I’m one month into Waffle Wednesdays, and I hope you’re having as much fun as I am. I’m really loving coming up with these new recipes and sharing them with you, and my family is definitely enjoying this standing column as well! A lot of the waffles I’ve made so far, and many of the ones that are to come, are all based on a standard waffle recipe. Like I said in the Croque Madame Waffle post, I am a huge fan of store-bought waffle mix and I think it works really well most of the time. BUT, don’t you think it’s a little strange that I don’t have my own standard, go-to recipe? I think so too.
I took some time this week and came up with a basic waffle recipe that I can link back to, and for you to pin when you just need a trusty stand-by waffle recipe. I wanted it to be as low-fuss as possible, AND use ingredients that you will most certainly have on-hand already. I mean, I love buttermilk waffles as much as the next person, but not enough to go to the store in my pajamas on a Saturday morning when the craving hits JUST to buy buttermilk. I am SO HAPPY with how this recipe turned out. It’s easy, fluffy, sweet, and I think you’ll love it as much as we do!
Easy One-Bowl Basic Waffles
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste (better than extract!)
A note about batter consistency: waffles are really forgiving. If your batter is a little to thick or a little too thin, chances are good it will still turn out just fine. If you ever feel like the consistency really is off though, gradually add in a little more flour if it’s too thin, or a little water or milk to thin it out if too thick.
-Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk thoroughly to distribute ingredients.
-Add milk and oil to mixture and stir to combine.
-Add eggs one at a time, mixing till incorporated.
-Stir in vanilla extra or paste
-Pour batter into waffle iron and press till golden brown.