This mini waffle recipe makes the most delicious waffles ever using a mini waffle maker. They are light and fluffy inside and perfectly crispy outside, with a sweet buttery flavor that's addictive!
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Why You'll Love This Homemade Mini Waffle Recipe
- It'll be a family favorite breakfast. Since my wife bought this Dash mini waffle maker, this recipe has become a favorite in the Cunningham household. Whipping up these crisp, fluffy waffles on Sunday mornings has become a weekly tradition. So I just know your family will love them too!
- Totally kid-friendly. Needless to say, these mini waffles are small, so they're the perfect size for kids! They can top the waffles with anything they want, so this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy even the picky eaters at the table.
- The waffles freeze so well. I love making a big batch of these homemade mini waffles and freezing a bunch. It makes for the perfect quick breakfast, and I honestly think they taste even better reheated in the toaster oven.
- Egg- one large one to bind the ingredients.
- Milk- I recommend using whole milk. However, you can use nondairy milk. In my opinion, oat milk and almond milk are the best.
- Butter- unsalted butter, melted.
- Vanilla extract- enhances all the delicious flavors in the waffles.
- Sugar- granulated sugar works best in this recipe
- Flour- all purpose flour for the best texture.
- Baking powder- helps make the waffles extra fluffy.
How To Make Mini Waffles
Step 1: Make the batter. Preheat your mini waffle iron. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, vanilla extract, and sugar. Once mixed, fold in the flour and baking powder. Stir until you have a smooth batter, but do not overmix.
Step 2: Cook. Spray the hot waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Drop around two tablespoons of the batter onto the waffle iron. Cook for a few minutes until the waffles are slightly crisp and golden brown on each side. Repeat with the remaining batter until you cook all of the waffles.
Step 3: Serve. Once you cook all of the waffles, serve warm with anything you want on top. Enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Make sure the mini waffle maker is preheated before you add any batter to make sure the edges get crispy.
- Grease the waffle maker between cooking each waffle to make sure it doesn't stick.
- Do not overmix the batter. Gently fold in the dry ingredients and stop mixing as soon as it's combined.
- You'll know the waffles are cooked when steam stops coming out of the iron. There should also be a light that turns off when they're cooked.
- While you're cooking the rest of the batter, keep the waffles warm on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet in the oven at 200°F.
These mini waffles are delicious with any of your favorite toppings! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Whipped cream
- Butter and maple syrup
- Maple cream
- Crushed nuts
- Mini chocolate chips mixed into the batter
- Fresh strawberries
- Sliced bananas
- Vanilla ice cream
- Fruit compote: this strawberry compote and apple compote is delicious.
Storing and Reheating Instructions
In the fridge: Wrap any leftover waffles in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in the fridge for 2-3 days.
In the freezer: To store them for longer, wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. They will keep for up to 3 months when stored this way.
Reheating: My favorite way to reheat waffles is in the toaster oven on toast for about 3 minutes. You'll want to add some more time for frozen waffles. This makes them super crispy and just delicious!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this mini waffle recipe ahead of time?
Yes! I love making a big batch and freezing the waffles since they're so delicious leftover. Just cook all of the batter and then let the waffles cool completely. Then wrap each one in plastic wrap and store it in a freezer-safe bag. When you're ready to enjoy, just warm them up in the toaster oven for a few minutes.
How many waffles does this recipe make?
I used a mini Dash waffle maker, and this recipe made 9 waffles. If you want more, just double or triple the ingreidents!
Can I make other batters into mini waffles?
Yes! These 3 ingredient banana waffles cook great in a mini waffle maker. If you're short on time, making waffles with Bisquick waffles or Krusteaz waffles is the perfect option. If you want to make waffles just for yourself, you can make this waffle recipe for one.
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- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup milk
- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- Prepare your mini waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, butter, vanilla extract, and sugar.
- Fold in flour and baking powder. Stir until you have a smooth batter, but do not overmix.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Drop around 2 tablespoon of the batter onto the waffle iron.
- Cook for a few minutes until the waffles are nicely golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the waffles warm with any toppings you want.
Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 13.6gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 2.8g