Sunday, May 3, 2009

Homemade Waffles

I have to admit that my waffle routine normally consists of opening up my box of Hungry Jack and mixing with milk and eggs! I am not much of a morning person and this makes for a tasty, quick breakfast for my family. The other day, however, I found that my box had maybe a tablespoon of mix left in it. We're not huge eaters in the morning, but this obviously wasn't going to do anything for me. I quickly pulled up and found this recipe with 569 positive reviews on it. Good enough for me! A definite plus is that you probably have all of the required ingredients on hand, so this doesn't require much planning ahead. I also liked that it says you can keep this batter in the fridge, covered, for up to a week. This will definitely make a good option for fresh breakfast during the week as well, without requiring a whole lot of time. I did note that on one review, the person said that they would recommend whipping the egg whites before adding them to the batter. I have found, in the past, that this does make for a lighter, fluffier waffle. I would highly recommend taking the time to do so when you make these, and I have noted the change in my directions.

Homemade Waffles
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat waffle iron. Beat egg whites in large bowl with beater until fluffy. Set aside. In another bowl, beat flour, milk, vegetable oil, egg yolks, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth. Fold in the whipped egg whites.

Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.



  1. This is definitely a good recipe to keep on hand! I, too, tend to resort to whipping out the box of Bisquick or Hungry Jack, but there have been so many times when I've realized I don't have quite enough to make even a small batch and I have one unhappy little guy to deal with! Thank you, Aunt Sarah--Jake (and now Maddie) love waffles and we'll have to try this recipe out!

  2. I love your "presentation" by the way!

  3. I broke the waffle maker a few months (okay, almost a year ago).....this just renewed my interest in replacing it!

  4. I don't have a waffle maker, so I have never made waffles. I have found so many great looking waffle recipes that I think I need to go out and by one. I think my whole family would thank me. I'm not a morning person and don't eat a huge breakfast, but I could see myself making these for breakfast for dinner night.

  5. You make me want to break out my belgian waffle maker, top of my pantry. They look terrific, I should try this recipe..