Homemade Waffles

What makes these homemade waffles (adapted from my hometown church cookbook) fluffy and delicious is the beaten egg whites.  A little extra work?  Maybe. A notch above the rest?  Oh, yes!

My family usually eats them all {ahem} during our favorite breakfast for dinner nights , but even when we don’t, it’s nice to have a few frozen to pop in the toaster during the morning rush.


Homemade Waffles

  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour (We like white whole wheat.)
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 2/3 cups melted butter
  • 3 egg whites
  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg yolks slightly.  Mix with milk and melted butter.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Fold egg whites into batter, leaving a few fluffs.  Do not overmix.
  5. Cook as directed on your waffle iron.  Makes about 20 waffles.




  1. I love homemade waffles and pancakes! We just had some the other night for dinner as a matter of fact!

  2. I always beat the whites for waffles too, makes for a fluffier waffle.

  3. The recipe looks great. I’m slowly trying to use more whole wheat instead of white flour. We’ll see if my hubby notices?!

  4. This is how I make my waffles too! (Though I confess to using more like half and half on the flours… we’re not quite there yet.) My recipe is very similar although mine has a little vanilla in it. I pretty much like vanilla in anything…;)

    • Vanilla would be good! Shhhh, don’t tell, but I can’t stand real vanilla. Blech. I’m a total “imitation” girl. 😉

  5. I love how you share recipes out of your church cookbook. Those kinds of recipes are my favorites, thanks for sharing!

  6. Is the milk a specific type? We only use skim milk in my household, would that work the same? I have a 12 y.o & 13 y.o and have NEVER made waffles! I have a phobia with my waffle maker! But I am going to try this, this weekend.

  7. daughter and son in law love homemade waffles it is their little pleasure on sundays

  8. If you make your mix the night before you plan to use pancake and waffle mixes for breakfast they are fluffier. Just an additional tip! These look so good. Gluten-free waffles just. aren’t. the. same. 🙁

    • I’ve often wondered how far ahead I can make them. I notice the batter getting fluffier even in the 30 minutes it takes me to make all of them!

  9. Based on those pics I never would have thought the waffles had whole wheat flour in them. Do you think the waffles would taste good if I used some sort of substitute instead of the 3 egg yolks?

  10. I just love homemade waffles. I am trying to get better about making things for breakfast as opposed to buy cereal.

  11. Mmmmm…. I want.

  12. I’ve never really found a waffle recipe I LOVE so I’ll have to try this one out. Maybe in the morning since it’s Spring Break and we don’t have to go anywhere. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. I just bought a new waffle iron and need a really tasty waffle recipe….will definitely give this one a try…..looks delicious! 🙂

  14. I found you on Tasty Tuesday!! Your waffles look awesome, I’ll have to give them a try sometime soon!!

  15. ooops, so sorry, I just realized I had a typo on my website address in my comment above.

  16. I’m more of a pancake girl myself, but these look SO good! I’ve never heard of whipping the egg whites before. I’ll have to file this away… for when I get a waffle iron!

  17. Aren’t homemade waffles the best? We love them for breakfast and for dinner here!

  18. One word: YUM!!!!

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