This Homemade Waffle Recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a lazy weekend morning! Using just a handful of ingredients you likely have in the pantry, these waffles are delicious drizzled with melted butter and syrup!
Is Pancake Mix The Same as Waffle Mix?
Waffles and pancakes do not use the same batter. To make the best waffles, don’t use pancake mix. Sure you can cook pancake batter in your waffle iron, but they won’t have the same texture or flavor that classic waffles have.
A waffle batter uses more egg (plus we beat the whites separately and fold them in for the most fluffy waffles ever)! The extra egg makes for a crispy exterior surrounding a moist, custard-like interior that has lots of large air pockets.
Tip: For extra fluffy waffles, the egg whites are beaten until stiff peaks form and folded into the batter. This step only takes a few minutes and makes a big difference.
If you are short on time, you can skip this step but I highly recommend the extra few minutes!
How to Make Waffles
This light, fluffy homemade waffle recipe is easy but only takes about 15 minutes of prep. Don’t worry, the rave reviews will make it worth the extra step of whipping the egg whites!
- Beat egg whites until stiff
- Mix dry with wet ingredients (per recipe below).
- Fold in whipped egg whites.
- Ladle batter into waffle iron and cook until lightly browned and crispy.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
Best Waffle Toppings
Waffles are incredibly versatile and accommodating to so many different toppings. They can be served as the bread in a gravy-rich meal, or as a dessert.
- Sweet: strawberries and whipped cream, jams and jellies of all kinds, fruit compote, whipped strawberry butter, honey, cinnamon sugar, or apple butter, honey butter.
- Savory: Sausage gravy, fried chicken (like the classic fried chicken & waffles dish), or toasted chopped pecans
Be sure to cook up all the batter, because waffles store well in the fridge or freezer, and are easy to revive in the microwave, toaster or oven for quick breakfasts or even snacks.
- To Store: 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.
- To Reheat: Just remove as many as you need and place straight into the toaster oven on the medium or light setting until heated through. They can burn easily, so keep an eye on them.
Yummy Breakfast Options
- Perfectly Fluffy Pancakes – flavorful, fluffy & delicious
- Denver Egg Casserole – great make-ahead breakfast
- Quick and Easy French Toast – 30 min meal!
- Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole – great to feed a crowd!
- Banana Breakfast Cookies – easy grab N go breakfast
- Make Ahead Egg Muffins– low carb and delicious
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs divided
- 1 ⅔ cup milk
- ⅓ cup melted butter or oil
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
- Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
- In a small bowl, mix egg yolks, milk and butter. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. *see note
- Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in egg whites.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased waffle iron, close the lid and cook about 3-5 minutes.