If you have kids, waffles are always a regular meal in the breakfast rotation. I’m not sure why, but I didn’t have a waffle maker for the longest time and would buy the boxed ones. If I knew how easy it was to make, I would’ve bought a waffle maker sooner.
This basic waffle recipe uses ingredients that are staples in any kitchen pantry…really. Nothing fancy, just simple ingredients. The picture above shows sugar, but I’ve started leaving out the sugar since the syrups and topping we use have enough sugar in them to make the waffles sweet.
To make these waffles, melt the butter and set this aside for later. Add the remaining wet ingredients into a large bowl and whip together. Next, sift together the dry ingredients and add it into the wet mixture. Mix until combined, add the melted butter into the batter and mix.
Okay, don’t judge this recipe on my malformed waffle. My first waffle is usually not the best, but they always get better after my first one…promise.
To get a nice round waffle shape, use a measuring cup and add about a 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle maker. Cook just until the waffle is golden brown and you don’t see a lot of steam coming off of the waffle maker. You should get around 5-6 waffles.
Tip – Place the waffles onto a cookie rack in an oven set at 100 – 125°F. This will keep the waffles warm and crisp until the last waffle is cooked. Just don’t leave them in the oven for long or you may get giant sized waffle pucks.
Once all the waffles are cooked, serve with your favorite toppings.
To freeze: Let waffles cool to room temperature. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet till solid. Place into a Ziplock freezer bag. To reheat, pop into the toaster.
What do you top your waffles with?
Basic Waffle Recipe
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||40 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (can substitute with maple extract or half vanilla/half maple extract)
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
I have left out sugar in the mix since we usually eat this with syrup and fruits, which have enough sugar in them. The vanilla extract can be substituted with maple extract if eating with maple syrup for a more intense maple flavor.
|Turn on waffle maker. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.|
|In a large bowl, combine milk, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.|
|Add the flour mixture into the milk mixture. Mix well. Add the melted butter.|
|Pour a little more than 1/2 cup of batter onto your single waffle maker. Spread mix around to coat the waffle maker. Close the waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings.|