Preheat waffle maker. Put all ingredients except egg whites in large mixer bowl. Beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium, mix until smooth. By hand, gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour 1/2 cup batter over grids. Close waffle maker, bake until steam no longer escapes, about 3-5 minutes. Repeat. Serve hot with your favorite topping.
Variations: Pecan or Macadamia Nut Waffles: Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. finely chopped pecans or macadamia nuts over preheated waffle grids. Pour 1/2 cup batter over nuts and close waffle maker. Bake as directed.
Blueberry Waffles: Fold 2 c. fresh blueberries into batter. Pour 3/4 cup batter over grids. Bake until golden.
Chocolate Chip Waffles: Fold 1 cup chocolate chips into batter. Bake as directed.
I have tried several Belgian waffle recipes. This recipe was perfect. I added a little sugar and some vanilla to boost the flavor. The waffles were light and crunchy. I believe, the secret is letting the steam escape completely. Disregard the light on the waffle iron.
mmmbreakfast October 19, 2014 REVIEW:
i liked the texture of these waffles quite a bit. however, i'd never made waffles before and this recipe made SO MANY WAFFLES. literally, about 15. since i was only making them for two, we had a lot left over. also, imo, the batter was pretty flavorless. i would suggest adding a bit of spice and/or sugar for the plain or using the blueberries as suggested.
Member since: Oct 1, 2002
jeneva October 8, 2013 REVIEW:
Great texture on these waffles. Just the right crispness on the outside while being moist inside.
HSKI February 6, 2013 REVIEW:
YUM! I hate making waffles from scratch because they never taste as good as a box- sad right - until i found these! they were just great and since low sugar, healthy alternative for a diabetic
Lindie December 29, 2012 REVIEW:
I just made these this morning. I used coconut oil, and replaced a 1/2 cup of flour for almond meal (almond flour)... they were delicious!!!! Crisp, light, and coconut oil is healthier and tastes amazing. I did add a couple extra tablespoons of regular flour too. 5 stars!!
Shannon October 7, 2012 REVIEW:
Finally: a quick, crispy waffle recipe!
I added vanilla and more flour; other than that, it was fantastic!
Member since: May 28, 2012
kjambe May 28, 2012 REVIEW:
Just added a little cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and oats in place of some of the white flour... used the chopped pecans in the bottom of the waffle iron as suggested, and these were the best waffles I've ever had :o)
breakfast guy February 11, 2012 REVIEW:
Most waffle recipes are either really difficult or not any good. This recipe is easy and it made great (read 'light') waffles! The only reason I came back to rate was so that others might benefit from the recipe as I did...
Rosie October 2, 2011 REVIEW:
I only hard Smart Balance oil and I can still taste the oil. I suppose my mom used peanut oil. Otherwise, they reminded me of my youth. I added 1 T of powdered sugar to the egg white and added "orange flower" flavor and it was just like being in France. Delicieux.
Morgan August 10, 2011 COMMENT: is that olive oil or Vegetable oil in your recipe?
ricky rescue June 10, 2011 REVIEW:
Waffles turned out awesome!! I'm going around looking for that crispy outside - fluffy inside - and flavorable waffle recipe. This one is a keeper!!!
Joan February 22, 2011 REVIEW:
After 20 years, just lost the recipe book that came with our waffle maker. Thank Heaven that you have almost the identical recipe for these fabulous waffles. They're the only ones I make now. Thank you, thank you.
lydia December 14, 2010 REVIEW:
I have tried many different recipes but this is the best by far!!!!! unbelievable waffles!! very light and crispy! I added chocolate chips and fresh strawberries, WOW!
Retta February 10, 2010 REVIEW:
Tried these tonight.. They were excellent! My husband loved them too.
They were very light, and very crisp.
Thank you for providing this exceptional recipe.
Guest Foodie January 9, 2010 REVIEW:
EXCELLENT! These are the best waffles I've ever had. I could barely taste it--it was that light and fluffy. I hate thick, heavy waffles and these were completely the opposite!
Definitely the best.
Just a guest November 21, 2008 REVIEW:
WOW - You need a higher rating -- how about a 10! These are great. Light, fluffy, and easy to make. They are going on my keeper list. Thanks!
G2 January 4, 2008 REVIEW:
WOW, BETTER THAN MY TWICE-SIFTED, 10,000 STEPS RECIPE! SO EASY, BUT LIGHT AND CRISPY...THANKS!
Darlene August 19, 2007 REVIEW:
This is a fantastic recipe!! I make these waffles every Christmas morning. We add fresh fruit,(strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple etc...) real whipped cream, and plenty of REAL maple syrup. It's now become a family tradition!