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Classic Waffles Recipe

Serves 4     adjust servings

These are simply the BEST homemade waffles, guys. I've been making this classic waffle recipe for 10 years. They are quick to put together and the ingredients are pantry staples. They are crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside!


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)*
  • 1 and 3/4 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup granulared sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated


  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, add the stick of butter and the buttermilk or milk. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until the butter is about halfway melted. Take it out and stir until the butter melts completely. 
  2. Add the vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Separate the eggs and add the whites to a stand mixer or a medium bowl.
  5. Add the yolks to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently. Don't overdo it! You want to stop mixing when you can still see a few streaks of flour. (Wipe out the dry bowl and put it back in your cupboard.)
  7. Beat the eggs white until stiff peaks form, about 2-5 minutes. Start heating up your waffle iron.
  8. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not over mix. Stir until it is barely incorporated, but make sure there are no giant lumps of dry ingredients or parts of the batter that look very soupy. 
  9. Pour batter into a greased waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions.Usually it takes 2-4 minutes per waffle.
  10. If you are not eating these right away, or want to serve a group at the same time, heat your oven to 170 degrees F. (sometimes called "keep warm"). Place a cooling rack in your oven and put the cooked waffles on the cooling rack. This way they won't get soggy before you serve them.
  11. I love serving waffles with oven fried bacon and scrambled eggs. Seriously, there is no better combo! Also, these waffles would be amazing topped with Cinnamon Honey Butter!
  12. To reheat these waffles, use the toaster! These waffles also freeze beautifully. Double or triple the batch, throw the extras in a ziplock in the freezer, and have waffles any time you like. (Thaw on the counter and then toast.)