Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How-to Make the Perfect Waffles (recipe included!)

This is another one of those family recipes (like the banana bread) that I've been debating with myself whether or not to post it.  This is one of those super secret family recipes that I was thinking of keeping to myself for when I get famous from the blog and write a cookbook and open a restaurant and people will be trying to figure out the secret recipe to my amazing waffles.

Yeah.  That's not going to happen.  So I'd figured I'd share this recipe because these waffles are amazing.

I think waffles are incredibly underrated.  They're so warm and comforting; it's a really nice treat to be able to pull one out of the freezer and heat it up before work.  Or, you can throw some fruit and whipped cream on it and call it dessert!

Here are some tips on making the perfect waffles (pay special attention to number 2):
  • Sift your dry ingredients as if you're making any floured dessert. 
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks.  Whip the whites until they become fluffy and fold them in at the end.  THIS will give you fluffy waffles. 
  • Don't let the waffle iron get too hot - and make sure you spray it!  With some irons, you can set the temperature.  Make sure it doesn't get too hot, you want your waffles  to cook evenly. 
  • Make the entire batch at once!  Waffles are easier to freeze when they're whole rather than keeping the batter in the refrigerator.  
  • Take care of your waffle iron.  I've even cleaned mine with an old, soft toothbrush.  You want to make sure all of those trenches in the waffle iron pan are kept clean, or else you're going to get a very unwelcome, burnt taste in your mouth next time you make waffles!
This is a recipe that belongs in your family's cookbook.  These waffles are wonderful on their own or with a little syrup or butter; I don't ever feel the need to mix anything in to make the recipe better.  How do you like your waffles? 

Yield: about 10 waffles, depending on size of waffle iron
Prep Time: 20 min
Bake Time: 5 min

-     2 ¼ c flour
-     ½ tsp salt
-     2 tsp baking powder
-     2 tbsp sugar
-     3 eggs
-     2/3 c vegetable oil
-     1 ½ c milk

Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl.  Set aside.

Separate your egg whites and egg yolks.  Add the vegetable oil and milk to the egg yolks.  Beat well and then add to the dry ingredients.  Beat to combine.

Whip your egg whites until fluffy and then fold in to your waffle batter.  Heat and grease your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Pour the waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron and cook for about 5 minutes each.  Serve immediately or freeze to serve later. 


  1. Great tips for waffles! We make all our waffles and pancakes from scratch and think they're better than any mix or frozen product you buy at the store. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. I completely agree. Thanks for following!

  2. Thank you for winning the debate in our favor and sharing your family secret recipe! I love the idea of whipping up the whites and then folding them in the batter. Heading off to introduce my waffle iron to a tooth brush!

  3. These look delish. I say just do what most cookbook authors do when they get a deal, add some fruit to it and it's a new recipe. See, now you can share and keep the dream alive. xx

    1. Hahah so true! I'll have to remember that :D

  4. I totally whip the whites for my pancakes.... makes them light and fluffy. I just got a waffle iron for Mother's Day and haven't had a chance to make any yet. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing your family secret. :)

  5. Nice to meet you :)! After completed my graduation I was missing my classrooms, library and the entire campus very badly. I was never so ambitious so I had no specific aim but then I could realize that I have to go back in college in a different role (as a teacher) at any cost because that is my right place. But now I'm doing a different job though I'm enjoying it, too. Hope you'll get your own very soon. Good luck and thanks for the recipe of 'Waffles'.
    how can i get famous

  6. Mmm I love a good waffle and I just love your recipe! Will have to try this soon! :)

  7. I could eat this for breakfast Lunch or dinner! It looks amazing!

  8. I need to replace our broken waffle maker, then I'll try these, I'm not in love with my current recipe! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays. I'm featuring your recipe!


Comments may take a little while to show up, but don't worry they'll be there. Thanks for taking the time to comment, I read and appreciate every one!