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Recipe: #35482

August 18, 2020

Categories: Waffles

"This is my mother's recipe. Her waffles were always superb. Chopped pecans can be added to the batter."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (264.5 g)
  • Calories 729.6
  • Total Fat - 50.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 22.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1367.9 mg
  • Sodium - 340.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 26.4 g
  • Calcium - 317.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Set aside about ¼ cup of the flour, to be sifted later with the baking powder.

Step 2

Mix rest of flour to a smooth paste with milk.

Step 3

Melt butter and add it to the 3 egg yolks, which have been well beaten.

Step 4

Beat ingredients for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Just prior to baking, add baking powder sifted with salt and the extra ¼ cup flour.

Step 6

Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.

Step 7

Bake on hot iron until golden brown.


  • Waffle iron

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.

  • For best results, use unsalted butter and freshly cracked pecans.
  • It is important to use the freshest ingredients available.

  • Replace the butter with coconut oil for a vegan option. The benefit is that it provides a healthier alternative while still maintaining the desired flavor and texture.
  • Replace the milk with almond milk for a dairy-free option. The benefit is that it is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, while still providing the desired flavor and texture.

Banana Pecan Waffles Add 1/2 cup of mashed banana and 1/4 cup of chopped pecans to the batter and stir until combined. Bake on hot iron until golden brown.

: Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon

: Maple syrup glazed bacon is a delicious accompaniment to waffles. The sweet and salty flavors of the maple syrup and bacon combine to create a decadent and flavorful dish. It is also a great way to add a bit of crunch to the soft waffles.

: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Herbs

: Scrambled eggs with cheese and herbs is a great addition to the maple syrup glazed bacon and waffles. The creamy, cheesy eggs provide a savory contrast to the sweet and salty bacon, and the herbs add a fresh flavor that complements the dish. It's a great way to add a bit of protein and texture to the meal.


Q: How do I make sure my waffles are golden brown?

A: To ensure your waffles are golden brown, bake them on a hot iron and keep an eye on them. Once the edges start to become golden, your waffles are likely done.

Q: What is the best way to store waffles?

A: To store waffles, let them cool completely and then wrap them in foil or plastic wrap. Place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Waffles are believed to have originated in the 14th century in Belgium, where they were known as 'wafel' or 'waffe'.

Fun Fact 2: Waffles were popularized in the United States by Thomas Jefferson, who served them to guests at the White House during his presidency.