Waffle batter: How to make waffles with a waffle iron

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Updated on 01 Sep 2023
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Baking Waffles: What can you expect from our recipe?

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So, what can you expect from our waffle recipe?

  • Perfect, fluffy waffles that are buttery and crispy.
  • Homemade waffles that you can keep longer
  • Making delicious waffles without waffle mix. A waffle mix can be convenient, but it only saves you the recipe of mixing dry ingredients. You’re better off using our waffle recipes for a good waffle!

Waffle recipe: Ingredient Notes

waffle recipe ingredients

This is what you need to make the waffles. You can store the ingredients in an airtight container. This way you will always have the soft waffles you want! If you really want to make waffles with waffle mix to save time (dry ingredients to add):

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Combine all these ingredients and proceed in a bowl with recipe as described on the mix. But if you are using a mix then you are really missing out with our delicious recipe! These are the ingredients you need (wet ingredients).

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Melted butter
  • Vanilla extract

Do you really need a waffle iron?

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Do you really need a waffle iron? If you want, you can also use a toaster iron. Coat this with baking spray for the first batch and then pour the even batter into the waffle iron.

Waffle recipe: step by step

Waffle Making Steps

Here’s the recipe, we’ll take you through it step by step.

Step 1: Making the batter

Mix all ingredients in a large batter bowl. Spray the waffle iron with baking spray, only for the first batch! Let it stand for a few minutes.

Step 2: Preheat waffle iron

Preheat your waffle iron and wait until it is hot.

Step 3: Bake the waffles

Scoop the smooth batter into your preheated waffle iron and bake the waffles until golden brown. Carefully remove the waffles with the remaining batter. Keep the waffles warm until ready to serve.


toppings for waffle

You can have fun experimenting with waffles. There are some toppings that are always worth repeating. Extra sugar can be added for some extra sweetness, very tasty! You can also make the waffles with vanilla sugar. In addition, what else can you try?

  • Warm cherries
  • Scoop of ice cream to go with dessert waffles
  • Blueberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries are very tasty!)
  • Buttermilk syrup
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch
  • Nutella
  • Cheese
  • Maple syrup

Frequently asked questions about waffle recipes

Frequently asked questions about waffle recipes

Why do my waffles stick to my waffle iron?

Before pouring in the waffle batter, make sure the waffle iron is well warm. An iron that is too cold will not cook the inside of the waffle properly. Then they won’t become nice and fluffy. It is also more likely that the waffle will split and stick to the pan.

What if I don’t have baking spray?

Replace it with a very thin layer of butter or possibly vegetable oil on the waffle iron. It is important to keep it really THIN, too. Lots of oil makes the waffles greasy.

Can I also use pancake batter if it is homemade?

Waffles often require a higher percentage of sugar and fat in the batter. This creates the crispy edges. I wouldn’t replace one with the other if I were you

Some other tips and tricks!

making waffle tips and tricks
  • A golden tip is the Dash Waffle Iron. This is an affordable waffle iron that you can easily clean. In addition, it always makes very good, golden brown waffles.
  • In the Dash waffle iron, the waffles take around three minutes to cook through. It may vary from one waffle iron to another, so it may take a little longer for you to cook waffles golden brown. First, get to know your waffle iron well. If your first waffles don’t work out, the more you do it, the better and better it gets.
  • Are you looking for low-carb or gluten-free? Then you can also make ”Chaffels,” which are cheesy sandwiches with no carbs.

Storage tips

waffle storage tips

I have sometimes made a lot of waffles on weekends and kept any extras in the freezer. Then you have convenient ”toaster waffles” for your breakfast.

To freeze waffles

  1. Let all waffles cool completely
  2. Put everything in freezer bags with a sheet of greaseproof paper between the waffles to prevent them from sticking. Store them in the freezer until you are going to use them.

To reheat frozen waffles

Place the waffle in a toaster or in the oven and heat until cooked. So you can reheat frozen waffles at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover the waffles with foil to prevent them from drying out during reheating.

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