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Easy Morning Waffles

Making your own fluffy waffles from scratch takes no time at all, and the touch of cinnamon in these beats any frozen store-bought version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    14 waffles (1 cup syrup)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
  • In a microwave, melt the butter, honey and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Serve waffles with syrup.
    Freeze option: Arrange waffles in a single layer on sheet pans. Freeze overnight or until frozen. Transfer to a freezer container. Pour remaining syrup into a freezer container. Freeze up to 2 months. To use, reheat waffles in a toaster. Microwave syrup until heated through, and serve with waffles.

Test Kitchen Variations
  • Chocolate Waffles Stir 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa into the flour mixture and proceed as directed.
  • Bacon-Cheddar Waffles Prepare batter as directed, eliminating vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir in 4 cooked and crumbled bacon strips and 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Cook as directed.
  • Dairy-Free Orange-Almond Waffles Use unsweetened almond milk instead of 2% milk. Prepare recipe as directed, adding 2 teaspoons orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Pesto-Parmesan Waffles Prepare batter as directed, eliminating vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir in 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons prepared pesto. Cook as directed.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 464 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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