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Easy Waffle Recipes to Know

Easy Waffle Recipes to Know

Takeaway:

Waffles are the perfect breakfast meal for any age. Instead of heading straight to the freezer section for frozen waffles next time you are at the grocery store, try one of these simple and delicious recipes instead.

Waffles are a staple American breakfast food. Though many turn to a store-bought mix or even the freezer aisle when looking to make waffles, homemade waffle mix is incredibly easy to make, tastes delicious, and is much better for you! Here are a few easy waffle iron recipes that you can try for your next family breakfast  

Homemade Authentic Belgian Waffle Recipe

Homemade Authentic Belgian Waffle Recipe

Fluffy and delicious, Belgian waffles are the classic waffle style. These waffles have deeper holes, or “pockets” than their American-style counterparts, which makes them great for holding syrup or other toppings. Additionally, the texture is lighter and crispier than other types. To make a Belgian waffle, you need a special waffle iron that is deep and has a larger grid pattern. 

While they look restaurant-grade, Belgian waffles are incredibly easy to make. This homemade Belgian waffle recipe is as simple as it is delicious. Top it with fresh fruit or chocolate chips for added flavor! 

Ingredients

  •  2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs (separate the yolks from the whites)  
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil 
  • 2 cups of milk (whole or skim is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with your favorite non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon and whisk until it is thoroughly mixed. 
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. A hand mixer works best for this step. 
  4. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract and mix together. 
  5. Pour the egg yolk mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. 
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture. 
  7. Once the waffle iron is hot, pour the batter into the iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions (all waffle irons will have unique cook times and hold different batter).   
  8. Add butter, powdered sugar, syrup, or other desired toppings and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts (roughly ¾ cup of batter) 

  • Calories: 319
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 6g 
  • Fat: 17g
  • Sugar: 7g 
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 189mg
  • Potassium: 284mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Calcium: 148mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg

American-Style Crispy Waffle Recipe

American-style waffles or “classic” waffles are thinner than Belgian waffles and have shallower holes or “pockets.” Many waffle irons are designed to make American-style waffles. These waffles are great to stack on top of each other or to serve with thicker toppings like Nutella. Here is an easy and delicious classic waffle recipe that you and your family will love. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 ½ cups of warm milk (whole or skim is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

Method

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with your favorite non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar and mix together. 
  3. Crack eggs in a separate medium or large bowl and beat until combined. 
  4. Add the milk, butter, and vanilla to the bowl with the eggs and mix until combined. 
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the large bowl with the dry mixture and beat until thoroughly blended. 
  6. Once your waffle iron is hot, ladle the batter into it, and cook until the waffle is golden brown and crisp (exact amounts and cook times will vary depending on your waffle iron). 
  7. Top with syrup, sugar, chocolate chips, fruit, or other desired toppings
  8. Serve immediately  

Nutrition facts (recipe makes 5 servings)

  • Calories: 379
  • Calories From Fat: 145.8
  • Protein: 10.2g 
  • Carbohydrates: 47.6g 
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugars: 8.8g
  • Fat: 16.2g 
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4g 
  • Cholesterol: 112.8mg 
  • Niacin Equivalents: 5.1mg 
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1mg 
  • Vitamin C: 0.1mg
  • Folate: 105mg 
  • Calcium: 267.3mg 
  • Iron: 3mg 
  • Magnesium: 22.6mg 
  • Potassium: 195.8mg 
  • Sodium: 899.1mg 
  • Thiamin: 0.4mg 

Vegan Waffle Recipe – No Milk 

Most waffle recipes use milk and eggs, but you can still enjoy this delicious breakfast treat if you have a plant-based diet. This vegan waffle recipe is simple, delicious, and animal product-free. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of unsweetened soy, coconut, oat, or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour  
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil or other melted vegan butter 
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat waffle iron and spray with a vegan cooking spray. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the vegan milk, vanilla extract, and the apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and mix together. 
  3. Set the mixture aside for about 5 minutes to create vegan buttermilk.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Sift the ingredients as you add them – this will help make the waffles fluffy.
  5. Add the sugar, melted butter or oil, and buttermilk mixture to the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
  6. Using a spatula, gently mix the batter until it is combined. Lumps are okay, and the batter should be thick and scoopable. 
  7. Once the waffle iron is hot, scoop the batter, and pour it into the center and cook until crispy (amount of batter and cook times will vary depending on your waffle maker). 
  8. Add your favorite toppings – like fresh fruit or syrup – and serve immediately.  

Nutrition Facts (recipe makes 6 servings)

  • Calories: 259 
  • Carbohydrates: 36g 
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 10g 
  • Saturated Fat: 8g 
  • Sodium: 429mg 
  • Potassium: 117mg 
  • Fiber: 1g 
  • Sugar: 2g 
  • Calcium: 199mg
  •  Iron: 2mg

Takeaway 

Waffles are the perfect breakfast meal for any age. Instead of heading straight to the freezer section for frozen waffles next time you are at the grocery store, try one of these simple and delicious recipes instead.

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