how to cook classic waffle

Classic Waffles Recipe

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25 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Let’s make the best waffles with a golden exterior, tender interior, and a delightful harmony of sweet and savory notes! This is a classic dish that is popular for any day of the week. You can make waffles for a perfect breakfast and turn it into something special thanks to this dish. Fluffy and light waffles are leaked by everyone. So, treat your family to a delicious breakfast with an easy waffle recipe that you will find below!

Waffles are a beloved breakfast classic, and this recipe truly delivers on flavor and texture. The combination of ingredients in these waffles creates a delightful harmony of sweet and savory notes. The secret to achieving that golden exterior and tender interior lies in the careful balance of ingredients, including warm milk for creaminess and baking powder for that perfect rise. The addition of vanilla extract adds a warm, aromatic essence that takes these waffles to the next level. Whether you enjoy them with traditional toppings like maple syrup and whipped cream or get creative with your choices, these waffles are sure to please everyone at the breakfast table. Treat your family to a delicious homemade breakfast with this easy waffle recipe!

Classic Waffles Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: It is the main dry ingredient that gives the waffles their basic structure.
  • Salt: Salt brings out the natural flavors of other ingredients and enhances the overall taste of waffles.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder gives the waffles a light and fluffy consistency by acting as a leavening agent.
  • White sugar: White sugar adds sweetness to the dough and helps contrast the savory elements.
  • Eggs: They help to texture and moisturize the waffles.
  • Warm milk: Use warm milk to add richness and a creamy texture to your waffles.
  • Butter: Butter adds a rich flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: It adds a warm, aromatic essence that enhances the taste of waffles.

Classic Waffles

How to Make Waffles at Home?

Let’s find out how to make fluffy and tasty waffles at home. 

  1. First of all, gather all the necessary ingredients.
  2. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Preheat the waffle iron to the desired temperature.
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Then, stir in milk, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Next, pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat them until just combined.
  5. Then, ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron.
  6. Cook the waffles until golden and crispy.
  7. Serve as you like and enjoy!

classic waffle step by step recipe

How to Serve this Homemade Waffle?

Homemade waffles are a versatile canvas for a variety of delicious toppings and sides. You can choose the ones that work best for you. Here are some easy ways to enhance your homemade waffles:

  • Traditional Toppings: For a classic touch, generously drizzle the waffle with warm maple syrup. For a light and airy texture, add a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Powdered Sugar: For an elegant and classic presentation, dust the waffle with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
  • Yogurt or ice cream: You can also serve your waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a spoon of Greek yogurt, for a delicious contrast in temperature and texture.

classic waffle recipe

Can You Freeze Waffles?

Yes, you can store them in the freezer. Simply place the waffles in a zippered bag after they cool and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

These waffles would definitely be great if they didn't contain sugar. To make the recipe truly healthier, I strongly recommend replacing the sugar with non-caloric alternatives (such as a blend of stevia and erythritol or other substitutes). Ideally, you should also replace regular white flour with whole wheat flour. If you have a gluten intolerance, feel free to experiment with rice flour; the waffles will still turn out delicious in this variation. Use them as a base for a balanced breakfast: add cream cheese, salmon, and egg, as well as spinach or fresh cucumber. If you want to make a sweet version of a balanced breakfast with waffles, add cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, berries or fruit, and a little honey.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
Nutrition Editor
Health score:
6 / 10
Classic Waffles Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Recipe for classic light and fluffy waffles that are the best breakfast treat!
how to cook classic waffle
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 to 12 waffles
The ingredients you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ cups warm milk
⅓ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Let’s start !

1. Gather all ingredients.


2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar; set aside. Preheat the waffle iron to the desired temperature.


3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla.


4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat them together until just combined.


5. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron.


6. Cook the waffles until golden and crispy.


7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Calories: 379
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g21%
Saturated Fat 9g47%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 899mg39%
Total Carbohydrate 48g17%
Dietary Fiber 1g5%
Total Sugars 9g 
Protein 10g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 267mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
Potassium 196mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When making waffles, it's important not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to tough waffles because it overdevelops the gluten in the flour. To ensure tender and fluffy waffles, stir the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. It's okay if there are a few lumps in the batter; they will disappear during cooking. Also, be sure not to overfill the waffle iron – follow the manufacturer's instructions to prevent overflow and ensure that your waffles cook evenly. With a little practice, you'll be making perfect waffles every time!

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