Waffle Recipe For One

This homemade waffle recipe for one is a classic! See just how easy it is to make crisp, golden and delicious waffles for one person. No need to make a big batch, this recipe serves up the perfect amount!

A waffle topped with whipped cream, banana slices, and dusted with cinnamon on a large plate with a fork

If you’re like me you might think nothing of having the same thing for breakfast every day of the week. I’m a true smoothie-for-breakfast girl. It’s just so easy for me to whip up a smoothie and bring it into my office as I begin my work day. Truth be told, by the end of the week, I’m ready for a breakfast change and that change often comes in the form of a wonderful, perfectly cooked waffle.

One of the things that makes this waffle recipe so special is the fact that it makes one large golden waffle, not a batch – just one.

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A waffle topped with banana slices on a large plate with a mug of coffee and orange slices in the background

Homemade Waffles For One

There’s nothing better than a homemade waffle. One with a crisp buttery exterior and a light and tender inside is absolute perfection.

Waffles are, of course, wonderful for breakfast but they can also be perfect for dessert too.

I love topping a warm waffle with fruit and a dollop of whipped cream. Sliced bananas, strawberries, or berries of any kind seem to elevate it. Take it a step further and drizzle hot fudge sauce over the top and you’ve got one amazing dessert.

If you’re interested something more savory, consider making chicken and waffles. Although I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken, crispy baked chicken is fantastic paired with this recipe.

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See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • an egg
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • melted butter
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

How To Make Waffles

  1. Begin by beating together the egg, milk, vanilla, and butter in a bowl.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated. Lumps are okay in the waffle batter. Don’t feel the need to stir until lumps are completely gone.
  3. Pour the batter onto your heated waffle iron and bake until the waffle is golden brown and crisp.

NOTE: For this waffle recipe, I use a Belgian waffle maker and the batter is enough for one. Your waffle maker might be a different size than the one I use. If you have a bit of batter left over, make a second smaller waffle.

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A forkful of waffle with whipped cream, banana slices, and dusted with cinnamon on a large plate

Can I Double Or Triple This Recipe?

Yes! The ingredients in this waffle recipe can be doubled and tripled successfully.

Can I Freeze Waffles?

Yes. Just place the cooled waffles in a zip topped bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat the frozen waffle, place it in the toaster and cook until heated through and crisp. (You will likely need to cut the waffle in half to fit it in your toaster).

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Waffle Recipe For One

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Waffle Recipe For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: waffles
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk (you may use cows milk, almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat waffle iron. Spray with non stick cooking spray or brush with melted butter.
    Beat the egg in a bowl until fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla, melted butter, and sugar and mix well.
  • Whisk in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix gently until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter on the iron and close it. Depending on the size of your waffle maker, you might have too much batter. If so, use the little bit of remaining batter to make a second, smaller waffle.
  • Cook the waffle until the waffle iron’s indicator light shows that cooking is complete, or until no more steam comes out. The waffle should be golden brown and crisp.
  • Lift the waffle out of the waffle iron with a pair of tongs and enjoy right away.


For this waffle recipe, I use a Belgian waffle maker and can make one waffle. The waffle maker you use might be a bit smaller. If so, you will likely have a small amount of batter left over. Use the batter to make a second smaller waffle.


Serving: 18 inch diameter waffle | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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The information shown for this waffle recipe is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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43 thoughts on “Waffle Recipe For One”

  1. 5 stars
    I thought they were delicious and buttery, but if you like sweeter waffles I would suggest putting more sugar or more syrup but for me these are perfect and more of a savory waffle which are great for chicken and waffles.🙂

  2. Hailey Byrnes

    3 stars
    the batter was runny and it came out a little bit flat but i found if you added a bit more flour it gets fluffy but the taste was good:)

  3. 5 stars
    My 4 year old loves waffles but he’s really the only one who eats them- so this recipe for one waffle is perfect! He loves to help me make them and they are quite delicious! This is a staple in my house

  4. 4 stars
    Very good recipe for two waffles.

    For those saying it came out flat, it might help to whip the egg white separately until it form peaks and fold it im gently at the very end. I got this tip from the regular Belgian waffles I make. Also, I added 1/4 tsp cinnamon and skipped the sugar because I was using maple syrup as a topping.

    Thanks, Joanie!

  5. 2 stars
    Made for my daughter who complained it was too eggy. Since a regular batch of waffles calls for one egg and this recipe for one waffle called for one egg, I can see how that would be. It seemed rubbery. I would like to try it with a small amount of egg beaters and see if that helps.

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