This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Starting your morning with a freshly made waffle can truly set a positive tone for the day ahead. Imagine sitting down to a golden-brown waffle, crispy on the outside with a tender, fluffy interior, just waiting to be topped with your favorite maple syrup, other syrups, or fruits.

Our simple waffle recipe for one delivers just that—a perfectly portioned delight that caters to anyone looking to enjoy a home-cooked breakfast without the worry of leftovers. It’s an effortless, scrumptious way to treat yourself to a homemade breakfast, no matter how busy your day looks.

Make sure to add this crispy waffle recipe to your roster of morning meals for an easy and delightful start to your day.

If you enjoy a hearty breakfast, try whipping up Pancakes for One, or if you’re in the mood for something rich, the French Toast for One won’t disappoint with its creamy center. For a touch of flaky goodness, there’s Biscuits for One. And if your sweet tooth is calling, our Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls or light, fruity Peach Scones are perfect.

These single serve recipes are perfectly portioned for smaller servings, ensuring your breakfasts are simple, varied, and always enjoyable.

Why You’ll Love This Waffle Recipe

  • Perfect for One: It’s sized just right for a personal treat or for portion control.
  • Easy Ingredients: Made with items you likely already have in your kitchen.
  • Fast to Make: Whip up a tasty waffle quickly.
  • Customizable: Adjust the recipe to fit your dietary needs with ease.
  • Tastes Great: Enjoy a waffle with the ideal crispy exterior and a soft, airy middle.

RELATED: 20 Single Serving Breakfast Ideas Worth Waking Up For

Watch How To Make This Waffle

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

RELATED: Easy Slow Cooker Meals For One

Ingredients

the ingredients needed for making waffles labeled and on a brown table.
  • Milk: Non-dairy milk like almond, soy, or oat milk can be used as a substitute.
  • Flour: Gluten-free 1:1 flour can be used for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Sugar: Can be substituted with natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar.
  • Butter: Use coconut oil or margarine for a dairy-free version.

For the full recipe please scroll down to the recipe box at the bottom of the post.

Recipe Variations

Experimenting with flavor is part of the joy of cooking! Check out these recipe twists for a unique spin on your classic waffle.

  • Chocolate Waffles: Add 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the batter.
  • Cinnamon Waffles: Mix in 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Blueberry Waffles: Add a few tablespoons of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter.
Save This Recipe!
Get this sent to your inbox, plus get weekly recipes from us – all for free.

How To Make One Waffle

These step-by-step photos and instructions help you visualize how to make a single waffle. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Start your waffle mix: In a large bowl, mix the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter until well combined.
egg, milk, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  1. Next, gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a whisk, stirring until just combined. It’s fine if there are a few lumps remaining in the waffle batter—no need to overmix.
waffle batter in a mixing bowl with a whisk perched on the side of the bowl.
  1. Cook the waffle: Ladle the waffle batter into your preheated waffle iron and cook until each waffle is golden and crisp.
batter on a waffle iron.

RELATED: 15 Easy Desserts For One

Expert Tips

  • Consult Your Manual: Always start by reading your waffle maker’s instructions, as models vary in cooking times and techniques.
  • Preheat Well: Ensure your waffle iron is fully preheated for that crave-worthy golden crust.
  • Mix Mindfully: Resist the urge to overmix your batter; it’s okay to leave a few lumps.
  • Oil It Up: A quick swipe of oil on the iron ensures your waffle slides right off.
  • Steam is Key: Wait for the steam to stop rising from the waffle maker for a waffle that’s cooked but still moist.
  • Mind Your Size: This recipe is tailored for a Belgian waffle maker, which may differ in size from yours. Any leftover batter can go towards a smaller, bonus waffle.
A forkful of waffle with whipped cream, banana slices, and dusted with cinnamon on a large plate.

Serving Suggestions

Indulging in a waffle shouldn’t just stop at the fluffy, golden disk itself. It’s all about the toppings and pairings that make the waffle a star dish. Here are some mouthwatering ideas to take your waffle from “yum” to “can’t get enough.”

  • Caramelized Bananas: Think beyond the basic banana slices. Caramelized bananas, cooked with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon, make an incredibly sweet and decadent topping that pairs perfectly with the waffle’s crispy edges.
  • Lemon Curd: For a bright and tangy twist, slather some homemade or store-bought lemon curd on top of your waffle. The zesty lemon flavor is a refreshing contrast to the waffle’s natural sweetness.
  • Fried Apples: Imagine a combination of warm, cinnamon-spiced apples sitting atop your fluffy waffle. Fried apples add an autumnal feel that evokes comfort food nostalgia.
  • Apple Butter: For a taste that’s both sweet and spiced, a dollop of apple butter can do wonders. It adds richness and depth of flavor that simple butter just can’t match.
  • Caramelized Plums: Elevate your waffle game with caramelized plums. These plums, cooked down with just a bit of sugar, offer a tart and sweet complexity that pairs exceptionally well with a crisp, fluffy waffle.
  • Chocolate Lovers: Melt some dark chocolate and pour it over your waffle. Add a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings or chocolate chips. It’s like dessert for breakfast but without the guilt.
  • Fresh Berries – Top with some strawberries, blueberries or any type of fresh berries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I double or triple this waffle recipe?

Yes! Make batch of waffles by doubling or tripling the ingredient amounts.

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).

How will I know when a waffle is done?

The waffle is done when it’s golden brown and the waffle iron stops steaming.

What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serve and small batch recipes:

If you would like information on the cooking and baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page. For examples of the dishes used at One Dish Kitchen, please visit our Store page.

If you’ve tried this simple waffle recipe or any recipe on One Dish Kitchen please let me know how you liked it by rating the recipe and telling me about it in the comment section below.

Also, if you take a picture please tag us on Instagram (@onedishkitchen) we’d love to see it!


Your Cooking For One Source
Because you’re worth it

Waffle Recipe For One

4.84 from 147 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Enjoy a golden and crisp, single serve waffle made from basic pantry ingredients – a quick, customizable delicious breakfast just for you.

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk (you may use cows milk, almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter , melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
Save this Recipe!
Get this recipe sent to your inbox, plus get weekly recipes from us – all for free.

Instructions 

  • 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 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.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Consult Your Manual: Always start by reading your waffle maker’s instructions, as models vary in cooking times and techniques.
  • Preheat Well: Ensure your waffle iron is fully preheated for that crave-worthy golden crust.
  • Mix Mindfully: Resist the urge to overmix your batter; it’s okay to leave a few lumps.
  • Oil It Up: A quick swipe of oil on the iron ensures your waffle slides right off.
  • Steam is Key: Wait for the steam to stop rising from the waffle maker for a waffle that’s cooked but still moist.
  • Mind Your Size: This recipe is tailored for a Belgian waffle maker, which may differ in size from yours. Any leftover batter can go towards a smaller, bonus waffle.
  •  
  •  

Nutrition

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

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.

Receive Our Latest Single Serving Recipes!
Sign Up for the weekly One Dish Kitchen Newsletter!!

Red 5-inch square baking dish with One Dish Kitchen branded paper sleeve around it.

Make 80+ Recipes With This Dish!

Ideal for home chefs, this individual square ceramic baking dish is safe for oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. Simple to use & easy to clean!

Welcome!

I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here! Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




132 Comments

  1. Christi says:

    I love this recipe but I wonder if you have ever added protein powder. I’m wondering about how to adjust the measurements.

  2. Shelly says:

    Delicious light waffle recipe. I made 5 dash waffle maker waffles ate 3 and froze the other 2.

  3. Jackie says:

    So happy to find this delicious recipe for one waffle. Turned out amazing

  4. Hannah says:

    The perfect small batch! This is more like a 2 person batch, but that’d perfect. I only have a mini waffle maker these days which is perfect for left over “frozen” waffles.. Home made Lego my eggs!

  5. Steve L says:

    I finally found the perfect one round waffle recipe. This one one is awesome.

  6. Daisy says:

    This was delicious. I wanted something quick and it was just what I was looking for.

  7. Q says:

    In case anyone is wondering, this makes three delicious waffles on a mini waffle maker! ❤️

  8. Ashley M. says:

    I love this recipe! It tastes so good and now none goes to waste. Yummy!!

  9. Donavin says:

    Thanks, this worked out great!

  10. Roy Scott says:

    Excellent waffle recipe! No more storing 14 waffles. 😉