Classic Waffles Recipe: Crispy exterior texture with a light and fluffy interior. These homemade waffles are great in classic or Belgian, and are a family favorite.
These classic waffles are everything good about breakfast, and are so Eazy Peazy to make, you will put them in your regular breakfast rotation. Everyone needs a good classic recipe for waffles in their arsenal, and these ones are perfect because they can be cooked in any waffle iron and will turn out, you just have to adjust the cooking time a little, and are made with ingredients you likely already have on hand.
Classic Waffles Recipe
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I love a good waffle, but have found that many of the homemade versions call for buttermilk, and that is just not an ingredient I keep on hand all of the time. I have decided some powdered buttermilk is a pantry staple, but let’s be real, it just isn’t the same. Now, when I want to make these Buttermilk Biscuits, the powdered buttermilk works great, but in general I am not impressed.
So I knew I needed a classic easy waffle recipe that wouldn’t require me to make a special trip to the store first thing in the morning. We all know that doesn’t go well. I mean, I rarely am ready before 10 am because I am getting my kids out the door, so asking me to get a bra on so I can hit the store up before the kids are even out the door is just asking WAY too much.
And so I did some recipe testing to create a classic waffle recipe that would be no fail, and that my whole family would love, using things I already have. Success!
The exterior is nice and crispy, which means it soaks up the syrup without turning into a soggy, yucky mess. But the inside is that light fluffy airy, flavorful, deliciousness you want from a waffle. One of the things I wanted to perfect was a waffle that would work in a classic iron, AND a Belgian iron. I was having a difficult time getting the batter to get crispy on the outside and soft on the inside in all scenarios. I believe I finally got it right, and that is the recipe I am sharing today. It has been extensively tested in several waffle irons. I even borrowed irons from my neighbors so I could try it in different brands and thicknesses.
And you guys, I feel like I nailed it. I mean, not to pat myself on the back, but as someone who has never been a breakfast person, this was my personal mission to make a breakfast good enough that even I would want it.
Once you make these babies, be sure to top them with all the fresh berries, butter, whipped cream, and all the fun stuff that makes them feel like dessert. Syrup is great too. A classic just like this recipe. Here are a few of my favorite toppings:
- Fresh berries
- Whipped cream or clotted cream.
- Syrup: We love this homemade Hot Buttermilk Syrup, Strawberry Syrup, or this Butterscotch Coconut Syrup, it is dreamy!
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs separated
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups 2% or Whole milk
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat waffle maker
- Oil the waffle maker by spraying with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Set aside
- In a separate bowl, add egg whites only, put yolks into a third, large, bowl. Once separated, beat egg whites with hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Mix together the egg yolks, milk, oil, white vinegar, and vanilla, stir slightly.
- Slowly, add to dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.
- Gently fold in egg whites.
- Cook in Belgium waffle iron on medium-high heat for around 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Top with whipped cream, fresh berries, and syrup.
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