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Lighter-than-air Waffles

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Level: Easy

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Description

I have tried several versions of my recipe and this morning it was finally perfect. The batter is very light and the waffle comes out crisp on the outside (if you set your maker to the darker setting) and airy on the inside. Even my husband said “These are really light and moist!” If you are worried about a heavy feeling after breakfast, don’t worry about it with these because they are so light that you do not feel guilty.

Ingredients

  • 1-⅓ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1-¾ cup Whole Milk
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2  Eggs, Separated

Preparation

1. Preheat your waffle iron to the setting you prefer. I like a darker, crisper waffle so I go on the darker setting. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking oil.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
3. In a large measuring cup, combine melted butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks.
4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy and stiff. This step is crucial for getting a light waffle!
5. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly whisk the wet ingredients (the egg yolk and milk mixture) into the dry. Stir to remove lumps.
6. Then gently fold the whipped egg whites into the flour mixture. Make sure to gently fold it into the waffle batter in order to not deflate the air from the egg whites.
7. Fill your waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. When done remove the cooked waffle to a plate and repeat this process until you’ve used all the batter (or until you have made enough waffles).
8. Serve hot with your choice of toppings—syrup, butter, whipped cream, fruit.

Note: The extra batter can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for several days.

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Three Lucky Husbands on 2.9.2013

Great taste! Love that they taste so buttery. I included a full teaspoon of vanilla, and would probably cook them a little longer next time to make them extra crispy.

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The Other Martha on 12.30.2012

Made these waffles this morning and they were excellent. Very light and loved the hint of cinnamon.

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