Homemade Waffles | How to make Waffles
One of the classic American breakfasts is Waffles. It just happened that I ate them for the first time after 3 years of my stay in the US.  And that too the frozen ones that my husband once bought during the days when I was buried deep with work from my new job. Life was immensely hectic and I found myself hardly cooking decent meals. But these frozen ones changed my attitude. My husband's face when I saw him heating these up in a toaster saddened me. I, of course ate them since I knew nothing better but he cursed saying that "These are NOT waffles!". That piqued my interest and soon I got myself a waffle maker. I realized that nothing - absolutely NOTHING was worth eating unhealthy and sad meals. On a side note -  Thank you Amazon for making our lives so much easier (a tad lazier yes, but lets not go there now!)
Homemade Waffles | How to make Waffles
So with new resolution in place, I started whipping up balanced breakfast meals and the first waffle I made were these basic ones -  the recipe for which comes from the instruction booklet. I used it verbatim the first time around but soon with repetitions I startedchanging it up a tad bit. I love this recipe cos it makes spongiest, fluffiest waffles. Its not sweet (may be v. mild) and hence it makes a great base for fruit compote, maple syrup, jams, fruit stews and anything else you might come up with to eat with waffles. Belgian Style waffles tend to be heavier and hence 1 waffle is enough to fill me up (along with 1 fruit and tea).
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: About 4 (7 inch diameter) Belgian style waffles
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar, or other sweeteners (See Tips)
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% Milk (see Tips)
  • 4 Egg whites (See Tips for Substitutes)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1. Sugar - You can use any other natural sweetener to replace the refined white sugar. I tend to lean on honey, agave, Sucanat, maple syrup or fruit purees. You can also use Splenda (I assume).
2. You can of course use Whole milk, but I only carry 2% milk fat hence use the same. You can instead use Rice, Almond or Soy milk to make it Diary free/ Vegan
3. Pls refer my Egg Substitutions List to make this Egg-free. If you simply want to replace the (2) Eggs with additional 1/2 cup milk, you can certainly do so but make sure to grease your waffle iron well cos since there is no fat in the waffle (absence of eggs), it tends to stick to the maker. Though you can bump up fat by way of butter and additional oil, I would suggest using Ener-G Egg Replacer and Flax Seeds are ideal substitutes in order to avoid fat calories.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Note: If using liquid sweeteners like honey, agave etc, I usually tend to add them along with the wet ingredients.

2. Whisk the egg whites for few seconds until frothy.
3. Add milk and oil to it and give it a mix until blended.
4. Now add the wet to dry ingredients.
5. Mix until well combined.
6. Prepare the waffles as per the instructions of your waffle maker.
7. And cook until done.
I served these with fresh homemade Stewed Strawberries. Homemade Waffles | How to make Waffles

Recipe Reference

recipe minimally adapted from belgian waffle maker instruction booklet

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By Kayla on Dec 28, 2013

I substituted Agave Nectar for the sugaralmond milk for regular milk, and instead of using 4 egg whites i used 4 eggs (egg yolk and egg white). They were very delicious!  \"smiley\"

By Cynthia on Oct 28, 2012

I made these waffles using a 2-square Begian waffle maker.  Doubled the ingredients.  I added a cup of dark chocolate chips (why not?).  Cooked one batch to a golden brown for that day's breakfast.  Cooked the second batch to a light brown.  When the second batch cooled I wrapped each waffle in wax paper and put into a freezer bag.  The kids take out one or two for breakfast on school mornings.  Pop into the toaster on the frozen setting.  They come out hot and golden brown.  Fabulous recipe!  



By ramya on Sep 5, 2015

Hi, I have decided on buying this presto Belgian waffle maker especially after seeing your beautiful waffles. I have few doubts regarding it and will be very thankful if you answer them.. 1. Does the battery in the waffle maker last long? 2. Are the waffles too thick as it is says double thick Belgian? 3. Is the waffle maker sturdy enough to last long? 4. Do you have anything that you don't like about it? I know so many questions but I thought I will clarify my doubts with you before I buy...

By ramya on Sep 5, 2015

Hi, I have decided to purchase this waffle iron (presto flip side), partly after seeing this beautifully made waffle :). I have a few doubts regarding it and I will be more than thankful if you will reply to them.. 1. Does the battery in this waffle iron last longer? 2. Is this waffle iron sturdy enough to last for years? 3. Do you have anything that you don't like about this waffle iron? 4. Are these waffles too thick than normal Belgian waffles? (as it is mentioned that it makes double thick Belgian waffles) Sorry for troubling you, but I thought since you are using it already, I can clarify my doubts with you...

By Maya on Jun 27, 2015

Thankyou so much for the wonderful recipe!!!! :-P :-P

By Maya on Jun 27, 2015

:-P :-P :-P :-P Im CRAZY for these waffles!!!!!!!! The batter is not too sweet so with some fruit and some whipped cream, it balances it PERFECTLY!!!! I am very satisfied with these!!!

By Maya on Jun 27, 2015

:-P :-P :-P :-P Im CRAZY for these waffles!!!!!!!! The batter is not too sweet so with some fruit and some whipped cream, it balances it PERFECTLY!!!! I am very satisfied with these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Raegan on Dec 14, 2014

I haven't eat them. but they sound gr8 from the writings ill made another one writing after i eat them :wink: 8) :lol: :-P :lol:

By Raegan on Dec 14, 2014

Ummm just made them haven't tried hope they are gr8 from the writing they sound gr8 :wink: :-| :-x :)

By Sara on Oct 8, 2014

What is the brand of the waffle maker please?

By Kari on Jul 31, 2014

Any idea about how many calories each waffle has in it for your original recipe as is DK?

By Deepali on Apr 19, 2014

To enhance flavor add a teaspoon of vanilla essence... Taste yum :wink:

By Bobby on Dec 7, 2013

:oops: They were too bland and were very dry!!!! but thanks for the recipe! 8-O

Actually my husband finds them bland as well (not dry though). But then every single recipe of waffles to us tastes bland if no additions (or topped with syrup or sauce) has been made. So, see if this helps - I usually chop strawberries into small pieces and toss few blueberries as well to this batter. It adds more moisture as well as flavor to these waffles. --DK

By Russ on Nov 3, 2013

I made these waffles using 1 cup spelt flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. I also swapped out the milk for almond milk. They turned out great. I freeze them and pop them in the toaster in the morning. Great healthy breakfast with no fuss.

By vedika on Oct 11, 2013

really yumm!! I loved them!! thank u soo much for such a wonderful recipe :lol: :lol:

By Richo on Jun 30, 2013

Im not a vegetarian, however these are the best damn waffles I've ever had. I ran out of eggs and swapped 'em for milk. The waffles were crispy, and amazing with some butter. Another plus to this recipe, it makes four waffles perfectly in a common cheap-o iron. Any other recipe out there makes 3.5 waffles.

By bob on Aug 22, 2012

:twisted: vegitarians suck

Well so do you pal! :) --DK

By Meghani sahu on Jan 31, 2012

receipe sounds good but can you tell using without eggs

Please refer the Tips section under the Ingredients for the Egg Substitution list --DK

By Sammie on Jan 14, 2012

These look great! I love Belgian waffles but unfortunately the waffle maker I work with is not as wide and makes thin waffles. aka not belgian-worthy

By Geetha on Nov 11, 2011

Hi could you please tell me what brand of waffle-maker you have??? 8-O

Please refer to the "Reference" section where I have linked to the make of my brand.

By Soumya on Nov 1, 2011

Hi D - Have you tried this with regular wheat flour we use for rotis? I just got a waffle maker and want to try this out. BTW love your website! Thanks so much!

Oh yes, I have. Will post about it some time soon :)

By Irene @ H.V.R. on Oct 5, 2011

I love strawberry and I have been baking strawberry treats for years but if I can just say it that this is one of the most tasty strawberry treat that I have ever tried. Thanks for sharing.

By vineeta on Sep 30, 2011

i love d bright pink color of strawberries.....it must be yummmm

By Priya on Sep 29, 2011

I can have anytime these fabulous waffles..

By sunita on Sep 28, 2011

this looks so yum and being a vegetarian (am not to keen on eggs but thats another story of mine) your substitutes and tips do help in making things much easier and i have a nephew, a niece not to mention my daughter and the rest of the family who are real foodies.. so this make for a good Sunday breakfast idea without compromising on making two batches of the batter. thanks so much for sharing it with us.. What i really like about your page is that you involve us in your personal experiences and not make it the usual posting recipe type of a page... kudos to u for a good job.

By Steven on Sep 28, 2011

I'm surprised to see you make something with white flour. 8-O :wink: Have you had any successes with whole wheat or other flours?

I am surprised to see you surprised Steven. I have never said that I avoid white flour - I enjoy everything - the ones that are empty calories in moderation though :) But I am not for eliminating anything in my diet - just prioritize them