Super easy waffles that come together in a single bowl. Sounds perfect right? Tasty, delicious waffles that whip up in 5 minutes, great for a lazy weekend.
On the 25 of March every year, Sweden celebrates Waffle Day. With the 25th of March being two days away, I was inspired.
But these are not Swedish waffles. This particular waffle recipe was inspired by the recipe I received in my waffle iron box. But, I could not be bothered to separate the eggs, then whip the eggs whites to stiff peaks before folding them into my batter. Nope, too much work.
I wondered to myself, what would happen if I skipped that step. I don’t have a big Belgium waffle maker anyway.
Guess what happened? Beautiful waffles. That’s right. They came out perfect!
Ingredients for Easy Waffles
Flour – plain standard grade or all-purpose flour is all you need. If you use self-raising flour, I would cut back the baking powder by a third.
No sugar in this recipe. Why? Well, once I forgot to add sugar and still liked the outcome. Besides, the toppings will add more than enough sugar.
Eggs bind everything together.
Salt is always necessary. Salt brings out the nutty flavour of the flour.
Vanilla extract adds a little zing of flavour.
Butter gives these waffles a delicious buttery, silky flavour. It’s always better with butter!
Baking powder is what gives these waffles all the rise they need in the waffle iron. This is what makes the waffle light and fluffy on the inside.
Making the super easy waffles
Step 1 – melt your butter, allow it to cool.
Step 2 – Add in your vanilla, milk, eggs, salt and whisk to combine.
Step 3 – Toss in your flour and baking powder, whisk together and you are ready for:
Step 4 – Pour your batter into your waffle iron and cook as per the manufacturers instructions.
Tip – waffles are usually done cooking once the steam released from the waffle iron has really slowed down.
Make an extra batch of super easy waffles for freezing!
My go-to when making waffles is to double up the recipe and freeze all my leftovers in individual serving sizes.
When we want waffles, all we have to do is pop them in the toaster to defrost and heat up. Which is great for a quick snack or breakfast!
- 300 grams plain flour (standard-grade/all-purpose)
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 375 grams milk
- 80 grams butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle maker/iron while you put together the batter.
- Melt the butter and allow it to cool.
- Add the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt to the butter and whisk to combine.
- Add in the flour and baking powder to the milk mixture, whisk until just combined.
- Pour your batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Usually, the waffle is cooked when the steam coming out of the machine begins to slow down quite a bit.
- Serve waffles with butter, syrup, whipped cream, chocolate sauce or any topping you can think of.
- This batter made about 8 waffles on my waffle iron. But will vary depending on what you have at home.
Nutrition information is an estimate. If scaling the recipe remember to scale your cook and bakeware accordingly. All temperatures stated are conventional, unless otherwise stated. Recipes tested in grams and at sea level.