The BEST Classic Waffle Recipe {+ 25 other flavored waffle recipes!}

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The BEST Classic Waffle Recipe {+ 25 other flavored waffle recipes!}

Need an above-average waffle recipe? I’ve got the BEST classic waffle recipe for you here, plus 25 extras that are “special-flavor” (you’re not going to believe some of these!) for when you want to take things up a notch. 😀

Waffles are a favorite around my house – I’ve got boys that get SO excited when they hear that I’m whipping up our waffle recipe for breakfast (or dinner – we love breakfast for dinner!).

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This waffle recipe is just PERFECT. Crispy on the outside, light and extra-fluffy on the inside!

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I’ve tried several waffle recipes over the years, and what I came up with for time and convenience was this classic waffle recipe that has you separate the egg whites and yolks so you can whip the egg whites to make extra-fluffy waffles. I’ve done yeast waffles that are great (but take too much time if I don’t plan the day before), and I’ve done recipes that mix it all up in one bowl without separating the eggs, but taking an extra 2 minutes to separate the eggs and beat the whites is well worth the time spent. This is the secret to this waffle recipe and how amazingly fluffy they are!

These waffles are Belgian style (not cake-like, instead they’re lighter and fluffier), and if you use a Belgian-style waffle maker to get those extra-deep pockets, you’ll enjoy an amazing breakfast!

How to Make Homemade Waffles

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add egg yolks, oil, and milk….mix just until moistened.
  • Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Cook batter in waffle iron until golden-brown.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! I like to add melted butter and strawberries or blueberries….and a few tablespoons of maple syrup and sometimes some whipped cream or chocolate chips!
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⬇️ THE BEST CLASSIC WAFFLE RECIPE ⬇️

(25 flavored waffle recipes are after the classic waffle recipe!) 😀

The BEST Classic Waffles

The BEST Classic Waffles

Yield: 8 waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add egg yolks, oil, and milk. Mix just until all the ingredients are moistened.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff (this takes about 3-4 minutes), then fold into the batter.
  4. Cook batter in waffle iron.

Notes

If adding vanilla extra, add that with the other wet ingredients. Maple or almond extract could also be substituted.

If your flour has "settled," the amount you measure out may actually be more than 2 cups just because it's condensed. My trick for this is shaking up my canister of flour before I use it to "loosen" it all up again. If your batter does end up too thick because of this, just add a dash more of milk to be able to pour it.

To keep waffles crispy until you're ready to serve them, pop them into a warm oven single layer!

**Adapted from allrecipes.com**

Most of the time, I enjoy a good classic waffle. Now and then, though, I love to change things up and go big and bold with a specially-flavored waffle. If you’re in the mood for something decadent, try some of these fun waffles – Fudge Waffles, Cheesecake Stuffed Waffles with Berry Syrup, Banana Bread Waffles, Lemon Ricotta Waffles, Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle – there are so many amazing waffle recipes that would make brunch extra-special!

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25 Awesome Waffle Recipes

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Are pancake mix and waffle mix the same?

The ingredients in pancake and waffle mixes are the same, if you’re going by an ingredient list. However, waffles have more sugar and more fat in them in order to make a richer batter for that crispy exterior. The Thriving Home blog says you can just add the extra fat to your normal pancake mix to turn them into waffles! Yay!

What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?

Regular waffles are more cakey than Belgian waffles. Belgian waffles originally were made from a thin yeast-batter, but now baking powder is used in “Belgian” waffles as well. Belgian waffles also have deeper grooves, but in the US it’s common to purchase a Belgian waffle-maker. With this classic waffle recipe (recipe above in the card) and a Belgian waffle-maker, you’ll be making Belgian-style.

What is the best flour for making waffles?

All you need is all-purpose flour! If you experiment with whole wheat or almond flour, you’ll need to add extra liquid (milk and oil) as those flours will absorb a lot of the liquid and your waffles will be dry.

Can I use pancake batter in a waffle maker?

If you want to use the pancake batter that you already have, just add a little extra sugar (that will caramelize nicely when it cooks) and extra oil.

Why aren’t my waffles crispy?

You need plenty of oil or butter in your recipe to get a crispy waffle. If the waffles come out crispy and get soft afterwards, make sure you are not stacking them and allowing the steam to make them soft. Spread them single layer on cooling racks, not stacked, and if you’d like to keep them warm you can put them into a “just-warm” oven.

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