Easy Waffle Recipe UK

I’ve been trying to cook more from scratch at home since I left my job to pursue my self-employment full-time. As I’m not working to anyone else’s schedule any more, I have far more time to cook from scratch and this includes making our own snacks too. As well as helping to cut back on our food shopping bill, I also like to know exactly what the kids are eating, and cooking from scratch really helps me to do this. I thought I’d share this easy waffle recipe UK as it’s a recipe I’ve been cooking A LOT recently. The kids can’t get enough of them!

What is an easy waffle recipe UK?

Cooking the perfect waffle - easy waffle recipe UK

Waffles are so simple and easy to make, and you only need a few, basic ingredients to make the perfect waffle.

My simple waffle recipe shared below is really quick to make and you’ll be able to make the perfect waffle every time.

How much do waffles cost to make?

Waffles can be really cheap to make, and my easy waffle recipe costs just 22 pence per portion based on making 12 waffles. I calculated this based on using ingredients I bought from ASDA whilst doing my weekly shop, however you should be able to get the price even lower if you shop around.

Tips for making the perfect waffle

How to make the perfect waffle batter

The recipe shared below will help you to make the perfect waffle batter. But one step that many people skip is allowing the batter to rest. This is actually an important step if you want to make the perfect waffle batter. Allowing your batter to rest helps to soften the flour and should allow any remaining lumps to dissolve. It will also give the mixture the chance to release the starches and protein in the flour which will help to give your waffles a fluffy texture.

Smooth waffle batter

What happens if you overfill your waffle maker?

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made when using my waffle maker is over-filling it. There is a bit of a knack to filling the machine just the right amount, and it does take a bit of getting used to.

If you do overfill your waffle maker, then the mixture will seep down the sides onto the work surface underneath. It does also get stuck in the grooves of the machine and down the feet too, and it can be an absolute pain to clean up.

The trick is to pour the mixture in slowly and make sure that each square is just covered with the waffle batter.

Don't overfill your waffle maker

What is the best waffle maker UK?

If you’ve decided to invest in a waffle maker, you’ll be pleased to hear that they aren’t all that expensive to buy. I bought this Amazon waffle maker and I’ve found it really easy to use, and it makes the most delicious waffles.

I was very tempted to go for a 3 in 1 waffle maker though so that I could also use the same machine to make toasties and paninis. Part of me still wishes I’d done that, as the price isn’t all that much different and you can also make two waffles at once rather than just one. But I do love the large, round waffles I get from my machine!
If you’re a Disney fan, you can also find this Mickey Mouse waffle maker UK which is so much fun and perfect for the kids (and adults too).
Or how about this Minions waffle maker?

How to clean a waffle maker

If you’ve invested in an American waffle maker and learnt how to make waffles with a waffle maker, then once you’ve made your waffles you will definitely need to give it a clean.
Thankfully, modern waffle makers are really easy to clean. If your machine is non-stick (which most are), then you’ll just need to give it a wipe with a soapy cloth to get it clean. If you’ve overfilled it, then make sure you clean in the grooves and underneath so that you don’t leave any traces of the batter behind.
Make sure that the waffle maker has had time to cool down completely before you attempt to clean it, these things get really, really hot!

What to serve with waffles

This easy waffle recipe UK is so versatile, and you can serve the finished waffles up for breakfast, dessert or even as a snacky meal when you’re just feeling a little peckish.

What to serve with waffles for breakfast

Since I started cooking these waffles in bulk, my kids love to eat them for breakfast. My boys both love to eat them just with a little golden syrup, whilst my daughter likes to add chopped fruit and chopped nuts to hers. You could add blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or banana and sprinkle on some chia seeds for a delicious, healthy start to the day.

What to serve with waffles for dessert

As with breakfast, you could add chopped fruit, nuts and syrup to your waffles for dessert. You could also serve them nice and warm with some creamy vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce to finish it off.

Waffles for dessert

What can I make in a waffle maker?

As well as making American waffles, waffle makers can be used to make all kinds of other things too. Here are a few I’m going to try out:

  • Omelettes
  • Potato waffles
  • Pizza waffles
  • Brownies
  • Quesadillas
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Hash browns
  • Bacon
  • Toasties
  • Frittata
Easy Waffle Recipe UK

Easy Waffle Recipe UK

This is such a simple, easy waffle recipe. I use it all the time to bulk cook waffles, stick them in the freezer and the kids can just heat them up as and when they want one.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 34 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Equipment

  • 1 Waffle Maker
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Electric Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams Plain Flour
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 700 ml Milk
  • 160 g Melted Butter
  • 4 Large Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together
  • Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl
  • Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients
  • Whisk the mixture until you have a smooth batter
  • Leave the batter to rest for five minutes
  • Spray your waffle maker with oil and heat up
  • Pour batter into the waffle maker making sure you don't overfill
  • Close the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden and crispy
  • Place the waffle onto a wire rack to cool
  • Repeat for the remaining waffles
Keyword American Waffles, Easy Waffle Recipe UK, Sweet Waffles, Waffle Recipe

How to make waffles without a waffle maker

This easy waffle recipe UK is designed to work best in a waffle maker. But you can still make tasty waffles even if you don’t own a waffle maker or waffle iron.

You can use the recipe to create delicious waffles in a griddle pan. You’ll still get the grooves to catch all that delicious golden syrup. Just follow the instructions in the recipe and turn your waffle half way through cooking.

How long can waffles be stored in the freezer?

Once you’ve allowed your waffles to cool, they can be stored in the freezer and taken out as and when somebody wants one. They don’t last long in our house, and I often have to make a fresh batch each week, but you can store them safely in the freezer for about 3 months.

 

This easy waffle recipe UK has quickly become a firm favourite in our house. If you try it, I’d love to hear what you think, so leave a quick comment in the comments section below!

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