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This Waffle Recipe Could Not Be Better for Kids

Unlike Mom’s long experiment with pancakes, when she found this waffle recipe for our family there was no need to look any further. It is that good. There are only two things to consider. One, you will eat so many of them that you might get sick. And two, you have to make the batter the night before so it requires some planning. Unfortunately, as we are kids, planning is not always our strongest skill.

Waffle Recipe Final

Well, Sometimes They Could be Better:

And if we were honest, sometimes measuring falls into the category of our weaknesses also. After watching Mom putting together this waffle recipe for years, we thought we would have no issue making them without her.

It turns out that grabbing the 1/2 cup instead of the 1 cup will mess up your waffles. I am sure you are shocked by this information as much as I was when we woke up in the morning and saw our batter. Something looked a bit off.

Too think Waffle Batter

As with many of our experiments, we decided to move forward and put it in the waffle maker anyway, hoping for the best.

Although they looked cooked when the timer went off, trying to get them out of the waffle maker was awful. They just completely fell apart.

Waffles that Fell Apart

Sometimes Kids Need Help With Recipes:

When Mom came over she started her normal questions.

Did you remember to follow the recipe? Did you forget something? Did you use the right measuring tools?

-Mom in Distress

Bingo. She asked what I used to measure out the flour. I thought it was the 1 Cup, but looking at the dirty dishes proved I was wrong.

1/2 Cup with Ruined waffles

We were able to add flour to this batch and they worked, however, the texture was a bit tough and just not quite as lovely as our normal waffles.

How the Waffle Recipe Should Look

Last night we tried again. We started with letting our yeast bubble with the warm water and sugar. While we waited, we warmed our milk and melted the butter. To avoid large lumps of flour in the batter, we started with half of the wet ingredients and then alternated with the dry. We made sure to use the 1 cup when measuring the flour.

This morning, we awoke to our normal odd looking waffle, somewhat chunky waffle batter. After adding our eggs and baking soda, we had the perfect looking batter.

Perfect Waffle Recipe batter

This waffle recipe is perfect for kids, if you use the right measuring tool.

Finished Waffles

This Waffle Recipe Could Not Be Better For Kids

Yield: 10 waffles (Depending on Iron)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 18 minutes

Watch out for those pesky measuring tools.


  • 1 Cup Warm Water (about 105 to 110 degrees, so not too hot)
  • 4-1/2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 4 Cups Warmed Milk
  • 2 Stick Unsalted Butter, slightly melted
  • 1 Teaspoon Table Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda


  1. The night before your perfect breakfast, use an extra-large mixing bowl and mix yeast and sugar with warm water. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes until it froths and bubbles.
  2. Stir in melted butter, milk, flour, and salt. Alternate between wet and dry.
  3. Cover and let sit overnight.
  4. In the morning, whisk egg and baking soda and then add to batter.
  5. Laddle onto waffle iron according to iron directions.


Adjusted primarily by doubling from Smitten Kitchen Thank you!

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