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Waffles with fruit compote on top, on a white plate with an orange napkin below.
Basic Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Waffles are something that I love to have for breakfast on special occasions or holidays - Christmas, New Year's Day, my birthday... If a day starts with waffles, it's bound to be a good day.
Course: Entrées, Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: Belgian
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Holiday Favorites, Great Snacks
Servings: 6 0
Calories: 308 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  1. Pre-heat your waffle maker.
  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Combine the egg yolks, buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract (if using) in another bowl or measuring cup.
  4. In a third bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peak stage. Add the sugar and beat until the whites are shiny.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined, but still a little lumpy. Fold in the egg whites until no streaks of white remain.
  6. Grease your waffle iron if necessary and pour in enough batter to just cover the bottom of the waffle plate. Close the waffle maker and cook until the waffle is browned and crispy. Flip the waffle over in the waffle maker and cook for a minute longer.
  7. Remove the waffle from the iron and keep warm in a 200ºF oven, directly on the oven rack, until you’re ready to serve all the waffles. Do not put them on a plate, a baking sheet or stack them on each other.
  8. Serve with maple syrup, berries, butter, or any other of your favorite toppings.

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Nutrition Facts
Basic Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 469mg20%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.