Plain waffles


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(48 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


makes about 10 waffles

Easy homemade waffles to make in your waffle maker. Serve with fruit, syrup and sauces, or try mixing it up with savoury toppings for dinner with a difference

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per waffle

  • kcal218
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 50g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Heat the waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate, caster sugar and a pinch of salt. 

  2. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolks and melted butter. Start mixing with a balloon whisk; keep whisking as you slowly add the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. Carefully fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon.

  3. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Use a ladle to pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook for 5 mins or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat until all the batter has been used up, placing your finished waffles onto a baking tray as you go.

  4. Once all the waffles are made, transfer to the oven for 5 mins to warm through and crisp. Serve with sweet or savoury toppings.

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Ollie Riches's picture
Ollie Riches
21st Jun, 2020
This recipe has wrong proportions. Do not make.
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Alex Gemmell
14th Jun, 2020
Really runny, even without adding all the milk.
Joe Taylor's picture
Joe Taylor
7th Jun, 2020
Should have read the comments before cooking this crazy, time consuming, hopeless recipe
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Sarah Stanley
5th May, 2020
This made 7 large fluffy waffles, I only added around 400ml of milk which still made quite a thin batter. They are quite eggy and soft but I love them, I will definitely be making these again.
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Kirsty Tambuzzo
3rd May, 2020
Will not be using this again, far too egg tasting. Could only taste the egg flavour very disappointing. Tried saving it be adding sugar and baking powder but still not right.
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Molly Bowes Relf
3rd May, 2020
I only joined so I could leave this comment, do not use this recipe! It is far too runny, too complicated and the waffles didn't rise at all, they look more like pancakes with holes. Just wasted my ingredients and my morning. Rated 0 stars but unfortunately had to put 1 to rate at all.
M.S.A's picture
9th May, 2020
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Paul Skelly Iizuka
30th Mar, 2020
Not a good recipe. Definately has too much egg, or not enough flour. After i was done mixing in the milk, instead of a thick batter, I had thick soup, which made folding in the egg whites incredibly difficult, the air in the makes them just float... recipe makes a large amount of batter, which gave me lots of room to mess around and try and get something edible. My final fix was to add a little baking powder on top of the bicarb, just to give some more air to the waffle, then way overfill my waffle iron and flip it after a few seconds to try and give the raw batter room to puff up inside a crispy shell. Finished them off for 10 minutes in the oven to try kill off the eggy chew and was left with a crispy exterior with a dense cakey filling. drowned it in maple syrup and it was ok.
3rd Mar, 2020
Agree with several other reviewers who comment that waffles made using this recipe are too eggy and chewy. Disappointing. Will try using fewer eggs next time.
trumpetgirl's picture
1st Feb, 2020
Halved the recipe, because there are only 2 of us. Used my Lidl waffle iron & made 6 side plate sized waffles. This recipe is really good & not sweet at all, which suits us.


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Ollie Riches
21st Jun, 2020
Dear Good Food team, have you tested this recipe? It doesn't work - the proportions are wrong. Could you please amend or remove this recipe. My daughter trusted your name and wanted to make waffles for Father's Day - the result was flat, eggy, inedible pancakes. Look at the comments - I'm not the only one. This recipe is not correct. With regards.
lulu_grimes's picture
28th Jun, 2020
I'm really sorry this didn't work when your daughter tried it, I will get the recipe retested. Lulu
Bethany Poyser
3rd Mar, 2019
Why dose it take 30 min
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. It takes 30 mins as you need to cook the waffles in batches.
20th May, 2018
Can you freeze any leftover mix for another day?
goodfoodteam's picture
21st May, 2018
Thanks for your question. This recipe has a lightness to it due to the whisked egg whites and bicarbonate of soda. We'd recommend using it immediately for best results.
9th Jan, 2018
Can l make them the day before and crisp them up in the oven for breakfast?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. They'll be at their best if cooked on the day but yes you can. Cool them thoroughly, then wrap well until ready to heat through.
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