Old Fashioned Waffles from Scratch

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Every since I posted my homemade pancake recipe, I’ve received TONS of requests asking for a waffle recipe.  Well today, I bring you a waffle recipe that is light & fluffy and made from scratch.  It’s a recipe that was handed down to me Waring Pro Stainless Steel Double Belgian Waffle Makerfrom a dear old friend who has much more kitchen wisdom than myself.  While I always enjoy seeing what people create today, it’s the recipes from years ago that I have an appreciation for.

There are tons of waffle recipes out there, mostly the same type of recipe, but what makes this one a tad different is the separating and beating of egg whites.  This, in my opinion, is what makes them ever so fluffy.  I also would prefer a bit more sugar and perhaps a few blueberries in my own waffles but I wanted to give you the basics to work with so that you can make your own to taste by simply adding fruit, a wee bit more sugar, or even a touch of honey.

And because I have two teens that eat a lot, I invested in this handy Waring Pro double waffler maker that I absolutely love!!  It makes two a time and not just small waffles, but big round waffles that can be cooked to your desired crispness. (I have red but it comes in other choices too.)


  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c flour, sifted*
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a large bowl, beat sugar, salt and milk until smooth. Add yolks to the milk and beat until creamy. Mix in flour and baking powder (batter will be lumpy…be careful not to over mix or the waffles will end up tough). Fold in the egg whites. Add the melted butter and vanilla, fold until combined.

Preheat the waffle maker. Pour in enough batter to cover the bottom, bake until brown or the waffle stops steaming.  Or in my case, until my beeper goes off!

Egg Whites Beaten

Egg Whites Stiffened

Egg Yolks, separated

Egg Yolks in Waffle Batter

Waffle Batter

Folding in Egg Whites into Waffle Batter

Pouring Waffle Batter into Waffle Maker

Homemade Waffles

Waffle Recipe from Scratch


  1. Elyse

    Love Waffles! Can’t wait to try the recipe. I love the big Belgian Waffles too.

    Posted on January 11, 2010
  2. rachel-asouthernfairytale

    I ADORE the step by steps! I can’t get any good pictures like that.. my bowl always looks so dark :-(

    and YUM. I’m with you.. I’d add blueberries.. yummy!

    Posted on January 11, 2010
    • Jennifer

      add a little flour to your blueberries – keeps them from going to the bottom of the bowl – you’ll get blueberries in every scoop…

      February 12, 2010
  3. Cajun Chef Ryan

    These waffles with the whipped egg whites folded into the batter really look fluffy!

    Now I want waffles….for lunch…and I’ve eaten already!


    Posted on January 11, 2010
  4. Wendy

    oh, YUM… and waffles were what I planned for dinner.. SCORE!

    Posted on January 11, 2010
  5. Carrie

    Almost exactly like my recipe — soo good. My dh makes them, too!
    You can toss blueberries, or chopped nuts, etc. on the batter just after pouring it on the waffle iron & then close the lid to cook. Instant blueberry or pecan (my favorite) waffles!

    Posted on January 11, 2010
  6. Anna

    I looked for a waffle recipe until I found one that didn’t call for separating the eggs and beating the egg whites. I guess I’m just lazy! But the waffles turn out really good. I like the double waffle maker. You either need that or you need two waffle irons going at once like I do – otherwise there’s a lot of waiting.

    Posted on January 19, 2010
  7. Veronica

    These waffles are absolutely amazing!!! My whole family was in love. In fact my husband even let out a little groan of satisfaction after taking a bite! Impressive :) Thank you for sharing it. I’m so glad I stumbled upon it!

    Posted on June 9, 2010
  8. Brent

    This is a delicious waffle recipe. What kind of kitchen stand mixer do you use? I like your website a lot.

    Posted on June 30, 2010
  9. Steve

    My mother made a similar recipe.
    Separate the eggs whites and whip till stiff, then fold into batter gently.
    NOw take about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mix with maybe 2 tablespoons of warm water add this last and do not stir very much. This adds even more fluff to an already great recipe!
    Add fruit/nuts into batter or after drop in when you have poured onto grill.
    Eat, then go get massage! Take the day OFF!

    Posted on November 25, 2010
  10. Darryl

    Made these this morning for my family and they loved ‘em!!! Thanks. I think I’ll try to add some cinnamon next time and also not mix as much as I did. ;-$

    Posted on July 4, 2011
  11. Jenn

    Just made your recipe, loved them so much. This was my first by scratch waffles. I was a little intimidated at first but once I got going it was a breeze. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on March 4, 2012
  12. Christina

    These were amazing!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Posted on May 23, 2012
  13. Richard Hollenbeck

    I like to make more than I need because they crisp up very good in the toaster oven or the toaster for later or the next day……..

    Posted on November 28, 2012
  14. Bobi Jo Bergen

    I love to cook for the Moose Lodge and I hope your recipe is a hit!
    We are just getting started with our breakfasts again, since our administrator
    became ill, I would would like for more ideas to keep our members happy
    and willing to come back regularly. Thank You

    Posted on November 29, 2012


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