Fluffy Homemade Waffle Recipe


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

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!

Four waffles stacked on top of each other on a white plate. Topped with 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!

Left image - waffle ingredients in glass bowls. Right image - fluffy waffle batter prepared 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.

Waffle batter on a waffle iron.

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.

Leftovers

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

Homemade Waffles on a plate with syrup and butter
4.9 from 67 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Waffles

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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or oil

Follow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest

Instructions

  • 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
Keyword waffle recipe
Top image - a stack of waffles with butter on top. Bottom image - Waffle batter on a waffle iron.
A stack of waffles with butter and syrup on top.
Top image - a stack of waffles with butter and syrup on top. Bottom image - waffle batter on a waffle iron.

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author

Holly

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes