Top Secret Recipes Waffle House Waffles by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

Try the recipe that has sold millions of waffles. If you prefer pecan waffles, add 1/4 cup chopped pecans before pouring the batter onto the waffle iron Recipe created by Todd Wilbur

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Lightly beat the egg in another medium bowl and combine with sugar, butter, and shortening, mixing well until smooth.
  3. Add the half & half, milk, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture while beating and mix until smooth.
  5. If you can, cover and chill overnight, though the batter can be used right away.
  6. Rub a light coating of vegetable oil on a waffle iron, and preheat it.
  7. Leave the batter out of the refrigerator to warm up a bit as your waffle iron is preheating.
  8. Spoon 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle iron and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the waffles are light brown.
Most Helpful

Wow! Best waffle recipe ever. I'm a huge fan of Waffle House Pecan Waffles. I've never been able to make anything at home that came close to theirs. This one tastes just like Waffle House. Another reviewer suggested adding malt to the recipe. I added 1/4 cup Carnation Original Malted Milk powder to the egg & sugar mixture. That puts it over the top. This will be the ONLY waffle recipe we ever use from now on. Thanks for sharing!

david1438 June 12, 2010

These waffles were fantastic. They were very light and fluffy. After reading the reviews I tried a combination of all of the suggestions. Many said the waffles were too sweet, and eavey mentioned adding malt, so I simply replaced the 1/2 c sugar with 1/2 c malt and that really did the trick. Thank you eavey for the malt idea. I think that just really gave these waffles the taste they needed. I did need to use more than 1/2 c batter. I actually needed more like 1 c batter. Maybe my waffle iron is larger or maybe it was the change I made. ?????

Leetie16 June 29, 2010

I made this this morning and thou I have never ate at a Waffle House I loved them. I did not have Buttermilk so I use 1/4 cup more half and half in its place. I like the amount that it makes for I can freeze some for later. I love the fact that you don't have to beat egg whites for like 5 minutes and then fold them in later. I will be using this one again.

LRMyers1968 August 21, 2011