Monday, August 9, 2010

The Best Homemade Waffles

I have been looking for a waffle maker at the yard sales I frequent.  That is where I like to pick up kitchen stuff that I'm not sure if I'll really use.  I bought my bread machine at one about two years ago for five dollars and it had never been opened.  I figured a waffle maker is one of those things people buy, never use and then sell for two dollars a few years later.  Well all summer I have looked and not found.  So I mentioned this to my mom.  The next day I went to her house and she handed me a waffle maker.  "Here, I bought this a few years ago, made waffles once and never used it again."  Yeah!  The funny thing is, we went to a yard sale later that day and saw a waffle maker.  So I came home and looked at waffle recipes online and then got up this morning and threw some stuff in a bowl sans recipe and came up with some really yummy waffles.  Most of the waffle research I did suggested that adding seperate egg whites that had been beaten to soft peaks was the key for crispy waffles.  I can't say for sure, but it seemed to work because these were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside.  I'd still like to try yeast waffles and see the difference between the two.  I plan on making some of these this week in bulk and freezing.  Sweets loves waffles for breakfast and these are far more nutrional than store bought frozen waffles, cheaper too.

Best Waffle Recipe

2 eggs seperated
1 c. white flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour (I like Hodgsdon Mills Old Fashioned WW Flour)
1 3/4 c. buttermilk
4 tbs. butter
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 packages stevia ( you could use sugar, a couple of table spoons)
optional- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

In a bowl combine egg yolks, vanilla, stevia, milk, butter and baking powder. Stir until combined (I use a whisk).  Add both flours and stir until combined.  In a seperate bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Fold into batter.  Optional, add 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips.  Sweets loves hers with chocolate chips and no syrup.  Spoon batter into greased waffle maker.  I cooked mine for about a minute and then checked them for brownness.  I got eleven waffes out of this recipe but yours may vary depending on the size of your waffle maker.  You can keep these warmed in an oven until ready to eat to help keep them crisp. 

 Have any tips on adding nutrional value to these?  I was thinking of adding some flax seeds and maybe bumping up the WW flour.  Leave me a comment with your tips.



  1. Those sound yummy!

    Do you like Banana Nut Bread? I've been making my boys Banana Nut Pancakes - pancakes per recipe, add a lil sugar, 3 smushed banana's and pecans...They are light and almost melt in your mouth.

  2. That sounds amazing. I'm getting ready to make some banana muffins, so if the kids like that I may have to give the pancakes a go. My favorite pancakes are pecan pancakes!

  3. I also add a lil more milk to thin it out a bit.

  4. Yup flax seed and oatmeal in mine - I also use my banana quick bread for pancakes and waffles by adding a bit more milk to the batter. They are such a treat !