Best Ever Homemade Waffles

These classic homemade waffles will be a hit with your family for weekend breakfasts! You can also freeze and reheat them throughout the week!

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Homemade Waffle Recipe

Around here, it is a Saturday tradition to make waffles for breakfast. This classic waffle recipe is SO GOOD that it totally deserves the title of best ever homemade waffles.

These homemade waffles require a handful of pantry to make and there are absolutely no special ingredients involved. Meaning you can whip up a batch of homemade waffles at a moment’s notice!

Homemade Waffle Ingredients

To make this easy waffle recipe, you’ll need:

  • Melted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Twist of lemon

How to Make Homemade Waffles

Homemade waffles are so simple to make. Here’s how I make waffles on the weekends:

  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add milk and egg yolks to dry ingredients and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold the egg whites gently into the batter, then stir in the melted butter and twist of lemon.
  5. Pour scant 1/3 cup of batter into a preheated waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Tip: This recipe requires you to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Read my post on How to Separate Eggs for instructions on how to do so.

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How to Freeze Waffles

Because making waffles can be a bit of a production, it is best to plan to make at least a double batch and freeze the extras for later. Honestly, we usually make a triple batch, because it is great to have a big stash of waffles on hand in the freezer for use over the next couple of weeks.

Freezing waffles is really easy, just check out this quick tutorial for How to Freeze Waffles.

Our Go-To Waffle Toppings

It goes without saying that maple syrup and butter are the ultimate waffle toppings. But when we want to switch things up a bit, these are the waffle toppings I turn to:

Tips for Making Homemade Waffles

It’s very important that you properly separate the egg whites from the yolks. If any traces of yolks remain in the egg whites, they won’t whip up properly.

Using an electric mixer (either a stand mixer or a handheld one) makes the prep for these homemade waffles so much easier. Technically you can whip the egg whites by hand, but it takes a long time.

For the moistest waffle, I recommend using 2% or whole milk.

Best Ever Homemade Waffles

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More Easy Breakfast Recipes:

This recipe for Make Ahead Mini Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pies is perfect when you’re craving something savory.

Try using your slow cooker for breakfast with this recipe for Slow Cooker Steel Cut Chai Apple Oatmeal.

If you’re craving some greens, try Madeline’s favorite smoothie recipe is this Pineapple Kale Smoothie Recipe.

Breakfast for two? Check out this easy recipe for Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins for Two.

This Cardamom Citrus Coffee Cake is another weekend breakfast recipe I like to whip out when the weather cools down.

An easy weekday breakfast you can prep in advance is Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal. It’s flavored with warming pumpkin pie spices — a total winner!

What’s your favorite weekend breakfast dish?

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Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

Yield: 12 to 18 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These classic homemade waffles will be a hit with your family for weekend breakfasts! You can also freeze and reheat them throughout the week!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • pinch of salt
  • twist of lemon


    1. Preheat your waffle iron.
    2. Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.
    3. Add egg yolks and milk to dry ingredients and beat together thoroughly.
    4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Stir 1/2 of the egg whites into the batter, and then fold in the remaining egg whites and stir until well blended.
    5. Add butter and twist of lemon, and mix until smooth.
    6. Pour scant 1/3 cup of batter on the heated waffle mold and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.


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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 68mgSodium 82mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 5g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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