Waffle Recipe

This is the waffle recipe from Vince’s friend, Steve.  We’ve been using it and loving it for years.  The secret is to beat the egg whites very stiff before adding them to the remaining ingredients.

Steve’s Waffles:

2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
2 T. oil

1. Beat egg whites till stiff and set aside.
2. In mixer bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Stir in buttermilk, oil and egg yolks, stirring til blended but do not overbeat.
4. Stir in egg whites and mix well.
5. Pour into waffle pans and cook according to the directions for your waffle pans.


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    Marilyn Smith says

    Judy, I am going to print this out – I don’e make a big breakfast unless i is the weekend. My DH loves a good waffle! He will be a happy camper next Sunday morning. I will have to freeze the leftovers as I try really hard not to eat white stuff…and I am diabetic.

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      SarahB says

      Try using milk instead of the buttermilk and wheat flour instead of the white flour. I use a similar recipe to Judy’s, only using the milk, whole wheat flour and 1-1/2 teaspoons yeast (let it “rest” for a half hour to an hour), and it’s a little denser (because of the whole wheat) and my kids still love it. They use syrup but I use fruit or honey to sweeten. The secret to the perfect waffle is just what Judy said, the eggs need to be separated and the whites need to be beaten before being added, add last and gently folded in to keep the air in them.

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    Mary Jo says

    I’ve used this same recipe for years. It really does make great waffles! I think that beating the egg whites is the trick. I have found that beating the eggs whites for a pound cake and folding them in last makes a higher and lighter pound cake too.

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    Pat McGuire says

    My usual recipe is all the same except 2 tsp. baking powder and an additional 1 tsp. of baking soda. I think it is in there for the buttermilk. Love them.

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    Brenda B. says

    I’ll have to try this – we always have waffles every Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing!

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    HeideW says

    I was so hoping you would share the recipe. Thank you Judy. Will try this weekend.
    Heide / Escondido

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    Joan says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds really good and I will try it after I get to the store to get the buttermilk.

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    You are a true gem for sharing this recipe!! I can’t wait to try it.
    I’ve never made anything with buttermilk, so that will be interesting. Can’t wait!

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    Glenda in Florida says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hmmm, buttermilk! I usually only have that on hand when I’m baking a certain special chocolate cake. So, next time I splurge and make that cake, I’ll have a good use for the leftover buttermilk. We’ll have two treats then!