Delicious Breakfast Waffles Recipe

Move over pancakes, waffles are the popular breakfast choice. Especially so if you’re wanting that something that feels a little extra in comparison to a bowl of standard cereal. With this waffles recipe, you’ll be enjoying a delicious brekkie within 15 minutes, so dust off that waffle machine and plug it in, STAT!

Are waffles just weird pancakes?

No, no they’re not. Waffles and pancakes share the same (or similar) pantry ingredients, but they’re most definitely not the same! Pancakes are soft, and fluffy in texture and have a flat surface. Waffles have a crispy shell and are light, a little fluffy and a little chewy. They’re also made in a waffle machine to get that fabulous surface grid pattern to catch syrup and sauces. #drool

And once you’ve cooked this waffles recipe, what can you top them with? Try maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even maple smoked bacon and an egg for something different.

A waffle machine is required

The easiest way to nail a waffle recipe and get them perfectly crisp is with a waffle machine. The good news is that you absolutely don’t need to spend big money on these to get epic and tasty results.

The Kmart Family Waffle Maker is just $42 and is perfect for pumping out four waffles at once. But if you want something MUCH smaller, where everyone can take turns in making their breakfast, there’s always the Nostalgia My Mini Waffle Maker, $20 at Target.

No one ever regrets buying a waffle machine. via GIPHY

Try this quick and yummy waffles recipe


  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 240g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt (or buttermilk)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Melt the butter either on the stove or in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Use a whisk to whisk the eggs, yoghurt, milk, melted butter and vanilla bean paste. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, lightly folding until just combined.
  4. Preheat and grease the waffle machine. Pour enough batter to cover the plate (resist overfilling it or the mix will flood over the sides) and close the lid. Cook the waffles until golden brown and crisp (cooking time will vary between machines, so keep an eye on it!).
  5. Remove the waffles from the machine. Grease the plates again and repeat the cooking step until all the mixture has gone.
  6. Serve waffles straight away as they’re cooked or keep them warm in a hot oven until ready to serve.

NOTE: You can FREEZE leftover waffles. After defrosting, you can give them a quick reheat and crisp them up in a toaster or air fryer!

Chocolate waffles recipe? You bet!

Just like a pancake, you can add any toppings you like to a waffle to make it a glorious gastronomic experience. And if you really want to level up, adding a heaped tablespoon of good quality cocoa to the waffles recipe will turn your breakfast into a chocolate sensation. Just mix it in with the flour, too easy!

chocolate waffles recipe
Turn this easy waffles recipe into a chocolate delight! Source: Bigstock

Are you a waffle or pancake kind of family and will you be giving this waffles recipe a go? Let us know what your favourite toppings are in the comments below. YUM!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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