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Whether you are looking for a classic waffle or something fun and different we have you covered with this collection of waffle recipes!

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All the Waffle Love!

Homemade waffles are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make. The waffle iron pretty much does all the work. I just wait until the “ready light” turns on and I’ve got a perfectly cooked and delicious dish. 

Why we love waffle recipes:

  • Delicious. Those golden crannies are the perfect place to hold all kinds of delicious toppings. We especially love melted butter and syrup!!
  • Toppings! Pile the toppings high on any of these utterly delicious waffle recipes, they are all to die for!
  • Variety. From Belgian, to chocolate, to red velvet waffles, you’re sure to find some new favorites in this collection!
Two buttermilk waffles stacked on a blue and white plate topped with fresh berries and syrup.

Keep Them Fluffy

Here are some tips for getting them perfectly fluffy:

  • Don’t over-mix. In a separate large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda) then stir them to the wet ingredients (milk mixture) to help ensure all the ingredients are properly distributed without overmixing.
  • Allow the batter to sit for about 5 minutes before pouring.
  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg white. Mix the yolks into the batter. In a separate bowl, whisk the whites until stiff peaks form, then FOLD it into the batter.
  • Don’t stack waffles on top of each other. The waffles underneath become soggy.

Belgian Waffles V STandard Waffles

Standard waffles often call for buttermilk, use a waffle iron with shallow pockets, and yield a denser cake-like texture. A Belgian waffle maker has deeper pockets which help the recipe ingredients become airy on the inside and crisp on the outside.

To use a regular easy waffle recipe in a Belgian waffle maker, beat the egg whites separately as well as add a tidbit more baking soda or powder.

Chicken and waffles with cinnamon butter on a white plate.

Waffle Iron 101

Waffles are one of our favorite easy breakfast recipes. The crisp exterior and fluffy center is a favorite. To get perfect waffles every time, use these tips!

  • Don’t overfill the waffle iron.
  • Don’t peek. If your waffle iron doesn’t have a timer you can know the waffle is done when it stops steaming.  
  • Don’t use metal utensils to remove the waffles as they can chip the coating on the waffle maker.
  • Oil the waffle iron especially when using an older iron. Butter, cooking oil, or cooking spray work well and keep the waffles from sticking to the iron. 
Chocolate waffles topped with fresh berries stacked on a white plate.

Waffle Tips

  • Buttermilk. Many waffle recipes call for buttermilk. Easily make your own!
  • Use pancake mix for waffles. Pancake batter is formulated a little differently than waffle batter. However, with a little extra oil, turn the pancake mix into a batter that can be cooked on a waffle iron. For every cup of dry mix, add 2 extra tablespoons of oil. 
  • Variations. Add sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or food coloring to the batter, or buy waffle irons with different shapes.
  • Toppings. Maple syrup is a classic, or change it up with Buttermilk Syrup, powdered sugar, Nutella, fresh berries/fruit, Whipped Cream, jam, peanut butter, honey, or Chocolate Gravy
  • Savory waffles. Make fried chicken for Chicken and Waffles, top with Sausage Gravy, add salty Bacon Bits to balance out the sweet syrup, sprinkle with shredded cheese and a sunnyside-up egg, or use mini waffles to make a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg and ham in the middle.
  • Keep them warm. Preheat the oven to 200°F. As the waffles finish cooking, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven. They should be able to keep for about 30 minutes before drying out. 
  • Leftover waffles are also perfect for saving in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for later. Pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast.

Best Waffle Recipes

We love a good waffle. They are delicious and can take on so many tasty flavor profiles. Enjoy this list of our favorites!

1 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 374 votes
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2 Belgian Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Belgian Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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3 Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Chicken and Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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4 Bisquick Waffle Recipe

Breakfast Bisquick Waffle Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 7 votes
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5 Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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6 Crispy Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Crispy Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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7 Cinnamon Roll Waffle Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Waffle Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 17 votes
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8 Chocolate Waffle Recipe

Breakfast Chocolate Waffle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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9 Banana Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Banana Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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4.98 from 135 votes
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10 Red Velvet Waffle Recipe

Breakfast Red Velvet Waffle Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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restaurant Quality Waffles

There is nothing better than fluffy homemade waffles on a Saturday morning and Buttermilk Waffles have to be our favorite!

These waffles are fluffy, light, and taste great with a bunch of yummy toppings. My kids beg me to make waffles almost daily. They love this recipe and it’s quickly becoming our go-to waffles.

Here is the recipe:

5 from 1 vote

10+ Waffle Recipes

By: Lil’ Luna
Whether you are looking for a classic waffle or something fun and different we have you covered with this collection of waffle recipes!
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Add eggs and stir until combined.
  • Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a whisk. Fold in the vanilla and let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the waffle iron and grease with butter or cooking spray. Pour about ⅓-½ cup of batter into the waffle iron. Cook until ready. Top with syrup and berries. 


Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 600mg, Potassium: 341mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 525IU, Calcium: 182mg, Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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The Perfect Pair

With such a fun variety of waffles to choose from, you’re sure to find some new favorites for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

And of course, we can’t forget to call out our favorite homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe too! It pairs perfectly with any of these recipes!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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