I love waffles. Waffles with butter. Waffles with syrup. Waffles with ice cream. Yeah, with ice cream — that’s my favorite! My kids love them too and I was constantly loading my freezer with boxes of store-bought waffles. They were costing me a fortune and the more I checked the ingredients on the box, the more I realized that I didn’t want my kids eating them daily. I’m forced to read every label of everything I purchase because my four year-old is severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, along with some dye sensitivities. So I added “make homemade waffles” to my weekly to-do list and stopped adding “waffles” to my grocery list.
I didn’t have a waffle maker, but I had an old-fashioned pizzelle maker that doubled as a waffle maker. I liked it, but I wasn’t in love. I really wanted a good Belgian Waffle Maker. Christmas was around the corner and my brother knew that I had been wanting one, so he gave me a Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker. I knew it had to be a good one because he’s the type of person who reads every review and only buys the “good stuff!”
I’ve been making delicious waffles for my family weekly using this awesome waffle maker. It’s simple to whip up a couple batches and freeze them so we have them for a week or two. This recipe is super easy and the ingredients are always on hand. You’ll be amazed at how fluffy these waffles are on the inside and how crispy they are on the outside. Not to mention, they are really filling!
What You Need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- (optional) 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat waffle maker. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Whisk milk mixture into dry ingredients until dry ingredients are completely moistened. Pour 1 cup of batter onto the bottom grid. Close top and flip waffle maker. Bake until brown – about 4 minutes. Makes 3.5 to 4 waffles.
These are so quick and easy to whip up and the clean up is a cinch with the non-stick ceramic grids. To freeze, simply let the waffles cool and then stack them between layers of wax paper and place in a freezer bag. To heat up, either pop them in the toaster or place on oven rack and bake at 350° for ten minutes.
Once you make these, I doubt you’ll want to go back to store-bought waffles. My kids LOVE them… and if you have picky eaters like me, you’ll know that a thumbs-up from the kiddos is a good sign!
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