Crispy Waffles

Whip up our family-favorite, perfectly Crispy Waffles every time with this simple extra step! They are utterly delicious.

Buttermilk Syrup is perfect for filling in the nooks and crannies on these show stopper Crispy Waffles. I love to pair these with a side of Breakfast Sausage or Bacon in the Oven and some fluffy Baked Eggs.

Two Crispy waffles on a white plate topped with fresh sliced strawberries and butter.

Breakfast perfection

We love breakfast. We don’t always have time for a big breakfast to start the day – okay let’s face it, barely ever. But for those lazy weekends, or even a weeknight dinner, we like to pull out all of the stops!

While we love pancakes or other baked goods like cinnamon rolls, there is just something so tasty about waffles! I think it’s that crispy texture, and little pools of maple syrup or buttermilk syrup. They are a go-to in our house!

By adding in a simple step, I’ve created the perfect crispier waffles!!!

It’s crispy every. single. time.

The secret? Whip up the egg whites and fold them into the batter. It’s magic! This is my favorite way to achieve the perfect cooked waffles with a crisp exterior and tender inside. You’ll never go back. So round up your favorite toppings and enjoy some Crispy Waffles for breakfast, dinner, or dessert!

Whisking ingredients for crispy waffles in a measuring cup.

Making perfectly crispy waffles

DRY INGREDIENTS. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

WET INGREDIENTS. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, milk and egg yolks. Add the sugar and vanilla beat until glossy.

EGG WHITES. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

COMBINE. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just blended (there may be a few lumps, which is okay). Fold in egg whites until just mixed in.

BAKE. Pour batter into a preheated waffle iron and bake until browned and crisp.

Waffle Toppings: 

Crispy waffle batter in a white bowl.

Waffles tips

Don’t overfill the waffle iron. Learn exactly how much batter your waffle maker can take, and use that amount each time.  

You want crisp light waffles, not heavy ones. Separate the yolk from the whites. Mix the yolk into the batter. In a separate bowl, beat the whites until stiff then fold them into the mixed batter.

Ignore your waffle maker’s lights. Don’t let flickering lights tell you when to check your waffle. Instead, let steam be your guide.  Don’t open your waffle maker until there is no more steam.

Crispy waffle batter cooking in a waffle iron.

Storing Tips

Keep waffles warm in a 200-250°F oven. To keep them crisp, place them directly on the oven rack or on a sheet pan lined with cooling racks. Do not stack them.

FREEZE leftover waffles in a freezer safe container for up to 2 months. To keep them from sticking to each other, flash freeze them by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place them in the freezer until solid, then transfer them to a freezer container. 

A white plate of crispy waffles topped with fresh strawberries.

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Crispy Waffles Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Whip up our family-favorite, perfectly Crispy Waffles every time with this simple extra step! They are utterly delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 365 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, milk and egg yolks. Add the sugar and vanilla beat until glossy.
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just blended (there may be a few lumps, which is okay). Fold in egg whites until just mixed in.
  • Pour batter into a preheated waffle iron and bake until browned and crisp.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Such a yummy crispy waffles recipe! The cornstarch really helps out the crispiness. I love all the tips you shared as well.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m so excited! I’ve never been able to make waffles “good enough” for my boys. (They love the restaurant ones way better than what I’ve ever made, until today!) Thank you!! This was delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I grew up on waffles. It was a staple in our home. These waffles are especially light and airy. Great simple breakfast or dinner.

  4. 5 stars
    I wouldn’t have thought that the egg whites would make such a difference, but it’s worth the extra step.