Classic American waffles

This recipe comes from the USA, where waffles are eaten almost every day and can be found on the menu of almost every breakfast restaurant. It is a recipe that is very quick to prepare and can easily be converted into a savoury version. These waffles make for a great start to the day! Eat them with fresh fruit, toasted nuts, honey, chocolate spread, whipped cream... Or go for the savoury version and combine them with salmon, shrimps and fresh vegetables, for example. Preferably use buttermilk, it makes the waffles fluffier.
30 min
12 waffles


Wet ingredients

  • 370 ml milk or buttermilk, heated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 110 g butter, melted
  • 12 g vanilla extract

Dry ingredients

  • 240 g flour
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 12 g baking powder
  • 6 g salt


Step 1

Mix all the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl: beat the eggs, mix in the lukewarm milk or buttermilk, the melted butter and the vanilla extract. 

Step 2

Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: stir the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.

Step 3

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well. Don't worry if there are a few lumps in the dough, just try not to mix for too long, or you'll end up with tough waffles. Let the dough rest while you preheat the waffle iron. 

Step 4

Place the Classic waffles plates in your GreenPan waffle iron and use the settings button to choose 'Classic'. Choose how light/dark you would like your waffles to be. If necessary, start on the lighter side and let them bake a bit browner. Use the Texture button to choose whether you want soft or crispy waffles. Press Start. Preheating starts, and as soon as the waffle iron has reached the required temperature, a signal-sound is heard.

Step 5

Make the waffle dough. Pour dough into the lower plates. Start in the middle of each plate and then pour the dough further out. Close the waffle iron. The timer runs automatically, and when the waffles are ready, it will beep 3 times. Once ready, use non-metallic tongs to remove the waffles from the iron.

Step 6

You can keep the waffles warm in a pre-heated oven (100°C), while you cook the rest of the waffles. These waffles are best served warm.



Pouring the dough. You can use a ladle to pour the dough onto the plates, but it is even easier with a measuring cup with a spout. That way, you can measure and aim the dough perfectly.

Try savoury waffles. Leave the sugar and vanilla extract out and eat your waffles with fried chicken, with eggs, bacon, grated cheese... 

Follow all steps in the recipe. Mixing melted butter with, for example, cold milk would cause lumps and you would get a badly mixed dough.

Crispy waffles? Double the amount of milk for super-fine and crunchy waffles that taste great with a scoop of ice cream.

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