Simpler Crispy Waffles Recipe


I've written another waffle recipe before that involved whipping egg whites until they're stiff then folding them into the batter.  The results made a crispy waffle but it sure was A LOT of arm work.  I tried another waffle recipe this week that called for less whipping using whole eggs.  Yeah!  This recipe produced a much crispier  waffle that had snap.  It was just as creamy in the center and they held up well to reheating in the toaster.  SOLD!!!

Makes 12 4-inch waffles.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup neutral tasting oil
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat waffle iron.  Beat eggs with hand beater until fluffy.  In a separate bowl, beat remaining ingredients together until smooth.  Stir in fluffy eggs.  Pour up to 1/4 cup batter over each 4-inch grid.  Bake until waffle iron indicates the waffles are cooked.  Remove waffles carefully and place on cooling rack to keep them dry and crisp.

Top with your favorite syrup or fruit spread.


  • Good morning Jill! I love waffles and don’t make them near enough. In fact I keep my waffle maker in our RV and make them when we camp. 🙂 These look fabulous!

  • Aurie

    Made these this morning. They came out great. Not like another recipe I just tries where they came out mushy (yuck) these came out awesome. Thank you

  • Cindy

    does it make a difference if the waffle machine is different?

    • I don’t think so, Cindy. The recipe should cook up just fine.

  • jayem

    thank you so much for this recipe, may I ask can i put the remaining batter into the fridge and then can i still use it the next day?

    • I have done it before and it works out alright. Usually, I have to add a touch of milk to loosen the batter a bit. What works better is to cook up the whole batch of batter, then freeze the waffles. If you think they’ll be eaten in the next couple of days, then stick them in the icebox. Use your toaster to reheat them and they will crisp up just fine. Be careful to use a low setting on the toaster. Waffle can burn around the edges in the toaster.

  • Luke Atkins

    I made these waffles this morning but the 4 teaspoons of baking powder seems to overwhelm them.

    • Oh no! I’m sorry, Luke. Take it back to 3 teaspoons on the next batch and see if that doesn’t work better.

  • Zee

    wow these really are like the ones shown in the picture above! didn’t realize using oil instead of butter could make such a big difference

  • Birch

    Yummy especially with a little cinnamon!!