Easy Homemade Waffles Recipe for a fun family breakfast! Thick, crispy, fluffy, waffles at home! Our waffle batter can be used for big waffles or mini waffles.
This easy breakfast is a blast for kids to make and it’s especially great for back to school breakfast! Let kids put on their favorite fruit or sprinkle toppings and you can even add them to the mix!
When we were shopping Kay asked me for this adorable little waffle maker. I really thought, will this thing even make a good waffle? Aside from being adorable, it’s extremely affordable! I kinda wish I bought two so we could make more than one waffle at a time. They’re super cute and fun for kids that want to get into the kitchen for Mini Chef Mondays!
How to make waffle batter:
(waffle batter recipe is on the bottom of this post)
We’re the dump it all into a bowl and mix type, but with this recipe, we do suggest mixing the liquids and then adding the dry ingredients.
The main reason is we don’t want to overwork the flour trying to beat the eggs! If you overwork the flour you’ll overwork the gluten and then you’ll have a tough waffle. No one wants a tough waffle! You’ll see tons of different recipes online. We tried a few and there were some we liked and some we didn’t like. Some said to beat the yolks separate and then whip the egg whites for a fluffier waffle. The end result for us, the whipped actually had a much fluffier texture, but reminded us more of a pancake texture so we prefer to keep them together. When we started making our own recipe we took a few things into consideration.
- an easy recipe for kids.
- a recipe that kids would love.
- freezer friendly
To freeze fresh waffles just lay them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and then place in the freezer in a single layer. Once the waffles are frozen place into a freezer safe container.
You can use real buttermilk, to make homemade buttermilk waffles but since we have buttermilk sensitivities in our house we make a homemade buttermilk recipe.
Easy Homemade Buttermilk Recipe:
Combine a cup of milk (minus 1 tablespoon) with a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Allow to set for 3-5 minutes. This causes the milk to slightly curdle but this is what you want, give a good mix and it’s ready to go.
Choosing a waffle maker:
Dash Mini Maker – WaffleThe waffle maker we have comes in quite a few colors, Mini Chef Kay had to have the pink! 🙂 We adore our mini waffle maker and it makes the perfect size waffles for our family! I do think we may upgrade eventually, but for now, we’re really digging this adorable mini waffle maker! If you have a larger family we suggest getting more than one of these mini waffle makers or a waffle maker that makes more than one waffle. This one is perfect for our family of 3. It takes about 5-6 minutes per waffle and we just put the already cooked waffles into a warm oven until they’re all done. The waffle maker we have comes in quite a few colors, Mini Chef Kay had to have the pink! 🙂
We adore our mini waffle maker and it makes the perfect size waffles for our family.
I do think we may upgrade eventually, but for now, we’re really digging this adorable mini waffle maker! If you have a larger family we suggest getting more than one of these mini waffle makers or a waffle maker that makes more than one waffle.
This one is perfect for our family of 3. It takes about 5-6 minutes per waffle and we just put the already cooked waffles into a warm oven until they’re all done.
I’m actually anxious to buy a few more products like this one! They have a grill and griddle in addition to the waffle maker. Have you tried them?
Homemade Waffles Recipe
Homemade Waffles Recipe
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tbs vinegar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup butter - melted
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups flour - all purpose
- 4 tsps baking powder
- Mix the vinegar and milk together in a bowl.In a separate bowl mix the eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla.Add in the salt, sugar, flour, baking powder, and milk.Prep your waffle iron by brushing on some melted butter with a silicone brush. Once the waffle maker is ready use a cupcake scooper to add the batter.Cook until the waffles are golden brown.