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!

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

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

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

Classic Waffle Recipe:

  • What I really love about these waffles is that they are super easy to make.
  • The outsides of the waffles are crisp, while the insides stay nice and fluffy, and they also freeze really well!

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

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

The Best Waffles Recipe:

  • Start with your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in the other.
  • What makes this one so unique is that the milk is warmed up.

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

Why is that such a big deal? Well, the melted butter would be more likely to harden and not get evenly dispersed if the milk was cold.

This way, that buttery goodness is woven throughout each waffle. SO GOOD!

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

Tips for Keeping Waffles Warm:

  • If you’re not going to enjoy your waffle straight out of the griddle, is to place them on a cooling rack in an even layer.
  • 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.

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Ladle 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.*

Notes

*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 1/2 tsp.

Recipe slightly adapted from AllRecipes.

Keywords: Waffle Recipe, Breakfast, Classic Waffles

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
177 Responses
  1. Trisha

    Used this recipe for my first time making homemade waffles. Its decent and tastes nice but the only complaint I have is that the waffle is very dense and heavy.

    1. Hi Trisha, I’m sorry your waffles weren’t light and fluffy like they normally are. Could it be that you over mixed your waffle batter? That could deflate them quite a bit when baked.

  2. Brandie

    We loved this recipe! Easy, and it fills the whole house with a warm toasty vanilla aroma that I wish I could bottle! Thanks for the delicious recipe. Keeper!

  3. Jacqueline Harrison Orlov

    This recipe is amazing! I ran out of regular flour, so I used the self rising flour I had, and omitted the baking powder. Didn’t use butter but smart balance works great. Also I had little tiny lumps in my batter and it did not affect the outcome at all. Love the batter, it is loose any very easy to pour, especially in a Mickey Mouse waffles iron. My grown child is very particular how Mickey looks before eating it. Lol. thank you love the recipe

  4. Lori E

    Truly delicious! Crispy exterior N fluffy interior. I’m ashamed to say my husband N I ate them all, topped with blueberry sauce!

  5. Sarah Rose

    I add the is seemingly simple recipe and it was a really thin batter. I also don’t know how well whisking works given that there were lumps and doesn’t that knock the air out of it? Perhaps that’s why the recipe uses 4 TSP of baking powder? Anyways, it didn’t come out correctl, shape and consistency wise. Taste was fine. I won’t use this recipe again.

    1. Sorry you didn’t have great results with the recipe Sarah. It sounds like you might have added too much liquid or didn’t have the right amount of flour because this batter should not be really thin. I would suggest giving it another try and making sure you follow the directions and correct ingredient amounts.

  6. Julia

    I used a Belgium Waffle Iron, followed the directions to a ‘T’, and they came out hard as a rock. Grandson was NOT impressed, and he loves waffles! I am so disappointed…

    1. You must have missed something there Julia, because no way would these waffles be hard as a rock. These waffles are light and fluffy. I would definitely give it another try!

      1. Juli

        I will definitely try them again, I am not one to give up! To be fair, I made sure that the baking powder was a fresh container, so I know it wasn’t that. I bought a new bag of flour so all of my ingredients were fresh.

        The granddaughter did have hers later in the day. I put them in a zip lock in the fridge and, when she got home, she popped them in the toaster to heat. She said they were good, just kinda super crunchy, lol!

        I will try again soon, and let you know if my second attempt is any better.

  7. Mirna Jiron

    I needed a quick recipe for waffle to make for my daughter who’s 25. I don’t get to see her that often now so I cook anything she wants when she comes over and waffles were something I used to make for her literally every day before school because she wouldn’t eat anything else in the morning and this recipe reminded her of that time 😉
    Thank you for sharing your recipe and bringing me Lots of hugs and kisses from my munchkin. I make the same recipe with a gluten free type flower for my Mom Joy all around. It’s fast, fresh and NO preservatives!

  8. Georgia

    Amazing waffles and super easy. Made them with the kids this morning and theres none left. The only complait I had was, that the waffles had holes in them as I didn’t put enough batter into the waffle iron. Hahahahaha
    Will definitely make again. Thank you from the UK xxx

  9. John

    Definitely needs more milk (at least another 1/2 cup or even 1 cup) and way less baking powder (probably half). Batter was super dense and waffles had bad after taste (as someone else has said probably the baking powder) and really thick and pasty and not fluffy. Kids did not enjoy them at all.
    I think you need to review the ingredient portions again

    1. Sorry John, you must have missed something cause I make this recipe weekly and it’s always a success. I would try it again using the proper measurements.

    2. Autumn King

      It is possible that we are both at higher elevations than the recipe originated John 🙂 I live at about 500′ above sea level and this is twice the amount of baking powder needed for this amount of flour, and it explains the awful aftertaste. Halving the amount of baking powder and adding milk might just help you too. Good luck!

  10. Caroline

    Made these this morning when I realized I was out of the store bought mix. Doubled up everything to make extra but used oil instead of butter (out of that too!) they came out awesome! Fluffy and crisp just like you said. Thanks for making this recipe so accessible! Going to try your lasagna recipe for dinner tonight!

  11. Hillary Williams

    I’m not sure where I went wrong, followed directions exactly, but my batch turned out really dense and almost crumbly dry. Threw them out. Any ideas?

  12. Laurel

    This is a seriously amazing waffle recipe! Will it change the texture much if I decrease the baking powder a little, like only 2-3 tspns? While it didn’t really bother me, I felt like the baking powder came through in the flavor just a little too much, but otherwise these were incredible!

  13. Debbie

    Can you use a Belgian waffle maker with this one? Just got one and the recipe book included all have cornmeal and whipped egg whites in each recipe

  14. Michelle Fleming

    My MIL gave me one of those mini BabyCakes Waffle Iron and decided to give it a try. Googled recipes, came across this one and omg, it’s sooo good!! I’m actually shoving a bite into my mouth as I’m typing this! I had to halve the recipe for the mini waffles but still was delicious! Even my kids love them 🙂 This will definitely be my go to Waffle recipe!

  15. John

    Daughter wanted waffles yesterday for late breakfast. I tried this recipe and should have doubled (at least) the batch.

  16. Tim

    At last I’ve found a great waffle recipe! They were gorgeous- crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Many thanks for posting this, Tim, lewes, UK

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; 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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