Breakfasts

Easy Classic Waffles

September 19, 2017

We usually break out the waffle maker on Sundays when the whole family is home and we have a laid back morning. It’s also an easy enough breakfast prep where kids can help, with supervision of course, that waffle maker gets hot!

This recipe makes 4-5 salad-plate size waffles. I’d say serving size is one waffle per person; they’re thick and filling! Besides, you need to save room for bacon, fruit and whatever else is being served!

What you’ll need:

2 eggs

4 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

6 tbsp butter (melted)

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups milk

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

How to pull it all together:

First, start up your waffle iron. Also, get it greased, if needed. You don’t want your hard work to end up stuck and ruined! If your waffle maker has a setting for cooked level (similar to that of a toaster) set that accordingly as well.

This is a pretty simple recipe. Simply dump everything into the bowl and then stir it all up. I love using my batter bowl, because it’s the perfect size and at the end of the batter it’s easy to pour for the last waffle.

The batter should be a relatively smooth consistency, but kind of thick. It reminds me more of a biscuit batter, not as liquid-like and runny like pancake batter.

Then it’s time to make the waffles! I usually put a 1/2 cup worth of batter on the waffle maker and try to distribute it around a little bit. You don’t want to put enough batter to cover the whole surface, because as it cooks it will expand, and you’ll end up wasting batter that seeps through the cracks.

Close the top, and whether yours is a flip model or just stays as is — follow those instructions. Ours is a flip model so I flip it over until the green ready light comes on. Then I flip it back, lift the lid and use some tongs to lift the waffle out.

I like to stack them on a plate as I’m making them, it keeps them warm and it looks so delicious.

Serve with a healthy dose of (real) maple syrup. Yum!

What’s one of your family’s favorite breakfasts to make together?

Enjoy!

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27 Comments

  • Reply katherine September 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

    These looks delicious! Definitely need to invest in a waffle maker!

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Yes you must! There’s more than just breakfast you can make with them too!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 19, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Delicious! I agree about using the real maple syrup ๐Ÿ™‚ We love waffles and pancakes on a weekend, especially now it’s getting colder.

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 8:50 am

      I’m a New England girl and nothing compares to real maple syrup — we’ve always got a jug from our local farm.

  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups September 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Yum! These look so good!

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

      They’re delicious! Not sure why I used to think waffles were hard to make?

  • Reply Ana September 19, 2017 at 9:16 am

    These look soo yummy! Can’t wait to buy a waffle maker and start making homemade waffles ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, pinning for later <3

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 9:17 am

      You’re welcome, enjoy!

  • Reply Sasha September 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve got to try your recipe! I love waffles and my kids like it when I make them for dinner with bacon and fruit! So yummy!

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Mmmmm bacon. One of our favorite sides for breakfast too!

  • Reply chris September 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    ahhh now I am sad my waffle maker broke lol. I am going to have to get a new one soon to try these.

  • Reply Annie September 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    All I’ve been craving this pregnancy is waffles and pancakes. Time to go out and get myself a waffle maker and try this yummy recipe!

    • Reply Marie September 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Yes! It’s so easy and waffles really hit the spot! When are you due?

  • Reply Kristen Jones September 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    SO yummy! Waffles are my happy place! <3

  • Reply Victoria with One Shar mama September 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I get so tired of the boxed waffle mix and all the junk in them! I need to try these instead

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries September 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    These look so fluffy! I can’t remember the last time I had a waffle, but now I want one!

  • Reply Lynn Woods September 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Yum! Waffles are my favorite breakfast food!

  • Reply Jenna Urben September 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to make waffles this week

  • Reply Brenda September 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I might have to try these this weekend! My kids are obsessed with waffles. I love that your recipe is so simple!

  • Reply Kristen September 19, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Our family loves waffles! I’m the worst for pouring too much batter on and wasting!

  • Reply Amanda Elize September 20, 2017 at 12:41 am

    These look so yummy! They look so light and fluffy! I’ll have to save this recipe for later ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome September 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

    These look delicious! So light and fluffy. You can’t go wrong with classic waffles. I think I have to copy your idea and pull out my waffle maker this Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Marie September 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Do it! They truly are so easy and delicious!

  • Reply Ashley Griffith September 20, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I think this will be what I’ll be making this weekend! They look delicious.

  • Reply Yesenia September 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    These look good and now I’m hungry. I have to say that the iron waffles are soooo much better than the frozen but ugh so much more work. My issue is I always end up putting in more mix than I should and it spills out on the sides and then cleaning that darn iron is a nightmare.

    • Reply Marie September 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      The secret is to get the iron to be “non-stick” — I treat ours like a cast iron pan and I don’t wash it with soap, but ‘season’ it with butter and just wipe clean with water after each use.

  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. September 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Waffles are the best! I need to make some soon.

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