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My Favourite Classic Waffle Recipe + Breville Review

Get my favourite classic waffle recipe. Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, along with a scrumptious buttery taste. So tasty!

My Favourite Classic Waffle Recipe Featuring Breville Waffle Maker - Satori Design for Living

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.

My Favourite Classic Waffle Recipe - How to Make a Stack of Delicious Golden Waffles - Satori Design for Living

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 with Breville Smart 4 Slice Waffle Maker - Satori Design for Living

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.

My Favourite Classic Waffle Recipe with Simple Ingredients - Satori Design for Living

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?

How to Make Classic Waffles - Folding in Egg Whites

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!

Breville 4-slice Waffle Maker with LCD Display in Stainless

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.

Breville Smart Waffle™ Pro 4 Slice Review and Features - Satori Design for Living

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.)

Breville 4 Slice Waffle Maker with LCD Screen - Featuring the "No Mess Moat" Excess Batter Catcher - Satori Design for Living

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.

Breville Waffle Maker with Perfectly Browned Classic Waffles -No Mess Moat

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.

Stack of Waffles Made with Breville Waffle Maker

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.

Golden Waffles on Cooling Rack

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

Stack of Classic Waffles Made with Breville Waffle Maker
These classic waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, along with a scrumptious buttery taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 10 waffles


  • 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. 

Breville Waffle Maker Giveaway

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  1. These waffles look so delicious! We have a big family, so the 4 slice maker would be great. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. 5 stars
    I love waffles and this recipe looks amazing!!! Sunday morning here we come! Thanks Shauna!

    1. Love Breville appliances in general. Great features on the waffle maker. Love the non-stick surface and the no mess most.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    I love how it won’t overflow like my current waffle maker. I know what I’m having for breakfast :)

  7. 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!

  8. The waffles look delicious and would be wonderful with fried chicken and honey (my favourite waffle duo)

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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 :)

  12. This waffle maker seems less bulky than other machines and it makes 4 at a time!!!! :)

  13. I like the “No Mess Moat” catches any excess from spilling out onto the counter

  14. I like the no mess moat. Whenever I’ve made waffles at a hotel I overfill and embarrasingly make a mess!

  15. I like that the Batter will never stick to your cooking plates thanks to premium PFOA-free non-stick coating.

  16. I like that the batter will never stick to your cooking plates thanks to the premium PFOA-free non-stick coating.

  17. 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.

  18. I like the feature that the waffle maker automatically calculates the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle you choose.

  19. 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.

  20. I love the function of the automatic calculation for the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle I choose.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. The no mess moat. I have a very old waffle maker and it’s SO messy!!

  24. 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!

  25. My favorite feature is the Waffle IQ. The options are absolutely amazing!

  26. The timer! This waffle maker is so advanced compared to what I have ever seen before :)

  27. i love that it makes 4 at a time, great for when you’re having people over

  28. My favorite feature on the Breville Smart Waffle Maker is the no mess moat. I really dislike chipping off batter that has overflowed.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. That the waffle maker automatically calculates the correct cooking time for whatever style of waffle you select!

  32. 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.

  33. My favourite feature is the premium PFOA-free non-stick coating. I think that would make making waffles a lot easier.

  34. Love that the waffles come out fluffly and that the batter does not stick to the plates thanks to the non-stick coating.

  35. 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

  36. I love the no mess moat and the timer! Our previous waffle maker was really messy and over cooked the waffles.

  37. 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!!

  38. i like that you can change the settings for different kinds of waffles, never seen that on a waffle maker before

  39. 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

  40. I love that it calculate the cooking time by selection and the surface is a PFOA-free non-stick coating

  41. Your recipe is slightly different from mine. I will have to give it a try as my hubby enjoys waffles.

  42. 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.

    1. 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?

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