Light and Crispy Waffles

"From "The Best of Pancake & Waffle Recipes" by Beatrice Ojakangas, a popular waffle recipe at my house."
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  • Lightly spray waffle iron, and preheat.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff (I usually use a whisk until they're fluffy).
  • In another medium bowl, beat yolks; add milk and oil and gently stir to combine.
  • Add yolk mixture to dry ingredients, blending well.
  • Fold in the egg whites.
  • Bake 1/3 - 1/2 cup batter for each waffle, depending on the size of the waffle iron.
  • Serve hot (wonderful with strawberries and pure maple syrup).

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  1. Kyanne_Mischelle
    Aha! Perfection. Great texture and flavor for the perfect waffle! I've made a few other recipes that tasted fine but were just too dense or stiff to absorb the syrup the way I wanted. THIS is what I was looking for! Thanks for posting!!
  2. Vitameatavegamin Gi
    These are wonderful! They really are light and fairly crispy, which is what we were looking for. I did add some vanillas, cinnamon, and extra sugar and we were really happy with the flavor. Thanks so much for an easy and tasty waffle recipe. :)
  3. Take a Letter Maria
    I just got a new waffle iron and have been testing recipes out from recipezaar, this is the one we like best so far. The are crispy and light and a cinch to whip together. I did not beat the whites separately but just whirled to eggs around in my blender till they were fluffy. I added a bit more sugar about 2T and about 2t. of vanilla to the batter. Thanks for the great recipe.


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