Easy Weekend Breakfast Idea – Waffles

As the kids get older sleepovers with friends whether they camp out in the garden or in the lounge when morning comes they want a delicious breakfast and the most requested by our kids are Breakfast Waffles. This easy weekend breakfast idea is perfect for throwing together and the kids will love adding their own toppings to it. So here we go a simple and delicious breakfast waffle recipe for your waffle maker.

simple waffle recipe for kids sleepover breakfasts


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We’ve tried lots of waffle recipes from the mass of cookbooks that we have but they are all so complicated. Split eggs, use about 100 bowls (or so it would seem).

But to be honest, we’re more of a throw it all in a bowl, use a jug to pour onto the waffle iron, let it go and then watch the kids eat them all up and ask for more.

homemade waffle mix for breakfast ready to mix together

And this recipe really works like that!

waffle batter ready to go in the waffle maker

The speed that they disappear into the kids stomaches.

We have to presume that they are good we don’t honestly know as by the time we’ve finished making them they have all disappeared.

breakfast waffles in the waffle maker

The waffle batter mix makes 8 good sized waffles in my Waffle Iron but they fly off so quickly that it’s hard to tell.

Check out these other Fun Waffle Recipes for Kids which I’m sure your family will enjoy as much as ours.

Although you can keep a plate heated and pile them up as soon as they start cooking the kids descend on the kitchen drawn by the smell and start to eat them up.

waffles covered in chocolate sauce on a red and white napkin

We’re not flashy with toppings on a sleepover – there is maple syrup, chocolate sauce, and Nutella that’s it. It seems to cover everything that the kids enjoy.

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How to Clean Your Waffle Maker

At some point, you will need to clean your waffle maker, whether it’s the kids who have been using it and left a mess or there has been a spill it’s time to give it a good going over.

So here are some instructions for cleaning it:

  1. Unplug the waffle maker and allow it to cool down completely before cleaning.
  2. Remove any excess batter or crumbs from the waffle maker using a soft-bristled brush or a dry cloth. Make sure to remove any bits that may have stuck to the surface of the waffle plates.
  3. If the waffle maker has removable plates, remove them and wash them in warm soapy water. Rinse them thoroughly and allow them to air dry completely before placing them back in the waffle maker.
  4. If the plates are not removable, use a damp cloth to wipe down the surface of the waffle maker. Make sure to get into all the crevices and corners.
  5. If there are any stubborn stains or burnt-on residue, make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the affected areas. Let the paste sit for a few minutes, then scrub it off using a soft-bristled brush.
  6. Wipe the waffle maker down with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue or baking soda paste.
  7. Once you have finished cleaning the waffle maker, allow it to air dry completely before storing it away.

Remember to never submerge the waffle maker in water or use abrasive cleaning tools or chemicals as they can damage the non-stick coating of the plates.

Yield: 8 Waffles

Easy and Delicious Breakfast Waffles for the Waffle Maker

easy waffle recipe for families to make in the waffle iron

Simple and easy throw together waffle maker recipe ideal for lazy Sunday mornings or Sleepovers with the kids

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 450 ml Milk Whole milk or Semi-Skimmed work the best
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 125 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Caster Sugar


  1. Pre-heat the waffle iron so that it is ready to go.
  2. Pour the milk into a bowl.
  3. Reuse the jug and beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour this in with the milk and whisk together.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients.
  6. Whisk till mostly combined - a few lumps won't matter.
  7. Wash the jug and then pour in the batter to the jug use this to pour onto the waffle iron.
  8. Pour the batter onto the waffle iron and set it to go.
  9. Once cooked serve and enjoy!


If you have an oven that you can set to a low heat you can prepare a plate of these waffles ahead and serve them all at once. Just keeping piling them on.

But the kids prefer to just keep them coming.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g

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