Laurel is back, you guys! As a follow up to last week’s Spanakopita for Lovers, we’re making waffles for the morning after! If y’all haven’t yet checked out Laurel’s site Trophy Boutique, you are missing out on some awesome tips on how to dress yourself, some funny writing, and some pretty pictures. Laurel was actually the wardrobe stylist for the photo shoot we just did last weekend for my new book. There are some totally awesome and cute behind-the-scenes pictures from that on the Facebook page if you wanna check em out.

And now for the waffles!

The thing about waffles from scratch is that:

A. They are impressive because it means you have both flour AND baking powder AND a very use-specific kitchen instrument

B. You will probably have lots of left over waffles (this recipe makes about 8). The good thing about that though is that you can refrigerate or freeze them and blam! Homemade Eggos. Stick them babies in the toaster tomorrow.

waffle recipe

Okay, at this point, if you are still reading, I assume you own a waffle iron. But perhaps you don’t know how to use it? Okay. If it is brand new and the instructions say to season it, well, you better do that. Follow the instructions in the tiny book that came with it. Otherwise, once the waffle iron is conditioned, don’t wash it. Waffles have a high fat content that makes them release easily from the griddle without leaving a bunch of junk to wash off anyway. So you should just need to wipe it off with a towel afterwards. Turn it on. Most of them have a light that comes on when it’s hot enough. You shouldn’t need to grease it at all. Use a ladle or a measuring cup or a pitcher to pour about ½ cup of batter on the bottom of the grid, or enough to cover about ⅔ of the area of the grid. Close the lid and wait. Maybe 3-4 minutes. When it stops steaming, it is ready or nearly so. Try to lift the lid. If it doesn’t come up easily, leave it for another minute and try again. Serve right away to that lady!

Also, you need to have maple syrup and maybe some jelly or powdered sugar. I know this may seem complicated, and yes, you can always just do toast and coffee. But if you really like that honey, show it in waffles.



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Classic waffle recipe

  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups milk


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs, add the milk, then the butter.
  3. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and combine with a big ol’ spoon. Don’t worry about small lumps.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron until it’s smokin’ hot. (Like Laurel!)
  5. Dispense some batter on the bottom grid and close it. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the lid opens easily and the waffles are golden brown delicious.
  6. Eat them real fast and go back to bed!


  • Calories: 255
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Protein: 6

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  1. Amber on June 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    We had ’em this morning and they were EXCELLENT! I added a little vanilla and lemon juice because that’s how I happen to make waffles, but there is no doubt in my mind they’re equally lovely as written. I even made them in our little state o’ Texas waffle iron so my husband and I would feel a little less homesick.

    • Hilah on June 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Hi Amber! That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!
      P.S. I am totally envious that you have a state of Texas waffle iron. 😉

  2. Veronika on August 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

    A friend posted on Facebook this morning about finding Eggs she didn’t know she had, which sent me on a waffle craving. I whipped out your recipe and BAM! I had my own waffles for breaky 🙂

    And you helped me pack for our move next week. No really, the other day I told my hubby we should think about what we can cook this week from our cabinets and his response was my baking supplies are the most voluminous and there’s no way I’m going to have time to use them this week. Well I did and they were delicious. Yum.

  3. Alan on November 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Oh you might want to try malted milk in your mix. It’s addictive or it’s an additive depending on your appreciation for the letter c.

    • Hilah on November 15, 2011 at 10:22 am

      I like the way you think, Alan! It’s been YEARS since I had malted milk. My mom used to buy MM mix when we was little’uns.

  4. Anne on January 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    How much is a stick of butter in grams?
    I’m from Denmark and we have buttersticks like you.

    • Hilah on January 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Hi Anne!
      A stick of butter here is 1/4 pound = 4 ounces = 113 grams by my calculations. Hope that helps!

  5. Chris on June 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I know it sounds strange, but try putting your batter in the waffle iron, and then sprinkling 2-3 T of shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Close and bake as you usually would. Use maple syrup or whatever you want to put on top of your waffles.

    Kind of gets a slightly salty-sweet thang going on. Its really good.

    • Hilah on July 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Great idea, Chris! I can imagine that would be delicious with some sautéed apples, too. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Ellese on July 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    If you are lucky enough to own a Belgian waffle iron, try the yeasted waffle recipe at King Arthur Flour. SO GOOD OMG!!
    I really need to get a regular waffle iron someday!
    Love your vids and your website looks so nice!

    • Hilah on July 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Hi Ellese!
      Thank you! You know, I have wondered if I could use a yeasted waffle recipe in my standard waffle iron. I think your comment is a sign that it’s time to give it a shot!

      • nate on August 16, 2012 at 4:32 am

        Please do a video for the yeast waffles Hilah;Pllllease??!

        • Hilah on August 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          YES! Like Belgian waffles, right?

          • nate on August 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm

            I think Belgium, yes. all the photo’s in Google show that the addictive waffle is the Belgium waffle. we get them in the supermarket in a pack of 6 but they aren’t labelled “Belgium waffles” so I’m only common-sense sure, not absolutely sure. the instructions with my waffle maker got me to whip the egg whites but it wasn’t magic at all, it tasted cheap and like a crispy gross pancake. only the maple syrup and ice-cream warded off the misery.

          • Hilah on August 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

            Haha! Yeah. Ice cream will ward off ANY misery, I’m sure. 😉

  7. Marc on December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Laurel = Tina Fey Doppelganger? Or perhaps Tina Fey = Laurel Doppelganger..

  8. Lingcullen on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    My boyfriend and I made these this morning and they were delicious! Made half plain and then put frozen blueberries in the other half. Yum!

    • Hilah on March 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that idea, Lingcullen!

  9. Erica on July 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I made these this morning, turned out really good, looking forward to trying your other recipes! Thanks Hilah!!!

    • Hilah on July 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Hooray! That’s great, Erica! Thanks for writing. 🙂

  10. Juztin on November 16, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Saw all the comments and I decided to use your recipe.And WOW! My family had a great breakfast…

    • Hilah on November 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Yippee! That makes my morning, Juztin! 🙂

  11. Elise on November 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Hilah!
    Have you ever tried Belgian style yeast end waffles? King Arthur Flour has a good recipe. Not sure if a Belgian waffle iron is essential, but they sure are good if you make them in one!

    • Hilah on November 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

      I have a recipe from my mother in law that I haven’t tried yet! I’ve been meaning to. 🙂 She told me she makes them in a regular waffle iron, so I will give that a shot! Thanks, Elise!

  12. Samreen on January 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Hi hilah!
    Yesterday was my first attempt ever to make waffles at home. Used your recipe and some more sugar + some vanilla extract for adjusting according to my taste. They turned out to be yummmilicious. Thanx soo much

  13. Cindy Morse on August 2, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Good morning Hilah,
    I have been working on myfitness pal for about 31/2 months now. I’ve lost around 15 pounds but getting so tired of eating eggs and oatmeal for breakfast. I know there’s more out there I just need to dig a little to come up with something new. I came a crossed your waffle recipe but I can’t seem to find any calorie count for it. Would it be possible to add that for me so I know how many I may or may not have. Looking forward to trying them. Thank-you,

    • Hilah on August 3, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Hi Cindy, I just added that. There’s a website called verywellfit that has a recipe calorie calculator you can use for free. That’s how I calculate for my recipes

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