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

Easy Morning Waffles
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
14waffles (1 cup syrup) 20minutes 5minutes/batch
Servings Prep Time
14waffles (1 cup syrup) 20minutes
Cook Time
5minutes/batch
Ingredients
Portions: waffles (1 cup syrup)
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: waffles (1 cup syrup)
Units:
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Bake in a preheated waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
  3. In a microwave, melt the butter, honey and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Serve waffles with syrup.
  4. 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.
Recipe Notes

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 waffles with about 2 tablespoons syrup: 464 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fibre), 9g protein.