because I think that the rest time yields the fluffiest waffles," Johnson notes. Once the waffle maker is hot, pour in a portion of waffle mix, and cook the waffle until golden brown. Repeat the same steps with the remaining batter. 

This recipe yields 8 waffles, but it can vary. "Every waffle iron is a little different and so is cook time, and the amount of waffles will vary depending on your equipment," Johnson notes. "For me, this makes 8 waffles on a [4-section] waffle iron."

Serve and enjoy

Once you finish the batch of waffles, all that's left is to plate, and serve with your favorite toppings. You could go with the classic toppings like butter and maple syrup, or you could think a little outside the box, and add a sprinkle of powdered sugar or whipped cream. If you have leftovers, or want to make these ahead of time, that would be a great idea. "Any leftovers can go into the freezer for easy reheating! Just throw them in the toaster like you would store-bought frozen waffles," Johnson notes.

Cheers to another classic breakfast recipe. 

Simple Classic Waffles Recipe
5 from 28 ratings
This classic waffle batter recipe makes the fluffiest waffles, and is the perfect base for any customizations or toppings.
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Total time: 25 minutes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, butter, milk and vanilla.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry, and stir until combined. Set the batter aside, and heat the waffle maker.
  3. Pour batter into waffle maker, and cook until golden brown.
Calories per Serving 248
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 6.7 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 67.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Total Sugars 5.6 g
Sodium 240.3 mg
Protein 6.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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