Homemade Waffle Recipes

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A combination of our best homemade waffle recipes.
  • A few tricks to fluffy waffles is to beat your eggs until fluffy and then add the remaining ingredients.
  • Also start heating your waffle iron before you begin mixing your ingredients,
  • Alternate flavors by adding different spices such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

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How to Make Waffles in 7 Easy Steps!

The fewer the steps there are in any task, the better and easier that task will be.Combine your task with kids and you’ll want something even easier that can be done quickly! 

Sberry o, how to make waffles in 7 steps should help simplify your life and let your do something fun with your kids at the same time! 

1.    Start Heating the Waffle Iron – heating the waffle iron always seems to be the longest part in how to make waffles.  Maybe your waffle iron heats up quickly but even still, definitely start your waffle making with heating up your iron.

2.    Get out the Ingredients – if you are using a recipe, get out all the ingredients and set them on the counter – this is a great step for the kids to do!  Also, make sure that the measuring cups and spoons are ready to go.  If you are using a pancake mix, follow the directions on the package for waffles and you can have the kids get those ingredients out as well. 

3.  Mix the Batter – put the ingredients together and mix the batter up.  Kids love to mix things so let them have a hand at stirring the waffle batter. 

4.  Spray the Waffle Ironthis is an incredibly important step!  I don’t know how many times I’ve forgotten to spray the waffle iron with a non-stick spray but it is so frustrating to peel the waffles off the hot iron. You’d think I didn’t know how to make waffles when I forget to spray the iron!  So, spray a light coat over the iron or rub it down with butter or vegetable oil.

5. Pour Batter on the GriddleUsing a measuring cup, scoop up some batter into the cup then pour it over the hot waffle iron, going in a back and forth motion to evenly cover the griddle.  Beware if you get too much in one spot or it will be leaking out the sides of the waffle iron!

6. Set timer for 5 minutesOnce you close the lid to the waffles, set the timer for about five minutes.  In the beginning you might be able to get away with 3 minutes but after many times of opening and closing the lid, you’re going to have to end up cooking the waffles for about 5 minutes. 

7. Remove from Waffle IronUse a fork and a spatula and try to fold the waffles on top of each other.  This makes it more manageable to move the waffles from the waffle iron to a plate. 

For another little tip on how to make waffles, we love to put our waffles in the toaster to make them extra crispy!  It adds a nice crunch to them.  But maybe you enjoy your waffles light and fluffy – they’re good that way too! :)

Basic Homemade Waffle Recipes

You can create Belgian waffles with any of these recipes with a Belgian waffle iron or try heart shaped waffles that the kids will love making.

Bisquick Waffle Recipe

How to make waffles from Bisquick mix:
Ingredients: Blend Bisquick mix, milk, egg and oil until well combined. Add 1/2 Cup-1 Cup batter into preheated waffle iron.

Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

Ingredients: with strawberries
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat waffle iron. Blend together buttermilk, eggs and butter until creamy.
Add in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Blend until well combined. Add 1/2 Cup to preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

Vegan Waffle Recipe

  • 4 cups water or soy milk
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat waffle iron. Meanwhile, blend together in a blender or food processor water, oil, honey or maple syrup, vanilla, salt, oats, cornmeal, baking powder and flour. Blend until smooth if too thick add a little more water. Pour into a heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

Whole Wheat Homemade Waffle Recipes

Ingredients: waffles
  • 1 1/4 Cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup wheat bran
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 Cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/3 Cup pecans, chopped
Preheat the waffle iron.
Place the flour, wheat bran, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
Whisk together the egg, egg white, milk and oil in a separate bowl.
Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture well.
Fold in the pecans.
Cook as directed by the manufacture for your specific waffle iron.

Makes 6 waffles

Easy Whole Wheat Waffles

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups milk
  • 1/2 Cup oil or applesauce
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
Heat waffle iron. Add all ingredients in mixing bowl. When waffle iron is heated add a scoop of batter into waffle iron and cook until brown. Serve with peanut butter, maple syrup or fresh fruit.
whole wheat
Try this waffle topped with honey and pecans recipe.
waffles honey pecan

Flavored Homemade Waffle Recipes

Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

Add ½ cup pureed cooked pumpkin to waffle batter. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice if desired.

Banana Waffle Recipe

Ingredients: waffles with cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 2 Cups sour cream
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 Cup milk
Heat waffle iron. Meanwhile, stir together, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Blend with a mixer, sugar, eggs, butter and sour cream until creamy. Slowly blend in flour mixture. Stir in mashed bananas. Add 1/2 Cup batter to a heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Makes about 8 waffles

Gingerbread Waffle Recipe

Ingredients: gingerbread
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1/4 Cup applesauce
Add egg in mixing bowl and blend several minutes until foamy. Add in flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking powder, sugar, buttermilk, molasses and applesauce. Blend for several minutes.  When waffle iron is heated add a scoop of batter into waffle iron and cook until brown.

Chocolate Waffle Recipe

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Turn on waffle iron and prepare batter while it is heating up. In mixing bowl add flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Add milk, eggs, oil and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour 3/4 Cup or less onto hot waffle iron. Serve with sliced strawberries and whip cream.
chocolate waffles

Blueberry Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4  eggs
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Heat waffle iron. Meanwhile, stir together, flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Blend with a mixer, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk and vanilla until creamy. Slowly blend in flour mixture. Stir in blueberries gently.
Add 1/2 Cup batter to heated waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Makes about 8 waffles.

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Topping your Waffles

Now that you have directions and recipes for making homemade waffles, how about some fancy toppings! Well, butter and syrup of course is the traditional topping but there are tons of different varieties of toppings!

Here are 21 Waffle Topping Ideas:
  1. Original - Syrup + Butter
  2. Strawberries + Cool Whip
  3. Blueberries + Cool Whip
  4. Chocolate Chips + Cool Whip
  5. Apple Pie Filling + Cool Whip
  6. Mixed Berries + Cool Whip
  7. Pecans + Cool Whip
  8. Walnuts + Cool Whip
  9. Peanut Butter
  10. Honey
  11. Jam + Raspberries
  12. Fresh or frozen thawed fruit or berries
  13. Vanilla Ice Cream (Yum!)
  14. Bananas + Cool Whip
  15. Powdered Sugar
  16. Cherry Pie Filling + Cool Whip
  17. Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  18. Pear Topping
  19. Flavored Greek Yogurt
  20. Blackberries + Cool Whip
  21. Bacon Chopped up + Syrup

Homemade Syrup Recipes for your Waffles

Combine these waffle recipes with these homemade syrup and topping ideas:
Homemade maple syrup
Strawberry syrup
Chocolate syrup
Pumpkin Syrup
Homemade butter
Apple butter

Waffle Iron Meal Ideas

Try these meal ideas with your Waffle Iron too!
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