This Waffle Recipe is our go-to for breakfast and is so versatile for sweet or savory waffles, American or Belgian waffles.

We’re sharing our secret for super fluffy waffles that are crisp on the outside with a soft center. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is.

Stack of waffles with berries

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Why You Will Love These Waffles

  • EASY – The waffle batter uses pantry and fridge staple ingredients and comes together in one bowl, plus it can be made ahead.
  • Versatile – you can add just about any mix-in from chocolate chips to blueberries and even use the base for savory waffles.
  • Tasty – a waffle should taste great on its own even before the toppings are added and this base has great flavor.
  • Super Fluffy – the soft center of a homemade waffle batter is hard to match with frozen store-bought waffles which are usually dense and flat.
Ingredients for making homemade waffles

Tips for the Best Waffles

Here are our secrets to making the best homemade waffles. It will ensure your waffles rise well and have that perfect crispy exterior and soft interior.

  • Whip eggs and sugar – Beat on high speed with an electric handheld mixer for 3 minutes until they are fluffy and increase in volume. Incorporating air into the eggs and sugar helps the waffles rise. You can vigorously whip by hand but it will take longer.
  • Leave lumps in your batter – Over-mixing develops the gluten more and results in tough waffles. The batter should be lumpy.
best fluffy waffles stacked on a plate

How to Make Waffles

  1. Beat eggs and sugar on high speed with the whisk attachment or electric hand mixer for 3 minutes until fluffy and whipped.
  2. Add remaining wet ingredients: oil, milk, and vanilla
  3. Add dry ingredients – in a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt then add to the batter.
  4. Beat on low speed until combined, but still lumpy (don’t overmix)
  5. Heat waffle press – we set our All-Clad press to 3, but adjust your settings to your desired crispiness then spray lightly with cooking spray if needed.
  6. Make Waffles – use a scoop or ladle to pour just enough batter to fill the grooves. Leave some room for expansion. Serve warm.
Hot waffles on wire rack

Serving Tip: To keep waffles warm while cooking batches, place waffles on a wire rack and set them inside of a baking sheet. Keep warm in a 175˚F oven. Avoid keeping in the warm oven for longer than 30 minutes so they don’t dry out.

Add-Ins and Variations

  • Chocolate – add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and stir the batter between each scoop as the chocolate settles at the bottom.
  • Blueberries – add 1 cup fresh blueberries or toss 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 tsp flour then stir into the batter. Don’t over-mix or the batter will discolor.
  • Whole Wheat Flour – sub the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour to get Whole Wheat Waffles.
  • Zest – adding zest from 1 to 2 lemons or zest from an orange will infuse your waffles with great flavor.
  • Savory – use the same waffle base and top plain waffles with sliced avocado, and poached egg. We add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and paprika.
Savory waffle with avocado and poached egg

Common Questions


Should the waffle maker be steaming? 

Seeing the lid rising slightly and the steam escaping is normal and means your waffle is puffing appropriately.


What if the batter is leaking out?

If you see batter spurting out of the sides, you’ve used too much batter. 


Can I make these without a waffle iron?

You can butter a skillet and use this same batter to make yummy pancakes.

What is the best waffle maker?

Our favorite is our All-Clad waffle iron because it makes a bigger batch at once and doesn’t stick, but a Belgian waffle maker is also great and we’ve had one for years. This recipe works in both.


How do I know when waffles are done? 


The exterior should be golden and crispy. If it looks pale, close the lid and continue to cook another minute or until the desired color is reached. Most waffles take between 3-5 minutes and you can always close the lid and cook longer if needed.

Waffles with varying degrees of doneness.

Serve With

Waffles are such a treat for breakfast, with simple toppings or you can even create a breakfast waffle charcuterie board with all your favorite toppings:

Waffles served with syrup and berries

Make-Ahead

Pre-make the Batter: Make the batter, cover, and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Lightly whisk the batter before using it in case any ingredients have separated.

Refrigerate or Freeze Waffles: Cool waffles on a wire rack then transfer to an airtight container or large ziplock bag and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. Reheat from frozen in a toaster or air fryer to re-crisp. 

Freezer friendly waffles in freezer bag

You just can’t top fluffy and fresh homemade waffles. I hope this waffle recipe becomes a favorite breakfast for you.

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Fluffy Waffle Recipe (VIDEO)

4.98 from 143 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Stack of homemade waffles with berries
Homemade waffles are so easy. These are crisp on the outside with a light and fluffy center. You can add just about any mix-in from chocolate chips to blueberries and even use the base for savory waffles.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 people (makes 12 regular waffles)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment), beat together 2 eggs and 2 Tbsp sugar on high speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add remaining wet ingredients in this order: oil, milk, and vanilla
  • Stir 4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt into the 2 cups of flour then add dry ingredients to the bowl.
  • Beat on low speed just until combined. Do not over mix – the batter should have small lumps.
  • Preheat waffle iron (we set ours to 3). Grease waffle iron if needed (some non-stick waffle makers don’t need to be sprayed or brushed with oil).
  • Once the waffle iron is preheated, spray with cooking oil or brush the grates (if needed), then add enough batter to just barely fill the grooves. Leave some space for expansion. Cover and cook until the timer is done or to the desired golden-crispiness. Use plastic or silicone tongs to remove the waffle and serve warm.

Nutrition Per Serving

383kcal Calories41g Carbs8g Protein20g Fat3g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat58mg Cholesterol152mg Sodium440mg Potassium1g Fiber8g Sugar214IU Vitamin A216mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Waffle Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount per Serving
Calories
383
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
58
mg
19
%
Sodium
 
152
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
440
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
214
IU
4
%
Calcium
 
216
mg
22
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade waffles, waffle recipe
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 383
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Natasha Kravchuk

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  • Xhevahir Mazari
    June 15, 2024

    Just made these waffles and my kids and I all loved them.
    Great recipe.
    We found them fluffy yet filling and easy to make .
    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  • Andrea
    June 10, 2024

    Very light and delicious. Crispy outside light and airy inside. I did not add oil to my waffle iron. Will make again. Thanks Natasha!!! Also your meatloaf recipe is a staple in my home. Delicious!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2024

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Andrea!

      Reply

  • Evelyn
    June 2, 2024

    Natasha,
    Do you use a whisk attachment or paddle attachment for these? Thanks! Can’t wait to try them.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 2, 2024

      Hi Evelyn, sorry I missed that important detail. Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment. I hope you love the waffles!

      Reply

  • John Foran
    June 1, 2024

    Hello Natasha,,, i have bananas that I would like to add into the mix. If I were to add 2-3 smashed bananas, would I need to change anything in the recipe? Thank you… love your cookbook and recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2024

      Hi John, i haven’t tried that but here what one of my readers wrote: “Hi I have made this for the second time around now and we love them! I sliced some banana and added some fresh whipped cream and a little bit of maple syrup…..divine! its so good! Natasha you are always my go to! thank you!”. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

      • John Foran
        June 1, 2024

        Thank you for your response. The only thing I did was added 2 smashed bananas to the wet ingredients, kept everything else the same. Then I divided the banana waffles in thirds: 1) 1/3 made just made banana waffles; 2) 1/3 added choc. chips and 3) added blue berries (following what you did with the add ins) They were all very delicious… Thank you, love your cookbook and recipes!!!

        Reply

  • Toni
    May 18, 2024

    WONDERFUL. Great flavor, fluffy and so easy. Will be my go-to recipe from now on. THANKS!!

    Reply

  • Barb Evans
    May 8, 2024

    Hi Natasha, I`m about to try your waffle recipe. I wish I had a lemon handy to add the zest. That would be delicious but I know they will be great anyway. I love your videos. You are so entertaining and even my husband watched and was quite enjoying it. You are delightful!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 8, 2024

      Thank you so much, Barb! Enjoy the waffles.

      Reply

  • Courtney
    May 2, 2024

    Oh wow! These are so good!! I had a horrible, butter pancake recipe and was looking for an alternative. Now I can make pancakes and waffles with this delicious recipe! Even my 2 year old loves them! They’re so good, they don’t even need syrup! Thank you so much Natasha for sharing your wisdom!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 2, 2024

      That’s so great to hear, Courtney! Thank you for sharing,

      Reply

  • Nicole
    March 27, 2024

    I have made this recipe so many times it is so good, but could you suggest ant milk substitutes

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2024

      Hi Nicole, one of my readers mentioned using buttermilk in place of milk. ” used buttermilk for the milk portion. This will be in my favorites category for sure!!” If you’re looking for a dairy substitute, I haven’t tried this with one to advise.

      Reply

  • Melissa Cohen
    March 24, 2024

    I have been making homemade waffles for many years! This recipe is clearly the best. Super crunchy and fluffy at the same time.
    Glad to have found your website and will look at many other recipes. Thank you!

    Reply

  • Joannie
    March 23, 2024

    So good! Love your recipes! I can always trust that your recipes are going to be good. ❤️

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Thank you, Joannie!

      Reply

  • Cindy Maudsley
    February 24, 2024

    Theese are the best waffles i have ever made i absoultly love them!!!!!❤️❤️❤️

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 24, 2024

      I’m so glad to hear that, Cindy!

      Reply

  • Christa
    January 26, 2024

    Thank you for such a great recipe! I don’t have the best quality waffle maker, but with this recipe, they were a 10!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 26, 2024

      You’re welcome, Christa!

      Reply

  • Iryna
    December 24, 2023

    Review from my teen daughter- 11 out of 10! Thank you for the great recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 24, 2023

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

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