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Waffles From Scratch

On Saturdays, my mom and I always went shopping, but before we left, she made my favorite lunch, homemade waffles from scratch. They were about 8 inches around and prepared in a grill set on top of the stove. Those waffles were so delicious! —Florence Dean, Towson, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 waffles (about 4 inches)


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar and fresh fruit or maple syrup


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold into batter.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Top with confectioners' sugar and fruit or serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 674 calories, 31g fat (18g saturated fat), 281mg cholesterol, 1084mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Mar 25, 2018

    I didn't make the topping, but the waffle recipe is quite good, fluffy and crispy. It's a somewhat dense batter -- add a little extra milk if you want it to flow all the way to the edges of the waffle-iron.

  • Lucas
    Nov 20, 2016

    I added i more cup of milk and added some vanilla extracted and they tasted great with maple syrup and whipped cream and fruits.

  • Julie754
    Aug 28, 2016

    Ran out of boxed waffle mix, so I made this easy recipe. The recipe has no sugar, so that can be a plus for some people. Or, top with syrup. Next time, I'd add more milk because the batter was thick. Probably wouldn't bother separating the eggs to whip the whites, either, to simplify. My family enjoyed them!

  • murrworm88
    Jan 20, 2014

    We LOVE these waffles, but I will admit, that we cut back on sugar in most recipes- probably why my review is unlike most posted here. We feel that we get plenty of sweetness from real maple syrup. I have made these probably a dozen times now, using a belgian waffle iron, this makes four nice sized waffles. I always add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. The separated egg whites take just 2 extra minutes and they make for a fluffy inside texture, while the butter creates a fabulous crusty outside! Phenomenal recipe!

  • Ramon 6230
    Oct 13, 2012

    add 1 egg. Don't separate the eggs wisk them for 3 to 5 minutes on high or setting 10 on the Kitchen Aid mixer. I have made these the past three weekends in my belgian waffle iron and the kids can't get enough... Making my second batch this morning we have guests and they love them. Teenagers.

  • Mahler
    Mar 24, 2012

    Batter was to thick and very bland..not quick to make considering you have to beat the whites separate..didn't make very many for a normal size waffle maker. Ended up using the old standby pancake mix in the box, which was much lighter and better taste.

  • Niquita36969
    Jan 19, 2012

    Very disappointing. This receipe was easy to follow, but the waffles were very bland and tasteless

  • s_pants
    May 5, 2011

    I thought the waffles had good flavor, not very sweet, but I made a strawberry syrup that tasted excellent on them. Again, not light and fluffy, but I would make them again.

  • LegalSec
    Feb 14, 2011

    Why does this recipe have so much fat per serving and why only two servings, it makes 8 waffles. To my calculations there should only be around 6 grams of fat per waffle. Help me out here.

  • u006264
    Jan 4, 2011

    Batter to thick and the taste was bland