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Awfully Good Waffles

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Serves 4

A really good recipe for delicious light waffles, specially for electric waffle makers.

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  • 250g Flour (plain)
  • 7g Baking powder
  • 20g Caster sugar
  • 5g Salt
  • 475ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 30ml Vegetable oil


    1. Weigh all the dry ingredients, place in a large mixing bowl. Break the eggs into the milk and beat the mixture.
    2. Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Add the oil and mix all ingredients together until all the large lumps have been broken up. Do not over mix otherwise the waffles will be heavy when cooked.
    3. Pre heat the waffle maker and spray with oil (1 cal spray works well).
    4. Pour 3/4 of a cup of batter into the waffle maker and cook for 3-4 mins or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
    5. Serve hot with maple syrup. Also good served with sliced banana or blueberries.
    6. Cooked waffles can be frozen and heated up in the toaster. Unused batter mixture can be kept in a container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Comments (37)

CrankySpank's picture

Probably the worst recipe I've ever come across. Not only was the batter suspiciously runny, the end result was far worse than disappointing. Rather than the anticipated "delicious light waffles", they were unpleasant, heavy, waffles that struggles to cook properly. Even after extending the guided cooking time, the outside would just gradually burn while the inside would just not cook well.

eileencharnley's picture

Dreadful recipe! Waffles were doughy and heavy. Will not be making this again. Had to cook them for ages. Will be throwing the rest of the mix away.

Murkimart's picture

also only took about 4-5mins to cook, not sure where people get the long cooking time from?

Murkimart's picture

Recipe works fine except as stated before - more sugar is needed (60g) and add vanilla extract.
For our waffle press it actually made 12 waffles.
We also separate the egg white and whisked and folded in after to create more air.

iamabutterfly's picture

This recipe didn't work for us either. We followed other reviews and added vanilla extract, pinch of salt and butter instead of oil. We had a funny feeling when we saw how runny the batter was, we cooked it in the waffle maker for 10 mins then the oven for an extra 10 mins and it was still gooey inside but dry on the outside. There's not enough maple syrup in the world that can save this sad recipe :(

SolarisDoesGames's picture

A really good recipe. Used 2.3g of Baking Soda rather than the 7g of Baking Powder (due to me not having any). Also used 60g of sugar rather than the 20g recommended, for a sweeter taste for the morning. :)

cooking4grandma's picture

Great recipe thanks. I like the fact it uses a lot less oil than many of the other recipes for waffles. Just bought a waffle maker and these turned out really well. Added vanilla essence as recommended by others.

lyndsey_maiden's picture

Also for a lighter version whisk the egg whites separately and add last, folding in

lyndsey_maiden's picture

Great, but use melted butter instead of oil

MoarC's picture

Perfect! So easy and delicious using readily available ingredients. I used light wholewheat flour and added slightly less baking powder (5g) because I don't like the taste of baking powder and only a pinch of salt. And then I added a teaspoon of vanilla.

lalcharlie's picture

Much better than the recipe which came with the waffle maker! Everybody happy - a family favourite

charlietreble5's picture

Awfully BAD waffles

Kitforrest's picture

I used self raising flour but still added the baking powder - really good waffles and a nice quick recipe. I used kenwood mixer to combine ingredients briefly, there were small lumps but they disappear on cooking.

mimsy1's picture

Like 'jus bakin', use only a pinch of salt and add vanilla essence and they are great. I also halved the recipe as we only needed 6. It had lumps in but they disappear when cooked. Don't beat it or they will be tough. I'll be making them again.

the_russells's picture

Works great in a stove-top iron too so long as you get it good and hot.
Not sure where the others went wrong. These are great

_jus'bakin'_'s picture

This recipe does turn out 'awfully good' as long as you replace the 5g of salt with just a pinch, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and, optionally, replace the vegetable oil with a bit of melted butter. I honestly don't know where all the bad comments comme from but I can relate to the fact that there are a lot of lumbs even if you incorporate the egg/milk mixture slowly. I therefore passed it through a sieve and the result was very rewarding.

cuisto's picture

Thanks for this recipe. Followed it exactly and had a great result. Waffles as good as we had in America. Light, tasty and crisp. Making more today!

Martha Davis's picture

More like awful waffles! Tasted like slightly sweetened play dough! Not good at all!

buddasmum's picture

Thank you so much for this, bought a waffle maker today and this recipe was great :)

docthebiker's picture

Yuck! (from all the family)
Doughy mouthfeel and chemical taste of overcooked plasticine.
To make these edible you need to greatly reduce the salt and baking powder, then cook with a very hot griddle or you'll have no colour or crisp.

Or use a decent recipe.


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schick's picture

approx conversions if you can't be bothered weighing:
2 cups flour
2.7 tsp baking powder
1.6 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups milk