One of the boy’s favorite “breakfast for dinner” meals is pancakes. And though we make them often, there are times we want something different. So, one such night, I suggested waffles instead. Tyler wasn’t too excited about that at first, but then was ok with it when he got to help me pour the ingredients in the mixer and watch me cook them.
We were given a waffle maker for a wedding gift, and have used it quite a few times. I actually tend to forget about it because it’s deep in a lower cabinet. But as long as you have a waffle maker, these are super easy! I believe this recipe came with my waffle maker. To me, a great waffle is all in the toppings.
These are so easy. Just dump all the ingredients in your bowl and mix them up. I use the stand mixer, just because it makes it easier for me, but you could use a regular electric mixer as well. I haven’t ever tried mixing by hand, so I don’t know how well that works.
Every waffle maker is going to be a little different, so make sure you know how to operate yours before starting. Mine has to be at just the right setting to work well. If it’s too low, the waffle splits when we try to take it off the cooker and if it’s too high then it burns.
Step by Step
Let the batter rest for 5 minutes while you preheat the waffle maker. Setting 3-4 (out of 5) tends to work well for mine, but they are all different.
Pour 1/2 cup of the batter onto the center of the lower grid on the waffle iron. Spread evenly with a spatula if needed.
Close the cover of the waffle maker. If yours is like mine, the light will turn red. Once the light turns green, or whatever indicator your waffle maker has, open it up and carefully remove the waffle from the machine. Repeat with the remaining batter until all of the waffles are made. Serve warm with desired toppings such as butter, maple syrup, fruit, etc.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 6 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Place ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine until well blended and smooth
- Let batter sit 5 minutes before using
- Preheat waffle maker on setting 3
- Pour 1/2 cup batter onto the center of the lower grid and spread evenly using a spatula
- Close cover of waffle maker, light will turn red
- When light turns green, waffle is ready
- Open cover and carefully remove baked waffle
- Repeat with remaining batter
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