Easiest Waffles – No Buttermilk? No Problem

So many waffle and pancake recipes call for buttermilk and while I agree buttermilk does make for a tasty waffle, I never seem to have any around and in swoops this recipe to rescue. Simple, easy and the best part is that you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

A crisp golden waffle in a waffle iron.

Simple Homemade Waffles

A simple and tasty waffle recipe made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
3.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 501 kcal


  • waffle iron


  • 1½ C. whole milk feel free to substitute the milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1½ C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp. butter melted (You can also substitute vegetable oil.)


  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the milk, sugar, salt, egg, and melted butter until well combined.
  • In separate bowl add the flour and baking powder. Use a whisk to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to form a batter. A few lumps are ok, do not overmix or you will get tough waffles.
  • Pour the batter into your preheated iron and cook until golden.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup.


  • When the waffles are completely cooled place them in a freezer bag separated with sheets of parchment paper and rewarm in the toaster. Boom! Homemade Eggo waffles. 


Calories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 11gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 650mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 522IUCalcium: 169mgIron: 5mg
Keyword breakfast, easy, waffles
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