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
4.94 from 355 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. Oh. My. Goodness!

    Where has this recipe been all my life! I’ve been craving waffles for the longest time, and tried this recipe this morning. Prep time is quick – even when separating eggs and whisking whites separately.

    My waffles came out lovely and fluffy (not stodgy at all), with a good flavour. I topped with melted butter and golden syrup. And it was Oh! So! Delicious.

    Thank you for this recipe. I will not use another one ever again and will definitely recommend to my friends.5 stars

  2. The BEST WAFFLES EVER!!!! Hunny let me tell you I am officially a waffle convert! I was a pancake girl BUT NO MORE! Thank you for this treasure of a recipe!!5 stars

    1. That is exciting, Nelda! Pancakes are delicious but waffles are my go-to breakfast. Glad you enjoyed them too :)