Extra Light and Fluffy Homemade Waffles

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It doesn’t get much better than these extra light and fluffy homemade waffles, made with simple ingredients and a technique that you’ll want to use over and over again!

Extra Light and Fluffy Homemade Waffles

It’s waffle week (in case you haven’t noticed by the plethora of yummy waffle recipes I’m serving up all week), but today we’re keeping it simple! These homemade waffles are extra light and fluffy, perfect for layering up the sweet or savory toppings, or just keeping it classic with good, ol’ butter and syrup. Either way, you’re going to be in heaven when you take a bite of these ridiculously amazing waffles!

I use a technique to make these super light, and it’s easier than you might think! All you have to do is separate the egg whites and yolks. You mix up your dry ingredients, make a well in the center, and add all the wet ingredients, MINUS the egg whites. Keep those in a small bowl on the side as you whisk everything else into a semi-thin batter with few lumps remaining.

Then, take a hand mixer, and whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks before gently folding them into the rest of the batter, being careful not to over-mix it. This little trick will result in the most fluffy, puffy, and incredible waffles ever! You’re going to eat them up.

How do you make waffles crispy?

Even though these waffles are light and fluffy on the inside, waffles will normally get a slightly crispy exterior due to the way they cook in the waffle iron. If you want them extra crisp, place them on a wire rack in a 250 degree F. oven for 5 to 10 minutes to make them extra toasty.

How do you keep waffles from getting soggy?

A good quality waffle maker will allow you to get a well-cooked (and not soggy) waffle. This one is great! Plus, do not — I repeat, do NOT — stack your waffles once they’re done cooking! This traps steam between them, causing them to get moist and soggy — bleh. Let them cook on a wire rack with plenty of room to breathe.

What can you add to waffles?

This recipe is just begging you to add your favorite little bites of flavor, like mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, blueberries, coconut flakes, and more! Just add a half or full cup of whatever you love in waffles to the batter right before cooking.

Can you refrigerate leftover waffles?

Yes, you can! Although, they might get a little soggy in the fridge. Store them in a plastic sealable bag or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for 2 to 3 months, and reheat them in a 350 degree F. oven for 10 minutes or until heated through and crisp on the outside.

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Extra Light and Fluffy Homemade Waffles


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x

Description

It doesn’t get much better than these extra light and fluffy homemade waffles, made with simple ingredients and a technique that you’ll want to use over and over again!


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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron as directed.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk to combine. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  3. In a second medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Add the egg yolks, oil, and milk to the well, and use the whisk to slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir well until very few lumps remain.
  5. Fold in the beaten egg whites, taking care not to over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  7. When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve waffles hot with your favorite topping, such as buttermilk syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American

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6 Responses
  1. deb c

    I finally have my cast iron waffle maker cleaned and seasoned…which recipe to make first…this one or the cornmeal one? You’ve had me craving waffles all week!!!! I think I’m gonna have some fun with all of these and my waffle maker! Happy waffle week to ya!

      1. deb c

        Its old school…like 100 years old. They were made to be used on the wood cookstoves of the past….but can still function over an electric or gas burner. I’m so excited to master waffle making in it!!!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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