Homemade Eggo Waffles Recipe

You will love this homemade ‘Eggo’ Waffles recipe because it’s easy to make, full of flavor and saves money on the food budget by making it from scratch.

Waffles are considered a staple item in our house. They are great for busy mornings when we want to feed the kids something hot and quick before school or even on the weekends before sports and activities make for an even busier weekend.

They taste even better when you can make them from scratch. Fresh, homemade waffles have crispy edges and are light and fluffy on the inside. I love the versatility of fresh waffles. Throw in some fresh fruit or chocolate chips to the mix, and this classic favorite is perfectly paired with some fresh butter and real maple syrup.

As the waffles make their way off the waffle iron, lay them on a wired cooling rack or they can become soggy quick. Do not stack them on top of each other as the steam from them will make each other soggy as well.

For best results, eat them fresh. But if you want, you can make a big batch of them and freeze them to enjoy another time. Cool them completely and lay them flat inside a freezer bag. Use parchment paper to stack them so they will not stick to one another. Reheat in toaster oven or regular oven. Microwaving works too, but they will not be crisp.

If you need help finding a waffle maker, I wrote a waffle makers buying guide on a few of the most common waffle makers currently available along with their product features, advantages and disadvantages. This post should help narrow down which type of waffle maker is right for you.

Homemade 'Eggo' Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour   
  • 1 teaspoon salt   
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar   
  • 2 eggs     
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add flour, salt, baking powder and sugar to bowl. Mix dry ingredients together. Set aside. Pre-heat waffle maker to desired temperature.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Add to dry ingredients. Mix together well for two minutes.
  4. Cook based on your waffle maker’s directions.
  5. Place on cooling rack or plates lined with paper towels to absorb the steam from waffles. Flip waffles over after they have cooled for a minute to avoid them getting soggy on one side.
  6. Serve with your favorite fixings – cinnamon, butter, syrup or fruit.
  7. Place the rest in a gallon freezer bag, using a piece of wax paper to separate each layer. Squeeze out extra air from bag and stick in freezer.

Adapted from: All Recipes