Basic Batter Waffles

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

This hearty waffle recipe comes from an issue of Parent's Magazine. Ive made it every week for years and it comes out great every time. I double it and freeze the leftover waffles and reheat in toaster oven.

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 23 cups milk (I particularly like canned evaporated milk for some of it)
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (you can substitute wheat germ for 1/4 cup of white flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract (optional)


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together using a large whisk.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients together.
  3. Gently combine but don't overmix.
  4. Cook as your waffle maker directs.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (my daughter).
  6. Cover with toasted nuts, bananas, and real maple syrup (Me!).
  7. Pour on log Cabin (my son) and Michele's Maple Cream Syrup for my husband!