Fluffy Homemade Waffle Recipe

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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!

Homemade Waffles on a plate with syrup and butter

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!

Batter for Homemade Waffles in a glass bowl

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!

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff
  2. Mix dry with wet ingredients (per recipe below).
  3. Fold in whipped egg whites.
  4. Ladle batter into waffle iron and cook until lightly browned and crispy.

Serve with your favorite toppings.

Homemade Waffles being cooked on a griddle

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.


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.

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Homemade Waffles on a plate with syrup and butter
4.93 from 335 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Waffles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Nothing beats them for home-cooked comfort and making the kids or weekend guests feel special.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 ⅔ cup milk
  • cup melted butter or oil

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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Beating the egg whites and folding them in makes the fluffiest waffles. This recipe can be made without beating the egg whites as well. If you do not beat the egg whites, reduce milk to 1 1/2 cups, and add whole eggs to the butter mixture.
Buttermilk Waffles
To make buttermilk waffles, reduce baking powder to 1 1/2 teaspoons and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Replace milk with buttermilk.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 308, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 365mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 523IU, Calcium: 186mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword waffle recipe
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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  1. I’m making these tomorrow for early Father’s Day for my husband…he lovesssss fluffy waffles! :) Have you ever added vanilla or other flavoring? Thank you!! I’m so excited!!

    1. I have not Chelsey, but I’m sure that’d be delicious! Enjoy the waffles! And Happy Father’s Day to your husband!

  2. I made these as directed and they were delicious. My husband is diabetic so I tried swapping half the regular flour for almond flour and rfe results are stupendous. It’s not a low carb waffle entirely but it shaves down the carbs without changing taste it texture. Really fantastic and my husband doesn’t realize the difference.5 stars

  3. This recipe makes a great waffle. Light with a nice crisp on the outside. They don’t really have flavor as is so now I add vanilla and cinnamon and they’re perfect. I freeze them and just pop in the toaster throughout the week and they taste even better.5 stars

  4. Great recipe. I loved them, they are so crispy on the outside and fluffy goodness on the inside. I froze some waffles as it’s too many waffles to eat in one sitting. I wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and put them in a ziploc bag. When I took them out, I put the frozen waffle straight in my little toaster oven under the toast setting for a few minutes and I was pleasantly surprised that they tasted as good as when I made them. They were still crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside. I might try some different flavour next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love it.5 stars

  5. Turns out delicious! This was my first time making waffles and nailed it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.5 stars

  6. I don’t know if I’ve already left a review, but I made these waffles again and they are absolutely delicious. I made them for my mom for Mother’s Day. I think separating and fluffing the egg whites makes the difference. These waffles should be world famous!5 stars

  7. I saw the bad review left below and felt the need to leave a positive one. My family loves these waffles. I pulled up it today to make for breakfast at the request of my daughter. Try them!! You’ll love them5 stars

    1. Thank you so much for leaving your review Carrie! I really love hearing about families enjoying recipes.

  8. Wasted milk butter flour sugar baking powder salt
    Please don’t waste resources
    And if you have to try, try half ingredients first. 1 star

    1. That’s disappointing. Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the waffles as much as we do. I’m very surprised, as this recipe has 4.94 rating from 300 reviews. Did you possibly overmix the batter? Did you beat the egg whites and fold them in? Did you drop the batter into the waffle iron?

    2. What an awful comment to leave. I made these waffles with oat flour and they turned out so amazing that I’m making them with creme brûlée custard and fresh berries for Mother’s Day tomorrow.