Basic Waffles

Homemade Basic Waffles (Wheat) are delicious with a bit of syrup and sliced fruit.

This Basic Waffle is made with wheat flour and real butter and is inspired by the recipe in Joy of Cooking.


Units Scale
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs (well beaten)
  • 4 to 16 tablespoons 1/2 to 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Batter Optional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plump raisins or other very finely diced soft dried fruit
  • 1/3 cup grated semisweet or milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (toasted)
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened dried coconut
  • 1/2 thinly sliced ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (for a savory version)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (for a savory version)

Serve With

  • Pure maple syrup or jam
  • Pats of butter


  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to your machine’s directions.
  2. Whisk together in a large bowl: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter and milk.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  5. Gently whisk them together with a few swift strokes. (The batter should have a pebbled look, similar to a muffin batter.)
  6. If you wish, fold in one or more of the optional ingredients listed above.
  7. Spoon ½ cup batter (or the amount recommended by your waffle iron’s manufacturer) onto the hot iron.
  8. Spread the batter to within ⅓-inch of the edge of the grids, using the back of a metal spatula, wooden spoon or ladle.
  9. Close the lid and bake until the waffle is golden brown, about 6 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, fruit, applesauce, jam or powdered sugar.
  11. To keep warm before serving, place the waffles in a single layer on a rack or platter in a 200°F degree oven until ready to serve.


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