Waffles are a breakfast classic, but today we're going to have some fun with this mini version! While there are mini waffle makers on the market, you don't need any special equipment to make these little waffles other than a regular waffle iron. We've tried this mini waffle maker, but nothing beats our trusty Belgian waffle iron. It makes them crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside no matter how tiny they are! The trick to making these little guys is to use less batter than a full size waffle. That's it!
These waffles would be great for a brunch party. You can set up a mini waffle bar and your guests can choose their own toppings. If celebrating is on your mind, you can also make mini versions of these funfetti birthday cake waffles.
💛 Reasons to Love Them
- They're quick. Twenty minutes or less!
- They're adorable. These little beauties are perfect for your next brunch gathering. They make a great addition to a breakfast board or charcuterie board.
- You can dress them up in infinite ways. Spoon some blueberry, berry, raspberry, or strawberry syrup over the top, drizzle them with melted chocolate, dip half in melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts, top with sliced banana and mini chocolate chips. Top them with a spoonful of pie filling. Cover them in sugar. You are only limited by your imagination!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour.
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. You can substitute a sweetener like Swerve if you are trying to watch your sugar intake.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder. This is necessary to make the waffles rise.
- ¼ teaspoon salt.
- 1 cup milk. You can use whole, 1 percent, 2 percent or dairy-free milk like almond, coconut, soy or walnut milk. Please bear in mind that the dairy-free options may change the consistency of your batter and make it more runny. You may need to adjust the amount of flour to compensate. If necessary, try adding flour a tablespoon at a time.
- 1 large egg.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Melted and cooled.
📝 How to Make Them
- Medium bowl. You will need 2 of these if you are using the whisk or electric mixer method of mixing your wet ingredients.
- Blender. This is the preferred method for mixing your wet ingredients.
- Wire whisk. Not necessary if using a blender.
- Electric mixer. Not necessary if using a blender.
- Waffle maker. Absolutely necessary!
💡 Topping Ideas
- Whipped cream.
- Fruit pie filling.
- Chopped and toasted nuts.
- Fruit compote. Give our blueberry, mango, peach, apple, or strawberry compotes a try!
- Melted chocolate.
- Sliced bananas.
- Mini chocolate chips.
- Granulated sugar.
- Maraschino cherries.
🥞 More Waffles and Pancakes
More waffle and pancake recipes to make and enjoy!
🍯 Topping Recipes
Why not give these homemade syrups and compotes a try as well?
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar You can substitute a sweetener like Swerve if you are trying to watch your sugar intake.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk You can use whole, 1 percent, 2 percent or dairy-free milk like almond, coconut, soy or walnut milk. Please bear in mind that the dairy-free options may change the consistency of your batter to be more runny. You may need to adjust the amount of flour that you use.
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Melted and cooled.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a blender, combine milk, egg, and melted butter. Blend on low until frothy, 30 seconds to 1 minute.Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a medium bowl, and whisk briskly for 1-2 minutes or beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about 1 minute.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined and no flour streaks remain. It's perfectly fine to have lumps.Set aside and allow to rest while your waffle iron heats up.
- Preheat waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking spray. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of batter onto hot iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.Each mini waffle should measure about 3-4 inches in diameter.
Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.