Classic Fluffy Homemade Waffles

Classic Fluffy Waffles

My favorite Fluffy Classic Waffles recipe is on the docket today.  I always, always, always make waffles from scratch, and when I do, I prefer this delicious whole wheat waffle recipe that I grew up on. My boys love them too, but my husband grumbles about them a bit, so once in awhile I make him some good old fashioned white ones.  I developed this recipe to be crispy on the outside and chewy and fluffy on the inside.  Even though the wheat ones are still the fave, we love these waffles too.

Classic Homemade Waffles

I am sharing a few helpful notes about preparing this recipe, storing the waffles, and my awesome waffle iron at the end of the post, so keep scrolling after you have read the recipe to check those out.

Yield: 5 servings
Author: Domestic Daybook - Tonia
Fluffy Classic Waffles

Fluffy Classic Waffles

Classic waffles that are slightly crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil


  1. Separate the eggs. Whip up the egg whites until they are light and fluffy. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolks, milk, sugar and oil. Add the flour, salt, soda, and baking powder and whisk until smooth. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter and bake in a hot waffle iron.
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**A couple of notes about how I prepare this recipe:
  • I have replaced all or part of the milk with buttermilk, or the whey I have strained off my homemade yogurt, if I have it on hand, and the waffles are even more delicious.  
  • I always separate the eggs and put the egg whites in my Kitchenaid and let them whip up while I am whisking together the other ingredients.  Then I fold them in to the batter.
Fluffy Waffle Batter
  • Your final batter should look light and fluffy and may have a few lumps of egg white in it (see picture above).

These waffles do great in the freezer.  I always make a double batch so I have leftovers to put in the freezer and then pull out and pop in the toaster on busy mornings.  I have also caught my teenage boys pulling them out of the freezer and having them as a snack at all hours of the day.

I love my waffle iron.  I wanted a traditional waffle iron, but they are almost impossible to find in the size I need to feed my large family, so I settled on this one.  I would say it makes waffles that are halfway between a Belgian waffle and a traditional waffle iron.  The thing I like best about this waffle iron is that it has wells on each side that catch any overflow batter if I happen to overfill the iron.  (See picture below.)  No more cleaning up messy countertops, power cords, and waffle iron exteriors due to overflowing batter for me.  Love that!!

I purchased my waffle iron from Amazon.  Here is an affiliate link if you are interested.

My favorite classic waffles!