Basic Waffles

Next to German Pancakes, waffles have got to be my family’s favorite breakfast item.  However, I have yet to find a good from scratch recipe for basic waffles.  I love to make the Waffles of Insane Greatness and Tender Sour Cream Waffles in my Belgian waffle maker, but I have never been impressed with any basic recipe I have made for my regular waffle maker.  I have just relied on good old Hungry Jack mix, which is the best store bought mix in my opinion.  Well, I now have a good from scratch recipe I can go to.

This waffle does require you to take the extra step of separating the eggs and whipping the whites, but is well worth it.  You end up with this delicious sponge-like waffle rather than the cakey consistency I get from my go to store bought mix.  I serve my waffles up with some syrup, fresh raspberries, and sweetened whipped cream.  I also doubled the recipe and had extras for breakfast during the week.  I just place them back in the waffle iron on the lowest setting to reheat.


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Basic Waffles
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1½ cups milk (I used skim)
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. In another large bowl, beat the egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until well blended then whisk in the milk and oil.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients until the lumps are mostly gone.
  5. Then add the egg whites and gently fold in. There may be streaks or small lumps of eggs whites in the batter, this is ok.
  6. Cook in waffle according to manufactures instructions. I got 9 waffles out of my maker .

Recipe adapted from Katie at the Kitchen Door.


10 comments on “Basic Waffles

  • I’ve+always+made+homemade+waffles+using+the+separated+egg+method,+but+after+losing+my+recipes+when+our+home+was+destroyed+by+a+fire+I+hadn’t+found+a+good+recipe…until+now.++This+recipe+is+even+better+than+my+previous!++A+new+family+favorite!++It+made+the+lightest+waffles+with+just+the+the+slightest+edge+of+crispness+you+want+to+keep+if+from+becoming+soggy.++We’ll+be+making+this+for+a+Christmas+brunch!++It’s+a+keeper!!!

  • I loved these waffles! Definitely the lightest, fluffiest waffle I have ever had – and reasonably healthy, too! AMAZING!!!

  • Glad you enjoyed the recipe! These have always been my favorite.

  • Your recipe is similar to my Dad’s “secret” family recipe. He always used a little more sugar in his waffles and pancakes and taught me to mix the batter using proportions depending on how many people were eating. He grew up during the depression and used evaporated milk and water. I used it for years until it occurred to me to just use regular skim milk I have always beaten the yolks and the whites separately per his instructions.. I really do think the waffles come out lighter this way.

  • Those sound delicious! Definitely worth the egg work! 🙂 Our favorite store mix is Krusteaz. I think it’s just a little better than the Hungry Jack.

  • Waffles are always more special when made at home on a rainy weekend. I just might need to go out and get some raspberries and whipped cream now!

  • Everyone needs a good, go to basic waffle recipe!

  • These look great! We love waffles too and often have Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus(R) waffles ready to go on busy or hectic mornings. I especially love that you topped your with raspberries. Yum!

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