There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked waffles in the morning. And this classic waffles recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them! These waffles are fluffy, flavorful, and easy to make. Plus, they’re perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a waffle iron, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying delicious waffles in no time.
Classic Waffles - Food, But Simple
There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked waffles in the morning. And this classic waffles recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them!
Recipe Yield: 14
Preparation Time: PT20M
Cooking Time: PT15M
Total Time: PT35M
- 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, room temperature
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed (for syrup)
- 1/2 cup honey (for syrup)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (for syrup)
Recipe Instructions: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; mix just until combined.In a small bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions; spray with cooking spray. Pour a scant cup batter onto the center of each grid. Close lid; cook until golden brown, about five minutes. Serve warm with syrup.To make the syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in honey and cinnamon; cook until bubbly. Drizzle over waffles.
Tips for Making Classic Waffles
To ensure light, fluffy waffles, do not overmix the batter. The batter should be lumpy, with a few streaks of flour remaining.
If you don’t have brown sugar, you can substitute granulated sugar.
For a fun twist on this classic recipe, try adding fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream to your waffles.
Leftover waffles can be frozen and reheated in the toaster for a quick and easy breakfast. Wrap waffles individually in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer bag before freezing. Waffles will keep for up to three months in the freezer.