Classic Waffle Recipe

This Classic Waffle Recipe makes perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffles that are to die for!

This Classic Waffle Recipe makes perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffles that are to die for!

Crispy waffles on white plate with syrup and strawberries. pinterest

We have been making these delicious classic waffles non stop at our house. I’m not joking when I say that my kids request them every weekend.

Belgium waffle cut into 4 pieces

I figured I better share this awesome recipe with you all, just in case you’re looking for THE BEST waffles out there!

What Makes These Waffles The Best

In my humble opinion, these waffles are the best because the batter is super quick to prepare (no beating egg whites and folding them into a batter). You can mix the whole thing up with a simple whisk or fork!

The texture of the waffles are crisp on the outside with a delightfully fluffy inside, with a hint of butter and vanilla throughout. They really are magical.

Mixing bowl with waffle batter inside.

I actually found this recipe on AllRecipes and fell in love with it the first time I tried it.

Ingredients Needed –

  • All Purpose Flour – some have used a combination of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour with great success
  • Sugar 
  • Baking Powder – this is what helps give the waffles their perfect rise!
  • Salt
  • Butter – you can use salted or unsalted
  • Milk – I use either 2% or whole milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract

Pouring waffle batter into a hot waffle iron

The Secret To Successful Waffles

Are you ready for the secret trick that makes these waffles the absolute BEST?!

Warm Milk.

Yup, that’s it! And here’s why – the warm milk allows the melted butter to stay in a liquid, without seizing up and clumping. This means the butter is woven beautifully through each and every waffle, every little waffle pocket and you can really taste it! 

To warm the milk, I simply measure it out into a microwaveable measuring cup and heat it in the microwave for just 1 minute. You don’t want it hot, just warm.

Waffles cooling on a wire baking rack

Tips for Keeping Waffles Warm:

  • If you’re not going to enjoy the waffles straight off the waffle iron, place them in a single layer on a wire cooling rack.
  • Turn your oven to the “warm” setting or about 220 degrees F. and place the fresh waffles in an even layer in the oven until ready to enjoy.

PRO TIP: Unlike pancakes, where you can toss them all on top of each other to keep them warm, waffles have a crispy outer coating that is highly desirable. If you stack them while they’re hot, they are going to create steam and quickly loose that crispiness.

Can You Freeze Waffles?

  • YES! These waffles are great for storing in the freezer and popping straight into the toaster oven.
  • Place the cooled waffles in a zip close bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I make a triple batch of these and my kids can enjoy them throughout the week. We love them with fresh berries, whipped cream and of course a little syrup never hurts!

Large waffle on plate with butter and syrup

We also just recently upgraded our waffle iron to a double waffle baker and it’s life changing.

I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new waffle maker!

Syrup dripping down side of waffle with butter on top

I hope you enjoy these waffles as much as we do!

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Classic Waffle Recipe

These Classic Waffles are buttery and delicious and use basic pantry ingredients that come together in minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 waffles
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted (see notes if using salted butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl whisk the eggs and stir in the warm milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until blended.
  • Scoop the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately or lay on a cooling rack until cool. Store in zip close bags in freezer.*
*To reheat waffles, place frozen waffle in toaster and cook until heated through and crisp on the outside.
If using salted butter, reduce the salt in recipe to just 1/4 tsp.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Breakfast, Classic Waffles, Waffle Recipe
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
275 Responses
  1. Heather

    Honestly the BEST waffle recipe I have ever come across! My kids beg for these waffles every Sunday!! Will be passing this beauty down for generations!!

  2. April

    These were ok, but VERY salty. I feel like the intention of the recipe is to use UNSALTED butter, but since it doesn’t say that, I used my typical salted butter. If using salted butter, I would greatly cut down on the amount of salt used. I think they’d be great then!!

    1. When it comes to baking, it’s safer to use unsalted butter and add the salt as the recipe calls for. When you’re cooking and able to taste along the way, you can use salted butter. I’ll make sure the recipe reflects that you should be using UNSALTED butter.

    2. Kay B.

      I’ve made these twice, but I substitute applesauce for butter since I have a wheat allergy & need the extra softness. But the recipe does state to reduce the salt if using salted butter.

  3. Harmony

    Made these for breakfast but deviated a bit. Did half a tease of salt and two teaspoons of corn starch. We prefer alomond extract over vanilla so did that instead. Oh my god amazing!

  4. Momliz

    I am a recipe stealing never blog-reading user.

    But this was a pleasant read.

    He is a great writer.

    I feel like i just ate me waffles out of a wealthy caring mormons hand- straight outta Utah. Lol

    Thanks for sharing the memories:)

  5. Wendy

    I just made these for my waffle LOVING family…….they were FANTASTIC!!!!! They were easy to make, I doubled the recipe right off the bat. They were soft and fluffy and devoured by my husband and teenage sons. Doubling the recipe made it easy to have a ready to eat toaster breakfast for busy work/school mornings.

  6. Mindy

    Just made these (usually do a brand box mix) and they were AMAZING! My kiddos have requested that I make these going forward, and my daughter hates waffles…lol

  7. Emily

    They taste way to salty and even with the amount of baking powder they didn’t rise anough. We had to add loads of extra suger and vanilla so they where actually edible.

  8. Debbie

    So easy and delicious! I have already copied this to a recipe card for my daughter, niece and nephew, because everyone needs a good waffle!

  9. Linda

    Just made these. Wonderful and so easy! I cut the recipe in half and it made two big Belgian waffles. I made home made whipped cream and had frozen blueberries on top. Simply delicious!

  10. April

    these are fantastic! I was skeptical about the amount of baking powder, but they were perfect. As a bonus the raw batter is delicious too!

  11. Claire Place

    Hi, I made these tonight for my kids as it’s Valentine’s day, they were gorgeous, crispy and fluffy in middle. Yum yum. Thank you from the uk. X

  12. Riza

    Hi there. Im from South East Asia, Singapore! I am always skeptical about any recipes from AllRecipes because not all are nice. But because, u have tried and tested, it i decided to give it a go. I must say i love a variety of waffles because of the different taste in each of them. Ie. belgian waffles, buttermilk waffles etc. But today i was looking for a simple normal one and this one of the easiest and nicest one. It is crispy outside and soft inside without any coy tasting. Prolly due to the amount of butter and 2 eggs. This recipe is a keeper. Just what i have been looking for. Thanks

  13. Mariam

    I was happy to sea your reciepe here, everyone says that it’s the best. So l’m going to make my first waffle (I bought my waffle maker a week ago). So can you help me to know how much milk does this waffle need? In grams please. Thank you

  14. Manaal

    What’s the golden cooking ratios for waffles? I want to make an orange flavored waffle using my own recipe, and I was hoping you’d know the ratios

  15. Lisa D.

    My family loved them! And this recipe was much simpler than some of the others I looked up. Thank you, we will be enjoying these many, many more times!!

  16. Sabrina

    This is the best waffle recipe, hands down! I’ll be making my second batch tomorrow morning because that is how good they are. Thank you for such an easy & great recipe

  17. Cymbeline Nuñez

    I am writing from Spain. Don´t you need to separate the eggs from the yolks? I don´t see any instructions about that. I will try this recipe tomorrow.

  18. Susan Jeffers

    I’m so glad I signed up for your emails! Now I know exactly when a new recipe is shared, and these waffles look amazing! I can’t wait to make these this weekend for the family!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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