Crispy and Light: Waffles With Self-Rising Flour

Are you team waffle or team pancake? Whichever side you’re on, these Waffles with Self-Rising Flour are bound to win you over. With just six simple ingredients, these waffles come out perfectly crisp yet light every single time. Say goodbye to worrying about the freshness of your baking powder or soda – self-rising flour has got you covered! Let’s dive into this delightful recipe from BDK Restaurant.

A fork and knife are cutting into the waffle.
These waffles are the perfect breakfast!

Why You’ll Love These Waffles

  • Few simple ingredients: No need to fuss over leavening agents here. With self-rising flour, these waffles require only a handful of ingredients.
  • Freezer-friendly: Make a big batch of these waffles and freeze them for later. Enjoy a quick and delicious breakfast whenever you crave it.
  • Versatile flavor: These waffles have a simple flavor, making them perfect to customize with your favorite toppings. Get creative and even pair them with fried chicken for a unique twist!

Ingredients You’ll Need

An overhead shot of the ingredients for the waffles with self-rising flour.

To whip up these fantastic waffles, you’ll need:

  • Self-Rising Flour: Look for your preferred brand of self-rising flour in the grocery store.
  • Sugar: Just a touch of sweetness to enhance the flavor.
  • Milk: Whole milk, 2%, or your favorite non-dairy milk will work perfectly.
  • Eggs: Essential for binding the waffle batter together.
  • Melted Butter: Adds richness and flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract: Opt for pure vanilla extract to elevate the taste.

Different Types of Flour

Let’s dive deeper into the flour options:

  • Self-rising flour: It’s all-purpose flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt already mixed in. Commonly used in classic southern recipes, it ensures proper rising.
  • Cake flour: Ideal for making light and airy cakes due to its finer texture and lower protein content.
  • Bread flour: Specifically designed for bread recipes, it has a higher protein content, enabling proper gluten development and supporting the kneading process.

A fork is holding a piece of the waffle.
These waffles are perfect with maple syrup!

Let’s Make Waffles With Self-Rising Flour

Are you ready to embark on a waffle-making adventure? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract until fully blended. Add the sugar and mix again.
  3. Pour in the self-rising flour and mix until just combined. It’s okay if there are a few lumps; overmixing can lead to tough waffles.
  4. Spray the waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray or spread melted butter evenly. Add the batter and cook according to the waffle maker’s instructions.
  5. Serve your delightful waffles with maple syrup and butter, or get creative with your favorite toppings!

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few helpful tips to ensure waffle perfection:

  • With a large waffle maker, this batter yields about 5 waffles. If you have a smaller waffle maker, you might get 8-10 waffles.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to maintain a light and fluffy texture.
  • An ice cream scoop can come in handy for evenly distributing the batter.


Take your waffles to the next level with these delicious variations:

  • Add chocolate chips for a delightful chocolatey surprise.
  • Incorporate blueberries, either frozen or fresh, to add bursts of fruity goodness.
  • Substitute melted butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil for a unique twist.
  • Craving chocolate waffles? Add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to the batter along with the flour.

A close-up of a waffle.
Spread some butter on your waffles too!

Storage Tips

Here’s how you can make the most of your waffle enjoyment:

  • Making the batter ahead of time: Mix all the ingredients together and store the batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. If the batter thickens, add a few tablespoons of milk to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Making the waffles ahead of time: Once cooled, store the waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, simply pop them in the toaster oven for 1-2 minutes until warm and crispy.
  • Freezing the waffles: Allow the waffles to cool completely, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and place them in a gallon Ziploc bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. For a quick and easy breakfast, toast them in the toaster oven for 2 minutes or until completely thawed.

How To Serve Waffles

Let your creativity shine when it comes to serving these waffles:

  • Classic combination: Drizzle your waffles with maple syrup and top with a pat of butter.
  • Whipped cream delight: Dollop freshly made whipped cream onto your warm waffles for an indulgent treat.
  • Jam it up: Try various jams like mixed berry, peach, strawberry, or blueberry to add a burst of fruity sweetness.
  • Fresh and fruity: Decorate your waffles with fresh berries and sliced bananas for a refreshing twist.

Maple syrup is being poured onto the plate with a buttered waffle on it.
Pour lots of maple syrup on them!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I freeze the waffle batter?
A: It’s not recommended to freeze the batter as the consistency may change upon thawing.

Q: Can I use a different milk alternative, like almond or oat milk?
A: Yes! Feel free to substitute your favorite non-dairy milk in this recipe.

Q: Can I make these waffles without eggs?
A: Unfortunately, eggs are necessary for binding the batter together. There is no tested substitute in this specific recipe.

More Waffles Recipes

If you’re a waffle enthusiast, be sure to check out these other mouthwatering waffle recipes:

  • Pumpkin Waffles with Pancake Mix
  • Nutella Waffles
  • Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles
  • Light and Crisp Sourdough Waffles

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Stay tuned for the full recipe to recreate these amazing waffles with self-rising flour. Visit BDK Restaurant for the complete recipe details and more delightful culinary inspiration.

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