Kids’ Favorite Takeout: Copycat Waffle House Pecan Waffle Recipe

  • Waffles are one of those breakfast dishes that always feel special. Whether you make them at home or order them out, there’s something comforting about a batch of light and crispy golden waffles. In my travels I’ve had the pleasure of eating out at a Waffle House, and my kids and I have always enjoyed the taste and texture of their waffles. I don’t live near a Waffle House, so I had to try my hand at making a this copycat Waffle House Pecan Waffle recipe. It tastes JUST like the real thing!

    Copycat Waffle House Pecan Waffle Recipe

    These taste JUST like the real thing---my kids ask for them constantly!

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    Servings: 4-6


    • canola oil: for greasing waffle iron
    • all-purpose flour: 1½ cups
    • salt: ¼ teaspoon
    • baking powder: ½ teaspoon
    • milk: 1¼ cups
    • butter: 4 tablespoons, melted and cooled
    • egg: 1
    • granulated sugar: ½ cup
    • vanilla: 1 teaspoon
    • pecans: 1 cup, chopped
    • maple syrup: ½ cup


    Step 1: In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.

    dry ingredients for making waffle house's pecan waffle

    Step 2: In a another bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, vanilla, and butter until smooth.

    wet ingredients for making pecan waffles

    Step 3: Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add in ⅓ cup of the chopped pecans

    adding pecans in to the waffle mix

    Note: Batter can be used right away or covered and refrigerated overnight for use the next day.

    Step 4: Brush a light coating of canola oil onto waffle iron and preheat. 

    oiling the grill

    Step 5: Spoon ⅓ to ½ cup of batter onto waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron's directions, about 3-4 minutes or until light golden brown. 

    cooking the pecan waffle

    Step 6: Top with maple syrup and pecans. 

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