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Basic Waffle Recipe

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Basic Waffles Recipe

Basic waffles recipe

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Basic Waffles Recipe

This tried and true waffle recipe is perfect for brunch or other special occasions — even dessert! In fact, to make an amazing waffle dessert, try drizzling the waffles with crème anglaise and fresh berries.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 to 5 waffles


  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¾ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup vegtable oil
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron to its hottest setting. Placing a cookie-sheet under it can help catch any batter drippage during cooking.

  2. Pre-heat oven to 200°F.

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

  4. Beat eggs thoroughly. Whisk in sugar, milk and oil.

  5. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently until combined. Don't overmix!

  6. Spray both surfaces of your waffle iron with cooking spray.

  7. Ladle 4 to 6 oz (½ to ¾ cup) batter on the iron and close it. It's not unusual for a bit of batter to seep out of the edges of the iron. If there's excessive leakage, use less batter for the next waffle.

  8. Cook until the waffle iron's indicator light shows that cooking is complete, or until no more steam comes out. The finished waffle should be golden brown and crispy.

  9. Lift the waffle out of the iron with a pair of tongs and either serve right away or transfer it to the oven to keep warm.
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 5 out of 5
Delicious!!!, Member parisfrance234

My roommate and i made these and they were perfect. I was a little skeptical of the consistency at first but once i mixed everything together it was perfect. I added blueberries and chocolate chips and also had some plain ones and all of them were perfect. I would not only make these again but recommend this recipe to someone else.

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