Sunday, February 20, 2011

Light and Crispy Waffles


I love pancakes. My husband prefers waffles. But after whipping up a batch of these on a lazy Saturday morning, I may be changing (or at least sharing) my allegiance to the starchy breakfast food category. These waffles are everything I love about a good waffle--lightly crisped and slightly crunchy on the outside, while perfectly moist and airy on the inside. Top with your favorite syrup or a smorgasboard of fruits and whipped cream, and you've started your day off right! 

Light and Crispy Waffles
recipe adapted from
Makes about 6 waffles. 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup buttermilk*
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

*Make your own buttermilk: Combine just under 1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice. Let sit for 2-5 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Whisk together to blend.  In another mixing bowl, beat together the whole milk, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk just until incorporated and few lumps remain.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron.  Fill waffle wells and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Cook until crisp and golden.  Serve immediately.


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  1. If only I had a waffle iron...maybe someday :-) This recipe looks fantastic though, I am drooling over the picture.

  2. amazing, I haven't tasted these type of waffles, but these are looking so tatsy and delicious in the pictures. Also the recipe is not too difficult. I would surely love to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing such a unique recipe