Classic Waffles

A vintage colorful China plate with a stack of five plain waffles.
Ginny's TeamAuthorGinny's TeamCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Take brunch back to the basics with classic waffles. With the right waffle iron, you can make delicious, fluffy waffles in minutes. And for this recipe, you only need the most basic of pantry ingredients. Pull out flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, and a few other kitchen staples, mix them together, and let breakfast begin! Want to add a little something extra to these classic waffles? Toss a handful of nuts on the batter before closing the waffle iron, or add strawberries, blueberries, or bananas on top of your freshly made waffle. Finish it off with a dollop of whipped cream for a real morning treat!

A vintage colorful China plate with a stack of five plain waffles.
Yields8 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins
 1 ½ cups flour
 ½ cup cornstarch
 2 tbsp cornmeal
 1 tbsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 3 large eggs (separated)
 2 tbsp sugar
 1 ¾ cups milk
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 ½ cup butter (melted)
1

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.

2

With a mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

3

In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk and vanilla.

4

Using a rubber spatula, stir milk mixture into flour mixture until all ingredients are moistened (do not over-mix, batter may have small lumps). Stir in the butter and fold in beaten egg whites until combined.

5

Pour batter onto preheated and greased waffle iron. Waffles should be golden and crispy after 3-5 minutes on high (different waffle irons may vary, so check your first batch closely).

Ingredients

 1 ½ cups flour
 ½ cup cornstarch
 2 tbsp cornmeal
 1 tbsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 3 large eggs (separated)
 2 tbsp sugar
 1 ¾ cups milk
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 ½ cup butter (melted)

Directions

1

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.

2

With a mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

3

In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk and vanilla.

4

Using a rubber spatula, stir milk mixture into flour mixture until all ingredients are moistened (do not over-mix, batter may have small lumps). Stir in the butter and fold in beaten egg whites until combined.

5

Pour batter onto preheated and greased waffle iron. Waffles should be golden and crispy after 3-5 minutes on high (different waffle irons may vary, so check your first batch closely).

Classic Waffles
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