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Fluffy Waffle Recipe (VIDEO)

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 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)

4.95 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$8
Keyword: homemade waffles, waffle recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 383 kcal
Servings: 6 people (makes 12 regular waffles)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat together 2 eggs and 2 Tbsp sugar at high speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  2. Add remaining wet ingredients in this order: oil, milk, and vanilla
  3. Stir 4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt into the 2 cups of flour then add dry ingredients to the bowl.
  4. Beat on low speed just until combined. Do not over mix – the batter should have small lumps.
  5. 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).

  6. 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 Facts
Fluffy Waffle Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 440mg13%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 214IU4%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Robin
    June 13, 2021

    Can the batter be refrigerated or put in the freezer? And how long will it stay good for?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2021

      Hi Robin, you can premake the batter, cover, and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Lightly whisk the batter before using it in case any ingredients have separated.

      Reply

  • Olga
    June 8, 2021

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, its nice to prep easy yet good food specially when you have 4 small kids & like my situation my husband has multiple sclerosis and my oldest daughter & 3 kid boy have cystic fibrosis its so hard doung treatments for them & taking care of the family and helping your husband its tuff but we trust in the Lord He is helping us &we see His mercy and blessings. Im definitely going to make all these good choices for waffles and pancakes. May God bless you! By any chance do u have a cookbook & if u do where can i purchase it?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Olga. It’s my pleasure! I currently don’t have a cookbook but I am already working on it so stay tuned for it!

      Reply

  • Bella
    May 19, 2021

    Delicious! I made these exactly according to the recipe and they came out so fluffy! I didn’t feel like using my electric beaters (because of how early it was) so I beat the eggs and sugar by hand and the waffles came out perfect. Thanks for another great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2021

      I’m so glad that worked out Bella!

      Reply

  • Danielle
    May 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Are your eggs from Costco? Asking because “large egg” is different from brand to brand (for example, the large egg from Costco is a lot bigger than the Safeway’s…). If not Costco would you mind weight it (with shell)? The actual size of the eggs may not matter in this recipe, but I found it matters a lot for baking…

    Thanks in advance!

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    • Natasha
      May 13, 2021

      Hi Danielle, we use large Grade A eggs in all of our recipes. Costco also has extra-large eggs so make sure you aren’t getting those if you don’t want to make the conversions later.

      Reply

  • Yelena
    May 12, 2021

    These came out so delicious and so fluffy! What blender do you use? It took me way longer than three minutes to whip the eggs to the consistency in your video.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

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      Reply

  • Linda Dimitroff
    May 10, 2021

    I have to tell you Natasha, this is the best waffle recipe that I have found. I have tried so many but my family has disliked them all. They were all too heavy and some felt like rocks in your tummy. I put my waffle iron away and said no more, it was just a waste of time trying to make waffles that no one would eat. Then I tried yours and they really were fluffy just like you said. My family loved them (yay). Now this is my new go to waffle and pancake recipe. Also, made a few pancakes with this recipe and they were just as great as the waffles. No more waiting to buy pancakes or waffles at a restaurant.
    My family and I thank you so much for this recipe.
    Thanks again. 🙂
    Linda

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    • Linda Dimitroff
      May 10, 2021

      Forgot to give you a 5 star rating for this recipe.

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Linda! I’m so glad you found a family favorite on my blog!

      Reply

  • Rebekah
    May 8, 2021

    WOW! I used my gluten free flour blend (I think it’s one of the Kroger brands), cut the recipe in half, and made one big waffle in my four-section maker. Yum!!! I made Natasha’s wheat batch for my family and they loved them. Mine didn’t cook inside, took a second round inside the waffle maker, but now it’s amazing. Crunchy outside & fluffy inside! Made fresh whipped cream and added blackberries and mini choc chips on top! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Rebekah
      May 8, 2021

      (The not cooking part is due to gluten-free flour)
      I used part melted butter, part coconut oil

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2021

      You’re welcome, Rebekah! I’m happy to hear the gluten-free blend works well here!

      Reply

  • Diana Louise Paul
    May 6, 2021

    Can you use melted butter instead of oil?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2021

      Hi Diana, I always make these with oil, but melted butter should work.

      Reply

  • Mary
    May 6, 2021

    I almost gave up on making waffles until I made this- so easy and super fluffy thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 6, 2021

      You are very welcome, Mary. I’m glad you didn’t give up and loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Lindsay Anderson
    May 5, 2021

    Can you substitute melted butter for the olive oil?

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    • Natasha
      May 5, 2021

      Hi Lindsay, I always make these with oil, but melted butter should work.

      Reply

  • Lana
    May 4, 2021

    The best recipe! You shared so many secrets of the best waffles. Thank you! My family loves them.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2021

      Hi Lana! They seriously are the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Nancy Smith
    April 28, 2021

    I hadn’t made waffles in several years and couldn’t find my recipe. I’m glad I couldn’t because these were superior!!! We had these for dinner, which I love to do from time to time and I’m happy to say that we will be doing that more often. Soooo easy and soooo delicious!! Thank you soooo much! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2021

      You’re welcome, Nancy!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Laurie H
    April 26, 2021

    We made these for breakfast yesterday morning. They were definitely the easiest and fluffiest waffles I’ve ever made from scratch. Hands down the best recipe and the only recipe I will use from now on! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Laurie!

      Reply

  • Roger Friesen
    April 26, 2021

    I made them for my wife yesterday. The batter was made about 5 hours before I made them just to try out the “make ahead” option. They were great. I want to prep the batter the night before Mother’s Day so I can have a more relaxed prep on Sunday morning. I used sunflower oil.

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    • Natasha
      April 26, 2021

      I’m so happy you loved the waffles and took advantage of the make-ahead option. Thanks for sharing that it works well with sunflower oil.

      Reply

  • Erica Faulkner
    April 25, 2021

    Hi!
    I just meal prepped these for this coming week for the kiddos. I’m going to freeze them. I’d love to reheat these in our air fryer. How long should I let them cook when they are frozen, and what temperature?
    Thanks
    Can’t wait to try them!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2021

      Hello Erica, you can definitely reheat this using your air fryer but I haven’t personally tested it yet to advise of the timing and temperature. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Anna
    April 25, 2021

    Wow, Natasha- you can pay yourself on the back- again 😊. Those are absolutely fantastic! My new favorite waffle recipe. As always- thank you for sharing and keep the great recipes coming ❤️.

    Reply

    • Anna
      April 25, 2021

      Forgot to give you 5 stars 😊. You deserve it!

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 25, 2021

        That’s nice of you, Anna. Thank you for the 5 stars!

        Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2021

      Thanks for your great feedback and appreciation, Anna. Great to hear that you are enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Anna
    April 25, 2021

    Love all your recipes! so when I saw this one I had to try it. Whole family loved them this morning. It Will be my new go to waffle recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2021

      Thanks so much for your good comments and feedback Anna. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Jess
    April 25, 2021

    Hey! Thankyou you so much for answering my waffle request!!!!
    cant wait to try.

    Reply

  • Kathy
    April 25, 2021

    Excellent. My new go to waffle recipe❤️ Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 25, 2021

      Hi Kathy, I am so happy you found a new favorite in these waffles. Thanks for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Cathy
    April 24, 2021

    Your recipes are some of the best I’ve tried; however, could you please stop recommending the use of Canola Oil – it is extremely toxic. There are better oils to use.

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    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Hi Cathy, people often ask about substituting so I include it. Our go-to is extra light olive oil from Costco.

      Reply

  • Anna
    April 24, 2021

    Best waffle recipe I’ve tried ! They are soft , fluffy and delicious. Will definitely be my go to for Saturday’s now .

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Anna!

      Reply

  • Kathleen D
    April 24, 2021

    I made these this morning. I didn’t use the mixer because my husband was still asleep so I just beat the eggs by hand for a quick minute. I had 3/4 cup of buttermilk that I wanted to use up so I added that to the cup of milk. These turned out fabulous! This will be my new waffle recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kathleen! I’m so glad that worked out.

      Reply

  • Mary Lou Olivo
    April 24, 2021

    Love the waffles. I mashed a little banana into them. Delicious !!!!!!

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    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Oh wow that sounds so delicious with mashed banana added! Thank you for sharing that tip for banana waffles!

      Reply

  • rona
    April 24, 2021

    Super good! Key is definitely in the whipping of the eggs.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Yes! It’s such a quick 3-minute process but makes a big difference to whip the eggs and sugar. It’s the same process we use in our Sponge Cake Recipe which rises with hardly any leavening.

      Reply

  • Jenny
    April 24, 2021

    I made them this morning (I am in Germany). They are on the rather crunchy side. Be careful as they do brown quickly.

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    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Hi Jenny, thanks for sharing! Depending on the type of waffle press, you will need to adjust the cooking time to get to the desired crispness. Every waffle maker is a little different with settings.

      Reply

  • Sherry
    April 23, 2021

    Where are the notes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

      Hi Sherry, when you click on the recipe post HERE. You can read through the entire blog post.

      Reply

  • Beth
    April 23, 2021

    My kids loved this recipe for breakfast this morning! I’ll definitely be making these a lot more now!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 23, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear your kids loved the waffles. Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Sheila
    April 23, 2021

    Can I use buttermilk for these waffles?

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    • Natasha
      April 23, 2021

      Hi Sheila, I haven’t tested that but I think it’s worth experimenting with. If you test that out, please let me know how you like it.

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    April 23, 2021

    Love how thick & fluffy they are!! Waffles are our go-to, over pancakes & this recipe is the best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

      They really are, especially when they’re this fresh and fluffy!

      Reply

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