Get my favourite classic waffle recipe. Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, along with a scrumptious buttery taste. So tasty!
I received products from Breville Canada to facilitate this post and giveaway. As always, the photos and words are my own. I only partner with brands and products I personally use.
When we were preparing for our kitchen renovation a few years ago, I got rid of our waffle maker. Although we LOVE waffles, the machine we had caused far too much stress on Sunday mornings to keep around. Not only was the leg broken, the first batch stuck horribly no matter what I did. And, if I happened to get a little heavy handed with the batter, it was a huge mess cleaning it up. It had definitely overstayed its welcome!
I told myself as soon as our kitchen was put back together, we’d get a new waffle maker. Except, we didn’t. Instead, we ate pancakes.
Now, as good as pancakes are, waffles are my absolute favourite. I love a classic waffle with its crispy outside and light and fluffy middle. And, of course, you can’t beat the buttery taste. Are you with me?
That’s where a good recipe and reliable waffle maker come in. Both are essential for making delicious waffles at home…
Classic Waffle Recipe
Over the years, I’ve tried many waffle recipes, but I keep coming back to this one. It’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already stock in your pantry and fridge.
If you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all waffle recipe, I’d say this one is a good compromise. First, it’s made with a mixture of whole grains instead of only white flour. And, there’s very little sugar (since most are going to add syrup or fruit or whipped cream to the top anyway).
I’ll warn you, these waffles do have a lot of butter in them (making them so darn good)! I have tried cutting back the amount and adding a bit more milk, which works just fine. Substituting up to half the butter with a bit of cold-pressed canola oil or avocado oil is another option if that’s what you prefer. But, I say, why mess with perfection?
Want fluffy waffles? Go one step further by separating the eggs, beating the whites, then gently folding them into the waffle batter at the end. It’s definitely worth the hassle.
Also, be sure to use the best quality ingredients you can, such as local free-range eggs. Fortunately, we have an organic flour mill nearby, which truly makes a difference in taste (not to mention nutritional value and the environment).
Continue reading to get the full recipe…
Breville Waffle Maker Features
Need a new waffle maker like we did? Fortunately, we got to try out the Smart Waffle™ Pro 4 Slice by Breville, and I’m in love. Seriously!
Of course, the sleek stainless steel design looks fantastic in our kitchen. It’s a nice addition to our other Breville appliances, including a coffee maker, espresso machine, milk frother, juicer, toaster and tea kettle. (Yes, I’m one lucky gal!)
As far as the functionality goes, they seem to have thought of everything.
To make it easy, this Breville waffle maker automatically calculates the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle you select. Simply turn the dial and allow it to preheat.
Once the lid is closed, the timer and progress indicator automatically begin to count down as the waffles cook. No need to worry if you overfilled the batter. The “No Mess Moat” catches any excess from spilling out onto the counter. (I think they had me in mind.)
No need to peek either. Wait for the beep and lift the lid to reveal perfectly browned waffles! You can easily adjust the cooking time if you prefer lighter or darker. I love the built-in crisp control.
Did I mention how easily the waffles come out? Batter will never stick to your cooking plates thanks to premium PFOA-free non-stick coating. This is probably my favourite feature after what I went through with our old waffle maker! A quick wipe with a damp rag and you’re ready for the next time.
Who knew making waffles could be so easy and so much fun! Maybe a good gift for upcoming Mother’s Day? Just saying!
Be sure to attach a copy of my Breville waffle recipe too. Simply choose the print function on the recipe card below.
Ready to Try my Classic Waffle Recipe?
Here it is! This makes 10 waffles, so halve the recipe for a smaller group. I suggest making the full batch and freezing the leftovers.
Make-ahead freezer waffles are perfect for busy mornings! Cool completely, then store in an airtight container with a bit of parchment or waxed paper between the layers.
Just pop in the toaster and/or microwave to reheat. I find the combination works best to crisp them up.
Prefer Gluten-free Waffles?
My Favourite Classic Waffles
These classic waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, along with a scrumptious buttery taste.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole grain, whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
Mix both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff (not dry) peaks form. Set aside.
Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Stir in melted butter and mix until incorporated.
Gently fold in egg whites.
Follow waffle maker instructions for cooking.
- Want to reduce the amount of butter? Add ⅓ cup instead with a bit more milk if the batter is too thick.
Did you make this classic waffle recipe? I’d love for you to share a photo on social tagging @satoridesignforliving. Also, let me know how it went in the comments (with your star rating).
Breville Waffle Maker Giveaway
Take your waffle making to the next level. Enter for your chance to WIN the Smart Waffle™ Pro 4 Slice from Breville Canada!
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Have a scrumptious day!
These waffles look so delicious! We have a big family, so the 4 slice maker would be great. Thanks for the opportunity!
I love waffles and this recipe looks amazing!!! Sunday morning here we come! Thanks Shauna!
Shelley Butcher says
Love Breville appliances in general. Great features on the waffle maker. Love the non-stick surface and the no mess most.
Your waffles look so delicious!! I have wanted a Breville 4 slice waffle maker for a long time so thank you for the opportunity to win! What a gorgeous waffle maker!
Elaine G says
I like the No Mess Moat.I am a messy cook and tend to add more than needed.So this feature would come in handy for me.
I like the design, easy clean up. Also the preset cooking options.
Maritess S says
I really like the “moat”-edge design and the PFOA-free non-stick coating. My kids love making their own waffles and they are really good at it but when it comes to cleaning then we have a problem. The design makes it easy for me to clean after them or teaching them how to clean it is a better alternative.
Chris Finn says
I love how it won’t overflow like my current waffle maker. I know what I’m having for breakfast :)
The “no mess moat” is my favorite feature on the Breville Smart Waffle Maker. Waffles are thoroughly enjoyed at our house as well…and I had very similar experiences with our old waffle maker. It became such a challenge and a chore to make waffles for my daughter that I finally gave up. Thank you for the giveaway and the recipe!
Heather Swanson says
I like the large capacity and the digital readout.
It’s nice it makes 4 at a time.
Good size for a family 4 makes cooking time faster
I love the no mess moat.
My kids love waffles!
Mike Flaman says
The no mess moat! Thanks for the chance to win
Susan Ashcraft says
The waffles look delicious and would be wonderful with fried chicken and honey (my favourite waffle duo)
joyce s. says
Easy to get the waffles out
Alison Braidwood says
I think the non-stick coating is a very good idea. Especially for mornings when I’m more bleary-eyed than usual, and not paying too much attention to what I’m doing :0
Heather Oberg says
My granddaughter just asked me the other day to make her waffles, and I don’t have a waffle maker any more so this win would be amazing. Our 5 grandchildren would love this!
Anita D says
I like the sleek design.
Erin Ellis says
The no-mess moat is amazing! For sure made for me!
ivy pluchinsky says
i love that it has a premium PFOA-free non-stick coating
Stuart Drummond says
Looks simple to use and no stick
Deb Philippon says
I like the No Mess Moat. I hate cleaning up that type of mess.
Erin n says
This waffle maker looks so awesome! I love that it makes 4 waffles at a time, and that it is non-stick. Breville makes great small appliances and I would love this waffle maker! Have a great weekend. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Maureen L Anderson says
I like that it makes 4 at a time. Four hungry grandkids insist on it.
Diane T says
The best feature is that you can make 4 waffles at once!
Thank you for your recepie! And for a very generous giveaway!
Jenness M says
I like the no mess moat!
Phyllis W. says
I love the choice for different types of waffles.
Theresa Sampson says
This waffle maker seems less bulky than other machines and it makes 4 at a time!!!! :)
Joyce Falvo says
Very sleek design, form AND function!
Lilly Kavanagh says
I like the “No Mess Moat” catches any excess from spilling out onto the counter
Sarah Ferguson says
I like the no mess moat. Whenever I’ve made waffles at a hotel I overfill and embarrasingly make a mess!
wendy hutton says
I love that the batter will never stick to the waffle maker plates
Edith Rennes says
I love that it’s easy to get the waffles out.
Lester C says
I like the non-stick which means no mess and it can make 4 waffles at once~
Jenn T says
I like the no mess moat
LILLIAN BROWN says
I like that the Batter will never stick to your cooking plates thanks to premium PFOA-free non-stick coating.
Sandra F. says
I like that the batter will never stick to your cooking plates thanks to the premium PFOA-free non-stick coating.
Becky C says
The progress indicator is a great feature!
Your waffles look perfect. The timer makes waffle making fool proof.
Jessica Gipson says
I love the No Mess Moat. My hubby always complain how big of a mess I make when I cook this would make things much easier for me.
Theresa C. says
I love that you can choose what type of waffle you’re making!
Suzanne Giroux says
I like the feature that the waffle maker automatically calculates the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle you choose.
I love that the Breville 4 Slice Smart Waffle Maker has a premium PFOA-free non-stick coating so your waffles won’t stick to the cooking plates.
Nicole J says
I love that it automatically calculates the cooking time! Foolproof : )
I love the function of the automatic calculation for the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle I choose.
it’s a one-size-fits-all
Chris MacDonald says
I love that you don’t have to lift the lid and check to see if they are done….the timer and progress indicator are fantastic features!
I like the No Mess Moat
Surinder gurm says
Our old waffle maker died, I need some strawberries and cream
Heidi Rogers says
I’m in for the no mess moat and the perfectly browned waffles with no peeking. Mine are crispy or soft never the perfect brown.
Love your blog Shauna. Always beautiful and inspiring.
Cassandra Kazlovskis says
The no mess moat. I have a very old waffle maker and it’s SO messy!!
Laura Hilton says
I love the no mess moat and the choices for different waffle types. Sounds like it would be less mess and less guess work for waffle making!
I like the “No Mess Moat”, so unique!
Shannon Dana says
The “No Mess Moat” is brilliant!
I like that it can make 4 at a time. My current maker can only make 2?
Stephanie LaPlante says
My favorite feature is the Waffle IQ. The options are absolutely amazing!
Robyn Brooks says
The timer! This waffle maker is so advanced compared to what I have ever seen before :)
Jessica G says
I love the sleek design. Look great on the countertop
Erin McSweeney says
i love that it makes 4 at a time, great for when you’re having people over
Carol W. says
My favorite feature on the Breville Smart Waffle Maker is the no mess moat. I really dislike chipping off batter that has overflowed.
Denise M says
There are lots of great features of this waffle maker. The one I like the best is that you can select which type of waffles you are making so they are cooked to perfection!
There are a few features of the Breville Smart Waffle Maker; I like the Waffle IQ which matches the cooking time to the type of waffle and Browning Control mechanism.
lynn clayton says
i like non stick and easy clean up thats is awesome
I love that it has an overflow feature to avoid mess!
Natasha Thibouthot says
That the waffle maker automatically calculates the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle you select!
Amy Heffernan says
LOVE that it is SO easy to use and non stick!
vicki demunck says
the non stick coating would be my favorite feature
Sarah Pearce says
This would be amazing to win. My waffle maker died and I always used it to make “stuffing waffles” with leftover stuffing from Holiday meals.
Robyn Bellefleur says
My favourite feature is the premium PFOA-free non-stick coating. I think that would make making waffles a lot easier.
Love that the waffles come out fluffly and that the batter does not stick to the plates thanks to the non-stick coating.
No mess moat is the best feature I like
The recipe looks easy. The whole function of the waffle makes is 100% amazing! My son eats waffles every morning for breakfast, yes…every morning. The calculation of correct cooking time would make my mornings go a litte more smoothly haha
Bailey Wilson says
I love the no mess moat and the timer! Our previous waffle maker was really messy and over cooked the waffles.
Eliz T says
The no mess moat is brilliant!
Andy D says
I love that it can make four waffles at a time!! Perfect for our family. And the fact that it’s non stick is also huge!!
Denae Boucher says
I love the no mess moat!
I like the “No Mess Moat”,and how easy it is to clean!Thanks :).
janine a says
i like that you can change the settings for different kinds of waffles, never seen that on a waffle maker before
Sandra S says
I like the No Mess Moat the most
Amy Deeter says
i love the fact that it can make up to 10 waffles at a time
Judy hunting says
I love how easy this would be to make different breakfasts for my kids. Add a little fruit and they would be good to go
Lushka Smith says
I like the no mess moat, the less mess the better.
I love that it calculate the cooking time by selection and the surface is a PFOA-free non-stick coating
Rebecca Schildroth says
Your recipe is slightly different from mine. I will have to give it a try as my hubby enjoys waffles.
Larry Blaine says
My waffles are coming out too dark using the mix. Your waffles look perfect. I tried the classic card Belgian setting and less dark setting, waffles still coming out very dark.
Shauna Oberg says
Hi Larry, Did you do any substitutions, that is oil for butter or different flour combination? If not, the only thing I can think of is cooking at a lower setting. Your waffle maker may cook at a much higher temperature than mine. Did you try pulling them off sooner?