Who doesn't love a big fluffy waffle? This single serving waffle recipe is the perfect way to get your fix without leftovers. Just mix up the batter, pour it into your preheated waffle iron, and enjoy!
Why go out and order an expensive breakfast in a restaurant? It's super quick and easy to make a delicious waffle at home with inexpensive ingredients.
You don't even need to use a waffle mix! The batter is made from simple baking staples that you likely already have on hand.
In less than ten minutes, you'll have a delicious homemade waffle that's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Just add your favorite toppings and dig in!
Whether you're whipping up a quick weekday breakfast or want to make a special weekend treat, this single serving waffle recipe is just what you need.
All you need for the batter is a few basic ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. So why not give it a try?
Here's what you'll need for the recipe:
- Baking powder
For the exact amounts, scroll down to the recipe card.
Ready to make a single waffle recipe for one? Just follow these easy step-by-step directions.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Next, add and egg, milk, and melted butter.
Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined.
Preheat the waffle iron then spray the cooking surfaces with oil for an easier release.
Pour in your batter then cook according to the waffle maker instructions.
The waffle is done when the steaming has slowed or stopped, about 3 minutes later.
That's all there is to making a light and fluffy single serve waffle!
Waffles are a delicious and easy breakfast option, but sometimes you want to mix things up. Here are a few ways to change up your basic waffle recipe:
- Use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for a healthier option.
- Add chocolate chips or fresh berries to the batter for a fun twist.
- Substitute protein powder for ¼th of the flour for a filling meal.
- Use a non-stick waffle iron and spray. This will prevent sticking and make cleanup easier.
- Preheat your waffle iron before adding the batter to ensure evenly cooked waffles.
- Be careful not to overfill your waffle iron, or else your waffles can be too thick. You can also get a lot of batter spilling over.
- Toast for crispy waffles. For a crispier outside, cook in the iron for only a minute or two before it browns. Then finish it in the toaster oven.
There are many ways to serve a waffle. The most common way is with syrup, butter, and powdered sugar. You can also add fresh fruit, preserves, or honey.
For a savory option, try topping your waffle with sausage, eggs, and cheese. We like to bake sausage in the toaster oven.
Waffles are a great base for dessert. Try them with whipped cream and fresh berries or chocolate chips sprinkled on top.
If you're feeling adventurous, experiment with different sauces or spreads.
The recipe does make a large size waffle so you may want to eat half now and save the other half for later.
To store a leftover waffle, first wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, place the wrapped waffle in a resealable bag or container. Be sure to label the bag or container with the date so you know when the waffle was made.
Waffles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months. When you're ready to eat your leftover waffle, simply reheat it in the toaster or microwave.
You can freeze waffles for up to three months. But it's better to make a fresh single serve waffle since it only takes about ten minutes.
Yes, you can waffle for one from a mix. You'll just need to scale the recipe down for only a single serving.
There are a few ways to tell if a waffle is done. The first is to see if the steaming has slowed down or stopped.
Next, look at the color of the waffle. If it's golden brown, it's probably ready to eat.
Another way to tell is to lift the waffle iron and see if the waffle comes off easily. If it sticks, it needs a little longer.
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Single Serving Waffle
- ½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Whisk in the egg, milk, and melted butter until just combined.
- Preheat the waffle iron and spray it with oil.
- Pour batter into the center of the waffle iron, allowing it to spread evenly and cook until set, about 3-5 minutes or until waffle is no longer steaming.
This looks absolutely fantastic and super easy to follow! Now I have an excuse to make waffles just for me!!
This is what I needed, every time I made too much batter for Waffles and there are only two of us! Thanks
This actually worked really well for me as my son is often the only one who’s going to eat waffles in the house, and this enabled me to make him his own portion without having to start up a huge batch
These are terrific! I love that it makes just enough for me!
This waffle recipe is so calling my name!! I love homemade waffles but no one else in my house does. Now I can just make myself one when I get a hankering for one!! Thanks for the single serving size recipe!!
With the kids all being in school now I love to make myself a nice breakfast once they are out the door and exercise has been done. This works out perfectly for a nice breakfast treat for myself