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How To Make Waffles Without A Waffle Maker

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Making waffles without a waffle maker is not only possible, but makes waffles just as crunchy, light, and delicious as if you had!

Hi Bold Bakers!

This classic waffle recipe is going to knock your socks off. Just by the look of it, these are just perfect waffles made in a standard waffle maker — but this is where I have you fooled. As an ambassador for GoodCook, I was thrilled to find out I can bake my waffles in batches instead of having to deal with a waffle maker!

Using my GoodCook Sweet Creations Waffle Cake Pan, I will show you How to Make Waffles Without a Waffle Maker. You heard me right, thanks to this awesome pan, you will have a killer recipe for baked waffles. Golden brown, fluffy, and light with buttery edges. What more could you want from a waffle?

Does making waffles without a waffle maker change the texture?

I know some of you might be wondering if it’s really possible to bake a waffle and get the same result as with an iron.

The answer is 100%! I actually prefer this to using my standard waffle iron. The GoodCook Sweet Creations Waffle Cake Pan is a waffle wizard and simple to use. Typically when I get waffles as a request from friends of family I know that no matter how great they taste, I’m going to have to spend time standing over a waffle iron, making several batches when I’d like to be entertaining.

That doesn’t even include dreading the waffle iron clean up! This pan ensures each waffle is baked evenly, crisps on the outside, yet stays light and fluffy in the middle, and takes the pain out of cleaning — pair it with my waffle batter recipe and you’ll never go back to the old ways.

[ If you’d prefer pancakes, my Best-Ever Pancake Recipe has you covered! ]

Why do my waffles stick?

For those of you that usually have trouble with your waffles sticking to your waffle iron, this method of making waffles without a waffle maker is the simple solution. Your waffle makers of the past might not be as non-stick as you think and require lots of spraying or greasing to make sure your waffles lift free. This GoodCook pan takes care of that on its own.

Beyond that, sticking problems can also have to do with your recipe — with my recipe, thanks to the rich melted butter, you won’t just need to rely on your tools because the ingredients are doing their job as well.

Does baking a waffle need a special recipe, or is it just method?

While these waffles are baked instead of cooked in a waffle maker, the recipe is my go-to for either method of cooking. This waffle recipe is made of the usual suspects: flour, eggs, butter, a bit of sugar and vanilla. The flavor is just a little sweet, and they puff up to be so golden and impressive. I love to top mine with fresh fruit and maple syrup but feel free to get creative and top yours with whatever you like!

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  1. Myra Rahman on May 9, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Hi Gemma

    I love this new way of making waffles. But instead of buying that pan, I have an idea I have been thinking of. It is to use a toastie maker. Could you please tell me if it would work.
    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      OMG That would totally work?? that is some sort of genius, Myra!

      Let me know how they turn out 🙂

  2. Lyn on May 1, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Gemma

    I can’t seem to see the waffle recipe on the page…

  3. Annie Palmer on March 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    • Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2019 at 5:06 pm


  4. Tehmina on March 4, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I can’t see the recipe

  5. Rachael Southward on January 31, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Can I use a muffin tin to make these? I don’t have the money for a new pan.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 1, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      It will not come out quite the same, i suggest you use the tin i linked in the recipe for the same result. Enjoy!

  6. Rachael Southward on January 31, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Can I use buttermilk in this recipe or even double the recipe and use regular milk as one half and then buttermilk as the other half?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, you can do either. Buttermilk will work here too.

  7. Linda on October 17, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Here is a laugh, I have a waffle maker but I am giving it away. So easy to make the waffles using the oven and you get more and can keep warm in oven too. Thanks for the nifty ideas. My kitchen is thinning out and becoming more efficient.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 17, 2018 at 3:46 am

      Hi Linda,
      Yes! I get it, we do hold a lot of ‘stuff’ in our kitchens, always great to be able to thin things down!
      I go through these moments too, if I do not use it for a year, I let it go, it is liberating!
      Gemma 🙂
      Haha! the problem is that I then cannot remember where it is!

  8. Amit Surekaas on October 12, 2018 at 3:06 am

    You are just great and I love watching your videos .

    • Gemma Stafford on October 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. Karen on October 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Easy and delicious! We really enjoyed them. Thank you Gemma! They worked like a charm in that pan too! This will be a go to recipe from now on.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 8, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Thank you Karen, I am really happy to hear this,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Carol on September 28, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Hi Gemma,
    This recipe sounds great!! My birthday is next week and I want to have waffles. Waffles with ice cream are one of my favorite treats and I love to celebrate my birthday eating them. I usually use my waffle iron, but this pan looks great and I want to try your recipe using this pan. However, I went to Amazon Prime and they said it ships in 1-2 months with a ship date of 10/17-11-2. I searched all over the internet via Google and I did not have any success locating this amazing looking pan. Please advise.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 1, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Hi Carol,
      I see it here ( on
      Did you follow it through to the order point, or are you looking at the first point of contact on the page? Follow it through, the indicated time may change as it can be based on the longest time, depending on where it is shipped to. I will follow it through with the company to see if I can figure it out.
      Let me know!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Carol on October 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        Hi Gemma,
        You were right and the pan was delivered much sooner than Amazon said. I placed the order on10/1 and I received it today. I’m so excited to try this new way of making waffles.

        • Gemma Stafford on October 9, 2018 at 1:52 am

          Hi Carol,
          Thank you for letting me know, I am delighted you are all set to get baking these waffles.
          Good to have you with us,
          Gemma 🙂

  11. Mumtaz on September 27, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Hi Gemma , just wanna ask that it is written in the recipe that sugar is 2 tablespoon and baking powder is 4 teaspoon , is the quantity correct pls reply

    • Gemma Stafford on September 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm


      Yes that is correct 🙂


  12. Lisa Axelrod on September 27, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I love the crispy, crunchy outsides of waffles and the soft centers. Can you get that using these waffle pans instead of a waffle iron?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Yes they do get crisp and are soft in the middle. It’s a great alternative if you don’t have an iron.


  13. Laura Pokas on September 20, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Great pan. Love the versatile waffle. I would make a gingerbread one or chocolate one to serve with vanilla ice cream! Mmmm!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Hi Laura,
      Yes! great ideas, thank you for passing these on. I have a few recipes here to get you started (
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Daxa on September 20, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Can you suggest egg substitute for this recipe.


    • Gemma Stafford on September 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      I think apple sauce or even banana would work well.

      Check out my chart,

  15. Kesia on September 20, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Lovely! Finally we’ve found a way to make waffles without a waffle maker!!
    Will definitely give this a try..
    Good day,Gemma…

    • Gemma Stafford on September 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      I’m delighted to hear that, Kesia. Thanks for checking it out 🙂


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