Ready in 45 minutes
Found in Mark Bittman's, How To Cook Everything, these are the best waffles I have ever eaten.
"I made this recipe for Mother's Day. Everyone loved it! They were light and had a light yeasty flavor. I chose not to separate the eggs. Note to those who increase the recipe. Be sure to put it in a large enough container. I quadrupled the recipe and put it in two pitchers. When I woke up it had risen and run over. We all thought it was like something out of an old “I Love Lucy" episode. Although a good laugh I will not make THAT mistake next time."- Nancywhitt
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1. Before going to bed, combine the dry ingredients and stir in the milk, then the butter and vanilla. The mixture will be loose. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside overnight at room temperature (I found a gallon pitcher worked best)
2.Brush the waffle iron lightly with oil and preheat it. Separate the eggs and stir the yolks into the batter. Beat the whites until they hold soft peaks. Stir them gently into the batter. (I just stirred the eggs into the batter without separating them. Seemed to work well.)
3. Pour batter onto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, usually 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your iron. Serve immediately or keep warm for a few minutes in a low oven.
I watch for the steam to stop rising from the waffle iron before I check for doneness. Also, these freeze well if you have extras. A quick toast in the toaster oven crisps them up again and they taste almost as good as fresh.
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rcasais 11 month agoGreat crispy texture, could be sweeter
amyelizabeth1 12 months agoThese were perfect. I've tried many, many recipes and these are just what I've been looking for- very light and crispy. Next time, I'll make half a recipe as there are just two of us. My waffle iron makes one at a time, and these waffles stayed warm and crispy in my toaster oven until all were made.
gapeachATL 1 year agoDELICIOUS! A new family staple!!!
pueblohi254 1 year agoBest Waffles
Redz23 2 years agoNot crispy at all, even cooked until slightly overdone and still were soggy. Tasted ok, not great but not terrible either. Recipe was easy to put together, and did make the kitchen smell good in the morning. PProbably
Severin 2 years agothe best EVER!!!
brentlefebvre 2 years agoBest waffle recipe. I am not sure it is the most healthy, but hey, live a little!
Nancywhitt 2 years agoI made this recipe for Mother's Day. Everyone loved it! They were light and had a light yeasty flavor. I chose not to separate the eggs. Note to those who increase the recipe. Be sure to put it in a large enough container. I quadrupled the recipe and put it in two pitchers. When I woke up it had risen and run over. We all thought it was like something out of an old “I Love Lucy" episode. Although a good laugh I will not make THAT mistake next time.
INhfw 2 years agoOh my, these are AWESOME! And absurdly easy. I didn't separate the egg (we did half a recipe), and can't imagine them any lighter or more delicate. Be sure to spray or oil, because their lightness makes them a little more prone to sticking.
Evansma 2 years agoNot impressed. Liked the flavor and the crispy outside, but the inside was gummy. Think I will go back to my traditional recipe.
NatashaGB 2 years agoThanks a lot for the recipe! Great quality waffles. Very crispy even after they cool (with the other recipe I tried waffles became soft in 5 min after serving on a plate).
Dnrdnr 3 years agoAdd 2 eggs to the ingredients list
3 years agoThese really are the best waffles ever. I originally found this recipe in Bittman's vegetarian cookbook. My family fell in love with these waffles. My husband said they tasted like they came straight from a top of the line restaurant. I lost the cookbook and was happy to find the recipe again here. I'm going to whip up the batter tonight so that they'll be ready for the morning.
sideways2 4 years agoThis is a favorite breakfast at our weekend farm in Boonville.. I've never made these waffles without getting raves from our guests. You'll never go back to your old recipe again!
CCheryl 4 years agothese were very good, CCheryl
treblesand 4 years agoI put this recipe together in about 5 minutes the night before. I loved that I didn't have to find space for it in my fridge! When we were ready for breakfast, two steps and we were smellin' delicious waffles. These are the ONLY waffles I have ever made that actually had a crispy texture on the outside and were soft in the middle. Fantastic!
heatherevond 5 years agoMy family loved these waffles. I wisely doubled the recipe and now my son will be able to make his own breakfast without having to turn on the waffle iron.
jwedzee 7 years ago[I posted this recipe.]