Homemade Waffles: Quick & Simple Recipe

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Who doesn't love a homemade waffle?

When my daughter started to get teeth, and we started exploring different foods, I was looking for something she could easily eat with her hands that was soft. I wanted something that would also offer some nutrients and would be a good on-the-go snack option if I was ever in a pinch. Waffles are it.

You can whip up a quick batch in just a few minutes with basic ingredients almost everyone will have in their kitchen. Waffles also freeze well and can be made in advanced and popped in the toaster for a quick bite.

Waffles have quickly become a staple food in our home and I’m happy about it. Every Friday morning we start the day off with homemade waffles, whole milk yogurt, and fresh berries. They’re easier than I thought they were to make from scratch and everyone enjoys eating them.

Making waffles with my daughter is my new favorite thing to do. She loves to watch me add the ingredients and whisk them all together. She’ll be helping me make waffles in no time… I’m sure of it.

To some, waffles may seem like a junk food, but to you I say…how rude. If you think of waffles and you think frozen, processed, and loaded with sugar, I get it. These are not those waffles. These waffles are so much better and so not processed.

Make waffles your way - substitutes

This waffle recipe can easily be substituted with your preferred flour, egg replacement, and you can even add mashed fruits or veggies to the mix for some extra nutrients and flavor.

You can use whole wheat, gluten-free, and even substitute the egg for flax and the dairy for your preferred milk alternative if you need to. We like to add in pumpkin, zucchini, blueberries, raspberry, jam, spinach, and whatever other fruits and veggies we have in the fridge.

First, you need a waffle maker

You have two options (that I recommend).

First: Dash mini waffle maker

Our family loves this mini waffle maker and we use it every week. I snagged one for less than $20 and it barely takes up any room on our counter. I’ve even brought this little waffle maker camping and it fight in the side pocket of my backpack.

Second option: Dash multi mini waffle maker

I upgraded from the mini (still have mine) and got the multi mini waffle maker for Christmas and it has made making waffles for the family a lot faster! We really enjoyed the size of the mini waffles from the mini waffle maker so upgrading to one where we can make four waffles at a time has been amazing. It has these little channels on the griddle that catch extra batter you pour so you don’t have to waste any if you over pour – you end up with a mini waffle stick.

dash mini waffle maker

Dash mini waffle maker

If you’re tight on counter space, this mini waffle maker barely takes up room and could fit in your hands.

Dash multi mini waffle maker

Dash multi mini waffle maker

Our family loves this multi mini waffle maker and we use it every single week.

Perfectly cut waffles and berries

Homemade Waffles

Easy and simple, make waffles in minutes. Customize the waffles your way by adding your favorite fruits, veggies, spices, and spreads.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: waffle
Servings: 6 waffles


  • 1 Waffle maker we like the Dash mini waffle maker (did we mention that?)
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Spatula


  • 1 cup Flour use whatever you like
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder aluminium free
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Whole Milk use whatever milk you like

For Greasing Your Waffle Maker

  • Butter or Coconut Oil

Optional (but recommended)

  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Add the flour and baking powder (and vanilla and cinnamon if you want) to a bowl and mix together with your whisk.
  • Next add your egg and milk. Whisk until smooth and there are no lumps.
  • * If you want to add mashed blueberries or another fruit or veggie, now is the time to fold them in to your liking.
  • Plug in your waffle maker and when it's hot and ready, pour your waffle mixture - about 1/4 cup. Let cook for about 4-6 minutes or until the waffle is cooked all the way through and is noticeably tan on the outside.
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings like whole milk yogurt, fresh berries, butter, and syrup.


You can substitute every ingredient in this recipe for ones that suit your dietary needs. Replace flour with gluten-free flours, eggs with flax, and milk with non-dairy milk alternatives.
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