Easy Fluffy Homemade Waffles

These Easy Fluffy Homemade Waffles are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside and full of buttery vanilla flavor! Our whole family can’t get enough of this delicious waffle recipe!

This post is sponsored by Challenge Butter, but all opinions are my own.

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The Best Homemade Waffles Recipe

These easy homemade waffles are a major hit in our home! They are made pretty much every weekend and even sometimes during the week when I get an extra sweet request from one of the boys. While 2-year-olds aren’t always known for being great eaters, they LOVE these waffles and can easily put down at least 3 between them.

These are classic waffles too, not to be mistaken for Belgium waffles. Being the classics they are, they are simpler and more straight forward to make. No need to worry about whipping egg whites here, just mix everything together and you’re ready to go! Quick and easy!

After tweaking the recipe to get it just how we like them – buttery, a little sweet, fluffy and crisp – I’m finally sharing this perfect waffle recipe. I can’t wait for you to try them and add them to your weekend rotation too!

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Homemade Waffle Ingredients

These waffles couldn’t be easier to make and odds are you already have the ingredients in your kitchen!

  • All purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder – Helps give these waffles their fluffy rise.
  • Salt
  • Butter – Adds great buttery flavor and I always recommend my favorite Challenge Butter. Challenge Butter is a wonderfully creamy butter that goes from farm to fridge in just two days, so you know it’s fresh. It has no added hormones, artificial flavors or filling, which I love. Be sure to check it out!
  • Milk – I use 2%.
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract – Definitely adds lovely flavor.

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How to Make Homemade Waffles

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and set that aside.
  2. Melt butter. Add a few tablespoons of the milk in with your butter and melt it in the microwave. Adding the milk helps ensure that when you add the melted mixture to the rest of your milk and wet ingredients, it doesn’t seize up and end up lumpy.
  3. Combine wet ingredients. Add the melted butter mixture to the milk and then add the eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk everything together until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir together. Don’t over mix it! A few lumps are just fine.
  5. Cook your waffles. Add the batter to your waffle iron and cook them according to your waffles iron’s instructions. My waffle iron uses roughly 6 tablespoons of batter per waffle. Add in the batter and let it cook to the setting you choose on your waffle maker.
  6. Serve and eat! This is the best part. Serve your waffles with some Challenge Butter and syrup and dig in!

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What to Serve with Waffles

While we love to eat our waffles with a little butter and syrup, there are lots of fun options. You could even set up a waffle bar for a special occasion. Some great options for pairing with your waffles:

  • Powdered sugar – Dust it over the top with a sifter or spoon.
  • Fresh fruit – Berries, diced peaches, sliced bananas. Whatever you enjoy!
  • Raspberry sauceHomemade raspberry sauce would be incredible topped with whipped cream and maple syrup.
  • Whipped cream – You can use homemade whipped cream for the ultimate topping.
  • Caramel Sauce – A drizzle of salted caramel sauce would be amazing on these waffles!
  • Eggs – Scrambled on the side, or perhaps even over easy and served on top.
  • Sausage or Bacon – Anyone else love dipping bacon in maple syrup?

How to Store and Reheat Waffles

Definitely! When storing them in the fridge or freezer, I recommend placing a piece of parchment paper between each waffle to keep them from sticking. They will keep in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for 4-6 months.

You can reheat them in the microwave or a toaster oven. Using a toaster oven will keep them more crisp than a microwave.

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Recipe

Easy Fluffy Homemade Waffles

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Easy Fluffy Homemade Waffles are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside and full of buttery vanilla flavor! Our whole family can’t get enough of these delicious waffles!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted Challenge butter
  • 2 cups (480ml) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Preheat your waffle iron and set aside.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, add the butter and few tablespoons of the milk. Melt the butter in the microwave and stir to combine it with the milk.
4. Add the butter mixture to the rest of the milk, then add the eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk well to combine.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently whisk together to combine. Don’t over mix. A few lumps are fine.
6. Add waffle mix to your hot waffle iron and cook according to your waffles iron’s instructions.
7. Serve warm!

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27 Comments
  1. Sandra Thornton

    No need to buy a box mix. These are easy and delicious!! My family’s favorite waffles!

  2. brady edwards

    before this I made some waffles that were absolutely terrible so I was really heartbroken and then I found your waffles and decided to give them a chance. you guys single handedly saved my Wednesday morning these waffles are amazing.

  3. Victoria Maclaren

    This recipe is SO EASY, and the waffles are SO DELICIOUS, my hubby wants them at least once a week!! For dinner is his favorite, and I make raspberry syrup and vanilla whipped cream to top them with! Add some bacon, and it’s so over the top delish that I make lots extra and use them to make a homemade trifle! Absolutely MAGNIFICENT trifle!!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  4. James

    Came across your recipe this afternoon and gave it a try for brunch. Simple to make and turned out well. Good flavor. Bonus is easy cleanup. Will add to this recipe to the rotation.

  5. Subrurban Dad

    We served them with peaches & pineapple compote with whipped cream – the kids demolished them and we’ll be making batches to freeze for the littlest one with soy allergies that can’t eat the big box brands.

  6. Ayesha

    Delicious! I loved that i didn’t need to whip the egg whites! Buttery, great texture and full of flavor!

  7. Country Kitchen

    These waffles are so amazing!! What a super easy and truly delish dish!   I made this last night, sticking pretty close to your instructions. It turned out delicious and made a good presentation. I’ll be repeating this one for sure. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  8. faye

    this is the best waffles ever! my cumputer has some problems, so i cant watch your other recipes. i will try to look at more recipes you have made! they will surely be DELICIOUS!!!

  9. Norma

    I just made them and they are delicious, only since I read the recipe I thought it was too much milk, so I only used 1 1/2 cup.  They were perfect!  Thank you very much!

  10. Rewari

    Great recipe! I loved it and I will continue to use it. I’ve had trouble making good waffles in the past but these were a 10 out of 10!

  11. Rachrl

    Just made these waffles. We modified and used king arthur gluten free measure for measure flour and subbed maple syrup for the sugar. These are absolutely amazing!!! Best waffles ever!! Love the crispy outside with the fluffiest inside!! Five stars for sure! 🙂

  12. Nicole Souders

    Hi Lindsay, I wanted to let you know these are the best waffles I ever made.  I have been making home made waffles for years, and most all recipes add beaten egg whites to get that fluffy, light texture.  It’s like my little cramped kitchen counter space is filled with bowls, whisks, and beaters + the waffle iron!  So I tried your recipe and it is firmly established that beaten egg whites are not necessary to achieve the texture of light, fluffy waffles.  I make the entire batch and then freeze the remainder.  They are the very best!!
    Thank you for your great recipes and also, I have enjoyed reading your updates about the babies.  Good luck to you and your beautiful family.

Lindsay
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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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