I’ve been eating My Grandma’s waffles for as long as I can remember. Light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. These are a family favorite.
These waffles are my childhood!
They were weeknight dinners or Sunday morning breakfasts.
My dad was usually the one who would make them Sunday mornings. As much as we absolutely loved devouring the waffles, it wasn’t always the most pleasant experience/atmosphere in the kitchen.
Our waffle iron was actually the cause of the unpleasantness.
Let me explain.
I’m pretty sure back when my parents were given (or bought) our waffle iron, there was no such thing as nonstick plates on waffle irons. Greasing/spraying the waffle iron was a must!But some days it didn’t matter how well my mom or dad would grease the waffle iron the first batch or two of waffle stuck. And when I say stuck, I mean they REALLY, REALLY stuck.
There was always a few choice words said by one (or both) of my parents and then they would start scraping/scrubbing away trying to clean the dang waffle plates so they could attempt it again.
Even though my dad was the one making the waffles (and greasing the waffle iron) for some reason, I remember my mom seemed to always get blamed for them sticking because she didn’t grease it well enough. Oh my dad would get so mad.
Anyway, these waffles definitely hold a special place in my heart. My Grandma Vada has been gone for over 35 years but I still think of her every time I make these waffles.
These waffles are light, fluffy and if you cook them long enough get just a bit of crispness on the outside (that’s how I like them). We love them with strawberries/raspberries and whipped cream, syrup (dark Karo syrup is sooo good on these!), raspberry jam, Nutella, and especially with buttermilk syrup (heavenly!).
- 4 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Separate eggs and place whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and yolks in a large mixing bowl.
Beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form.
To the bowl with the egg yolks, add milk and oil and whisk together. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.
Gently fold in beaten egg whites (don't overmix).
Pour batter into a hot waffle iron (the amount of batter used will depend on the manufacturer instructions) and cook until golden brown.
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