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Easy Home-Made Waffles

Having an easy Home-made Waffles Recipe in your artillery is pretty handy for special occasions or those Sunny weekends when you want to indulge. These fluffy waffles are crispy and golden and are just screaming for your favorite toppings. Personally, I think an outrageous amount of maple syrup and some whipped cream is the way to go but it’s up to your imagination!

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These Waffles have very similar ingredients to pancakes, but with different ratios. If you’re in the mood for something softer try my pancake recipe! Or if you’re a cheese lover and want something savory, try my Ultimate Grilled Cheese. I make one weekly!

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Why Waffles are better at home!

For most, waffles are an indulgent weekend treat that are often served for breakfast, but if you’re an adult, there really aren’t any rules. Toppings can range from simply maple syrup and cream to chocolate sauce, ice cream and even fried chicken! But there are so many things to love about MY Waffle recipe!

  • Fluffy inside – get it even fluffier by keeping the batter in the fridge overnight!
  • Crispy Outside – bake them to that light golden color or a darker golden for a crispier outside!
  • Easy to make! – This batter comes together in about 5 minutes and uses simple ingredients.
  • Freezer friendly! – Freeze these ahead of time so you can have waffles on demand!

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Ingredients You Need To Make Waffles at home!

Note: the whole recipe, including the ingredient quantities, can be found at the bottom of this page – just scroll down to the bottom, or click the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of this post.

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  • All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour. Make sure you run your flour through a sieve to make sure there aren’t any large lumps in your batter.
  • Baking powder – make sure your baking powder is active otherwise your waffles won’t be fluffy. To do this you can mix 1 tbsp of baking powder with 2 tbsp of boiling water. If it fizzes, it’s active. Another good indication will be to look at the use by date.
  • Salt – I used fine salt.
  • Sugar – I used granulated sugar.
  • Milk – warm your milk up in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Using cold milk can stop your waffles being fluffy.
  • Eggs – I used large eggs.
  • Butter – I used unsalted butter. If using salted butter, leave out the salt. The amount of butter used in this recipe helps make these waffles rich but also stops them from sticking to a non-stick waffle iron which means you don’t need to brush you iron with additional butter.
  • Vanilla ExtractAlways use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!

Let’s talk Waffle irons

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I used the Breville Sear And Grill with the waffle iron attachment. My recipe made 10 fairly thick waffles using this iron. But a more economic waffle iron will work too. It may result in thinner waffles but more of them.

If you can choose your heat setting, choose medium to medium high and cook until golden. Some expensive waffle makers will detect the perfect done-ness using smart settings. If you’re using a economic waffle iron, get to know your waffle iron with a couple waffles first to figure out how long it takes for them to be done.

Most waffle irons do not need to be greased with butter or oil as they have a non-stick coating. The butter in the batter also helps stop it from sticking. Again though, give your waffle iron a test run and if they stick horribly (they shouldn’t) brush with melted butter.

How to make Easy Home-Made Waffles!

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  1. Whisk together dry ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a jug or separate bowl.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  4. Set aside for 10 min (minimum), 1 hour (ideal), overnight in the fridge (fluffiest!)

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  1. Add about ¼ cup of batter to your preheated waffle grill (medium high heat)
  2. Cook until golden. Cooking time can range between 5-10 minutes depending on waffle iron.

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Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

  • You can store the dry ingredients in an aright container to use anytime you want to make waffles!
  • Make batter ahead of time for a fluffier inside! Up to 8 hours (overnight) for a super fluffy inside or in as little as 10 minutes in advance for quicker waffles.
  • Get to know your waffle iron (if it’s new) to figure out portions and cooking time to get the perfect waffle!
  • Keep waffles crispy until they’re all done by placing them on a cooling rack instead of a plate so they don’t sweat and soften.

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What to serve with Waffles!

My favorite way to serve these is with Chantilly Cream and an outrageous portion of maple syrup. You can serve it with ice cream, Chocolate Sauce, berries and I’ve heard (but have never tried it because I don’t live in America) that you can serve this with fried chicken!

Frequently Asked Questions about Waffles

What do they taste like?

They’re surprisingly not very sweet because they get their sweetness from the toppings.

How do I store leftover waffles?

Wrap left over and cooled waffles tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 2 months. Thaw and toast until crispy!

Can I freeze Waffles?

Yes! Fully cooked waffles can be frozen and used for later! Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and freeze. Then transfer to a zip lock or freezer bag. Thaw at room temperature and bake until crispy on toast in your toaster!

Can I mix things into my waffle batter?

Yes! ¼ cup of chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, frozen berries work too! You can add things like a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, biscoff spread or even add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder for chocolate waffles! Chopped nuts will also work.

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Easy Home-Made Waffles

These Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside Waffles are made using simple ingredients and come out perfect every time!

Serves 8 people

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 253kcal

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour sifted
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups (415 ml) milk warmed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Instructions

Waffles

  • Preheat a waffle iron on medium heat or see the instruction manual for heating directions. Each one cooks differently.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to large jug or bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the warmed milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. The batter will be thick and creamy with some small lumps. Take care not to overmix. If the batter appears too thick, ad a couple tbsp of milk and fold through using a spatula.
  • Pour or scoop some batter onto your preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown. The amount of batter you use depends on the size of your waffle iron. Again, each waffle iron is different but you can usually tell they’re ready when steam isn’t coming out as much.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings. Hazelnut spread, Strawberries, berries, maple syrup, cream or chocolate sauce!

Notes

Cooking time - varies depending on your waffle iron and the size of the waffles. You’ll be able to tell how to cook the rest of your waffles after cooking the first round.
Storage - Waffles are best served the day they’re made but can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
Nutrition - is based on per serving. This recipe makes about 10 large waffles and serves 4-5 people.
A note on measurements - all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.

Nutrition

Calories : 253kcal
Carbonhydrates: 30g
Protein: 7g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 3g
Trans Fat : 0.3g
Cholesterol: 75mg
Sodium: 394mg
Potassium : 129mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 6g
Vitamin A: 410IU
Calcium: 194mg
Iron: 2mg
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