3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (may substitute with part whole wheat flour)
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
4 egg yolks, beaten
4 egg whites beaten until stiff
1 1/2 to 2 cups sweet milk or buttermilk
4 tablespoons melted butter
Sift dry ingredients together. Beat egg yolks until light and add the milk and melted butter. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in beaten egg whites. Bake in a hot waffle iron.
Makes about a dozen waffles.
Put the waffle batter into a pitcher. It is much easer to pour the batter!
Don't overfill waffle compartments or the batter runs out on the sides of the waffle iron.
Waffles are done when there is no more steam rising from the iron.
After cooling, freeze extra waffles in a plastic freezer bag.
Separate with wax paper before freezing.
Apple Waffles - Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. Add a cup of chopped, peeled apple to batter. Serve with warm applesauce & sour cream.
Bacon Waffles - Crumble a few slices of cooked, drained & crumbled bacon into the batter.
Banana Waffles - Add a chopped banana to the batter.
Blueberry Waffles - Add 1-cup fresh or frozen blueberries
(thawed & drained).
Chocolate Waffles - Increase sugar to 1/3 cup and add 1 square melted unsweetened chocolate OR add 1/2-cup cocoa and a 1/3-cup sugar to dry ingredients. Serve with whipped cream and chopped pecans.
Cinnamon Raisin Waffles - Add a teaspoon cinnamon and a couple spoonfuls of plumped raisins to the batter.
Ham Waffles - Add a couple of spoonfuls of diced ham to the batter. Saut it first for better flavor.
Molasses Spice Waffles - Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a 1/2-teaspoon of nutmeg to dry ingredients. Add 3 tablespoons of molasses to liquid ingredients.
Nutty Waffles - Add 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, pecans, walnuts or filberts. Toast the nuts for better flavor!
Orange Zest Waffles - Add a tablespoon orange zest to batter. Substitute 1/2 cup orange juice for 1/2-cup milk.
Pineapple Waffles - Add a cup of well-drained crushed pineapple to the batter.
Sausage Waffles - Add a couple of spoonfuls of cooked, crumbled and drained sausage to the batter