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Light and crispy Waffles are so versatile that you can serve them for breakfast, dessert, or add some toppings to make them your favorite snack. Plus, they are easy to make, whether it's one of those lazy mornings or a special day.

Also, many will agree that making waffles is much easier and less stressful than flipping pancakes on a pan.

Say goodbye to flavorless waffles with this guide for making light and crispy waffles.

Waffle ingredients

You need several ingredients to make the best waffles your kids have ever tasted.

  • All-purpose flour will do just fine. You can opt for whole wheat flour if you want but be prepared for a heavier texture.
  • Cornstarch- if you are wondering how to make your waffles crispy, cornstarch is the secret ingredient. When you mix cornstarch with the perfect flour, you can be guaranteed perfectly crisp waffles both inside and outside.
  • Milk and oil are the liquid ingredients in your waffle recipe. You have the option to use non-dairy milk or regular milk. When it comes to the oil, opt for something with a neutral taste like safflower or grapeseed oil. You can also use coconut oil for a coconut flavor. Maybe you are wondering if you can use butter. Yes, you can, but oil produces a more airy and light waffle.
  • Baking powder and soda are handy to make the waffles brown, rise, and light in the end. Use both for the best results.
  • Eggs- eggs provide texture and add structure to the waffles. One or two eggs are enough depending on how much you are making, but you can still do without them.
  • Salt, sugar, and vanilla extract- increase the sugar if you want sweeter waffles at least one or two tablespoons. The vanilla extract is for adding some flavor.

The method

  1. Mix and whisk all the dry ingredients together: flour, cornstarch, baking powder, a touch of salt, baking soda, and sugar.
  2. Use another bowl to whisk all the wet ingredients together. You can still whisk them in the measuring jug if you use fewer dishes.
  3. Add the dry and wet ingredients to one bowl and whisk them together. Ideally, you don't want to see any streaks of flour by the time you are done whisking.
  4. When you are done, set the batter aside. Meanwhile, you can preheat your waffle maker as you allow the baking powder in the batter to take effect.
  5. The best part: put a half cup of batter for every waffle and cook them in your waffle maker. Ideally, the amount of batter you pour depends on your waffle iron.
  6. Your waffles are ready. You can store them in a warm oven so that they remain crisp.

Important tips

  • Be gentle when mixing the ingredients to avoid overworking the batter.
  • The first waffle should be for testing the temperature and cooking time, so don't worry if it is not perfect.
  • Heat your waffle maker beforehand.
  • Separate the egg yolk and egg white during preparation. Mix the yolk into the wet ingredients, then whip the egg white and add it after mixing the dry and wet ingredients.
Yield: 4 servings

The Best Recipe for Light and Crispy Waffles

The Best Recipe for Light and Crispy Waffles

This is the best recipe for light and crispy waffles

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten


    1. Preheat a waffle maker. Grease only if recommended by machine manufacturer.
    2. Combine the egg yolks, milk, flour, baking powder, salt, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed with a mixer until mixed.
    3. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until smooth and no clumps of flour remain.
    4. In another bowl, mix the egg whites together and then by hand, gently fold in the beaten egg whites to the waffle batter.
    5. Using a half-cup measure, pour the batter onto the waffle maker grids.
    6. Close the top and cook until steam no longer escapes, about 3-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
    7. Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

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Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Am I missing something? I don't see the full recipe with amounts for ingredients

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Yes! I totally forgot to add the recipe card. It has been updated.

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