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!
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.
Homemade Waffles For One
There’s no better waffle than a homemade waffle. One with a crisp buttery exterior and a light and tender inside is absolute waffle 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 a waffle. Take it a step further and drizzle hot fudge sauce over the top and you’ve got one amazing dessert.
If you’re interested in a more savory waffle, consider making chicken and waffles. Although I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken, crispy baked chicken is fantastic with these waffles.
How To Make Waffles
Ingredients needed to make waffles for one:
Detailed amounts below
- an egg
- vanilla extract
- melted butter
- baking powder
Begin by beating together the wet ingredients in a bowl.
Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.
Pro Tip: lumps are okay in the waffle batter. Don’t feel the need to stir until lumps are completely gone.
Pour the waffle 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 waffle. 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.
Can I Double Or Triple This Waffle Recipe?
This waffle recipe for one doubles and triples successfully and you can even freeze leftover waffles too.
To freeze waffles:
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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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.
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Waffle Recipe For One
- 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.
The information shown 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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