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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.
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.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!