|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 27g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Whether you live in a state without a Waffle House or just want to recreate their food at home, you can't have a copycat Waffle House meal without an at-home interpretation of their signature waffles. Our version uses pantry staples rather than a $15 bag of mix and comes together in 20 minutes. Serve with a side of Copycat Waffle House Hash Browns.
Tips for Making Waffles
- A combination of butter and shortening provides buttery flavor and a crisp texture. However, you can use all butter or all shortening if you prefer.
- If you prefer to make all the waffles at once rather than serving them hot off the iron, keep them warm in a 200 F oven. To help keep them crisp, place them on a cooling rack set in a large baking sheet.
- Resist the temptation to mix the batter until completely smooth. There should still be some lumps. Don't worry! You won't notice them in the finished waffles.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for serving
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, softened
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
Maple syrup, for serving
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Stir together the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl; set aside.
Whisk together the egg, sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla in a separate bowl until well combined; stir in milk, half-and-half, and buttermilk until combined and smooth.
Fold flour mixture into milk mixture until just combined (some lumps may remain).
Preheat a waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray, and spoon about 1/2 cup batter into waffle iron. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 4 to 6 minutes.
Repeat with remaining waffle batter.
Serve immediately topped with butter and maple syrup.
How To Store Leftover Waffles
Refrigerate leftover waffles in an airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 4 days. Reheat in a toaster oven or the oven for the crispiest waffles.
You can also freeze leftover waffles on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container and keep frozen up to 3 months. Reheat in a toaster oven or 350 F oven straight from frozen until heated through and crisp.
- Pecan Waffles: Fold 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans into the batter.
- Chocolate Chip Waffles: Fold 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter.