Homemade Waffles

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Homemade Waffles

I’m not sure where or when I started making this yummy breakfast. But, it is one of our favorites. We usually wrap up the week by having waffles on Friday mornings.

My favorite way to serve it is with whipped cream and berries. It’s probably more worthy of a weekend morning, but works for me on Fridays. Kinda makes the last day of a school week a mini celebration.

I vary the waffle recipe, but here’s a great one:

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Homemade Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
Rich and flavorful, these homemade waffles will make your weekend mornings extra special. Bake up some extras so you can toast them for quick breakfasts mid-week.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: belgian waffles, homemade waffles, waffles
Servings: 8 waffles
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup oil
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, and oil.

  2. Bake in a hot waffle maker.

  3. Serve with butter and maple syrup or freshly whipped cream and berries.

Recipe Notes

If preparing this as a mix, mark a quart-size ziptop bag with which wet ingredients to add later. Combine the dry ingredients in bag and seal. Store in pantry until ready to use.

To prepare the waffles in advance, prepare the recipe as directed. Cool the waffles on a rack and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 524mg23%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 218IU4%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Quick Cuts:

  • If you’re not in the mood to mix up these from scratch every time, prepare a bunch of homemade mixes at one time.
  • Don’t keep buttermilk on hand? You can easily prepare a substitute. Pour one Tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar into a one-cup measure. Add milk to fill the measuring cup. Allow to sit for five minutes. Use in place of 1 cup buttermilk.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Jamie says

    Wish I was with you guys eating them. Yum! Bust out the vanilla bean ice cream!

  2. Jenna says

    we love waffles, we eat ours with sour cream and strawberry jelly! can’t think of a better breakfast.

  3. Shari says

    We are totally addicted to this recipe of yours. When are you publishing your full and unabridged cookbook? STill loving your ebook, but I’m ready for another. I’m so glad you gave a reminder about preparing a bunch at once. We have company coming and I can do this ahead of time to save a little kitchen time. Thanks!

  4. Stephenie says

    About how many waffles does this make?

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @Stephenie, it depends on the size of your waffle maker. I’m going to say about 8 in the small, round Belgian waffler size.

  5. Danielle says

    Please help! I have 4 kids who must all be going through growth spurts! How do you feed your 6 hungry kids waffles? Multiple makers? Certain brand of waffle maker? We eat as a family, but I’m over in the kitchen while everybody eats. My old waffle maker that broke took 5 min per waffle. Do you make them ahead? Help! I knew you would have the answer. 🙂

    • Jessica Fisher says

      I feel your pain. Recently I bought this Cuisinart waffler and it has transformed our waffle eating. It makes ginormous waffles that can quickly feed my kids. I freeze the leftovers.

    • Kathy Anthony says

      I heat our oven to 200 degrees… put a cooling rack in baking sheet so air can circulate. That will keep them warm so you can eat as a family.

  6. Patty says

    Love that I have stumbled on this site!! This recipe has many eggs in it, so I am wondering if you have prepared it eggless and how that was best achieved. Thanks! My son also has an egg allergy, so I make waffles in batches and freeze them, so he can pop them in the toaster in the morning before school. I’ve been meaning to find a recipe that would let me ditch the mix!!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      I don’t think I’ve made this since she was diagnosed. But, per the doctor’s instructions, I do let her have baked goods with some eggs in them and she seems to be fine. I also have substituted flax seed meal for the eggs in pancakes before.

  7. Nia Hanna says

    I just wanted to say that these are hands down the best waffles I’ve ever made and eaten. We stayed at a hotel with a breakfast bar that included a waffle iron to make your own waffles; my babies loved them. When we got home, they asked if I could make waffles like the ones at that breakfast bar ( I know they were from a boxed mix) and I didn’t think I could pull it off. I looked up your recipe and remembered reading about your yummy Friday A.M tradition of waffles and decided to try your recipe. I’m so glad I did because the family thinks they taste very close to the ones at the hotel, and we now have them frequently. So delicious!

    • So glad that your family is enjoying them! I just made a whole grain version of these today. Will be sharing soon.

  8. Jamie Snyder says

    What’s the difference between using bleached or unbleached flour? Will it hurt to use bleached if unbleached is called for??

    • It’s a nutritional difference. Unbleached hasn’t been chemically treated in the same way. The recipe should work out fine with bleached.

  9. Elsi says

    The link to “homemade mixes” (https://goodcheapeats.com/2010/7/make-your-own-mixes/) gets an error. It looks like a reorganization of the site has changed the links. I found it at https://goodcheapeats.com/make-your-own-mixes/

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