Easy Morning Waffles Recipe
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Easy Morning Waffles Recipe

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Making your own fluffy waffles from scratch takes no time at all, and the touch of cinnamon in these beats any frozen store-bought version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:7 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

2 waffles with about 2 tablespoons syrup equals 464 calories, 25 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  2. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
  3. In a microwave, melt the butter, honey and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Serve waffles with syrup.
    Freeze option: Arrange waffles in a single layer on sheet pans. Freeze overnight or until frozen. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag. Pour remaining syrup into a freezer container. Freeze up to 2 months. To use, reheat waffles in a toaster. Microwave syrup until heated through, and serve with waffles.
    Yield: 14 waffles (1 cup syrup).
Originally published as Easy Morning Waffles in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p43

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"Enjoyed by the whole family. I didn't try the syrup recipe, but we enjoyed the hint of cinnamon in the waffles."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Enjoyed by all. I omitted the cinnamon and just used bottled syrup for a quick meal. I also used some whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose. Good, simple waffle recipe."

Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Great waffle recipe. Folding the beaten egg whites into the batter just before cooking really makes them light. I did not make the syrup. In my attempt to make Churro Waffles for Cinco de Mayo, I dipped the freshly baked waffles in melted butter then flipped them (both sides) into a bowl of cinnamon/sugar. They were delicious - none left to freeze."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Excellent for Belgian waffles as well!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Very good waffle recipe. We put ours in the oven to keep warm and make the outside nice and crispy. We did not try the syrup."

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