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Easy Recipes for Homemade Waffles to Gratify Your Soul

Easy Homemade Waffles
Some people adore waffles, others, pancakes; they use pretty much the same ingredients, but carry a distinct taste and texture. What we love about waffles are those crispy pockets that beckon like no other breakfast food. Let's take a look at how to make this delicious breakfast staple in the US.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
What's so great about waffles is that they're not just a breakfast food anymore; they're used in savory dishes for lunch and dinner, too. Whether it's bacon, cheese, or a dollop of Greek yogurt, waffles aren't just meant for maple syrup and fresh fruit accompaniments. The secret of the crispiness lies in the ingredients used, and the portions, of course. Overdo any one crucial ingredient, and you'll be left with a soggy, mushy mess. From all the recipes that clog the internet, the following ones are by far the simplest to prepare for beginners both young and old. Let's take a look at how to make these delicious waffles at home.
How to Make Waffles at Home
Chunky Apple Waffles
Apples are a healthy source of fiber and nutrients, and without them, you're missing out on a slew of health benefits. Crunchy, firm, and just the right amount of sweetness, apples are a great addition to any breakfast meal. Let's see how you can use this fruit in your waffles.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg (or two medium-sized ones)
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 large apple (cubes)
  • ½ tsp. of baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. of vanilla essence
  • ¼ tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. of melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. of powdered sugar
  • ½ a tsp. of cinnamon powder
  • 3 pinches of salt
Method
Sift the dry ingredients into a big bowl. Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry, using a hand-held whisk to acquire a smooth batter; there should be no lumps. Set it aside for approximately 30 minutes. Ready the waffle iron, following the instructions of how long to cook the mix. In a hot pan, add a tbsp. of butter, a tsp. of vegetable oil, and a tbsp. of granulated sugar, and wait for the ingredients to melt on low heat; don't stop stirring the mix or it'll burn. Next, toss the apple chunks into the sauce for a few seconds and then take it off the heat. Cover the pan and let the apple chunks absorb the caramel-y flavors of the sauce. Once it stops sizzling, pour it over the waffles and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Classic Waffles (with a Twist)
Some of us are more old-fashioned than we'd like to admit, especially when it comes to certain dishes like waffles, for instance. For a classic yet different take, try this scintillating recipe.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 1 large egg (or two medium-sized ones)
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. of banana essence
  • ¼ tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. of melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1 tbsp. of powdered sugar
  • ½ a tsp. of icing sugar
  • ½ tsp. of pure cocoa powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
Method
Mix the dry ingredients first, followed by the wet. Use a whisk to coalesce the two kinds of add-ons to make a smooth, lump-free batter. Let it sit for approximately 30 minutes before making the waffles. Heat the waffle iron; be sure to read the instructions prior to making the waffles. Once they're done, place the waffles on a plate, layer it with the icing sugar and sit back and enjoy your modern interpretation of the classic waffle. You can eat it with a squirt of maple syrup, if you'd like.
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