This is hands down the best fluffy waffle recipe, yielding fabulously light and fluffy waffles with just a hint of crispy, sweet finish. This fluffy waffle recipe creates restaurant quality waffles in the comfort of your own home. Perfect for breakfast or brunch any day.
Homemade, fluffy waffles are a favorite in our house. So much so that we consistently make more than we need and freeze the remainder. Our daughter will routinely eat the frozen waffles for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner any time we let her. She begs us to make these exact waffles multiple times a week.
It’s safe to say that these waffles are the reason why she grows.
And we understand why she loves them so much. This waffle recipe creates waffles that are super fluffy with just a little bit of crunch on the exterior. How does this happen?
The answer: whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. The egg whites create lift that give these fluffy waffles the light as a cloud texture.
Aside from the spot on texture, this fluffy waffle recipe has spot on flavor. More flavor than your average waffle without being over the top thanks a hint of vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of sugar. It’s just enough to make you say, “Yum,” without overpowering the classic waffle taste.
Tips for making the best fluffy waffles
- Whip the egg whites using a hand or stand mixer (affiliate link)with a whisk attachment. They are ready when you lift the mixer out of the bowl and the foam pulls up as you lift. The egg whites should hold their shape when ready.
- Gently fold whipped egg whites into batter. If you mix too much or hard, you lose the fluffiness it adds.
- Spray both the top and bottom of the waffle iron (affiliate link) before adding new batter.
- Fill only 1/2 to 2/3 of the bottom of each section of the waffle maker (affiliate link). If you add too much or too little, adjust the amount you add the next time.
- If your waffle maker (affiliate link) does not have a clock or counter, most waffles cook within 3 to 4 minutes. Alternatively, when steam stops coming from the waffle, they are typically done.
Looking for other pancake and waffle recipes? Try these:
- Honey Nut Cheerio Pancakes
- Banana Bread Waffles
- Chocolate Waffles
- Easy Baked French Toast Casserole
- Blueberry Skillet Pancake
The very best light and fluffy waffle recipe is a classic waffle recipe
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 6 tbs sugar, divided
- 2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
- 3.5 c milk
- 1 c canola oil
- 3.5 c flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat the waffle maker.
- In a bowl, add egg whites, 3 tbs of sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- While they mix, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the 4 egg yolks, milk, 3 tbs sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and oil.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- When the wet ingredients and dry ingredients are mixed, gently fold the egg white mixture into the rest of the batter.
- Spray the top and bottom of your waffle maker with nonstick spray.
- Use a ladle or measuring cup to pour enough batter into the maker to fill about half to three quarters of the waffle iron with batter.
- Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until steam stops.*
- Repeat until done.
*Cook times will vary by waffle maker. Most waffle makers have an indicator light that will tell you when the waffles are done.
The number of waffles will vary slightly by waffle maker
You can freeze leftover waffles by storing cooled waffles in freezer bags.
- Category: breakfast and brunch
- Method: waffle maker
- Cuisine: American
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