How to make homemade waffles at home that are restaurant quality! Fluffy and buttery pancakes or waffles your whole family will love.
This is how to make homemade waffles that are fluffy and delicious. Our favorite breakfast to serve with eggs in the morning. (affiliate links present)
Yes, you could use this same mix to make homemade pancakes too if you wanted.
There are a few tricks to ensure these do not come out dense at all. If you follow the main one you’ll always have success when making homemade muffins as well.
It begins with the most basic ingredient, flour. If you do not measure it well you’ll have an issue. Do NOT scoop out of your bag or container, that is #1.
First read our article about how to measure flour properly. Then come back and keep reading so you can make these perfectly.
This is probably the most important aspect when it comes to this, and baking “all the things”. If you have ever made banana bread and it came out rather dense, this was likely your issue.
Too much flour will make your goodies flat and not as fluffy as you want them to be. I see your wheels turning right now. It’s okay, once you fix the issue it will never happen again to you.
Now that we have that issue fixed, the second is to not over-mix the batter either. That will make these flat too. Just combine the dry with the wet until it’s smooth, then stop and spoon into your grill plate to cook.
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make fluffy homemade waffles: Start with a waffle maker, that is always helpful.
- All purpose flour
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
Now if you wanted to jazz these up further you could add some mini chocolate chips into the batter too.
Here are a few questions you might have before you get started making these. If you have others let us know below and we will try to help you answer those as well.
They are very similar with the same basic main ingredients. The latter has more sugar in it so the outside gets browner and a bit caramelized on the edges. You can use either one to make both though.
We are going to show you how to do that here. Just whisk the ingredients together until smooth and warm up your waffle iron before adding. Non stick spray is important so they release easily.
Well, you could use a grill plate to form some kind of ridges on one side. It won’t look the same but it will be closer than making them flat in a pan.
Whisk to combine wet ingredients in order to get a nice smooth batter. If there are any lumps, break them up along the way. Once again, do not over mix it or your end result will not be fluffy as you’re envisioning.
How do you make waffles more moist?
You do not want to over work the batter or it will lose it’s fluffiness. Just whisk until everything is combined and then stop.
What can you add to waffle mix?
You could crumble up some bacon you made in the morning and throw that in for a bit of a savory twist to them.
- Blueberries are great, either fresh or frozen
- Diced bananas work well
- A spoon full of peanut butter is a fun mix in
- 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut is so yummy if you ask me
Make sure to still separate your wet and dry ingredients, then combine and add extras in at the end. Fold gently into your waffle batter so they’re not pulverized.
Here are quick directions but I have a printable recipe card at the bottom as well for you.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
First you’ll want to preheat waffle iron so it’s ready once you are.
In a mixing bowl whisk together dry flour, sugar, baking powder and salt ingredients. In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients.
Slowly incorporate dry into the wet bowl. Allow batter to rest while waffle iron is heating up.
Spray grates inside iron with non stick spray and pour about 3/4 c. of batter inside waffle iron and cook. This is the typical amount, follow instructions for your machine for exact details as far as time cooking.
Close and allow to cook for approximately 4 minutes or until outsides are browned and waffles puff up
Drizzle with maple syrup and whipped cream on top of your classic waffles and enjoy this quick and easy waffle recipe.
Want to make another item for your brunch? Our air fryer egg bites can be made at the same time, or make Instant Pot poached eggs if you’d rather. Adding some protein is always a welcome addition in the mornings.
What can I serve with waffles?
- For a low saturated fat choice you can just have a bowl full of fruit or ambrosia which is a bit sweeter.
- Combine two favorites and use our air fryer fried chicken to make chicken and waffles. A Southern favorite.
- Serve mimosas or our pineapple cocktail drink that I love.
How do you store and reheat waffles?
If you have leftovers, save them! You can use them at lunch time as “bread” with peanut butter and jelly in between. OR store in airtight freezer bags and reheat in oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes until warmed.
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How to make homemade waffle mix?
Printable recipe card is below for you to follow. Let us know if you add any welcome “tweaks” that make them out of this world too. We’d love to try your versions too.
How to Make Homemade Waffles
- In a mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients. In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients.
- Slowly incorporate dry into the wet bowl. Allow batter to rest while waffle iron is heating up.
- Spray grates inside iron with non stick spray and pour about 3/4 c. of batter inside (typical amount, follow instructions for your machine for exact details as far as time cooking)
- Close and allow to cook for approx 4 minutes or until outsides are browned and waffles puff up