The perfect golden butter waffles with crispy edges, golden throughout and light in the middle.
Waffles are the perfect way to start the day, and lucky for you, today is National Waffle Day so if you’re not having waffles for breakfast, I hope you have breakfast for dinner tonight and enjoy these then!
I have been making these waffles for years and years. They’re the perfect waffles in my opinion, crispy edges, golden throughout and light in the middle.
What’s your favorite breakfast? Do you like waffles, pancakes or french toast? Or do you like going the savory route with bacon and eggs?
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I love the different topping choices you can put on waffles, there’s your traditional butter and maple syrup. But I also love berry syrup, and my favorite way to have waffles is to spread them with creamy peanut butter, top that with bananas and then pour the maple syrup on top.
Waffle Topping Ideas:
- berry syrup
- strawberry sauce
- blueberry sauce
- strawberry or raspberry jam
- apple butter
- maple syrup
- caramel syrup
- peanut butter – I love the texture of crunchy peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- banana slices
- fresh berries – blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries are delicious
- cinnamon apples
- fruit salsa
- whipped cream
- candied nuts
- fried chicken
- large eggs
- whole milk
- unsalted butter
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- granulated sugar
How to make Butter Waffles?
- Preheat the waffle iron until it’s hot. I use a regular waffle iron, not a Belgian waffle iron. Add the eggs to a medium bowl and beat them until light and fluffy.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir them into the eggs until just combined.
- Spray the waffle iron with nonstick spray. Pour batter into the center of the hot waffle iron. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until your waffle iron light changes to show that the waffle is done, and the waffle looks golden on both sides.
- Remove the waffle carefully from the waffle iron and serve hot with butter, syrup, and your favorite toppings. Repeat with remaining batter.
Tips and Tricks:
- Add about 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or vanilla extract to the batter for some extra flavor.
- To keep the waffles warm so everyone can eat at once, preheat your oven to 200 F and place the waffles into the oven once prepared. Remove them from the oven when they are all made and everyone is ready to enjoy them.
- Use buttermilk instead of whole milk if desired.
- Double the recipe and freeze some of the waffles for another morning.
How to store?
If you have any leftover waffle batter you can store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. Then when you’re ready to make the waffles you can pour it out, or scoop it out into a preheated waffle iron straight from the fridge.
You can also store any leftover waffles for up to 5 days. I like to store mine in a zip top bag in the refrigerator, and pop them in the toaster when we want to enjoy them to crisp them up like new.
Homemade waffles can also be frozen by flash freezing them on a baking sheet, then once they are frozen solid transfer them to a resealable bag, or other freezer safe container. They will stay good in the freezer for at least 3 months. You can toast them straight from frozen until hot and crispy!
These butter waffles have the perfect crispy edges, soft middles, and are so delicious for breakfast or dinner. Top them with your favorite toppings, and you’ll never want to use a powdered mix again.
More easy breakfast recipes:
- Applesauce Pancakes
- Biscuit Breakfast Casserole
- Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
- Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Pumpkin Waffles
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Golden Butter Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 TBS sugar
- Heat waffle iron (this is a regular waffle iron, not a Belgian)
- Beat your eggs in a medium sized bowl till light and fluffy.
- Add your remaining ingredients in and mix until just mixed.
- Spray your waffle iron with nonstick spray.
- Pour your batter into the center of your hot waffle iron. (You get used to the right amount for your iron)
- Bake for about 5 minutes, or until your waffle iron says their done.
- Remove from your waffle iron carefully and serve hot with butter and syrup, or your favorite toppings.
These golden butter waffles were first posted on March 25, 2015. The photos and blog text were updated on October 10, 2022.
I’ve been opting to add peanut butter chips to my waffles. But can I get the chips to melt fully in the maker without over cooking the waffle?
We have tried lots of waffle recipes recently and this was the best (and probably the easiest one), crispy and nice and golden on the and they didn’t go soft and soggy after a few minutes on the plate! Perfect! Will be using this as my go to recipe from now on 🙂
yay I’m so glad you love it!!
Best recipe we’ve found. Came out crips and light!
Great, taste like waffles from my childhood
Aren’t those pleasant memories, thanks for the 5 stars
These were so good! Thank you! I’ve been trying to find a perfect homemade waffle recipe for years, and one that my kids really like. The crispy outside and softkros center was exactly what we were looking for! I added some cinnamon and vanilla for some extra kick. We will be making these from now on. Thanks for making our Saturday mornings better!:)
I am so glad these waffles are perfect for your family. I love the addition of cinnamon and more vanilla.
Had those waffles for breakfast yesterday and they were awesome! Wife and kid liked’em and i thought it was very easy to make!
My wife can’t eat egg whites so I added 1 whole egg plus one yoke only and my wife felt perfect afterwards!
It’s a keeper!!
Happy day! I am grateful to hear that you really liked these waffles. I know they are a favorite for us too. So glad you also could make them for your wife too.
Think these will keep in the fridge for a couple days?
Aimee Berrett says
Yeah, they should be good in the fridge for a few days. Sometimes we freeze them when we make a big batch too. I like to toast them so they’ll be crispy when they’re reheated 🙂
These waffles were so good!!! Thank you for the recipe!!
Aimee Berrett says
So glad you liked them Lizzy! Its my favorite waffle recipe!
This looks like a fantastic classic waffle recipe! YUM.
Ellen Garrett says
It is a classic. I hope you liked them.
Lydia @ Suitcase Foodist says
Well, looks like I need to go and buy a waffle maker. Not one to leave Waffle day uncelebrated.
I am glad to know that I am not the only one that slathers my waffles and pancakes with peanut butter. It helps counterbalance all the sugar in the syrup.
Ellen Garrett says
I love waffles and not sure how you have survived without a waffle maker. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Did you learn the peanut butter trick from Greg? I know our family did from his family.
I don’t think I’ve ever made waffles with butter, but I’m going to now. I’m sure they’ll be delicious!
Ellen Garrett says
Did you try them? These are my favorite waffles.
Oh yum! Aimee those look awesome! I think I’m know what I’m having for breakfast today 🙂 Happy National Waffle Day!
Ellen Garrett says
I hope you enjoyed them.