This copycat Waffle House waffle recipe is amazing. It brings the iconic restaurant right into your own kitchen, and these homemade waffles are even better! Don't believe me? You will when you take a bite of these fluffy buttermilk waffles covered in your favorite maple syrup!
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Why You'll Love This Copycat Waffle House Waffle Recipe
Saturday mornings are made even better when I whip up a batch of these Waffle House waffles. I love serving them piping hot with a pad of butter and dripping in fresh maple syrup. These homemade waffles are insanely fluffy with a slightly crispy texture that's addictive.
If you have a hungry crowd, don't fear. You can easily double this recipe up and have enough to go around.It's a great thing this recipe makes eight waffles because everyone goes in for seconds and thirds. They're just so good!
The best part about these scratch made waffles is that they take only a short 30 minutes from cooking to serving. That's even less time than the wait for a table at the restaurant!
Ingredients For Waffle House Waffles
- Flour- all purpose is perfect for this recipe.
- Cornstarch- helps achieve that crispy waffle crust.
- Salt- kosher salt, for enhanced flavor.
- Baking soda- a leavening agent for fluffy waffles.
- Baking powder- another leavening agent.
- Egg- one whole egg, lightly beaten.
- Granulated sugar- adds sweetness to the waffles.
- Butter- unsalted and softened, for cooking the waffles.
- Vanilla extract- pure vanilla extract, gives a light vanilla flavor.
- Milk- whole, for rich waffles.
- Buttermilk- gives a unique and delicious tang to the waffles.
- Berries- optional, for topping and serving.
- Syrup- fresh maple syrup, for serving.
How To Make Waffle House Waffles
Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set the dry ingredients aside.
Step 2: Mix the wet ingredients. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, butter, and vanilla until well combined. Then stir in the milk and buttermilk and keep whisking until combined and smooth.
Step 3: Combine the mixtures. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Make sure to mix gently with a rubber spatula and mix until the ingredients are just combined.
Step 4: Add the batter to the waffle maker. Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add some butter to the iron and spoon about ½ cup of batter into the waffle iron.
Step 5: Cook the waffles. Cook the waffles for about 4-6 minutes or, according to the manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately topped with anything you want.
Tips To Make The Best Buttermilk Waffles
- Don't skip the buttermilk! Buttermilk is easy enough to find in any grocery store, and it really makes a difference in the texture and flavor of these waffles.
- Don't over-mix your batter. If you over-mix it, you'll end up with dense waffles. Not the fluffy waffles we know and love from Waffle House.
- Using butter in the waffle maker instead of cooking spray will help you get a delicious golden crust on the waffles.
- Serve the waffles immediately with fresh fruit, maple syrup, and powdered sugar for an extra indulgent breakfast.
Storing and Reheating Instructions
In the fridge: You can store any leftover waffles in the fridge for a day or 2-3 days. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap and stick them in the fridge.
In the freezer: I love making a double batch and freezing the extra waffles. They are the perfect easy morning breakfast! Wrap any leftover waffles in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag. You can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheating: By far, the best way to reheat leftover waffles is in the toaster oven for a few minutes until they're nice and crispy.
More Copycat Recipes
- IHOP pancakes
- Denny's pancakes
- Starbucks lemon loaf
- Jimmy Dean breakfast casserole
- Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened, plus more for serving
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup buttermilk
- Stir together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl; set aside.
- Whisk together egg, sugar, butter, and vanilla in a separate bowl until well combined; stir in milk and buttermilk until combined and smooth. Fold the flour mixture into the milk mixture until just combined.
- Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add some butter and spoon about ½ cup batter into waffle iron. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until golden brown and crispy, about 4 to 6 minutes. Serve immediately topped with berries and maple syrup.
Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g