Sour Cream Waffles 1938

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Recipe: #39874

December 07, 2022

Categories: Waffles

"From Ohio State Dec 1938"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (300.3 g)
  • Calories 810.3
  • Total Fat - 50 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1358.5 mg
  • Sodium - 746 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 339.6 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat waffle iron

Step 2

Mix sour cream and egg yolks

Step 3

Sift dry ingredients except cornmeal

Step 4

Whisk in cornmeal

Step 5

Add sour cream mixture

Step 6

Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites

Step 7

Bake in hot Pam sprayed iron until done


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • It is important to use full-fat sour cream for this recipe.
  • Be sure to sift the dry ingredients before adding them to the batter.

  • Substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream to reduce the fat content. Benefit: This substitution will reduce the fat content of the waffles, making them a healthier option.
  • Substitute whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour to increase the fiber content. Benefit: This substitution will increase the fiber content of the waffles, making them more nutritious and filling.

Cinnamon Waffles Add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients before whisking in the cornmeal. Increase the cornmeal to 2 tablespoons and reduce the flour to 1 3/4 cups. Follow the remaining instructions as listed.

Maple-Glazed Bacon: Crispy bacon glazed in a sweet maple syrup sauce. This salty and sweet combination is a great way to complement the fluffy and creamy texture of the waffles.

Fried Egg and Sausage Skillet: A delicious combination of fried eggs, sausage, and vegetables cooked in a skillet. This savory dish is the perfect complement to the sweet and salty flavors of the maple-glazed bacon. The eggs and sausage provide a hearty balance to the light and fluffy waffles.


Q: How do I know when the waffles are done?

A: You can tell the waffles are done when they are golden brown and crispy. To check, you can open the waffle iron and take a peek. If they look done, they are ready to be served.

Q: How do I store leftover waffles?

A: To store leftover waffles, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container. Store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. To reheat, place them in a toaster or oven until warm.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Sour Cream Waffles were a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was known to enjoy them for breakfast while in office.

Fun Fact 2: Sour Cream Waffles were popularized in the 1930s by the Ohio State University Extension Service, which published a cookbook featuring the recipe in 1938.