These Cream Cheese Waffles are the perfect homemade waffle recipe for busy morning breakfasts. Deliciously sweet, soft, and fluffy, served with fresh berries, maple syrup, or strawberry syrup.
Cream Cheese Waffles
These light and fluffy homemade cream cheese waffles are the perfect way to start off your families mornings. They can be made with just a few ingredients that I bet you already have on hand. Enjoy these deliciously sweet, soft and fluffy waffles with your favorite toppings, including strawberry syrup, fresh cut strawberries or classic maple syrup.
Waffles Go Great With
These homemade waffles go great with my To-Go Brunch Bowl, filled with yummy veggies and breakfast meats. They also are great for breakfast meal prep days, where you can make these waffles ahead of time. Then just pop them in the toaster when you are ready to eat them.
Homemade Waffle Mix Ingredients
I love this homemade waffle mix because it’s made with just a few ingredients that I usually already have on hand. Please feel free to sub the flour for your preference, as well as the milk ingredient, please keep in mind the fattier the milk the thicker the waffle will be. Yum!
- All-Purpose Flour (or your preference)
- Baking powder
- Light brown sugar
- Cream cheese
- Vanilla extract
How To Make Homemade Waffles From Scratch
To start, turn on and preheat your waffle iron. Grab a medium mixing bowl and mix together the dry ingredients, adding in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk together and set it aside.
In another medium mixing bowl, beat the light brown sugar, softened cream cheese, and egg yolks together with a small hand mixer, a stand mixer, or by hand until blended (do not over mix). Add in the milk, vanilla, oil, and mix until smooth. Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Now add the egg whites and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture and mix well then set aside. Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron‘s instructions.
Serve immediately or set them on a plate until you are ready to serve. *To reheat the waffles simply pop them into the oven to crisp them up and bring them back to life.
Cream Cheese Waffles Cooking Notes
- Note* Avoid covering your waffles after you have finished cooking them. This leads to very soggy waffles and no one likes a soggy waffle.
- This recipe makes 6-8 servings depending on your waffle iron.
Storing Your Homemade Cream Cheese Waffles
Tightly seal the waffles in a ziplock bag and store them in your freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat pop them into the oven for 3-5 minutes or until they are hot and fluffy again.
To store these in the fridge simply let the waffles cool to room temperature then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. The waffles will keep for up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Homemade Waffle Topping Idea’s
A quick tip! Make a quick and easy strawberries and cream waffles by topping your waffles with strawberry syrup and tops of whipped cream. If you have it on hand, toss on top some fresh cut strawberries, a healthy drizzle of honey. Perfection!
- whipped cream
- fresh strawberries
- fresh blueberries
- maple syrup, vanilla syrup, strawberry syrup
- chocolate chips
- melted butter
- dulce de leche sauce
Commonly Asked Questions about Waffle Recipes
Can I make my homemade waffle batter mix ahead of time?
Can I make my homemade waffle batter mix ahead of time? Yes, you can, mix everything together and set it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to use the waffle batter, simply give it a good mix before using it in your waffle iron.
Why does my waffle keep burning?
Why does my waffle keep burning? If your waffle is burning, it means either you are not adding enough waffle batter mix into the waffle iron. Or you are leaving it in the waffle iron for too long. Also, make sure you are thoroughly spraying the iron plates with cooking spray before each use, to deter the waffles from sticking to the iron plates and burning.
How can I get light and crispy waffles?
How can I get light and crispy waffles? These light and crispy waffles come together quickly. Cornstarch is the secret for crispy waffles. Mixed with flour, cornstarch guarantees that your waffles will be perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
Are waffles better made with oil or butter?
Are waffles better cooked with oil or butter? Personally, I would say that cooking them oil will deliver a more crispy fluffy waffle. However, it is good to keep in mind that a thinner waffle batter generally results in a crisper waffle. For example, vegetable oil versus shortening or butter delivers the crispest waffle.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 Tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs separated
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a medium mixing bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk together and set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the light brown sugar, softened cream cheese, and egg yolks together with a small hand mixer, or by hand until blended (do not over mix). Add in the milk, vanilla, oil, and mix until smooth. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add the egg whites and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture and mix well then set aside.
- Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron‘s instructions.
- Serve immediately or set them on a plate until you are ready to serve. To reheat the waffles simply pop them into the oven to crisp them up and bring them back to life.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g