Waffle House Waffle Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #38108

January 19, 2022

Categories: Waffles

"I'm thinking they dont use cream lol"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.9 g)
  • Calories 535.4
  • Total Fat - 26.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 266.1 mg
  • Sodium - 937.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 27.7 g
  • Protein - 15.9 g
  • Calcium - 133.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk dry ingredients together

Step 2

Whisk wet ingredients together

Step 3

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture while beating and mix batter.

Step 4

It’s okay if there are small lumps in the batter .

Step 5

Cover and chill overnight

Step 6

Next morning

Step 7

Heat waffle iron.

Step 8

Spray with pam

Step 9

Cook waffles


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the shortening, make sure to use a vegetable-based one like Crisco.
  • Be sure to use light cream, not heavy cream, for this recipe.

  • Substitute almond milk for the buttermilk and light cream for a vegan-friendly option. The benefit of this substitution is that it offers a dairy-free alternative for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant.
  • Substitute coconut oil for the shortening and butter for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that it reduces the amount of saturated fat in the recipe, making it a more heart-healthy choice.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and stir until evenly distributed. Cook as usual.

Maple-Glazed Bacon: Crispy bacon glazed with maple syrup is the perfect side dish to complement the sweet, fluffy waffles. The salty bacon and sweet syrup make a delicious combination that is sure to please everyone at the table.

Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing fruit salad is the perfect accompaniment to the sweet maple-glazed bacon. The combination of the tart fruit and sweet bacon will create a delicious balance of flavors that everyone will enjoy. The fruit salad also adds a healthy element to the meal, making it a great choice for breakfast or brunch.


Q: What type of cream should I use for this recipe?

A: You should use light cream for this recipe, 8 ounces or 1/2 cup.

Q: How long should I bake this cake?

A: You should bake the cake for 25-30 minutes at 350°F. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake; it should come out clean.

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Fun facts:

This Waffle House Waffle Copycat recipe was created to replicate the delicious waffles served in the Waffle House restaurant chain. Founded in 1955, the chain is well-known for its Southern-style breakfast and has become a favorite among celebrities and public figures, including former President Jimmy Carter.

The Waffle House is also famous for its 24-hour service, which has been a staple of the restaurant since its founding. The chain has become a popular destination for late-night diners and is often featured in films and television shows.