Welcome to my step-by-step guide (including pictures) on how to make waffles in a waffle maker. I will also include one of my favorite waffle recipes which is suitable for Classic, American style waffles.
For more waffle recipes, please read more in my post The Best Waffle Recipes – Get Inspired.
Every waffle iron differs a little bit. Some have removable plates, some have a flip function, and some have very basic features, e.g., only a ‘ready on’ light.
Get more information about different waffle makers in my buying guide.
For my guide how to make waffles in a waffle iron, I am using the Breville No Mess waffle maker which is perfect for making round Classic style waffles.
The Breville waffle maker has a light for the power, and a ‘ready’ light to a) indicate to put the batter in and b) when the waffle is cooked.
There is also an audible alert that goes on when the waffle iron is preheated enough to put the first batch in and when the waffle is cooked. This feature is so incredibly helpful especially when you are busy with other things in the kitchen.
Most of the steps will apply to any waffle maker with slight variations of course.
How To Make Waffles In A Waffle Maker
Preheat the waffle iron with the lid closed. Choose your preferred temperature setting.
Make sure that the waffle maker sits on a flat, heat-resistant surface.
Once the waffle iron reached the desired temperature, you’ll hear the audible alert. Lift up the lid and fill the batter into the cooking grids.
By the way, with the Breville, I don’t need to grease the cooking plates at all. With other waffle makers, you’ll need to brush some oil or butter onto the plates. Check the user manual for instructions.
It is essential that you only fill the waffle plates up to 2/3 of the cooking surface. The batter doubles in size so if you put too much batter in; it will overflow.
Put down the lid and wait around 4 minutes (time varies with each waffle maker). Once you hear the audible alert, you can take out the waffle.
If your waffle maker doesn’t have an indicator light, set the timer to 3 minutes and check carefully. A good sign for a cooked waffle is when there is no more steam escaping.
Lift up the lid and carefully take out the waffle. It is best to use a plastic utensil to get the waffle out. This way you won’t scratch the nonstick plates.
Put the waffle on a plate and put your favorite toppings on.
Repeat steps two, three and four until you used up the batter.
Unplug the waffle maker and let it cool down. Wipe the interior and exterior with a damp cloth and brush off crumbs with a silicon brush.
For my in-depth guide on how to clean a waffle iron, please click here.
Once it’s cold to the touch, you can store the waffle maker away.
Watch our video on how to make waffles in the Breville No-Mess waffle iron here:
An Easy Waffle Recipe For Waffle Makers
I am going to share one of my favorite waffle recipe which is easy peasy to make. All of the ingredients like milk, flour, butter, sugar, and eggs will be most likely a staple in your pantry.
Do you want to know what my secret ingredient for extra crunchy waffles is? It is corn flour. I only add around 1/4 cup to my ‘normal’ flour, and it makes all the difference.
Jane’s Recipe For Easy Peasy Yummy Waffles
prep time: 10 minutes; yields around 10 (Classic style) waffles
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup corn flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs separated
- 4 Tblsp sugar
- 2 Tblsp melted butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla essence
- 2 cups milk
Mix the two egg yolks with the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder, corn flour) and slowly add the milk. Please note that the mixture gets a bit lumpy.
In a saucepan melt the butter and let it cool down a little bit.
Add the melted butter and vanilla essence to the mixture.
In a different bowl, beat the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Fold it gently into the batter. Done!
Now preheat the waffle iron and bake the waffles according to my step-by-step guide.
I hope you have found my guide helpful and practical. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Do you have a favorite waffle recipe? I would love to hear from you! ♥
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do u know a way to make waffles without a waffle maker
Yes, I have written a guide on how to make waffles without a waffle maker. They are actually quite delicious. You can read it here.