Basic Waffle

Total Time:
30 min
15 min
5 min
10 min

approximately 6 (8-inch round) waffles

  • 4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
  • 4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
  • Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

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I made my own changes and ended with excellent results. First change was to use soy milk (Very Vanilla) and white vinegar. It turned sour/sweet and thick much like fresh buttermilk. Second change was to add a single banana and maple extract to the wet ingredients. You could smell the deliciousness emanating from this mix. Third and last change was to use brown sugar instead of white. This complimented the banana and maple flavoring. While cooking it woke my family up and cheers of a yummy breakfast was heartening. I am definitely using this recipe again and will try it soon in its pure form. Perhaps a Breakfast for Dinner night would be a good plan? It is even better than after filling my family for the morning, there were a few left-overs. These are going to be breakfast to-go for the rest of the week. (If they last that long!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
perfect!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I bought a Waring Pro Waffle Iron and was not totally happy with any mixes I had tried. However, my husband and I both LOVE this recipe! It does not taste like a cake and has very good flavor! We knew if it was an Alton Brown Recipe, then we couldn't ask for anything better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family kept asking for more and they are very picky eaters. Very good receipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. I added 1 tsp of vanilla out of habit, and it was very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at waffles - I liked the recipe. It made 4 waffles for me. Super filling! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a big Alton fan and my level of cooking today is in part due to AB's Good Eats. I hesitated in giving 5 stars as this is not a killer foodie recipe. But, the recipe title ISSSSS for Basic Waffles and the recipe is a winner. I made these in an All-Clad Round Waffle Iron. If this is what you use, level 4 is a nice, light, golden waffle, 6 comes in far darker. I prefer level 5 and let them cook after the green light comes back on, say another 90 to 120 seconds. Watch the steam and stop when it is barely coming out, which is how I cook waffles anyway. This recipe produces super light, super fluffy, maple syrup absorbing delights but needs more punch, which is where I go from here. Thanks AB and FoodNetwork for all you add to our cooking lives. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Winner, winner, chicken waffle dinner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I started making these waffles about 5 years ago when we would have family gatherings and they are a big hit. Now every time we get together, all the kids want "Uncle Steve's waffles" although I'm always sure to give Alton credit. I even use two waffle irons because I have to make a double batch to feed everyone. Someone said they were "too eggy and not crisp". I've never found that to be the case. I use my iPhone timer to cook them 6-7 minutes and they're just right (the first one takes a little longer). They freeze well too. In fact, I'm making a batch tomorrow morning. Alton is da' man! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I've made it several times, and though it seemed fussy the first time, now it's not much more work than a box mix. These waffles are so fluffy! The batter is super thick like cake batter, and I have to spread it onto the waffle iron with a spatula. I do always add extra moisture to thin it out a bit - this time it was about 1/3 C of applesauce. The batter bubbles and thickens even more while it sits, and the last waffle is practically a cake, it's so puffy. I like that there's whole grain in the recipe and you (and your kids) don't notice. It doesn't seem to get as crisp as a box mix, definitely more "fluffy" than "crisp", but I bet you could tweak the ingredients a bit to achieve that. I double the recipe and turn them into freezer waffles. This recipe isn't sweet enough for my kids, definitely a "basic" waffle (it's in the title, people) so some might prefer some cinnamon or something. I double the sugar so that they don't need as much syrup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agreed we make these for the kids they love this. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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