I recently purchased a waffle maker, and before it arrived I started searching for recipes to try. This recipe is just that – basic, but these aren’t bland or boring in flavor. I used an Alton Brown recipe from his episode “The Waffle Truth”, where he shared this and a chocolate waffle recipe. I also found an oat flour version online that I would love to try.
This is the second recipe I have made (the first recipe was very thin, but the flavor was good), so I was really pleased with this thicker batter that baked into “taller” waffles. I was able to make seven waffles, which left extras for the kids to enjoy during the week. Maybe if I’m feeling extra nice, I will make more waffles soon. After sampling one for myself, I’ll let them cool and store them in the freezer. No more Eggo’s for this family!
My sister mentioned that her favorite recipe is a brown sugar waffle with bits of candied bacon! Her silly husband prefers his bacon on the side! Can you believe that? (I’m only kidding, T !) My family loves bacon, but the kids are a little grossed out by sweets with bacon – they don’t know what their missing 😉 So, reader beware! I plan on posting that one lots more waffles in the future! Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Basic Waffle – adapted from Food Network
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 whole eggs, beaten
- 2 ounces butter, melted
- 16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
That looks awesome – it’s always good to have a basic recipe in there. I should get myself a waffle iron. I’m always envious of the people who buy waffles at work – I never get to eat them 😦