No obscure ingredients here- just a simple recipe for quick, easy waffles that are fluffy, flavorful, and ready in a snap.
I’ve discovered the secret to crisp-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside waffles. It’s all in the cooking time, y’all. I used to make waffles and, as soon as they started to turn golden, I’d remove them from the waffle iron and call it good. But they were always limp and not at all what I knew great waffles should be.
So I let them cook longer, until the golden brown got darker and began to approach more brown than golden. They weren’t burnt, not by any stretch, but they were done. These waffles had that crispy exterior that one expects from superior waffles, along with a fluffy inside. That’s a good waffle.
That’s the cooking technique, but what about the recipe itself? I went through a few of those, too. Some were complicated, calling for yeast or white vinegar or egg whites. Those ingredients are fine, they just weren’t what I wanted in a recipe for easy waffles. When I found and made this one, I knew I’d found the last easy waffles recipe I’d ever need.
I made a few tweaks, like subbing whole wheat flour for some of the white. It gives the waffles a little more body and a little more depth of flavor. You could absolutely use all AP flour. Either way, you’ll end up with fool-proof, easy waffles that are ready in a snap. Perfect for weekend breakfasts or a quick weeknight meal.
Don’t have a waffle maker? We’ve owned- and been happy with- this inexpensive waffle iron for eight years. We recently bought my grandmother this rotating one for her birthday and she loves it.
adapted from This Week for Dinner
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tbs. butter
Plug in your waffle iron to heat up. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, melt the butter and then stir in the milk, vanilla, and eggs. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. You want to remove most, but not all, of the lumps.
Cook your waffles until they’re a dark golden brown. Serve with maple syrup or homemade strawberry sauce.
If you love easy breakfast recipes, you’ll want to check out bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches and breakfast calzones.
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yummy! these sound so delicious right about now!
Thanks, Tianna! I had them for dinner and they’re definitely awesome 🙂
Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple says
Waffles are one of my favorite breakfasts! I love them with fresh berries and real whipped cream on top 🙂
That’s how I ate them for supper the night before last 🙂 So good!
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
We love eating waffles for breakfast and dinner! We do a lot of breakfast for dinner, and this looks like a simple recipe.
We do breakfast for dinner a lot, too, and this one quickly became a favorite!
Cristina @ I Say Nomato says
Yes! That is how waffles should be! I need to borrow my sister’s wafflemaker and try this recipe out.
Thanks, Cristina! Invite her over to share them and she won’t be able to say no 🙂
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Oh boy could I go for some fresh homemade waffles right now! It would be so fun to dress these up with some fresh fruit or whipped cream.
That’s exactly what I did when we had them for supper last week! I need to get photos of them up because they’ll be irresistible.
I like how you mixed wheat with all-purpose, my kids will like this recipe! (also…big fan of anything with vanilla)
Thanks, Julia! I’m a vanilla junkie, too. You could up the whole wheat flour and your kids probably wouldn’t even notice.
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I love waffles and I love easy, so these are definitely a win! Your photos are absolutely stunning too!
Thank you, Rachelle! I have some newer photos of the waffles piled with strawberries and whipped cream… they’re mouthwatering!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
O I never turn down waffles!
Me, either, Rebecca! Have a great week 🙂
Laura Gilleland says
I have been pinning ALL the breakfast recipes lately. Waffles are delicious and it is nice to have an easy, go-to recipe!
We’re obsessed with breakfast lately, too (even more so than usual)! Sometimes it’s fun to go fancy, and sometimes it’s fun to fall back on simple recipes like this one.