Homemade Bubble Waffles

I know I’m behind the bubble waffle craze, but I still had a serious case of FOMO (which I know is also a dated word at this point), and had to see what was what.  Oh, Instagram, you cruel, cruel mistress.

Bubble Waffles

Bubble Waffles originated in Hong Kong, and started getting super popular a few years back (aren’t you impressed with me knowing that something started getting popular a few years before I chose to write about it?  #notamillentialforsure). 

They are very often served folded into a cone shape, with ice cream – a newfangled waffle cone (and now I using a word like newfangled to further establish my modern-day relevancy).  They are cute and they are delicious.  They also sometimes get called Egg Puffs or Puffles.

Bubble Waffles

So I got me a bubble waffle pan.  The one I got heats on the stove, but electronic versions are available.  

I decided to serve mine in more traditional waffle format (lazy? who’s to say), but still keep to the ice cream thing.  And go for the gold in terms of toppings – a full on dessert waffle.  These days we will take any simple pleasures that are available to us, and this – this is a lovely if slightly guilty pleasure.

Cute and fun and delicious, these are also sometimes get called Egg Puffs or Puffles.

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Bubble Waffles

This is in fact the waffle my younger son orders when we go to a diner on a weekend and he is in breakfast mode.  And of course this is not exactly a reasonable breakfast.  But sometimes I am an indulgent mother.  Also if he’s not ordering this he is ordering a Cobb Salad so I feel like things even out.  Also he is a skinny 17 year old boy, and I figure he should eat waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce while he can, because I surely am not ordering such things at my stage of life.

When you remove the waffle from the pan, while it is hot it will be soft and pliable.  As it cools it will crisp up, so make sure – if you are making it into a cone or another shape – to mold it while warm so it will hold the shape you form it in.

Bubble Waffles


Chocolate Waffles: Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.

Add-Ins: Add up to ¼ cup of crushed cookies, cereal or pretzels.

Bubble Waffles

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Bubble Waffles

Cute and fun and delicious, these are also sometimes get called Egg Puffs or Puffles.
Yield: 2 People
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes



  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt; whisk to combine. In another bowl whisk together the egg, sugar, milk, water, butter and vanilla. Whisk the egg mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined.
  • Spray each side of the waffle pan with nonstick spray. Pre-heat the Waffle Puff Pan on medium heat for 3 minutes (if you have an electric waffle maker, plug it in and follow the machine’s directions). Pour in ¾ cup of waffle batter, making sure to fill all the bubbles. Flip the waffle maker over and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the waffle maker again and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove with a fork and top with your favorite toppings, or mold into a cone shape, and fill with ice cream when it is cool.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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