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.

stack of waffles with bite cut out

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!

pouring syrup onto stack of waffles

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.
waffle ingredients on table

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!
stack of waffles with a bite and challenge butter in background

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?
side close up of a stack of waffles with 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.

overhead of waffles on white plate without syrup
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Easy Fluffy Homemade Waffles

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


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!


  • 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


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!


  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 9.6 g
  • Sodium: 194.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.7 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 63 mg

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Recipe rating

  1. Favour

    The recipe was good, and the waffles tasted great! Only, I greased the waffle iron before pouring the batter in, but when I tried to take them out of the waffle maker they stuck to it. Should I add a little oil to the waffle batter? Or is there another solution?

    1. Lindsay

      It may depend on your particular waffle iron. I’m not sure if adding oil to the batter would help and it could thin out the waffles. You may just really need to grease your iron well.

  2. Jenni Dill

    My crew of 13 kids (having a niece/nephew sleepover) gave these a big thumbs up! I doubled the recipe and had plenty for everyone!

  3. Hope

    Just made these (with oat milk) and my very picky daughter said I must make these every day! ha! Big hit at my house!! Thank you

  4. Jodu

    This is a easy recipe and tastes great. I halved the recipe for my husband and myself and added about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. Delicious. These are the best homemade waffles I have made.

  5. Madison

    I’m usually a box mix waffle kind of person, but I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe in terms of simplicity. I cut the recipe in half for two people and added cinnamon. I initially thought the batter was too thin due to the amount of milk, but it ended up being the perfect consistency! Really pleased with the overall quality of the waffles – great recipe!

    1. Lindsay

      I make these all the time with my kids, so it is accurate. The batter is thin, so it sounds like it’s probably fine. It’s hard to tell from a distance but as long as everything is measured correctly, it should be fine. There is a video for the recipe, so maybe it would be helpful to take a look at that and see how thin the batter is when I pour it into the waffle maker to compare.

  6. jennifer angelo

    This was my first attempt making homemade waffles and I’m so glad I tried and used this recipe! They were wayyyy better than the boxed crap my husband uses. I cut everything in half because I only needed to feed two people. They were so easy(directions were simple and to the point)and turned out so tasty ,fluffy inside crispy out -my husband said he’s never buying that boxed ish again 💪

    1. Lindsay

      There are. It’s at the bottom of the post. Hit the jump to recipe button just under the title of the post at the top and it’ll take you directly there.

    1. SARA

      I always edit the recipe just a tad. It’s a great base to start with.. made strawberry and chocolate chips. Kids loved it.

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