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Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles

posted by Julie Evink on January 8, 2018

Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles ~ Easy, Homemade Waffles That Are Perfectly Light and Fluffy Thanks to a Secret Ingredient!


the best homemade waffle recipe that is light and fluffyI love waffles. I adore them, but my waffles at home have always been lacking. They haven’t been those super thick fluffy homemade waffles that you dream about. You know the ones that melt in your mouth! Mine were thin and soggy. No one wants thin, soggy waffles no matter how much syrup and butter you put on them. Easy Homemade Waffles that melt in your mouth while being light and fluffy is where it’s at!

Now, it could be because I was using boxed mix. GASP. Right, I know. I’m a food blogger who shouldn’t use that stuff, but I’m also a busy mom and just plain lazy. Especially when I’m making breakfast. It was soooo easy to just grab the box, dump a few extra ingredients into the bowl and mix all while being half asleep.

And then I made these. I will never, ever go back.

It takes a few ingredients I’ll admit, but you guys it’s sooooo worth it. That little bit of extra work will leave your mouth satisfied. The only thing I didn’t have on hand is club soda, so apparently now I’ll be stocking that in my pantry!


Ingredients to Make the Perfect Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles!

  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • White vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Soda, chilled

See that ingredient list isn’t so intimidating is it?

How to make homemade waffles

You know what else is essential to a good waffle? A good waffle maker!

I love this Oster Waffle Maker I have. It won’t break the bank but it still provides a light, fluffy homemade waffle that is crisp on the outside and airy on the inside. I got this super cheap waffle maker for my wedding and I need to just throw it in the garbage, but for some reason I can’t part with it. Apparently there’s a hoarder in me.

These waffles are great on there own, but I love to make these Easy Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs. I can make them before the waffles, stick them in the oven and let them bake while I make the waffles!

If you are hosting these waffles are great for large crowds. You can place them on a baking sheet and in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm.

Pair the scrambled eggs and waffles with this delicious Sunshine Fruit Salad or Easy Fruit Salad and you have the perfect breakfast or brunch! Oh wait, you need these Mimosa Floats too! How could I forget those?

light fluffy homemade waffles from scratch

Speaking of forgetting things I totally should have brought those Mimosas to my in-laws for Christmas Brunch! We did a brunch this year and that would have been the perfect finshing touch.

We had told my hub’s step-brother to bring Mimosas but he dropped the ball given it was last minute, as in the night before so I understood.

Next year I’m totally all over those Mimosas!

I’ll also be bringing these delicious Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles!

Quick Tips for Making Perfect Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles!

  • Whisk Dry ingredients to distribute baking powder throughout the mixture so waffles rise evenly. An old fashioned flour sifter also works!
  • Cornstarch keeps them nice and crisp!
  • Don’t skip beating the egg whites. This keeps them super light and we want that!
  • Gentle is key when folding in the egg whites. If you see a few traces of egg whites in the batter no worries!
  • Club Soda is also essential to keeping the waffles nice and fluffy.
  • Cooking for a crowd? Place cooked waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet inside a 200 degree oven. They stay warm and even crisp up a little more!
  • Freeze these by laying leftover waffles on a cookie sheet and placing in the freezer. Once frozen, stack waffles between sheets of waxed paper, place in a freezer bag and return to freezer. To reheat pop in the toaster for a few minutes or place in preheated oven at 325 degrees for five minutes!

Plan your weekend breakfast now! It better include these delicious homemade waffles!

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Light Fluffy Homemade Waffles

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:05 Serves 6     adjust servings

Thick Fluffy Homemade Waffles ~ Easy, Homemade Waffles That Are Perfectly Light and Fluffy Thanks to a Secret Ingredient!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. 2% milk
  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 c. club soda, chilled
  • Butter, Syrup and Berries for serving


  1. Separate eggs. Place egg whites in bowl and let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt until just combined. 
  3. In a different mixing bowl whisk egg yolks, milk, oil, vanilla and vinegar until combined. 
  4. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar to egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. Preheat waffle maker. Stir together flour mixture, egg mixture and club soda until just combined. Gently fold egg whites into batter. 
  6. Bake waffles according to the waffle maker manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with syrup, butter and berries if desire.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 waffle pieces
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 309kcal Calories from fat 124
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 269mg11%
Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Recipe from: Taste of Home

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  • Danielle Green

    These are the most perfect looking waffles ever! And I am sure the taste matches the perfection!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Danielle! You won’t be disappointed with these!

  • Melissa Howell

    Club soda! Who’d a thunk? We actually have a Soda Stream so we can make our own! I’m totally going to have to try these!

    • Julie Evink

      I’ve heard amazing things about the Soda Stream, such a handy gadget when you need a bit for a recipe like this!

  • Charlotte | What Charlotte Baked

    These look incredible! And I love your tip about keeping the waffles warm in the oven – I’ll be using that next time I’m having people round for breakfast 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      Such a handy tip because mass producing waffles is tricky! Enjoy!

  • Malinda

    I never thought about putting club soda in waffle batter! I am making these next time!!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s the secret ingredient to perfection!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    These waffles look absolutely PERFECT! The combination of fluff and outside crispness is on point, and I cannot wait to try these. I have a feeling they might become a new weekend favorite.

    • Julie Evink

      They sure will! Seriously, mouth watering thinking about them!

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