Basic Waffles

14 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

A real good basic waffle. Make them ahead of time and freeze, then just pop them in the toaster. There is a lot of butter already in the recipe so no need to add more.


1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 Eggs; well beaten
1/2 stick Butter; unsalted, melted (add more for a crispier waffle)
1 1/2 cups milk

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Pre-heat the waffle iron until it's good and hot. Whisk together dry ingredients, then make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk gently. The batter should have a pebbled look. At this point you can add 1/2 cup of anything you would like, even cheese. Add about 1/2 cup of batter to the hot iron, close the lid and do not open it till the steam has almost stopped. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven.


I have 2 to 3 waffle irons going at once so everyone gets a nice hot waffle I also make sure to serve it with warm syrup.

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I followed the recipe to the "T" and these came out VERY DOUGHY and HEAVY!!! I even added the vanilla and sugar as suggested by other reviews.DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS ONE!!!
charismawoodard 2y ago

Good basic recipe if you are not into light and fluffy. Will use as base and add from there.
dougmills3 2y ago

Good basic recipe using stuff I have on hand.
EatMoreCheese 2y ago

Good basic starter recipe! We add vanilla and almond extract, and sometimes even a splash of Orange juice! Very easy recipe to alter for your preference.
platinumdiva 3y ago

Perfect waffles....everytime!
nitanita69 3y ago

For a "basic" recipe it is very basic, it cooked up fine but was very bland, surely needed to add vanilla or cinnamon or both.
Jcooke01 3y ago

The waffles were okay, but not the greatest. They were very soft. I added 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to give them a better flavor. I don't think I'll be using this recipe again.
sestreets 4y ago

We separated the egg whites and beat them til stiff then folded them in to the rest of the mixture, added half a tablespoon of sugar. Also vanilla Essense. Good result.
Coetess 4y ago

I added some fresh lemon juice to take away the eggy flavor. Everyone loved it, including my picky eaters.
mermaidblue805 5y ago

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