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Delectably fluffy with the sweetest hint of vanilla that pairs perfectly with your favorite syrup, these homemade waffles will be an instant family favorite.

There is nothing I love more for breakfast than delicious, fluffy homemade waffles. I don’t have a craving for breakfast foods very often, but when I do it is typically waffles.

Fluffy Homemade Waffles Recipe

Breakfast for Dinner

I’m not much of a breakfast person in the morning. I do however LOVE to make breakfast for dinner. Breakfast is such an easy meal to make when you just don’t know what to cook.

Breakfast night is a regular part of our family meal plan. On Monday night in our house you can look forward to enjoying all of your favorite breakfast foods.

Fluffy Homemade Waffles Recipe

Fluffy Homemade Waffles Recipe

The Domestic Diva
Delectably fluffy with the sweetest hint of vanilla that pairs perfectly with your favorite syrup, these waffles will be an instant family favorite.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 22 small square shaped waffles


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar with the mother
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • First, in a large measuring cup, add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with the mother to your 1 1/4 cups of whole milk and set aside.
  • Then, in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, and shortening on low speed for several minutes until the texture is a bit like sand. The whisk attachment on your stand mixer will do all the work of cutting the shortening into your flour mixture so that it is evenly distributed throughout. Just make sure there are no large lumps of shortening in your mix before adding the wet ingredients.
  • Next, pour wet ingredients, milk/vinegar mixture, heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla extract, into your flour mixture. With your stand mixer and the whisk attachment, mix the wet and dry ingredients together on low-medium speed until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Heat your waffle iron according to your specific waffle irons instructions.
  • Ladle the appropriate amount of batter into your waffle iron. DO NOT OVERFILL Waffle Iron. Close the lid and cook until golden brown. Cook time will vary based on your waffle iron.* Continue this step until all batter has been cooked into waffles.
  • Serve waffles with your favorite syrup or toppings.


*I use a square waffle iron that uses approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle square. This recipe yields 22 square shaped waffles. Yield will vary depending on the size and shape of the waffle iron you use to cook this waffle batter.
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Lots of Waffles to Feed the Whole Family

I currently have a square waffle iron that makes 2 square shaped waffles at a time. This recipe uses about 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle square. So, if you use a different type of waffle iron to make this recipe, the amount of waffles this recipe makes will vary.

No matter the shape or size this homemade waffle recipe is better than a trip to your favorite diner!

Fluffy Homemade Waffles Recipe

Do not save the batter! It won’t hold up well in the fridge. Instead, turn all of the batter into waffles. Then you can save the waffles in a freezer bag either in the fridge to enjoy the next day or they can be frozen to enjoy at a later date. Just reheat them in the microwave or oven.

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Can you think of an even better breakfast to enjoy on Christmas Morning than homemade waffles? Paired with bacon and eggs, maybe even some cheese grits? Now that sounds like the perfect holiday breakfast an entire family will love.

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Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family. When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys.


    • Woah a whole week of breakfast?!?! That’s my kind of cooking. I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe of you decide to make it.

  1. Amber Myers Reply

    I will have to try these waffles for breakfast. Or anything, really. We do enjoy breakfast for dinner.

  2. This sounds delicious! And since the pandemic, I have been cooking more and even started baking, although not from scratch. I could definitely do this, it will be great to not use a mix for a change!

    • I completely agree, and SO much healthier. There is definitely some questionable things in some of the mixes on the market. I like cooking from scratch because I know exactly what goes into what I’m making. Best of luck to you on your cooking adventure. I’d love to hear what you think of this waffle recipe if you ever get a chance to try it out.

    • I’ve never had much success saving batter. It usually ends up looking not so great the next day and I just toss it. It is much better to cook all of the batter, then you can save the already made waffles in the freezer. You can quickly heat up as many waffles as you’d like in the microwave, easy-peasy.

  3. My family goes crazy over waffles. We are still looking for the best recipe. We will try this one next time!

    • My family is crazy about waffles too. I like that they are a little less time consuming than making pancakes. My family loves this recipe, I hope yours does as well.

  4. Gervin Khan Reply

    My kids and I love waffles so much. We love to have that not only for breakfast but any time of the day.

  5. Homemade waffles are always the best! I remember those times when breakfast wasn’t breakfast if there were no waffles. I should make some again soon and bring back memories of those times when my kids were still little.

  6. Sign me up. I’m ready for a waffle breakfast, especially for Sunday brunch. I tend to make pancakes more than waffles, but reading your delicious recipe gives me a reason to pull out the waffle machine. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Kita Bryant Reply

    These are some amazing looking waffles! I would love some for breakfast.

    • These also freeze well. So if you’d like you can make them ahead of time and reheat in the microwave for an easy, quick breakfast.

  8. What an interesting recipe! We have a waffle maker and I would like to attempt to make some of these for the kids.

  9. Richelle Escat Reply

    It looks so fluffy indeed! I will definitely try your recipe!

  10. Oh wow! These waffles looks perfect and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, babe!

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