Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour

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Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour

Calling all waffle lovers! Today I’m so excited to share my recipe for Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour.

My Easy Homemade Waffles are perfectly fluffy, crispy, and golden and taste delicious topped with butter and maple syrup.

Best of all, they’re super easy to make with simple ingredients, so grab this amazing waffle maker and let’s dive into the recipe below.

As always, you can watch my full step-by-step video tutorial over here and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel for weekly recipe videos.

 

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

The Best Homemade Waffles – Crispy & Fluffy

If you love homemade waffles, but hate complicated and/or time-consuming recipes, then this recipe is FOR YOU.

I’m all about keeping things simple (especially for breakfast recipes) and this self rising flour waffle recipe is no exception.

These easy homemade waffles are 1000 times better than frozen waffles or store-bought waffle mix, and one of our family’s absolute favorite homemade breakfasts.

 

Reasons You’ll Love These Easy Homemade Waffles
  • #1 – They’re absolutely delicious with a perfectly crispy exterior and soft and fluffy interior
  • #2 – They’re made with just a few simple ingredients including my favorite self-rising flour
  • #3 – They’re quick + easy to whip up and freezer friendly – perfect for batch cooking/meal-planning

 

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Best Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour – Tips & Tricks

Wondering what is the secret to good waffles? Or maybe how to make waffles fluffy and crispy?

You’re in luck! Below I’m sharing all my tips and tricks for the absolute best homemade waffles from scratch.

 

#1 – Use a good quality waffle iron

We purchased this waffle iron last year and it’s AMAZING!

It makes 4 large waffles at a time, and the lighted beeper lets you know when it’s preheated and done cooking.

Another perk? It has a 6-setting browning control so you can choose the level of goldenness/crispy you want your waffles.

And because nobody wants to be cleaning a waffle maker for hours – I’m mostly obsessed with this waffle maker because the non-stick plates are removable AND dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze.

If you need a new waffle maker, this is 110% my recommendation!

 

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#2 – Add cornstarch

Wanna know my favorite trick for achieving crispy waffles on the outside with fluffy, tender, and soft insides?

Add cornstarch to your waffle batter.

It’s super easy to add it in with your flour, and ensures the perfect waffle texture every time.

 

#3 – Use milk and buttermilk

A lot of waffle recipes will use just milk or just buttermilk, but after several rounds of testing, using both yields the best waffles.

The buttermilk adds a delicious flavor while the milk creates a more light + fluffy waffle that crisps up nicely.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use milk alone but the flavor from the buttermilk really makes them more noticeably delicious, and is worth buying if you plan on making homemade waffles.

 

#4 – Don’t overmix the batter

Just like when making quick breads, pancakes, and muffins you want to make sure you don’t overmix the batter.

You only need to whisk it until the flour is combined, and it’s okay if the batter is a little lumpy.

 

#5 – Let the batter rest

This is one of the KEY elements for ensuring your waffles turn out perfectly crispy/fluffy.

I recommend letting the batter rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – 1 hour before cooking them.

If you try cooking your waffles immediately, they simply won’t turn out as fluffy, so don’t rush.

 

#6 – Use a large cookie scoop

I’ve found it’s easiest to use a large cookie/ice cream scoop for scooping out the batter quickly/evenly.

I like to scoop out the batter into one waffle square at a time, and this method helps prevent overflow/spillage.

 

#7 – Keep waffles warm in the oven

To ensure your waffles remain warm and crispy while preparing a large batch, place them in a 200 degree preheated oven, or turn on your oven warmer setting.

You can either place the waffles directly on the heated oven rack, or place them on a wire cooling rack on a large baking sheet.

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Simple Homemade Waffle Variations:

Don’t want just plain waffles? Try one of my delicious and easy variations below!

  • Chocolate Chip – Add in 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to your wet batter
  • Blueberry – Add 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries that have been patted dry to your wet batter
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon – Use 2 tbsp light brown sugar, 1 tbsp sugar, and 2 tsp cinnamon instead of the sugar amount in the original recipe
  • Chocolate – Add 2 tbsp cocoa powder in with the flour and 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Waffle Topping Ideas:

Don’t forget the toppings! My go-to is this delicious maple syrup and a little bit of butter but there are so many options, which I’ve included below.

  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fruit Syrup/Jam
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nutella
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fresh Fruit – Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Pineapple, or Banana
  • Nuts – Walnuts, Pecans, or Almond Slivers

 

What Do I Serve Homemade Waffles With?

For a rounded breakfast or brinner, we love to eat homemade waffles with scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit, but the possibilities are endless.

Our family also loves to make the chocolate chip version topped with whipped cream for a sweet and yummy dessert.

Feel free to check out other popular breakfast recipes below for more homemade breakfast ideas!

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Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour FAQ’s

 

Why are my waffles not fluffy?

If your waffles aren’t fluffy, this is likely due to overmixing the batter, using expired self rising flour, or not letting the batter rest.

Make sure you check your ingredients/expiration dates before preparing your batter, and wait 30 minutes before you cook them.

 

How do you make waffles less dense?

Make sure you don’t overmix your waffle batter.

I also recommend using my recipe of half milk and half buttermilk, and using oil instead of butter for a perfect balance of fluffy and crisp waffles.

 

How can I tell when waffles are done?

If you have a waffle maker that doesn’t have a timer or light indicator that shows when the waffles are done, the best way to tell is when you see steam coming out of the waffle maker.

The steam indicates the waffles are finished cooking throughout and they are crisping up on the outside.

 

How do I easily remove waffles from waffle iron?

I prefer using these non-stick tongs.

 

How can I keep waffles warm while I make the rest of the batter?

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F or “keep warm setting” and place cooked waffles directly on the oven rack or on a wire cooling rack on a large baking sheet.

 

Can I cook waffles ahead of time?

Yes! Our family loves waffles and this homemade waffle recipe is so easy to double or triple for making a big batch to freeze.

If you plan to freeze your waffles, I recommend removing them from the waffle iron before they’re fully crisp so that when you reheat them from frozen, they’ll crisp up perfectly without being overly done.

Check out the storage/freezing instructions below for guidance.

 

Homemade Waffles Storage and Re-Heating Guide

 

How to Store Leftover Waffles

Fridge: Let cooked waffles come to room temperature, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Freezer: Let cooked waffles cool completely, and place in freezer safe bags, placing parchment/wax paper in between layers to prevent sticking, and freeze up to 2 months.

 

How to Reheat Waffles

From Fridge/Freezer: Place individual waffles in a toaster or toaster oven and heat on desired setting until warm and crispy.

If heating from frozen, you might need to use the defrost setting if you have one.

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

How to Make Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour

 

Step 1:

First gather up all your ingredients and kitchen tools. I’ve included a helpful list of everything you’ll need below!

 

Homemade Waffles Ingredients Needed
Kitchen Equipment/Tools You’ll Need

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Step 2: 

First use a sifter and sift your flour and cornstarch into a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine and whisk together your wet ingredients to include sugar, oil, milk, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Step 3: 

Slowly stir in your flour/cornstarch mixture with your wet ingredients and whisk together until combined and the dry mixture is incorporated.

Don’t overmix the batter, and it’s okay if the batter has a few small lumps.

Cover and place your bowl in the fridge to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 

Step 4: 

While your waffle batter is still resting, preheat your waffle iron and if needed brush lightly with oil.

Once fully heated, remove the waffle batter from the fridge and use a large cookie scoop to add your batter to the waffle maker a square at a time.

Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, or until the waffles are your desired level of golden and crispy.

I love using this waffle iron because it has beeping indicator lights letting me know when it’s preheated + done cooking, and it has 6-setting adjustable browning.

I personally cook my waffles on level 4.5 or 5 and they turn out perfectly crispy + fluffy every time.

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Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 
Step 5:
Use non-stick tongs to remove your waffles from the waffle iron, and keep them warm and crispy by placing in a preheated 200 degrees F oven.
You can either place cooked waffles directly on the oven rack or on a wire cooling rack on a large baking sheet.
Once all waffles are cooked, top with desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!
I personally love mine with a little butter and delicious maple syrup, how about you?
Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast! 
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Try my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour for delicious, fluffy, and crispy waffles with no baking powder. Top them with butter and maple syrup for a delicious homemade breakfast!

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Rest Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American

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Instructions

  • First use a sifter and sift your flour and cornstarch into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine and whisk together your remaining ingredients to include sugar, oil, milk, buttermilk, eggs, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add in your flour/cornstarch mixture a little at a time, and use a whisk to combine with your wet ingredients. Don’t overmix the batter, and only whisk until all the flour is incorporated and any large lumps are combined. It’s okay if the batter has a few small lumps.
  • Cover and place your waffle batter in the fridge to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • While your waffle batter is resting, preheat your waffle iron and if needed brush lightly with oil.
  • Once fully heated, remove the rested waffle batter from the fridge and use a large cookie scoop to add your batter to the waffle iron a square at a time.
  • Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, or until the waffles reach your desired level of golden color and crispiness. With this waffle iron, I cook mine on level 4.5 or 5 and they get perfectly crisp and golden every time.
  • Use non-stick tongs to remove your waffles from the waffle iron, and keep them warm and crispy by placing in a preheated 200 degrees F oven. You can either place cooked waffles directly on the oven rack or on a wire cooling rack on a large baking sheet.
  • Once all waffles are cooked, top with desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!
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Notes

How to Store Leftover Waffles

Fridge: Let cooked waffles come to room temperature, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Freezer: Let cooked waffles cool completely, and place in freezer safe bags, placing parchment/wax paper in between layers to prevent sticking, and freeze up to 2 months.

 

How to Reheat Waffles

From Fridge/Freezer: Place individual waffles in a toaster or toaster oven and heat on desired setting until warm and crispy.

If heating from frozen, you might need to use the defrost setting if you have one.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Easy Homemade Waffles with Self Rising Flour and will give this delicious breakfast a try.

Does your family love waffles too? What’s your favorite waffle topping? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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