The Baker Upstairs: Homemade Eggo Waffles

4.12.2022

Homemade Eggo Waffles

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These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!
These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!
I know I've posted about them several times before, but I'm still totally obsessed with my mini waffle makers! (I'm also aware of how ridiculous it is that "waffle makers" is plural, but three waffle makers make it so much quicker to make a boatload of waffles. Ha!) Since I bought the waffle makers, we haven't purchased any store-bought waffles, which is pretty amazing considering that they used to be a staple in my kids' diet. I totally love the convenience of frozen waffles, but they taste so much better when they're homemade!

These homemade Eggo waffles are so light and fluffy, with crisp edges and the perfect waffle flavor. The mini size makes them perfect for slipping into the toaster in the morning. (If you don't have a mini waffle maker, you can definitely make them on a regular size waffle maker, but the mini size works great for my kiddos.) The batch makes about 20 mini waffles, so it's easy to stock the freezer with them. I just make all of the waffles, flash freeze them for about an hour on cookie sheets, and then stack them in plastic bread bags and store them in the freezer. With less than an hour of hands on time, my kids have an easy breakfast on hand for two weeks' worth of school days. Sweet!
These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!
If you're using a mini waffle maker, a little less than 1/4 cup of batter will work great. Be careful not to overfill the waffle maker or it will drip down the sides! (For my regular size Belgian waffle maker, I use 1 cup of batter per waffle, and get about 4 waffles from the batch). The waffles will cook to golden brown in about 3-4 minutes. I use a fork to lift them from the waffle maker and transfer them to a cooling rack so they don't get soggy. These homemade Eggo waffles are so simple and delicious, and perfect for an easy make-ahead breakfast!
These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!
Homemade Eggo Waffles

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar

Add the butter and buttermilk to a small bowl or measuring cup, and heat in the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds, or until the butter is melted. Whisk in the vanilla and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the buttermilk mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and mix until just combined (small lumps are okay). Let sit five minutes. While the batter is resting, preheat your mini waffle iron. Add a little less than 1/4 cup of batter to the waffle iron and cook 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!

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