Easy Waffles

Easy waffles

The kids are back in school.  How did this happen?  Summer, where did you go?  Judging by the temperature outside, you’re still very much here.  Yet school has begun.  Sigh.  The kids started back to school on Monday.  So, what better way to reward them for trudging through the week than with easy waffles for a big weekend breakfast?  This recipe is super simple.  I just mix everything in my stand mixer, adding the ingredients one at a time and then when the waffle iron is hot, just pour 1/2 cup of batter for each waffle.

Directions for easy waffles

ingredients for easy waffles

Turn on and heat up the waffle iron.

In a mixer bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.  Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in the milk and oil.  Scrape down the sides if needed and then add the eggs, one at a time.  Turn the mixer up a little and add the vanilla extract.  Scrape it all around to be sure there’s nothing stuck on the sides or on the bottom and then you’re ready to pour the mix into a hot waffle iron.

Batter for easy waffles

Pour about 1/2 cup of batter for each side of the waffle.  Waffle irons vary, you can see here with mine, I have a very low-tech, inexpensive one.  I pour in the batter, close the lid, then immediately flip it over so the batter cooks evenly.  My waffle iron has two lights, green and red.  Green means it’s ready for batter to be poured in and then it will turn green again when the waffle is ready.  Note that you don’t want to completely fill the compartments with waffle mix.  You need room for the waffle to expand or else it will leak out the sides.

Pour batter into waffle iron for easy waffles

If you love some bacon with your waffles, try this recipe for oven roasted bacon with maple syrup.


Easy Waffles

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breafast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American



2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract


In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the milk and vegetable oil.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Turn the mixer on medium and slowly add 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
Scrape the sides and the bottom and mix until smooth.
For each waffle, pour 1/2 c. batter into hot waffle iron, being careful not to overfill.
Flip waffle iron over and cook until indicator light comes on.
If you don’t have an indicator light, you can tell the waffle is ready when there is not much steam coming out.

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