Homemade Waffles Recipe

These simple homemade waffles take just minutes to prepare, and you can cook them in just about any waffle maker.

If you want something a little fancier, this recipe is the perfect starting point. Add a handful of pecans, a few tablespoons of blueberries, or some mini chocolate chips. Or change the batter up a bit with brown sugar instead of granulated, along with a teaspoon of cinnamon. Waffles can be savory as well. Add a few tablespoons of crumbled cooked bacon and shredded cheese, or serve them with your favorite fried chicken and a drizzle of maple syrup.

If you like to make things in advance, double the batch and freeze the extra waffles. Frozen waffles are a ready-made breakfast you can pop in the toaster or reheat in the oven at any time.


  • 2 cups (255 grams) all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly
  • 1 3/4 cups (414 milliliters) milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Homemade Waffles ingredients in bowls
  2. Preheat the waffle griddle. If you plan to hold batches and serve all at once, preheat an oven to 200 F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend the dry ingredients thoroughly.

    Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl with a whisk
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the melted butter and whisk until the mixture is smooth, then whisk in the milk and vanilla.

    Eggs, butter, milk and vanilla mixture in a bowl with a whisk
  4. Pour the milk and egg mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Let the batter stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Waffle batter in a bowl with a whisk
  5. Lightly coat the interior waffle grid with cooking spray if recommended by the manufacturer. Fill the preheated waffle iron with the manufacturer’s recommended amount of batter. Close the waffle iron lid and cook the waffle for the recommended amount of time (usually around 4 minutes). If desired, place cooked waffles on a rack in the preheated 200 F oven to keep warm while making subsequent batches.

    Homemade Waffle in a waffle maker
  6. Serve the waffles with butter and syrup, jam, or fruit.

    Homemade Waffle on a plate with fruit and syrup in a cup
Homemade Waffles Recipe

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