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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 waffle 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

Homemade waffles are a real breakfast treat. However, if you're cooking for one, a large batch of waffles will likely leave you with way too many leftovers. This single serving waffle recipe comes the the rescue!

The recipe yields one perfectly sized waffle complete with buttery crisp edges and delicious flavor. You aren't stuck with leftovers you may not want and if you decide you'd like to make two waffles, just double the ingredients and you're all set!

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Why This Recipe Works

This waffle recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up with simple, everyday ingredients and is super easy to make. This single waffle is also very filling!

  • so easy and ready in minutes
  • minimal ingredients
  • incredibly fluffy waffle
  • double or triple ingredients easily to make 2 or 3 waffles
  • easy to customize
  • add your favorite toppings

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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

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Ingredients

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

the ingredients needed for making waffles labeled and on a brown table.

How To Make Waffles

  1. Begin by beating together the egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter in a bowl.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until the ingredients are "just mixed". 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.

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Expert Tips

  • Be sure to read the instruction manual for your waffle maker. Different waffle makers are designed to cook waffles differently.
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter. Mix the batter gently until smooth.
  • Make sure your waffle iron is hot before pouring on the batter. Always preheat the waffle maker, this will guarantee the batter will crisp up as soon as it hits the surface.
  • Don't lift the lid of your waffle maker too soon. Wait until the waffle maker says it's okay to open the lid. Most waffle makers have an indicator light or a beeping mechanism. If your waffle maker doesn't have any of these, watch the steam. As a general rule, once the steam stops coming out of the unit, the waffle should be done. Lifting the lid too soon can cause the waffle to stick to the plates.
  • Feel free to customize your waffle. Chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips or candy sprinkles make great add-ins. Real fruit can be a bit tricky to add because they add moisture to the batter which can cause the waffle to become mushy.
  • Waffles are, of course, wonderful for breakfast but they can also be perfect for dessert too. Consider 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.
  • 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.
A forkful of waffle with whipped cream, banana slices, and dusted with cinnamon on a large plate

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

Waffle Topping Ideas

Waffle toppings can be one of the best parts or waffles, right? Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with melted butter and maple syrup. You might like to consider these waffle topping ideas:

  • Caramelized bananas: Sliced bananas sautéed in brown sugar.
  • Lemon curd
  • Fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, or sliced peaches.
  • Nut butter
  • Sautéed sliced apples with butter and cinnamon.
  • Chocolate chips and whipped cream
  • Caramelized plums

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Waffle Recipe For One

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

Ingredients

  • 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

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 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.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Be sure to read the instruction manual for your waffle maker. Different waffle makers are designed to cook waffles differently.
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter. Mix the batter gently until smooth.
  • Don't lift the lid of your waffle maker too soon. Wait until the waffle maker says it's okay to open the lid. Most waffle makers have an indicator light or a beeping mechanism. If your waffle maker doesn't have any of these, watch the steam. As a general rule, once the steam stops coming out of the unit, the waffle should be done. Lifting the lid too soon can cause the waffle to stick to the plates.
  • Waffles are, of course, wonderful for breakfast but they can also be perfect for dessert too. Consider 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.
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.

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.

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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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