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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.
Copycat Waffle House Waffles at Home
There is a reason why there is a restaurant named after waffles. It is simply because they are the best.
We all know that Waffle House has the best waffles, hands down. There really is no debating it. They have perfected their recipe and it shows. Every visit I make to Waffle House involves ordering a waffle.
This recipe is the best copycat recipe for homemade Waffle House waffles. They can be eaten plain, with your favorite syrup, or dressed up with your favorite fixings.
These waffles are so fluffy and delicious. You can make them in a belgian waffle maker or any type of waffle maker that you have.
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.
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!
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.
Homemade Waffles on Christmas Morning
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.
Easy Homemade Waffles Recipe – Better Than Waffle House
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1/4 cup shortening or coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk (no buttermilk, see notes)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Then, in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, and shortening (or coconut oil) 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 (or coconut oil) into your flour mixture so that it is evenly distributed throughout. Just make sure there are no large lumps of shortening (or coconut oil) 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.
- If you do not have buttermilk, it is easy to make your own. Stir 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar into 1 1/4 cup of whole milk (instead of buttermilk like the recipe calls for). Let it sit for 5 minutes before mixing it into the waffle batter.
- 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.