I love cooking but when it comes down to it, brunch is my favorite meal of the day! You can go sweet, savory or a bit of both, all while enjoying a yummy cocktail before noon. Brunch becomes an extra special treat when you make waffles from scratch. We are excited to share our favorite recipe to make waffles from scratch with you.
Crisp, moist and delicious waffles are the perfect way to start a Sunday. They are easy for little hands to assist too.
Making Waffles from Scratch with Kids
My niece, Keira, loves to help me in the kitchen. While she likes eating her frozen waffles with maple syrup, she was excited to make homemade waffles.
Martha Stewart is our go-to source for breakfast recipes. Frozen Eggo waffles or pre-made waffle mix can’t compare to Martha’s light and fluffy waffles. Plus, the ingredients for these waffles are already in your pantry (flour, sugar, salt, eggs, baking soda, butter, vanilla and milk). And you don’t even need a Kitchen-Aid mixer! Just place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk till smooth. Make them kid friendly with an egg cracker.
Wait until waffles are golden brown and serve with butter or fresh berries and real maple syrup.
- Make sure your waffle iron is HOT – preheat for about 5 minutes
- No buttermilk? No problem! Make your own with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of milk
- Don’t overmix the batter – a few lumps are okay
- Use a hand mixer – it’s much easier than mixing with a whisk
- Avoid overspills – use approximately 1/2 cup of batter and test with first waffle
- Resist the urge to peak and lift the lid too early
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
- Maple syrup butter and berries
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk milk and eggs; pour over flour mixture, and whisk gently to combine (don’t overmix).
- Gently whisk in butter.
- Following manufacturer’s instructions, cook waffles until deep brown and crisp. (For a standard waffle iron, pour a generous 1/2 cup of batter into center, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges, and close; waffle will cook in 2 to 3 minutes.)
- Serve warm, with maple syrup, butter and berries and additional toppings.
We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is thirdLeslie Knope
Thanks for the waffle recipe! I’ll try it on weekends. Looks so yummy to me!
These look so drool worthy, gonna try the recipe super soon.
We haven’t made homemade waffles in a long time here! This will have to be my big breakfast Sunday meal this weekend to dust off that waffle maker we have. My kids will be so excited!
I love it! These look so good. I have a waffle iron that I haven’t used in forever, and I think it’s time to change that!
I love waffles but never tried at home. But I guess your recipe will inspire me to try this at home. Thanks for sharing waffle recipe.
Hihi….alright then. I promise not to lift the lid to check on how my waffle is doing! Thanks for sharing this guide.
I do love waffles! I am the type who takes the easy route and usually makes them frozen, in the toaster. But I am confident these would be much better.
I love this recipe it turns out super crispy on the outside. We make it every weekend!
I love cooking with my daughter on the weekend. It’s something we both love to do and this will be on our list this weekend! She loves waffles.
My girls would love to try these. They are into trying new breakfast recipes, we’ll have to give this a try.
Oh, that looks yummy! My son loves to make waffles with me too.
This look so yummy. I love eating waffles for breakfast and this look so nice.
This looks like such an amazing recipe! Cant wait to try.
The berries on top of the waffles look scrumptious