Perfect Every Time Homemade Waffles

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Crisp and buttery on the outside, fluffy on the inside, homemade waffles are a breakfast (or a dinner!) for which my entire family cheers.

I like sweet waffles, savory waffles, snack waffles (handheld Ham and Cheese Waffles, I’m looking at you). If you can waffle it, I will probably love it.

Homemade Waffles are the ultimate breakfast!

Homemade Waffles

Want to know a secret? I almost never order waffles at a restaurant. That’s how picky I am about my waffles.

I know exactly how I like my waffles and restaurant waffles are never as good as the homemade waffles from my own kitchen.

I take my waffle enthusiasm too seriously to waste a meal on waffles that are anything less than spectacular. Rest assured, I’d never share a waffle recipe with you that I didn’t absolutely adore. My standards are just too high.

Considering how deep my love for waffles runs, it’s high time I shared with you my ultimate list of best waffle recipes.

I’ve been making waffles a long time and I’ve discovered that, while everyone has their own preferences for favorite waffle recipes, there area few things that all great waffles have in common.

A superior waffle is crispy on the outside (but never oily or greasy!) with a soft fluffy interior. The best waffle recipe is one that doesn’t fall apart when you try to pry it from the iron but doesn’t get tough and dense as it cools.

The Best Homemade Waffles are crispy, fluffy, buttery, and they're everyone's favorite meal of the day!

These are a few of my all-time favorite best waffle recipes, ranging from savory to sweet and everything in between.

Best Waffle Recipe

Want the best ever classic Homemade Waffles Recipe? Scroll straight to the bottom of this post and print the recipe.

This is our go-to recipe and it’s also the base for countless sweet and savory waffle combinations here on the website. This recipe is from my Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook and it’s a huge favorite with everyone who tries it.

A lightly sweet waffle topped with a pat of butter and drizzled with maple syrup makes any morning beautiful. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a Whole Wheat Waffle covered in your favorite waffle toppings.

Few things make me smile like a plate of Blueberry Waffles. My blueberry waffle recipe features what I think is the exact right ratio of berries to batter, and never disappoints.

How To Make Waffles

  1. Preheat the waffle iron. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. Add the milk and the eggs. Whisk to combine. Pour the melted butter and the vanilla into the batter and whisk until mostly smooth.
  3. Pour onto the hot waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve warm or let cool completely.
Pour Waffle Sauce over waffles or pancakes for an AMAZING breakfast treat!

Homemade Waffle Recipes

A few years ago I started making Pumpkin Spice Waffles inspired by the pumpkin muffins my family’s loved for a while. They’re lightly spiced and sweet and perfect served with a hot cup of coffee, especially on a cool crisp autumn morning (or anytime you need to be transported to fall!).

If you like banana bread as much as the members of my household, then Banana Waffles are for you. We enjoy them on their own or topped with slices of fresh bananas, chopped nuts and maple syrup.

Some mornings you can’t choose between homemade waffles and homemade donuts, and I believe you shouldn’t have to. Enter Maple Glazed Doughnut Waffles. They’re the ideal sweet indulgence for breakfast (or any time of day).

Whole Wheat Zucchini Waffles , Buckwheat Waffles and Gluten Free Buttermilk Waffles are even more homemade waffle recipes I enjoy on the sweeter side.

Ham and Cheese Waffles are a sweet and savory breakfast that everyone loves! get the recipe at

Savory Waffles

While I love a sweet waffle, I sometimes think savory waffles don’t get nearly the amount of attention they deserve. Whether I’m serving them for breakfast, brunch or dinner, they always disappear almost as fast as I can get them on the table.

Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles are the ultimate cheesy waffle with southwestern flavors. The green chiles add a little spice to the savory, cheesy waffle batter with pieces of bacon providing smokiness and even more flavor.

Speaking of southwestern flavors, Cornbread Waffles topped with chili and cheese are simply divine. We love this meal anytime of day and it’s become one of our favorite ways to enjoy homemade chili!

Cheddar Chive Waffles are yet another “must try” waffle on my list of best waffle recipes. Served with a fried egg and sausage gravy, they’re a hearty and delicious comfort food meal.

Cornbread Waffles topped with pulled pork and coleslaw on a plate. Get the recipe at

Waffle Toppings

One of the joys of making waffles is the many different ways that you can top these waffles! The same waffle recipe may taste entirely different depending on what you choose to top them with and that, for me, is part of the fun.

I’ve been making my grandmother’s Homemade Waffle Sauce for years and it’ll always have a special place in my heart (and in my kitchen). This sauce is delicious on a waffle on its own or alongside fruit and nuts.

Have you tried my Kahlua Cream Sauce yet? I first made it to pour over a Challah Bread Pudding and immediately knew it would also be perfect on waffles.

Buttermilk Syrup, Brown Sugar Butter Syrup , Strawberry Simple Syrup and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream are more topping ideas that I love on my waffles.

The Best Homemade Waffles

I also love just about any variation on fresh sliced fruit and chopped walnuts or pecans on top of my waffles!

On savory waffles, I love toppings like chili, cheese, sour cream, and even guacamole. A fried egg or a helping of warm savory gravy is a welcome sight served next to a stack of savory waffles.

Can’t get enough waffle recipe ideas?

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles with Maple Whipped Cream from Well Plated and these Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed Almond Crusted Waffles by The Noshery are what breakfast dreams are made of.

Cheddar Chive Waffles with Sausage Gravy are BETTER than Biscuits & Gravy! get the recipe at

Gluten Free Waffles

Light and fluffy waffles that are crisp on the inside and tender inside are a year-round favorite in our house. My family has been making waffles along with my grandma’s waffle sauce since long before I was born. I was happy to discover that both the waffles and the sauce freeze beautifully, making this a dream of a make-ahead breakfast.

The added starches in the gluten-free version of this recipe make them extra crispy on the outside. I might be guilty of loving the gluten-free recipe even more than the original, but truly they are both delicious.

Kitchen Tip: I LOVE my double Belgian waffle iron for making loads of waffles in no time at all!

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Best Homemade Waffles Recipe

Perfect Every Time Homemade Waffles

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Crisp and buttery on the outside, fluffy on the inside, homemade waffles are a breakfast (or a dinner!) for which everyone cheers.
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Servings: 5 full size Belgian waffles


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour *
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Gluten-Free Alternative

  • 1 1/3 cups brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup potato starch


  • Preheat the waffle iron. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the milk and the eggs. Whisk to combine. Pour the melted butter and the vanilla into the batter and whisk until mostly smooth.
  • Pour onto the hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve warm or let cool completely.


FREEZER NOTE: Freeze completely cooled waffles in zipclose bags. Reheat from frozen in the toaster or microwave.


Calories: 380kcal · Carbohydrates: 46g · Protein: 10g · Fat: 17g · Saturated Fat: 10g · Cholesterol: 106mg · Sodium: 637mg · Potassium: 549mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 7g · Vitamin A: 605IU · Calcium: 269mg · Iron: 3mg
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{originally published 8/9/19 – recipe notes and photos updated 7/27/21}

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  1. HENNY HALL says

    Mary this waffle recipe of yours is delightful. I was putting it in “my” oldie but goodie recipe book and found my mother’s recipe–exactly like yours with 1 exception…there were 3 eggs and she whipped the eggs whites till they formed peaks and folded them into the batter, They are crispy on the outside, fluffy inside and as light as toast. It is an extra step but thought you might may be interested.
    I look forward to Fall for 3 reasons :
    It’s Fall and the 99 degree weather on Edisto is in my rear view mirror.
    Mary’s Pumpkin Spice Waffles.
    Mary’s Waffles with Chile.
    Folks, if you look at Mary’s blog and can’t find something tasty to prepare–well, you aren’t hungry !!!5 stars

  2. Karin Greene says

    I have been hunting for a go-to waffle recipe for several years. Like you mentioned, not all waffles are created equal. These are not greasy, appropriately crisp on the outside. I made one change—- courtesy of my favorite aunt—— I separated the egg whites and whipped them to soft peaks and folded them in as the last step. I’m told this makes them fluffier. I’ve never tried NOT doing that so I don’t know if it’s true, but it makes sense so I keep doing it! I’ve found my go-to recipe!!!5 stars

  3. Stefanie says

    These waffles are simply amazing! My entire family LOVED them and couldn’t stop talking about how great they taste! Will be using this recipie from now on.5 stars

  4. Michelle Braverman says

    I had no waffle mix in the pantry, and we all wanted waffles. I looked for the easiest recipe I could find (yours) and whipped up a batch pronto. These are delicious CLASSIC waffles—crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. No more waffle mix for me! FYI I have a Belgian waffle iron divided in squares. This recipe makes 9 squares. Thank you!5 stars

  5. Claire says

    these are the best waffles ever! Can’t show you a picture because they disappeared so quickly. Will definitely make them again!5 stars

  6. Carolyn says

    This was an excellent waffle. I did sub some flour for oat flour (I ground earlier) and I threw in a T of buttermilk powder.5 stars

  7. Misty says

    I substituted all purpose gluten free flour, coconut milk creamer, and Earth Balance buttery spread. Best waffles I’ve head in a long time! This will be my go to recipe.5 stars

  8. Kay says

    I’ve tried several different waffle recipes. This one was the best so far. Instead of vanilla, I used almond extract and added fresh blueberries to the batter. BEST WAFFLES EVER!!!5 stars

  9. Anita M Shaw says

    I made the waffle!!! I didn’t add anything to it because the people I made them for are very picky eaters. I was just happy that most of them like this waffle recipe. The age is 1, 3, and 21. Putting extra would cause a total meltdown. LOL, I got tired of buying the frozen ones. Now I plan on making them and freezing them. Unfortunately, I can’t eat them because of medical reasons.5 stars

  10. Iram says

    First time making waffles, ever! I was
    searching for an easy recipe that would have the wow taste also -> kids: 10, 12 & 17.
    I doubled the recipe, I know, this was risky as a first attempt But the results were so delicious! Thank you to those who left such positive comments ‘cause that helped also! This recipe is a success and did not stick at all to my waffle maker. Highly recommend! Thank you Mary Younkin!5 stars

  11. Dorothy says

    I made these this morning! I have made different ones in the past but my husband and I loved these. This will be my to-go recipe from now on. Thanks….plus added pecans on top of the batter when cooking. YUMMY5 stars

  12. Suzanne says

    This is by far the best “simple” AND delicious waffle recipe I’ve ever made. As good as the ones you have to fold egg whites into without all the work. Thank you for sharing this exceptional recipe. it is in my favorites for waffles. BTW: Husband agrees! Top of our list!5 stars

  13. carole Konopka says

    I really wanted to love these., No beating the egg whites!
    Unfortunately, they were too dense, not sweet enough and no buttery taste. No yum.
    Beating the egg whites and using more butter and sugar yields light, fluffy and crispy waffles that require way less syrup is to satisfy.
    Sorry☹️1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      I can’t imagine what went wrong, Carole. These waffles are slightly sweet and truly buttery in flavor. Is there any chance you missed an ingredient or substituted something along the way? I am super fussy about my waffles and we truly love these!

  14. Heather Hilton says

    These are maybe the best waffles I’ve ever tasted. I only had almond milk, so that was my only substitution. They were amazing and I will never make waffles with another recipe again. Crispy on the outside but melt in your mouth. Perfection!5 stars

  15. Effie says

    I used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk. This recipe is easy and will not disappoint. Saw another comment about them not being fluffy but mine turned out fluffy and perfect. Thanks5 stars

  16. Jen says

    My household is staying inside as much as possible especially with our state’s mandatory COVID19 shelter in place law so I made these with what I whatever I had at home: oat milk… then ran out so I used some almond milk too, margarine, Red Mill’s Egg Replacement (eggs are high commodity now). Even with all the substitutions, they came out so delicious!! I’m not sure if it was the egg replacement or the recipe itself, but the waffles tasted like mochi style waffles!!! YUM 🙂5 stars

  17. Syreeta says

    Haven’t made these yet; but, planning on it this weekend. They look so good. No milk at home and DON’T want to go out due to COVID-19. Thoughts on using whipping or heavy cream?5 stars

  18. Lisa says

    This was a very easy and delicious recipe! I had to use oat milk (because that’s all I had) and I added an extra tablespoon of sugar and they were perfect! Thank you!5 stars

  19. Tera says

    My oldest son and I just got done making this. We used table salt and didnt see the comment about using less until now. They are a little salty but still yummy. And we submitted the vanilla extract for lemon extract. And it now has a lemon cake taste. Thank you for sharing this!4 stars

  20. Barbara Jo Dunbar says

    I wanted to share a photo, because these waffles were delicious!!! My husband asked for waffles this morning and I found your recipe. I will NOT lose your recipe. It is definitely a keeper. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts. May I add…. sooo easy to make!! I used xylitol to replace the sugar and it was fine. Thanks again… God bless you and your families at this time! Barbara5 stars

  21. Deborah Gerard says

    I made these waffles using a brand new waffle maker. I used rice milk instead of regular milk and beat the eggs until they were frothy. It made the best waffles I’ve ever had.
    PS this was the first time I’ve ever made waffles!!5 stars

  22. Kaitlin says

    These are the best waffles! My four year old took a bite and exclaimed “these are too good for syrup!”
    They smell like vanilla cupcakes and taste almost as good when covered in Maple syrup!5 stars

  23. Michele says

    Truly, the best tasting waffles I’ve ever had and made right here at home! Delicious, Thank you for sharing:)5 stars

  24. Chimere says

    Wasn’t a fan. It was too salty. Not sure if it was because we used regular butter (not unsalted) and almond milk instead of regular milk.1 star

    • Rachel Franklin says

      Ours came out super salty as well and we used unsalted butter. I did use table salt instead of kosher salt?? I’m wondering if that’s what caused it.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Table salt is absolutely what caused the problem, Rachel. Table salt is much finer than kosher. If you’re using table salt in a recipe that calls for kosher, I recommend using half the amount or even less than that.

  25. Kimberly Dawn West says

    I instructed my 11 year old boy in making these this morning. He said they were better than the other recipes I have made with the egg white beaten and added in. This recipe was easier and delicious! And he learned how to measure-mix-and pour and clean up by himself. Thanks! I have now written down this recipe and taped it to the inside of my cabinet.5 stars

  26. Edna Kiernan says

    I haven’t tried the recipe yet. But I bet it is great. I am substituting with egg whites and adding some applesauce. I will let u know. Have done this in the past and couldn’t tell the difference. 🤗

  27. Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty says

    Made these and loved them! Almost loved them even more as leftovers!! What’s so great about this recipe is that it’s truly super easy – I was on the hunt for a recipe where I didn’t have to whip egg-whites separately and then fold into batter… aint nobody got time for that 😉 Glad I landed upon this one. Will be making another batch very soon!5 stars

  28. Nancy Turner Smith says

    During the CV pandemic, we were unable to find pancake or waffle mix in the grocery stores. So we found this amazing website and prepared the basic recipe from scratch. These were the best waffles we ever had … fluffy and tasty … there’s no going back!5 stars

  29. Kate Goldenbaum says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! It was delicious and so easy to make!
    We haven’t made waffles in such a long time and the best way to start was to find the perfect recipe, which was obviously this recipe!5 stars

  30. KRIS says

    It turned out great! In the waffle iron we usually need to spray between each waffle but with this recipe they just fall out. I only added a couple dashes of cinnamon and one I added a couple chocolate chips.5 stars

  31. Lila says

    No one has mentioned this yet, but I can’t imagine 1 and a half TABLESPOONS baking powder is correct?! That’s way more than other recipes, and I imagine you would taste the harsh flavor of the baking soda (which is one of main ingredients in baking powder). I am going to try teaspoons, especially since good organic flour is hard to come by during the pandemic and I don’t want to waste it. But tell me if I’m wrong about that being wrong, and the large quantity of baking powder magically works in the recipe! Thanks.

    • Mary Younkin says

      It magically works, Lila. There isn’t even a hint of baking powder flavor. I’ve tried countless variations and versions of different waffle recipes. These turn out light, airy, and perfect every time. As you can see from the rave reviews, I’m not alone in thinking they are perfect.

  32. ADT says

    Most delicious homemade waffles hands down! They were fluffy and buttery. We topped them with blueberries, bananas and maple syrup. Never again using box brands!5 stars

  33. Peggy Shinkle says

    SANDWICH STYLE WAFFLES TO GO: Two frozen homemade waffles, toasted, filled with sliced banana and homemade whipped cream, make a delightful, on the go, breakfast, so delicious and refreshing. (Skip the sticky syrup)5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Tudi, I honestly have no idea. I use an online recipe calculator to calculate the nutritional information and it adds the numbers into the recipe card for me.

    • Y Gonzales says

      Glad I tried your recipe first! These came out perfectly! I used the Perfect Every Time recipe. I had retired my waffle maker after coming up with dry waffles from Instant Pancake mixes haha. Found you in a Google search for “waffle recipe” Thank you!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Sounds like you might be happier with a traditional cookbook, my friend. Otherwise, feel free to make use of that handy “jump to recipe” link at the top of the page.

    • Dee says

      These were so good. I want to make them again tomorrow but I’d like to double the recipe so I Have more to freeze. Think I’ll have the same results doubling?
      Thx5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Yes, doubling or tripling the recipe works beautifully, Dee. I almost always multiply the recipe when I make waffles so that we’ll have plenty left to freeze.

  34. Emily says

    Tried your recipe this morning….turned out great even without the salt since i try not to put salt in anything……and we have leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast….thank you5 stars

  35. Betina Hudson says

    Waffles turned out great better than the store bought this would be my second time making them like having leftovers so than we we are in rush we can just take from freezer pop in toaster and its ready and they are perfect.5 stars

  36. terry allen says

    I made these with non dairy coconut milk and they were truly the best waffles I have ever eaten!!5 stars

  37. P says

    I just made these and they were incredible!! They were crisp on the outside & soft and moist on the inside. I have made waffles many times and never had the waffles turn quite like these, just as I like! I am making waffles for some moms for Mother’s Day tomorrow, so I’m excited to share these delicious waffles with them.

    I did alter the recipe a little, I whisked the eggs & sugar in a mixer (as many recipes I’ve made in the past did this, so I couldn’t help it! I was just worried about not doing this?) and then added the ingredients to the mixer with the paddle, in the order the recipe specified. I also added a tbsp of brown sugar and a little extra vanilla, and they came out amazing! I only like the tiniest bit of syrup on my waffles, (I know I’m weird) so I like a little extra sweetness inside my waffles!5 stars

  38. Angel says

    Hi I am not great in the cooking following recipe Dept Even though I have grown children that I managed to feed every day I am still what I would consider beginner status because it just doesn’t come natural to me. Having said that I found this recipe because it didn’t have the extra steps of separating yolks and whipping egg whites i thought i can do it and tried my best to do it but as I added in the milk and then melted butter it back as so soupy. I just don’t know what I could have done. So I ended up adding almost a 1/2 cup more flour to try and get it to the consistency of what I thought waffle batter should be but it didn’t thicken really and when I made them my son said all he could taste is flour lol. To me it tasted almost like cornmeal but was edible so that’s not bad. Any thoughts to help me because I need simple recipes and your reviews are so good I just need to try again.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Angel, the waffle batter should be very liquid. I think the extra flour you added contributed to the floury taste. I’d try making it exactly as written and see if you like the waffles better that way.

  39. Debra Miller says

    5 stars! Loved this recipe and I have tried them all! Super easy and half the work of the others I tried and the family loved this one more!5 stars

  40. DJCANARSIE says

    What is a great Beliguim waffle maker to use for all those wonderful waffle recipes shown? I have had problems in the past with waffle makers, and I am searching for a reasonable priced maker for weekend usage only. HELP !
    Thank you.

  41. Kaitlin says

    We have been making a double recipe of these twice a week now, for a couple months. So much that my husband and I both memorize the recipe!
    They are truly the best waffles ever. I’ve taken to having one for a snack every night after the kids are in bed.
    I think anyone who comes up with a dense waffle from this recipe probably misread the baking powder (I accidentally did that the second time I made it. Ech). It’s the key to getting a big, fluffy waffle. We need to buy it in bulk because we go through so much!5 stars

  42. Crystal says

    I made these waffles this morning and they did not disappoint! Very tasty, thanks for sharing your recipe! This is the only one I’ll ever use!5 stars

  43. Natalie says

    We made these for breakfast this morning. They were delicious! I will be bookmarking this site to use again. Thank you!5 stars

  44. Rosanna says

    So happy to have come across your site. We made these waffles today along with your waffle sauce and they were a hit. My son (who can drink syrup if you let him) vowed he preferred them with the sauce. Will be making these again and trying some of your other recipes as well. Thanks!5 stars

  45. LaShanna says

    This recipe is AWESOME! My husband SWEARS by Alton Brown’s, which calls for wheat flour, but after two attempts, no matter how my husband altered it, I didn’t like the flavor.

    THIS?!? Is everything! I did triple the recipe because we have a house of 5, and then:

    – I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    – 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    – I separated my eggs and beat my egg whites to a soft marshmallow meringue Instead of a meringue peak (with a whisk, my mixer is broken and being replaced! 🙁 …. OWEE! I don’t recommend it unless like me, you’re desperate for waffles!). Then folded it into my batter.

    I only came out with 10 although I tripped which is weird, but my gosh…. The base recipe was an AMAZING starting point.

    I also never comment on recipes but this one was worth it. It rivals Alton Brown (and I love him too!). Heh heh heh!!

    Be blessed,
    L Tripp5 stars

  46. Cjm says

    This lady has the best waffle down pat! Tried other recipes online none have come close to this!! Layers of flavors, you can taste the butter vanilla and I used homemade buttermilk so I’m sure that altered the taste a smidge BUT THANK YOU FOR AN AMAXING RECIPE- I will NOT be searching for anotger5 stars

  47. Kim says

    Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!!! We added lots of cinnamon! It was perfect!!! Thank you for the perfect waffle!! How would you store these and reheat?5 stars

  48. Cynthia says

    This recipe was amazing! Simple, fluffy, tasty, and easy. Thanks for an easy to follow no extra steps recipe. This will be added to my favorite recipes!5 stars

  49. Brenda says

    Just getting ready to heat up the waffle maker and am looking forward to trying one. Haven’t had one in years! Thanks for sharing recipe.5 stars

  50. Aimee says

    This recipe is excellent and very easy to whip up! I love that the eggs don’t have to be separated. Thank you!5 stars

  51. Sue K says

    I was extremely disappointed in this recipe. If you were making 1 waffle it might be ok but a lot of batter for just 1. When 1 was done cooking and I was waiting for another to be cook in the waffle iron, it lost all crispness. There are just 2 of us and so I finally decided to just give him his and let him eat while I was waiting for another to be finished for me. Nothing special in my opinion.2 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Sue. So sorry to hear that you were “extremely disappointed” here. Waffles do tend to soften as they cool. If you like them extra crispy, it does help if you cook them a bit longer too. And if you keep them on a rack in a warm oven, that can help short term. However, if you find a waffle recipe that stays as crisp after it’s cool as it is straight out of the waffle iron, please feel free to pass it on. For what it’s worth, I prefer a toaster vs a microwave for reheating leftover waffles, for that same reason. Better luck next time.

  52. Cece says

    Very delicious!! I love this recipe! It is so easy! Thanks so much!! Everyone in the family loves and askes for more!!5 stars

  53. Lexi says

    Used this recipe to make waffles for fried chicken and waffles. I added green onions and black pepper. I was worried it would be too much baking powder but they were very tasty and crispy. Yummy! We topped ours with Nashville hot chicken and maple syrup.5 stars

  54. Cinta says

    Not only did they turn out delicious, but they were also quick to pull together using ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for sharing!5 stars

  55. Hope says


    In the waffle recipe is saying I need 1 and 2/3 cups
    Of milk and also 1 and 1/2 tbsp of sugar?

    My apologies. I want to make sure I interpreting the
    recipe correctly.

  56. Wendy says

    Hello, This is definitely a FIVE STAR RECIPE! These are the best waffles I have ever had anywhere! Everyone that I have made them for LOVES them! Thank-you so much for sharing this recipe with us!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi, Ashleigh. It sounds like you might have accidentally adjusted the recipe servings slider bar in the recipe card. Next to the word “Servings: ” underneath the header, there should be an adjustable slider. If you toggle the number of waffles, it will adjust the measurements accordingly.

  57. Amy Lupo says

    Excellent, easy waffle recipe!!! I didn’t have vanilla extract, so I used almond extract and that works well too! The batter was so fluffy, even before I added the peaked egg whites.5 stars

  58. Jessica Martello says

    So fluffy and perfect. The best waffle recipe I’ve used. I put blueberry goat cheese and syrup on top. Chef’s kiss!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Did you by chance substitute an ingredient or change a quantity? Without being in your kitchen with you, it’s hard to guess what might have gone wrong, Michelle.

  59. Teresa Carter says

    I tried the waffle recipe and they were very dense and heavy. I know I followed the recipe exactly!

    • Mary Younkin says

      Without being in your kitchen with you, it’s hard to guess what might have gone wrong, Teresa. The waffles shouldn’t have been heavy or dense at all.

    • Kristen says

      It could be the amount of baking powder and/or that its expired. The tablespoon measurement sounded like a lot to me so I switched it to teaspoon. They came out crispy and fluffy. Give it another go with the smaller measurements. 😊

  60. David says

    I have been using this recipe for a while and yhey come out light and fluffy as adverised and much better than mixes, to be honest. We like them topped with fresh fruit for a breakfast treat.5 stars

  61. Becca says

    These waffles are delicious! I ran out of waffle/pancake mix, and my picky-eater son only wanted waffles for breakfast. I’m so glad I stumbled across this recipe. They tasted great, didn’t stick and split apart in the waffle maker (an issue I’ve been having), and both my son and I liked them. Thank you!!5 stars

  62. Gina says

    Oh my goodness, I have been looking for a waffle recipe everyone can agree on in our house. This is a unanimous 5 star waffle. Everyone ate a little differently, youngest with a little dark chocolate spread and others with various fruit toppings. Honestly this waffle needs no extras as it came out light with just a slight crisp. Of course easy to vary with length of time in waffle maker. Thank you Barefeet in the kitchen!5 stars

  63. Stephanie says

    These were delicious! I did use buttermilk instead because I happened to have some on hand. I am saving this recipe in my favorites!5 stars

  64. Rachel says

    If I have extra batter can I save it in the fridge for a while? I like to make extra so that I can just pour and serve for quick breakfasts before school. Thanks!

    • SARA says

      If you have extra batter, you could go ahead and make the extra waffles, let them cool, then freeze them. When you want them just pop in the toaster!

    • Sara says

      Hi Rachel,

      I often have left over batter, so as others have suggested I sometimes cook it all anyway then heat them in the toaster.

      When I can’t be bothered to cook the whole batch, I leave the mixture covered in the mixing bowl in the fridge for the next day, I give it a bit of a beat and see how thin or more usually how thick the mixture is (I use 1/3 cups flax, oats and wholemeal flour and 1 cup A.P flour so it tends to thicken overnight) then just add a bit more milk to get a good consistency and cook fresh waffles, they taste just as good 😁

  65. Sarah says

    Super heavy, dense and too hard. Trashed them and made a different recipe…breakfast was super delayed this weekend. 🙁1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      I can’t even imagine what went wrong, Sarah, but I definitely understand your frustration with a recipe that doesn’t work out. To be honest, I’m guessing that something went wrong when stirring together this recipe, either an ingredient was missed or something was off. Without being in your kitchen with you, it’s hard to guess. Did you by chance substitute any ingredients?

  66. shannon says

    this is pancake batter, you charlatan.

    someone says they’re picky about their waffles and i scroll down excitedly to see it’s just bog-standard pancake batter.

    I am so sorry your family has to put up with a pretentious idiot who tells their life story in order to convey their idiot instructions for making waffle-shaped pancakes.

    I know that won’t get approved but you needed to read it. it’s important to hear about your utter failures as a human being now and then.

    (remainder of comment and parts of the above comment have been edited by blog owner due to offensive language and further insults)1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      Oh Shannon, I think it’s time for someone to take a deep breath and step away from the internet. There isn’t a recipe on earth worthy of this level of anger. The beauty of food blogs and the free-to-you content that we provide is that if something doesn’t appeal to you, with just one little click, you can move on to something else. And for what it’s worth (because this is a FANTASTIC waffle recipe that I do stand behind) pancakes and waffles both contain eggs, flour, milk, and some form of leavening. Pancake and waffle recipes are always quite similar. Waffle batter typically includes a bit more fat than pancake batter – this helps create a crisp exterior. And waffles can also be made with a little bit more sugar as well, to create caramelization on the outside of the waffle. That said, while I’ve failed in many things throughout my life, making truly great waffles and serving a spectacular breakfast? That is surely not one of my failures. If you had actually tried the waffle recipe before passing judgment? You might have had a delicious breakfast too.

    • Sarah says

      Mary – I made these waffles today and they were almost as perfect as your reply to that ridiculous comment. Thank you for both!5 stars

    • Melissa Brown says

      What aplomb you’ve shown despite clearly ridiculous trolling! 🙂 I’m excited to try this recipe with my daughter this evening. Thank you for sharing with us all!!!

    • Melissa Brown says

      Update: We halved the recipe and used our mini waffle irons since it was just my daughter and I. They were yummy, perfect in consistency, and cooked up evenly in the small irons. My daughter loved them!5 stars

  67. Lindi says

    We just made these waffles again for breakfast this weekend. The whole family loves them and they turn our perfectly light and crispy every time. My favorite way to serve them is with freshly whipped cream and tons of fruit.5 stars

  68. Sara says


    This is our go to recipe for waffles, but in a bid to make it a little healthier, I use

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/3 cup oats
    1/3 cup ground flax
    1/3 cup wholemeal all purpose flour

    Which totals the 2 cups flour needed, it give a nuttier flavour and is more filling 😁❤️5 stars

  69. Deatte Witzgall says

    I’ve made other waffle recipes and this one is by far my favorite. It has the right amount of fluff and crispness.5 stars

  70. AnnR says

    Easy recipe …I followed it exactly as written and results were okay. I prefer a fluffier waffle with a crispier crust.

  71. Barbara J Hartman says

    Mine looked like the picture and are light as waffles go I suppose. I double checked every ingredient and instruction. I never use butter and that would be the only difference. Could barely finish one as it just did not taste good. Looks just aren’t the most important thing to me.. or maybe my own recipe is more my preference.1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the waffles. It sounds like they cooked up fine, so I’m not sure what might have gone wrong, Barbara. These waffles typically get rave reviews. I’m wondering if one of your ingredients might have been off or spoiled?

  72. Judy Cramer says

    These waffles really are perfect every time, thank you for sharing this recipe. We have had them 3 times now, have had them topped with strawberries, added pecans – endless opportunities here!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      huh… I don’t even have a serious reply here. Pretzels? Did you boil the waffles? How on earth did you wind up with pretzels? Because I would LOVE a recipe this easy for homemade pretzels. All of that said, I have no idea what went wrong here, but something clearly did. Did you substitute any ingredients? or change measurements?

  73. Peter says

    I feel like I didn’t get something right. The batter was very thick going into the waffle iron and so I think I put in too much since it wasn’t flowing. This resulted in really thick dense waffles.

    Did I just put in too much batter or did something go wrong before that?

    • Mary Younkin says

      It sounds like one of the measurements might have been off, Peter. It shouldn’t have been that thick. You’ll know when there is too much in the waffle maker when it overflows out the sides. (I typically overflow at least one waffle every time I make them!)

  74. Yvonne says

    I made your waffle recipe today and decided to try the waffle sauce… much better then syrup and not overly sweet or overpowering. It will now become a staple in my kitchen when I make waffles. However, I think I am going to use a real vanilla bean or real vanilla next time. You just can’t compare artificial vanilla to the real thing because of the flavour difference it brings! Also, I am thinking outside the box that your waffle sauce would be great on apple crisp or even apple pie….just seems like something that would go great on many things. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  75. Anne says

    I am tying many waffles recipes to find one my family likes. These waffles are like a brick. Taste more like a biscuit. I just have bad luck with waffles!1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Anne! Are you by any chance scooping the dry ingredients and then tapping or shaking the measuring cup to level them off? That can add a considerable bit more flour to the scoop than if you spoon the flour into it or even scoop and level with a knife. They shouldn’t have turned out biscuit-like or heavy at all. My best guess is that some of the measurements might have been a bit off.

    • Mary Younkin says

      I’m not sure just what you’re looking for, Ken. But I can tell you that green chile waffles (linked above) are pretty amazing topped with Sausage Gravy.

  76. Alyssa says

    We have tried many waffle recipes and this one is the family favorite. I triple the recipe so that we can freeze the extra waffles for weekday breakfast reheated in the toaster.5 stars

  77. Alyssa says

    We have tried many waffle recipes and this one is the family favorite. I triple the recipe so that we can freeze the extra waffles for weekday breakfast reheated in the toaster.
    ***For those that it didn’t work try using a kitchen scale. We always weigh flour instead of using a measuring cup***5 stars

  78. Wendy says

    These are the worst waffles that I have ever made and I’m not trying to be mean. It’s just the truth. The guy who said they are chewy is right on. These waffles are SUPER chewy! There is nothing light or fluffy about them they are super dense! I have never had waffles so horrible. I usually can’t stop eating waffles…with this recipe I can barely finish a quarter. So disappointed. We followed the recipe to a T. There is an error in it1 star

    • Mary Younkin says

      For the life of me, I can’t figure out what is going wrong with the handful of negative results. It’s always hard to help when I’m not in the kitchen with you. If you didn’t substitute any ingredients, my best guess is that too much flour is being added, via shaking the measuring cup or simply by accident. It’s also possible that someone is beating or over-mixing the batter. I’ve sorry to hear that the waffles didn’t work out for you. We make these waffles exactly as written almost every weekend and they turn out light and fluffy every time. There is not an error in the recipe. As you can see from the hundreds of 5-star reviews, we aren’t alone in that.

  79. Wb says

    We like belgian waffles on occasion and typically use recipes with buttermilk, however, this recipe turned out beautifully and was tasty. We’d make this again. Thanks for the recipe!4 stars

  80. Dawn says

    I made 2 batches of your waffles last night. One wheat and one gluten free – exactly as written. And they turned out great! So buttery and yummy with maple syrup! They toasted up very nicely this morning, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. I’ll be making a ton more this weekend to freeze. I can’t wait to try the donut waffles. Thank you!5 stars

  81. Diane Castillo says

    Love the gluten free waffle recipe. I usually buy the frozen gluten free waffles from the store. It would be more economical to make my own. I will look into purchasing a waffle iron. By the way, my favorite topping is strawberry cream cheese and fresh berries

  82. Cynthia Arthur says

    I have tried your perfect every time waffle recipe several times, and when I do the batter, it’s always very thick. I mean very very thick. Should it be baking soda, instead of baking powder?? Any other suggestions.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Cynthia! Baking soda vs baking powder won’t affect the thickness of the batter. However, if you are scooping the flour and shaking the cup to level it off, that will definitely add a significant amount more flour to the recipe. I would recommend spooning the flour into the measuring cup (or alternatively very gently scooping it to avoid packing it in the there) and then leveling it off with a knife. The batter should be pretty thick, but still pourable.

    • Cynthia Arthur says

      OK, well they are not pourable. It is sooo thick. I’m not leveling the flour. Next time I’m going to try baking soda instead of baking powder.

    • Mikey says

      Baking soda won’t change the thickness at all. Baking soda and baking powder are only leavening ingredients. As a matter of fact, baking soda only works if there’s an acidic (sour) ingredient in the recipe as well, such as lemon juice, vinegar, buttermilk, etc… Baking powder on the other hand works if there’s heat. This recipe does not have sour ingredients, so it will definitely need baking powder to rise.

  83. Mia says

    Quick and easy to mix up. Only got 4 and a quarter waffles with my Belgian waffle maker, which I think is standard sized. Will definitely make again. Thanks!5 stars

  84. Kerrie says

    If you’re not leveling the flour, odds are, you are using way too much flour. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup and then level it with a knife. I’ve made this recipe several times now. It’s a very thick batter. I kind of half pour half scoop the batter onto the iron.

  85. Kerrie says

    Wonderful recipe! I have made this several times and have made a few tweaks! I use buttermilk instead of regular, brown sugar in place of regular sugar, and I add about 1/4 cup of heavy cream. My five year old will gobble these up and ask for more! Thank you for ending my search for the perfect homemade waffle!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi hon, maybe take a moment to breathe? The recipe and the full ingredient list is always provided at the bottom of the page, as is standard with every free recipe website these days. Just scroll down to the bottom of the post, if that’s all you need. And if you aren’t interested in scrolling through the post, feel free to make use of the handy “jump to recipe” button at the top of the post. In the past, when I’ve tried providing the recipe at the top of the page, the number of people asking questions about the recipe multiplied exponentially, as most never scrolled down to see where things had already been answered. I do my best to provide as much information as possible to avoid the multitude of questions that tend to be inevitable for many recipes, this also helps tell Google and other search engines that all relevant information has been provided – sometimes even more than some people might need/want.

  86. Susan Schlais says

    I’ve used this recipe a handful of times & shared it countless times.. my son used it for his surprise bday breakfast for his wife, and she now uses & shares it as well.

    There was only 1 time they didn’t come out perfect- turns out my Belgium waffle iton was the cause (RIP iron-youre missed).4 stars

  87. 3Am Vibes says

    Great!!!! >-< my friend tried the same recipe and she completely butchered it!!! she came to me complaining and hooteting and hollering about it the other day and i told her ' you forgot the flour!!' she cut me off and there goes 10 years of friendship bye bye !!! XD lmao whatevs im better without her lousy baking skills
    but in all actuality they were SCRUMPAFIDDDILYDELICIOUS. MMM I LOVE HOW TENDER AND BUTTERY THEY WERE it was almost like there was butter in jt4 stars

  88. Alayney says

    Like one of the other commenters above said, I WANTED to like these waffles! I must just not like waffles (and I really want to) because I am SO NOT thrilled. I tried this and one other recipe in my new waffle maker and I’m really disappointed. Like I said, it MUST be me. I have always loved waffles but have only ever had the store bought out-of-a-box kind. Well, I don’t eat out of boxes anymore … Anyway, so sad. 🙁

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Alayney, I am sorry to hear that these waffles weren’t your thing. If you would like to provide more details on what specifically didn’t work for your tastes, I may be able to figure out if there was an issue in making the waffles. (i.e. too dense, there may have been a bit too much flour added) I’d love to find a way for you to love waffles as much as we do!

  89. Ivy Kay says

    These waffles are AMAZING!!! Such a success for my family in the early morning! I added a little bit of homemade vanilla syrup and it executed these waffles perfectly. I totally recommend trying out!5 stars

  90. Jennifer says

    These are delicious. Instead of 1 2/3 milk, I did 1 c milk and 2/3 sparkling water to add more air bubbles and used orange extract instead of vanilla because I have vanilla sugar. Amazing, thank you so much for sharing.

  91. Kristi says

    This was delicious! Made as written and came out beautiful and fluffy. I had blueberries in the freezer, so we had them with butter and blueberry sauce.
    The best part is that we’ll have more in the freezer. It’s 16 degrees below zero right now, so I’ll just set the leftovers out in the screened porch (which we are temporarily calling the blast chiller) for a bit to chill.5 stars

  92. Lisa says

    Super quick and easy! I have made these as stated and also put my own twist on it. They are great every time! I have made these with 1% milk, whole milk, macadamia, almond, cashew and coconut milks (all separately), buttermilk and most recently 1% and evaporated milk. Any combo works! Almond extract with raspberries in the batter is a house favorite as is lemon zest and blueberries!! Some times I need to add a little more liquid to think it a bit (extra milk or even water). I am so happy that this recipe DOES NOT require whipping the egg whites! I always add and extra tablespoon of sugar because not everyone in my house uses syrup. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!5 stars

  93. melissa judy says

    Great recipe. Thank you!! Will be making again, looking forward to trying all the different variations. Turned out delicious, very tender and perfect amount of sweetness.5 stars

  94. Adam Gershon says

    This is my GO-TO waffle recipe. My younger son could live on them. I have the recipe bookmarked and I go back to it every time. Fluffy with the perfect tooth. Thank you so much for this recipe!5 stars

  95. chris says

    These were definitely the best waffles I have ever made. Wanted a recipe where I didn’t have to use three bowls. That being said, they were delicious and light. I used one half cup whole wheat flour and the rest regular flour. Thank you!!5 stars

  96. Michael L says

    I had an issue with mine – made as directed, and ended-up with an inedible, baking powder-saturated batter. Is the above a misprint? 1.5 Tablespoons baking powder, for a batter made with 2 cups flour? Is that correct? I’m sure it’s wonderful when it turns out properly!

    • Mary Younkin says

      The amounts are correct, Michael. I actually made a triple batch (with 4 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder) yesterday. Did you swap any ingredients, by chance?

  97. Angela says

    This has become my go to waffle recipe! We love how the waffles come out so fluffy. It also works well when I sub with cashew milk.5 stars

  98. Judy Welander says

    If I use buttermilk, how does that change the bak. powder and soda? Also can I just make the flour mix and store it to use in future waffle mix?

  99. Keith C says

    OMG these waffles are delicious!!!♥ Bye Bye to boxed and frozen waffles forever, ever, ever, ever, ever.

  100. Alicia says

    This is actually the best waffle recipe I’ve tried! Tastes amazing! Crispy on the outside and perfectly soft in the inside. Not dense. Holds well overnight as well. Thanks for an amazing recipe!5 stars

  101. Rod L. says


    I made your Cheddar Green Chile (with Hatch chiles) waffles last week, with a generous dollop of red-eye gravy(!!!) and they were MIGHTY TASTY! While I was enjoying them, I thought about how good they’d be with my homemade Chili on top and I can’t wait for the opportunity to do them (but I will admit to liking it to be a bit cooler here in Florida before Chili season, lol)5 stars

  102. Zephyr says

    While the waffles looked great and the texture was great, it tasted very strongly of baking soda. I followed the recipe and instructions exactly, and it’s just unplesant. I had to add more sugar and vanilla to the rest of the batch to make it more tolerable, and even toppings aren’t completely covering up the baking soda flavor.2 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hey Zephyr, there should not be any baking soda in this recipe. Assuming that you used baking powder (as instructed above) I’ve never tasted it like that, same for the hundreds of positive reviews on the recipe. It’s possible that it wasn’t fully mixed into the batter or there was an odd taste to the powder itself. Sorry to hear the waffles weren’t a hit with your family.

  103. Lisa says

    Strangest waffle recipe i ever used. I have a Kitchenaid belgium waffle iron and make waffles all the time. This batter was so runny and the waffles practically came out hollow. Never again…1 star