Perfect Waffles – The Only Waffle Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Find out the secret ingredient that makes these waffles the best you’ve ever had! The perfect waffles – crunchy on the outside & soft on the inside.

Perfect Waffles | 2 Cookin Mamas It just takes 1 secret ingredient to make these deliciously crispy on the outside, soft on the inside perfect waffles.

Some people hunt for the best chocolate cake, others for the best chicken Parmesan, me, I hunt for the perfect waffles!

Why? My husband absolutely loves waffles but they have to be made with a soft interior and a nice crunchy exterior before he feels like they are worth eating. I have to agree with him too. Waffles that are mushy, are just blah, you know, like a pile of dough. Who likes that anyway? Hence my search and experimentation with loads and loads of combinations of ingredients and heat to get them just right.

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And that is suffering through an awful lot of so-so breakfasts before hitting the ball out of the park. And I finally did it! And you know the secret? Putting cornstarch in the batter! Who knew?! But wait! There’s one more secret step and it not only helps them crunch up but allows everyone to eat breakfast at the same time. After cooking each waffle, take off the griddle and place directly on the rack of a preheated 200 degree oven. As you finish each waffle, add it to the rack, and when you are ready to serve, pile them up, cover with pecans and fruit and you have a breakfast fit for even the pickiest waffle connoisseur.

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I’ve got other waffle recipes that fit into this perfect category too! Gluten-free? Try our Almond Flour Waffles (the top recipe on our site). A treat for the kids? How about Cake Mix Waffles. Or opt for the healthy alternative with our Quinoa Waffles. Whatever you choose, you won’t be sorry!

Hey, this would be the perfect recipe to keep in your back pocket for Father’s Day too! Enjoy!

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

Find out the secret ingredient that makes these waffles the best you've ever had! The perfect waffles - crunchy on the outside & soft on the inside.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Belgian waffles, buttermilk waffles, crispy waffles
Servings: 3 - 4 servings
Calories: 453 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pecans, chopped (optional)
  • Garnish: chopped fruit, berries, chocolate chips, whipped cream
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, oil, egg YOLK and vanilla.  Pour into the dry mixture and whisk until just mixed. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Using your Kitchen Aid or other electric mixer, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  5. Heat waffle iron. When hot, pour about 3/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. (Optional: I sprinkle chopped pecans on batter here) Close and invert. (I love the Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker) Cook until waffle is brown and crisp, about 4 minutes.
  6. Remove and place waffle directly on wire rack of oven to keep warm while cooking remaining waffles.
  7. Serve with your favorite accompaniments like butter, syrup, fresh fruit or powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 585mg 24%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Calcium 13.4%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Elsa | the whinery
    04/27/2016 at 7:29 pm

    Ooh… I love waffles too, and I’m also on the lookout for good waffle recipes. I’m pinning this to try, it looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/28/2016 at 10:38 am

      It took a while to find the perfect recipe to please my hubby but this one finally won his mark of approval. I know we’ll be having waffles a little more often now. 😉

  • Reply
    sweetteasweetie (@SweetTSweetie)
    04/27/2016 at 2:50 pm

    I love waffles. They are one of my favorite breakfast foods!

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