The Best Classic Waffle Recipe

Classic Waffle Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


This Classic Waffle Recipe makes waffles that are perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The best classic recipe for homemade waffles!



  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light oil, such as canola or vegetable
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cups milk (I normally use 2%)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and stir to combine.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the eggs, oil, applesauce, and milk.
  3. Whisk all ingredients together until a thin and slightly lumpy batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturers directions.
  5. When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve waffles hot with your favorite topping, such as buttermilk syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream.


  • If you don’t have applesauce, you can replace it with oil. I often have it on hand and like the added sweetness and moisture it brings to the waffles, but you can use what you have on hand.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295.2 Fat: 11.5g Cholesterol: 63.4mg Sodium: 153.8mg Carbohydrates: 40.1g Sugars: 11g Protein: 8.3g Vitamin A: 28.2µg Vitamin C: 1mg

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