Never buy frozen waffles again! You'll love how easy it is to make homemade waffles for your family with this recipe and I even include freezing tips for the leftovers...if there are any!
Do you like to make a big breakfast for the weekend? We do and my family loves Homemade Waffles. What better way to celebrate the weekend then with the family gathered around the table and a batch of hot homemade waffles with tons of butter and warm syrup. And let's not forget the bacon!
This is an EASY recipe that I know you're going to want to print out and use again and again. And the good thing about this recipe is you can freeze any leftover waffles your family doesn't eat.
Sometimes I even like to make a double batch so we do have leftovers. I especially did this when our children were young. It was easy to take a frozen waffle out of the oven and toast it up to serve for breakfast on a busy school morning. Make sure you check out the freezer tips for leftover waffles below also.
I definitely think I might even make homemade strawberry sauce to serve alone with these waffles this weekend. Or how about topping the waffles with homemade whipped cream? That would be really delicious!
This is a basic homemade waffle recipe. I think you'll also enjoy the recipe for Homemade Fluffy Waffles which is an overnight yeast dough recipe. It produces a very light, crispy waffle that is amazing!
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Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- Vegetable oil
- Baking powder
- Vanilla Extract
Preheat the waffle iron while you prepare the batter. In a large bowl, beat the eggs using either a hand beater, mixer or whisk until fluffy.
Add in the flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Beat until just smooth being careful not to over-mix the batter.
Spray the preheated waffle iron with non-stick baking spray. Pour the batter onto the hot waffle iron, close the iron and bake according to the manufacturer's directions or until the waffles are golden brown.
Remove the waffles and place on a baking rack until you're ready to serve. Waffles are best served within a few minutes of removing from the waffle iron.
How to keep waffles warm before serving
If you need to wait a little while before serving the waffles, you can keep them warm by following these easy steps:
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees while you’re making the waffles.
- As you remove the waffles from the waffle maker, place them on top of a baking rack that’s been placed over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- You can keep them warm in the oven for up to 20 minutes or so before serving.
How to freeze and reheat waffles
Can you freeze homemade waffles? The answer is YES! This is the best waffle recipe to freeze too!
This recipe will make 8 Belgium waffles so you might have leftovers. Don’t worry, you can freeze the waffles to use at another time.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay the uneaten waffles on top of the parchment paper in a single layer with a little space in between each waffle.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 45 minutes or until the waffles are frozen solid.
- Remove the waffles from the baking sheet and place inside a freezer safe plastic bag.
- Label the bags with the date and place in the freezer for up to three months.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire baking rack on top.
- Remove the desired number of waffles from the freezer and place the waffles on top of the baking rack that’s been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. You can lay the waffles directly on the baking sheet, but placing them on top of a baking rack helps the heat from the oven circulate around the waffles making sure they crisp up evenly.
- Place in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the waffles are hot and crispy.
- Serve with butter and warm syrup.
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- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat the waffle iron while you make the batter.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs using a hand beater or whisk until fluffy.
- Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour mix onto hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown or following the manufacturer's instructions for your waffle maker.
- Remove the waffles and place on a baking rack until ready to serve.
- To freeze any leftover waffles, place them on a baking tray and then place the tray in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes until frozen.
- Remove the frozen waffles from the baking tray and add to a freezer bag, label and return to freezer.
Reheat Frozen Waffles
- Reheat the frozen waffles in a toaster oven.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2017 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!