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Pecan Waffles

I've tried for years to duplicate a delicious waffle I ate at a restaurant chain here in the South. This is the closest I've come, and they're crisp and nutty. Butter and maple syrup are my family's favorite toppings. Why not serve them for your holiday brunch? -Susan Jansen, Smyrna, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 waffles (4-1/2 inches)


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, separated
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup


  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Combine egg yolks, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
  • Sprinkle hot waffle iron with 2 tablespoons pecans. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter over pecans and bake according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Repeat with remaining pecans and batter. Serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 299 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Julia
    Aug 23, 2020

    Loved the recipe. Very fluffy & cooked beautifully. I also mixed the pecans into the batter. One other adjustment: to make the crust caramelize like recipes with sugar in the batter, I melted a couple tablespoons of butter with a tablespoon of sugar & basted the hot waffle iron with a brush. It worked beautifully! Definitely not necessary but it was a nice addition.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Nov 2, 2017

    Winner, winner! These waffles are delicious. They have a wonderful flavor and so easy to prepare. I did fold the pecans into the batter as suggested by other reviewers and each bite was filled with pecan goodness. Hubby and I loved these waffles. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor

  • kafaughn
    Mar 20, 2016

    Loved these waffles. I used white whole wheat flour and coconut oil instead of canola. I mixed the pecans into the batter before folding in the egg whites. The texture of these waffles was perfect.

  • DWare5883
    Feb 25, 2016

    A nice change up from traditional waffles

  • justmbeth
    Aug 30, 2015

    Very good. I mixed the pecans in the batter like a previous reviewer suggested. I did leave 1/2 the batter plain for those in the house who do not like pecan and waffles were equally delicious.

  • Worshipguy
    Jan 19, 2015

    Great pecan waffles! I also mixed the pecans into the batter. Not a single bite without pecans!

  • 7833louis
    Mar 17, 2013

    No comment left

  • zlkj4
    Dec 22, 2012

    These are the best waffles I've ever made. I mixed the pecans into the batter and they were great.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 24, 2012

    these waffles are moist and tasty. The addition of pecan sets these apart from the rest.:)