This easy waffle recipe – made with malted all-purpose flour – is the perfect place to get started with waffles. With a crispy, golden exterior and delicate, soft chew, it’s easy to get lost in the simple delight of a perfect waffle on a weekend morning. Especially when the nooks and crannies are filled with butter, whipped cream, chopped fruit, powdered sugar and/or syrup.
Once you’ve got the basic recipe under your belt, the sky’s the limit in terms of delicious waffle variations. In terms of ingredients, try substituting some of the all-purpose flour with finely milled whole wheat or whole spelt flour (along with a bit more milk, if needed). Or, spice things up with, well, some of your favorite spices! Classics like cinnamon, nutmeg & clove are a great place to begin.
If you’re feeling adventurous (and hungry!), you can even make savory waffles by throwing some finely sliced/chopped meat (turkey, salami, etc) and cheese (cheddar, gruyere, etc) in between half-scoops of batter on the waffle iron. Yum!
Number of Units: 8 waffles / Unit Weight: ~127 grams / Total Weight: 1017 grams
|WAFFLE BATTER||Baker’s %||Weight||Volume|
|Organic “Beehive” All-Purpose Flour||100||280 g||2 c|
|Baking Powder||6.2||17 g||4 tsp|
|Sugar||5.0||14 g||1 tbsp|
|Salt||0.4||1 g||1 pinch|
|Milk||175||490 g||2 c|
|Eggs, large||36||101 g||2 eggs|
|Oil||40||112 g||½ c|
|Vanilla Extract||0.8||2 g||½ tsp|
|Combine||until there are minimal visible lumps|
|First Fermentation||5 min|
|Dividing||About ½ c or 127 g each|
|Cook||Until golden, 3–6 min depending on your iron|
Active Time: 5-10 min / Inactive Time: 5-10 min / Cooking Time: 3–6 min per waffle
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, and oil. Add this liquid to the dry ingredients and mix until combined, with minimal visible lumps.
As the batter is resting and hydrating the flour, heat up the waffle iron and lightly spray with non-stick spray.
Scoop about ½ cup of batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3-6 min depending on your iron.