This is my go-to waffle recipe - it makes nice fluffy waffles and it's super easy to throw together. This recipe is the end result of quite a bit of "how lazy can I possibly be while making waffles?" trial and error. :D
I also love how well this waffle recipe responds to different fats - I've used melted butter, canola oil and coconut oil in the recipe and it always turns out great!
These waffles reheat super well in the toaster, too. I always put the leftovers in the fridge to snack on later. :D
This recipe should cook up between 6-10 waffles - it'll really depend on the size of your waffle iron.
Step 1: Ingredients + Tools
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk (whatever type you like!)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup oil OR melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
And that's it. Very simple. :)
If you want to use melted coconut oil in these, make sure that it's slightly warm but not hot. If it's too cool it will start to solidify when you add the milk and eggs.
P.S. For the crispiest waffles, use melted butter! Coconut and canola oil make slightly softer waffles.
Step 2: Mix Up the Wet and Dry Ingredients
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and mix with a fork.
In a large bowl, combine the oil/butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar and milk and mix until well combined and the sugar is dissolved.
Then pour the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk just until the clumps are out. Over mixing will make the waffles chewy, so be careful. :)
(You can sift the flour in to make this easier, too!)
Step 3: Preheat the Waffle Iron + Figure Out How Much Batter to Use
Preheat your waffle iron well before you start so the waffles cook evenly. This will vary a lot due to differences in waffle irons - but I typically do the medium/high setting.
Because this recipe has so much baking powder, the waffles will puff up quite a bit as they cook!
I recommend using slightly less than your waffle iron suggests - the Calphalon waffle iron I'm using calls for 2 cups of batter, so 1 3/4+ cups of batter works pretty well!
Always better to try less batter at first and have some sad looking test waffles instead of a crazy overflowing foaming batter mess. ;)
Step 4: Cook!
Pour the waffle batter evenly over the preheated plates and then close the waffle iron.
Cooking will typically take between 3-5 minutes - as soon as steam stops exploding out of the waffle iron they should be close to done! I never really listen to the waffle maker about whether they're done or not - it normally fibs. Just check them every so often - lift the lid and poke them a lot. :P
Keep on cooking until they're perfect for you and then EAT ALL THE WAFFLES.