Fluffy, tasty waffles that you can make and share without changing out of your pajamas!
What is a waffle? Is it that big blue bag of pancake mix toasted lightly in your waffle maker? Is it the Costco size yellow box of thin waffle-shaped cardboard you pop in the toaster and lather in syrup? Belgian or don’t bother? Can any waffle call itself a waffle?
I’m a fan of going the extra mile to enjoy something I’d have otherwise had to shower and get dressed for to enjoy at a restaurant. This is a recipe that does take more time than a premade-mix, but is totally worth the effort. If you’re mixing the mix and pulling out the waffle maker, spend a few extra minutes and make something you can be proud of.
There it is. Worthy of whipping cream and strawberries.
These waffles are GREAT to make ahead and store in the refrigerator for easy breakfasts or large groups! Simply cool down all the way and store in a container or freezer bag. To reheat: pop in the toaster. Yum!
Which waffle maker should I use?
While a round waffle may appear more authentic; my Breville Smart Waffle Pro can make 4 waffles at once… in a square shape. This is not an advertisement, just sharing something we love. Purchased on points, this splurge-worthy luxury is a well loved appliance around here! The square shape is lovely for freezing (easier to pack in containers), and perfect for toasting! Plus, why make one at a time if you can make FOUR at a time?!
Do I need to whip the egg whites?
Yes. Yes you do. If you are going to put the effort in to make home made waffles, please give your waffle iron the fluffy, fantastic batter it deserves. Skipping this step will leave you with something not awful, but less great than it could be.
Fluffy, tasty, restaurant- quality waffles that you can enjoy without changing out of your pajamas!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 4 eggs SEPARATED
- ½ cup melted butter/ margarine or 1/4 cup butter+ 1/4 cup canola oil OR apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat waffle iron. In my Breville I prefer to use the "classic" setting.
Separate egg whites from egg yolks. It is important when separating eggs that you do not get any yolk into the egg white. White into yolk is fine, yolk into white is not.
In a stand mixer fitted with the whipping attachment, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. This will take approximately 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl stir together dry ingredients until combined (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar)
In a separate bowl, stir together milk, egg yolk, melted butter or oil, and vanilla
Gently combine wet + dry ingredients.
Gently fold in egg whites
Your mix is now ready for your pre-heated waffle iron. If your iron has a non-stick coating, there is no need to spray with oil.
Pour ½ cup portions into your waffle maker. Bake according to manufactures' directions to create a golden brown, delicious waffle (around 4½ minutes).
If you are making a large batch of waffles, keep the cooked waffles warm in the oven at 175 °F. This will help them stay crispy on the outside.