The best waffle recipe for fluffy homemade waffles, made simply using only eight ingredients! Best of all, it’s a double batch so you have plenty of yummy leftovers!
How NOT to make waffles
About nine years ago, my husband came home with a gift for me…a $30 Cuisinart waffle maker he saw at Target! He loved waffles, and wanted me to make some homemade waffles for him…so was the gift really for me or him, hmm?
My first waffle making experience was a total FAILURE!!! With a capital F! In fact, all caps on that one.
The batter stuck to the hot waffle iron like glue…it took me forever to scrape that stuff off!
Therefore, that waffle iron was banished to the back of our cabinets for years. Until I found it decluttering one day and decided to give it another go. Success! (Here is my exact waffle iron! It sure has stood the test of time!)
How to get perfect waffles, every time
I have experimented with different batters and techniques over the years.
At one point my oldest son had an egg allergy, so at that time I would make vegan waffles, with applesauce substituted for eggs and agave for sugar/honey.
He got over the egg allergy, so I decided to start using eggs again..but kept the agave as the sweetener!
You MUST oil the waffle iron
The directions that came with our waffle iron said not to oil our iron…lies, I tell you, LIES!!!
Yes, I screamed that in a Frau Farbissina voice.
I ALWAYS use a spray oil on both sides of the waffle iron…I like canola oil, as it has a higher burning point and milder flavor.
You can make it without spraying for 2-3 waffles on my iron.
You should also allow your batter to rest 5-10 minutes after mixing before placing it on the hot iron…this allows the starch molecules to better absorb the liquids and makes your waffles more fluffy and puffy. You’ll know this is happening when you start seeing the bubbles in your batter.
Another tip I have is to not overfill the iron. I use 1/4 cup + another 1/8 cup put directly in the center of the waffle iron, and that is the perfect size for my waffles!
My iron has a timer so that you don’t have to guess when it’s done. The light is red when it is cooking and green when finished! I would suggest getting a waffle iron with a timer like this…it makes life (and waffle making) much easier.
I keep my setting in the middle between 3-4, for softer, fluffier waffles.
Then, use a fork to gently remove the waffle when it is done and voilà! You now have super fluffy homemade waffles!
This recipe makes a DOUBLE BATCH.
Eat what you can and freeze the rest. Place them one at a time on a foil sheet, with a piece of foil or parchment paper in between each, wrap well, and then put in the freezer. Later, you can remove and pop in the toaster for easy waffles anytime!
Fluffy Homemade Waffles
These fluffy homemade waffles are easy to make and use only 8 ingredients! Top with fruit, butter, syrup, or nutella for a dreamy breakfast. This is a DOUBLE BATCH, so you can freeze the leftovers for later, and have waffles at the tips of your fingers, anytime.
- 4 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 Tbsp agave or honey or white sugar I used agave
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Measure out the first three dry ingredients (flour through salt) into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, measure out the milk. Crack the eggs into the milk and whisk until eggs are beaten.
Add the agave, olive oil, and vanilla to the wet mixture and mix to combine.
Add the wet mixture slowly to the dry mixture, using a handheld mixer or vigorous whisking to combine.
Allow mixture to rest 5-10 minutes.
Oil your waffle iron with a spray and then fill with desired amount of waffle batter (I use 1/4 + 1/8 cups for each waffle). Close the lid and heat until cooked through or timer goes off.
Remove gently with fork. Continue until all waffle batter has been cooked.