Waffles

waffles

Waffles come in all shapes, types, and thickness. I want the waffles with a crusty outer shell that gives way to a fluffy middle. Biting into hot, crisp, fluffy, buttery, and thick a waffle is one of my favorite food joys. And when the waffles are drowning in maple butter and pure maple syrup? Then I just close my eyes and pretend I’m in a cozy cabin in Vermont, or maybe Canada, enjoying the best breakfast of my life! Food takes me places, and these waffles are about to take you on a breakfast journey too.

Let’s break down how to make the best waffles!

Butter

While some mornings are saved for healthy options like a Blood Orange Smoothie or a Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl, we are talking about indulging here, so butter is a big part of these waffles is butter.

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You need loads of butta (I’ve always wanted to say that with some spunk), a whole stick.

The amount of butter you use is going to determine whether you get a soft outer waffle shell or a crisp one. So for these, you’re throwing in a whole stick.

Then make sure to use the maple butter recipe at the end for extra indulgence! My Maple Butter is sweet, sticky, and a bit salty.

Buttermilk

For my carb lovers breakfast like buttermilk waffles, Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, Buttermilk Drop Biscuits, and Pumpkin Pancakes  I always use buttermilk.

Don’t have any on hand? Make your own! Just sour evert cup of milk you are using with a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and voila, homemade buttermilk!

Note that when you make your own buttermilk it won’t be as thick as the store-bought kind, so account for that in the recipe by reducing it by a couple of tablespoons.

Egg Whites

For these waffles, you have an extra step of beating egg whites to fold in at the end. This will give you such fluffy and tender waffles that it’s worth that step, I promise!

In this waffles recipe, I use an extra egg white for maximum fluffiness and texture. I have even tried these waffles with 5 egg whites only that I had leftover from the custard in my Banana Split Trifle, and they were incredible! See recipe notes if interested in the egg whites only version.

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Steps To Making Waffles

Pre-heat that waffle maker, baby, because things are about to get so very tasty! Get your oven set to 200 degrees and a baking sheet ready so you can keep each waffle warm as you make them all. Or dole them out as you make them, that’s up to your hungry crew!

In a large bowl, beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form. Then set aside. Next, melt your butter (or butta) and set aside to cool while you work on the rest of the waffles batter.

In another large bowl, whisk up your dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

Then in another bowl, mix up your egg yolks and vanilla. Next, add that buttermilk to the mix.

Yes, there are a lot of dishes involved in this recipe! So worth it!

As you can see, you will have a party of waffles components going strong!

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First, add your buttermilk mixture. Then drizzle the melted butter over that. Gently mix that up before folding in your egg whites.

I always brush my maker with melted butter before filling it with the recommenced amount of batter. My maker makes super thick waffles, so just check what amount of batter fits your own waffle maker. Spread it out slightly too since it is thick batter.

Then just wait until they are ready and either keep them warm in the oven or eat them as they come off the waffle maker!

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Waffles

These waffles are fluffy on the inside crisp on the outside. They are loaded with butter, buttermilk, and best served warm with maple butter and syrup!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups AP Flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Heat your waffle iron and pre-heat oven to 200 degrees to keep waffles warm as you make more.

    Beat your egg whites until stiff. Then set aside

     Next, melt your butter (or butta) and set aside to cool while you work on the rest of the waffles batter.

    In another large bowl, whisk up your dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

    Then in another bowl, mix up your egg yolks and vanilla. Next, add that buttermilk to the mix. 

    First, add your buttermilk mixture. Then drizzle the melted butter over that. Gently mix that up before folding in your egg whites. 

    I always brush my waffle maker with melted butter before filling it with the recommenced amount of batter. My waffle maker makes super thick waffles, so just check what amount of batter fits your own waffle maker. Spread it out slightly too since it is thick batter. 

    Then just wait until they are ready and if desired, keep them warm in the oven. 

Recipe Notes

You can substitute the egg/ egg whites for all egg whites. Just use 5 egg whites and fold in at the end. 

Add in mix-ins like mini chocolate chips or blueberries.

 

Top With This Maple Butter!

Maple Butter

Maple Butter is a sweet mix of maple syrup and butter with a touch of salt. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, toast, biscuits, cornbread, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Whip all ingredients together in a bowl with a handheld mixer until whipped. Scoop on top of all of your favorite foods! Store in an airtight container. 

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