This homemade waffle recipe for one is easily one of the most delicious single-serve breakfasts you'll ever make. The waffles are perfectly crispy on the outside with a light and fluffy center. Pair them with some butter and maple syrup, and you have a breakfast of champions! Not to mention, this single-serve waffle recipe is so, so easy to make. In fact, just a few steps are all you have to follow to make it and it's ready in a jiffy.
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Why I Love This Recipe
It saves time. This single waffle recipe takes only 10 minutes total since you have to just cook a few waffles.
Simple ingredients. You only need a couple of common baking ingredients for this recipe, and you probably have all of them at home.
Easy to make ahead. You can make these waffles ahead of time to store them in the fridge or freezer to heat up whenever you want.
It's an all-day meal. Eat the waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. You can make these waffles anytime the cravings hit!
Ingredients You'll Need
Another thing I love about this waffle recipe is that simple ingredients are all you need to make it. Honestly, you might have most - if not all - of them at your house already.
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make the waffles:
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, cooled
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar, optional
How To Make Waffles For One
1. Mix the wet ingredients: Whisk milk, egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar at this point, too, if you are using it.
2. Add the dry ingredients: Fold the flour and baking powder into the wet ingredients and stir until you have a smooth batter.
3. Preheat the waffle iron: Heat the waffle iron and once it's hot, brush it with some cooking oil, or butter, or spray it with cooking spray. I used a Dash mini waffle maker, but you can use a regular-size waffle iron as well.
3. Cook the waffles: Pour the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffle for a few minutes until it's golden brown and slightly crispy.
4. Serve: As soon as the waffles are cooked, serve warm and with your favorite waffle toppings like butter and maple syrup. Enjoy!
- Use a large waffle iron so you only have to cook one or two waffles.
- Be careful not to overmix the batter. Just mix until the ingredients first combine and you have a smooth batter.
- Mix chocolate chips or blueberries into the waffle batter for a different flavor.
- Cook the waffles just until the steam stops coming out of the waffle maker.
- Top the waffles with fresh fruit, sliced bananas, powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter, or maple syrup.
How To Store and Reheat The Homemade Waffles
Store the waffles in the fridge: Since this is a single-serving waffle recipe, you probably won't have any leftovers. If you can't finish them - or want to make the waffles ahead of time - wrap them in foil or plastic wrap and keep them in a sealed bag in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Store them in the freezer: Wrap the leftover waffles in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
Reheating them: Put the waffles in the toaster oven and toast them for a few minutes until crispy. Just keep in mind that you'll need to add some more time if you're reheating frozen waffles.
FAQs About This Waffles For One Recipe
How many waffles does this one-serving recipe make?
One serving of this recipe makes about one large Belgian waffle or four mini waffles.
Can I substitute milk in the waffle batter?
Yes, you can substitute whole milk with water or any milk substitute you want, like almond milk or oat milk. The waffle batter will be slightly runnier if you're using water, so gradually add it to the batter.
Can I double or triple this recipe?
Yes, you can easily double or triple the waffle mix ingredients if you want to make more waffles!
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- Whisk milk, egg, vanilla extract, and butter in a bowl. Add sugar at this point if you are using it.
- Fold in flour and baking powder and stir until smooth.
- Preheat the waffle iron. Brush the waffle iron with some cooking oil.
- Pour the batter into the waffle iron. I used a mini waffle iron, but you can use a regular-size waffle iron.
- Cook the waffle until browned and crispy.
- Serve warm and with your favorite topping and/or fruits.
Serving Size:1 Large Waffle (4 Mini Ones)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 226mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 10g