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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!

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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 extract. 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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How To Make Waffles Without A Waffle Maker

5 from 1 vote
Making waffles without a waffle maker is not only possible, but makes waffles just as crunchy, light, and delicious as if you had!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Making waffles without a waffle maker is not only possible, but makes waffles just as crunchy, light, and delicious as if you had!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz/340ml) milk
  • 6 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then lightly grease your GoodCook Sweet CreationsWaffle Cake Pan​ with butter or vegetable oil. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add in your dry ingredients: Flour, baking powder, sugar, salt.
  • In a separate jug, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not be tempted to overmix. Lumps in the batter are ok, they have a way of working themselves out.
  • Divide the batter evenly amongst the 6 wells of the ​GoodCook Sweet Creations Waffle Cake Pan​.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes until the waffles are a golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a plate and serving. To serve top with berries and maple syrup.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

REMINDER! ​This batter ​does​ work with a waffle maker too! So try it however you'd like.

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Lyn
Lyn
3 years ago

Hi Gemma

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

Lesley Lendon
Lesley Lendon
2 years ago

After waiting for a year to travel to the US to get the pan (it’s prohibitively expensive to purchase from the UK) my waffles are not crisp and have risen more like cakes! My oven temperature is good, I bake regularly – several times a week and have always home baked. They only go crisp if I toast them after. That’s fine if I freeze them but I don’t want to have to take them from the oven then toast them immediately. Taste is fine (though a little ‘cakey’). Bit disappointed.

RESHMA CHOPDE
RESHMA CHOPDE
5 months ago

Dear Gemma,
I have tried this recipe earlier as well great results but I was wondering is 4tsp baking pwdr required for this recipe?

Gen
Gen
1 year ago

Hi Gemma it didn’t work

Reshma Chopde
Reshma Chopde
1 year ago

Hello Gemma,
I tried this recipe out earlier as well but I realised this time the waffle came out a little bitter.i read on a couple of websites that its bcoz of the baking powder did not mix properly.how can I ensure this doesnt happen again.
Love
Reshma
P.s. love ur new kitchen 😉

Jasmine
Jasmine
1 year ago

1. Can I use oil instead of butter? If so how much oil do you substitute for the butter?
2. Can I use almond flour?
Thanks,
Jasmine

sky
sky
1 year ago

hi can i make the batter a day ahead put it in the fridge and make it the other day

PK91
PK91
3 years ago

Hi Gemma, I love this new idea of waffle making, but mine is not coming right :(. First time I made it, I used buttermilk instead of regular milk. Followed all your instructions and it came out white, not Golden brown and krispy at all. I was very disappointed and thought maybe it was because I used buttermilk, so immediately I whipped up another batch with regular milk and still the same result!! 🙁 I even watched your video when making it, I also made sure my measurements are correct… feeling really discouraged, I usually get great results with all… Read more »

Myra Rahman
Myra Rahman
3 years ago

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

Annie Palmer
Annie Palmer
3 years ago

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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