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!

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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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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.

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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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How To Make Waffles

Ingredients needed:

Detailed amounts below

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

Step 1

Begin by beating together the wet ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2

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.

Step 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 one.

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Can I Double Or Triple This Recipe?


This is the best waffle recipe. It doubles and triples successfully.

If you’d like to make waffles for two, just double the ingredients. You can even freeze the leftovers (if any).

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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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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31 thoughts on “Waffle Recipe For One”

  1. Maya Tinn Stephens

    3 stars
    Delish, and easy to make, but the recipe tells you not to overfill it, but then there is too little mixture and the waffle is not cooked properly. But apart from that okay.

  2. 5 stars
    Just made my first batch and it came out delish! Made recipe just as you wrote only doubling. Next time will only make single serve as there was more batter for more than one. I had just bought a single serve waffle iron and I didn’t know how it would work for me! I now have a go to recipe and will be able to make waffles more often. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Liked the reasonable amount of butter; added cinnamon and substituted brown sugar.
    I wish you and so many others would reconsider hooking up with Amazon, at least until they stop abusing everyone who works for them (not me, I just read and keep track of their horror show of a corporation).Your tiny little payout and convenience services are ‘paid for’ by others.

  4. 5 stars
    My neighbor just gave me a brand new Belgian waffle maker so I tried this recipe, but doubled it. I came out with 3 (5.75″ x 5.75″) waffles, and followed the recipe to the nth degree. Had I used a round waffle maker, I may have gotten 5 waffles, I don’t know. They were very good but came out spotted (brown and gold). It may have been the temperature. There is no indicator light on it, but the manufacturer (Munsey, in Little Rock, AR) said 3 minutes so I took their word for it. The entire batch took 3 minutes each and it was well worth it for the first time!

  5. Hi, I’m gonna make the waffle batter tonight and have them in the morning😋is it ok to let the batter sit in the fridge overnight ?

    1. Yes, but the batter will thicken up a bit so you may need to add a bit more milk when you are ready to use the batter.

      1. Hi Kita,
        It’s so disappointing that your waffle came out flat. I use this recipe to make waffles all the time and so many readers have made them with success. I’d love to try to see what might have happened. Did you make any ingredient substitutions? Has your baking powder expired? The most common reason that pancakes, waffles or other baked goods don’t properly rise is because the baking powder is expired. Expired baking powder loses its potency after its use by date and won’t allow muffins, cakes, pancakes or waffles to rise.


        1. Lorna,

          Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that a milk substitute worked well in the recipe. I’m so happy you enjoyed the waffles!


  6. 5 stars
    I would like to thank you for sharing this simple and quick recipe. I have tried it so many times for family and guests and they have really liked it.

  7. 5 stars
    So good! Tried it this morning and realized I will never eat another freezer burnt eggo again! Thank you 🙂 (husband and baby loved it too)

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this small batch recipe. My husband loved these waffles! And he is NOT a fan of reheated waffles. This made the perfect amount and they were great!

    1. I’m so happy your husband enjoyed the waffles. Thank you so much for letting me know!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    5 stars
    I’m going to save this recipe because there are so many mornings that I crave waffles but don’t want to make half a dozen of them! Thank you for this recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    PERFECT! This is such a great recipe – somedays I just want ONE waffle, but don’t want to make enough to feed an army. This makes the perfect waffle every time!

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