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Here are the best waffle recipes that are easy to make when you’re stuck at home! 

Do you LOVE waffles? I mean, is that even a question?! Waffles are such a classic delicious comfort food fitting for any meal or occasion. 

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Why Make Waffles at Home?

For obvious reasons, maybe you can’t get to a restaurant. Many of us are unable to due to regulations and closures. But, besides THAT, homemade food is always better! When you opt to make your meals at home, you know the exact ingredients in your food.

Are Waffles Healthy?

Well, that depends, LOL. Most flour carb-based products are entirely healthy. However, with the right choices and food swaps, everything has potential. If you opt for a healthy flour base that doesn’t include white flour, cut the sugar down, and rid the butter, you can have healthy waffles. So, cook your waffles with the best ingredients you can afford, and you’ll have a healthier result.

How to Make Waffles Directions

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix your flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Then, set it aside. Preheat your waffle iron to the desired temperature.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix the eggs. Then, stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla. After, pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until blended.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Then, cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

What If I Don’t Have Cooking Spray? 

If you realize you don’t have cooking spray while cooking, you can use butter or oil for coating your waffle grill, pan, or mold. More potent flavored oils like olive oil, although healthier, will make the waffles taste slightly different! My favorite cooking spray is this one HERE but any will do.

Can I Make Waffles Without a Waffle Maker?

If you want to make waffles without a waffle maker, then you’ll want to buy a multi-functional appliance like this one HERE. You can make waffles, pancakes, paninis, and even burgers! 

Now, you’ll either use this grill pan or a waffle mold like this one HERE. Although both methods will work, the best way to make waffles will always be in a waffle griddle iron. 

Note: Waffles made with a grill pan or waffle mold may look a little bit like pancakes. But wait, they are still waffles!

The outside has a crispy exterior as a waffle would, and the inside is chewy, just like any other waffle made in a waffle iron.

Cooking Directions:

Preheat your grill pan to medium heat. 

Lower the heat on the grill pan.

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix your flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Then, set it aside. Preheat your waffle iron to the desired temperature.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix the eggs. Then, stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla. After, pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until blended.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Then, cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

Cook for 3-4 minutes until the waffles feel crispy. 

Then, take a spatula or any tool you prefer and flip the waffles over.

Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. 

Take out the waffles from the grill pan and place them on a wire rack and let cool.

Serve immediately.

Your waffles may end up looking wonky, but they’ll taste delicious. 

How To Make Waffles Using A Silicone Waffle Mold

Whisk all the wet ingredients in a bowl until the mixture is smooth. 

Now, whisk the dry ingredients into a separate bowl. Now, slowly mix the wet and dry ingredients, and keep whisking until the batter is super smooth and don’t see any lumps.

Bring out your waffle molds and place them on a baking sheet. Make sure the sheet fits in your oven. Fill the waffle molds with your batter and level it with a spoon. Remember don’t overfill the molds!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the baking sheet alongside the filled waffle molds in the oven. Bake for approximately 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Take out the sheet and waffle molds from the oven.

Turn the waffle molds over and make sure to use gloves as the silicone waffle molds get very hot.

Then, put the waffles and the baking sheet (without the waffle mold) back into the oven. Bake them for an extra for 3-5 minutes or until golden in color. Remove the waffles and set aside to cool.

Finally, serve with toppings such as berries, maple syrup, homemade jam, or whipped cream. Yummy!

Can I Use Homemade Pancake Batter?

Yes! If you need some homemade pancake recipes, I’ll share some below!

What to Serve with Waffles?

One of the reasons I love waffles is because they go with everything! You can easily add ingredients on top or the side. In my eyes, because waffles are so fluffy, versatile, and doughy, they go with everything. Besides breakfast, you could easily serve it up with your meat choice like the southerners do it. Or use it as a side, similar to how Indians use naan bread, or Americans use garlic bread/knots with pasta!

What Kind of Waffle Maker Do I Need?

This waffle maker HERE is great because it heats up fast, cooks fast and makes delicious fluffy waffles quick. It has nearly 4,000 five star reviews which is why I purchased it to begin with! LOL It’s lived up to the ratings for sure and its easy to clean. Win!

What Ingredients Are in Waffles? 

Flour

Butter

Brown or white sugar

Yeast

Milk

Eggs

Vanilla

Dry Waffle Ingredients

Flour

Yeast

Sugar

Wet Waffle Ingredients

Eggs

Milk

Vanilla

Butter

How to Freeze Waffles: Freezer Friendly Waffles

While you’re cooking, go ahead and double or triple up the recipe so you can save and meal prep for later! You’ll save a ton of time and energy, and they’ll taste delicious. Allow them to cool to room temperature. Then, arrange them in a single-layer file on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Then, put the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until solid. Once they’re completely frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container.

How to Make Waffles

Can I Make Waffles In The Oven?

Preheat the oven to 400F. Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Put aside. Then, mix eggs, sugar, and melted butter till light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and mix it for a further minute. Add the flour mixture and beat till it is mixed. Pour in the silicon mold and bake for 10-12 minutes till the sides start to brown. Finally, finish it off with your favorite toppings. 

How to Reheat/ Preheat Waffles

Suppose you need to reheat waffles or even pancakes. Here’s how to do it. Take your waffles out of the freezer, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a 350°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Remember to loosely cover waffles with foil so that they don’t dry out. You can also place the waffles in your toaster, just like store-bought waffles. 

Favorite Waffle Recipes:

Homemade Breakfast Waffle Recipes

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/eggs-recipes/brilliant-breakfast-waffles/

Homemade Lunch Waffle Recipes 

https://www.brit.co/sweet-savory-waffle-recipes/

Homemade Dinner Waffle Recipes

Homemade Waffle Snacks

https://www.momontimeout.com/waffle-saurus-after-school-snack-idea/

Gluten-Free Waffle Recipes 

Sweet Waffle Recipes 

Savory Waffle Recipes

https://beyondmeresustenance.com/25-mostly-savory-gourmet-waffles/

Favorite Toppings for Homemade Waffles

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Whipped cream
  • Double cream
  • Ice cream
  • Maple Syrup (Real Maple Syrup)
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Compote
  • Conserve
  • Butter
  • Any Nut Butter

Easy waffle recipes

Angela

Waffles with a crunch, the pecans are lightly toasted in the waffle iron giving these low carb waffles a delicious flavor and smell. 

Gwen 

Quick and easy to make waffles free from eggs, dairy and wheat, but no one will know! They’re perfect for serving brunch or breakfast. Top with maple syrup and your favorite berries to take over the top.

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