Classic Waffle Recipe
A couple weeks ago, Trevor and I decided to use a few of the gift cards we received from our wedding and went a little crazy. Along with the usual new set of dishes, kitchen gadgets and cupboard organizers (aka my new obsession) we also purchased a little waffle maker. I had been looking to buy one for a while now, so to say that I was excited for this purchase was an understatement. Let’s just say photos were taken before this thing was even out of the box. It was even the last model in the store. I think it was a sign.
I’ve used this waffle maker twice so far, so it’s already become a nice part of my kitchen appliance family along with my blender and my KitchenAid mixer. Besides making perfect little waffles and being super easy to clean, it also folds up nice and small and can be neatly tucked away in my cupboard. As anyone knows, bulky appliances can be such a pain especially when you have to drag them out to use them. But not this little guy.
One of the reasons I’ve wanted a waffle maker for quite some time is because it’s a nice change in our breakfast routine. We take our breakfast very seriously, especially on the weekends when the morning atmosphere is more relaxed. No getting up at an ungodly hour when it’s still dark out. No carefully sipping hot coffee as to avoid spilling on our work clothes. No rushing to catch the public transit to get downtown before the insanity of rush hour. Just sleeping in and enjoying some breakfast on the living room couch while we watch Netflix in our pajamas. This doesn’t happen all the time, but we try to set aside one day on the weekend to have a relaxing morning.
The recipe I’ve been using in my new waffle maker is a family favourite, so much so that I asked my mom to email me a copy right when we got home before the waffle maker was even out of the box. This is a no-frills recipe with easy ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen. No need to go out and buy any crazy spices or add-ins, just a simple mixture of flour, baking soda, salt, eggs, milk and oil. You are welcome to add a dash of cinnamon or whatever suits you, but I love the simplicity of this recipe. These waffles make a nice base for fruit topping and maple syrup, or if you are into more of a dessert waffle, you can go crazy with ice cream. The fact that these waffles can be made and served in 30 minutes is great too, especially when Netflix and a comfy couch is calling our names.
Classic Waffle Recipe
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar.
- While the eggs and sugar are beating, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Mix milk and oil together in a measuring cup.
- Alternate mixing flour with milk/oil mixture into the egg yolks.
- Beat the egg whites and fold gently into batter
- Follow the instructions on your waffle maker. Top cooked waffles with your choice of fruit and maple syrup.