Get ready .
I'm gonna show you the secret to super fluffy waffles and you don't have to separate your eggs .
Plus you'll love what else you can use this batter for .
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It's Natasha .
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Homemade waffles are easy peasy .
You probably already have all the ingredients to make these .
They come together in one bowl and our tip is a genius check this out .
Let's get started in a large mixing bowl .
Add two large eggs and you can get these right out of the fridge .
There's no need for room temperature ingredients in this recipe .
Oh , you know what ?
Don't worry , we can still use this for breakfast .
All right , right now in with the eggs , we're gonna add two tablespoons of granulated sugar .
Use an electric mixer to beat those together on high speed for about three minutes or until the mixture is fluffy , the air you incorporate into the eggs and sugar will help the waffles rise and it is the key to super fluffy waffles .
Next , add half a cup of oil .
I'm using a light olive oil , but you can also use canola or vegetable oil .
Also add one in 3/4 cup of any kind of milk , whether it's low fat or whole milk and two teaspoons of real vanilla extract .
And I love using my homemade extract that has just two ingredients and I will link to it in the notes .
Now , in a separate bowl , we're gonna quickly whisk together the dry ingredients .
You'll need two cups of all purpose flour , four teaspoons of baking powder and a quarter teaspoon of salt .
Whisking the dry ingredients together ensures that you don't get any clumps of baking powder .
Now add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix on low speed just until it's well combined and fairly smooth .
You should still see some small lumps in the batter .
You can see what the consistency looks like .
The lumps in the batter are totally normal and you want them to be there .
You don't wanna overmix your batter over mixing will develop the gluten more and will create tough and rubbery waffles .
So having those lumps in the batter will ensure your waffles are super soft and fluffy .
You can use the same batter in either a Belgian waffle maker like this one or a classic four square waffle press like this one from all clad .
This one's my favorite .
I love its non stick surface and that it makes four waffles at once .
Preheat your waffle iron depending on how crisp you love your waffles .
We set ours to about 3.5 grease the waffle iron if needed and add enough batter to barely fill the grooves of the waffle press .
You don't want to overfill your waffle maker or it will leak out of the side .
Now , cover and cook until the timer goes off or until you reach your desired doneness .
I love when they're golden in color .
This ensures the outside is a little crisp and the center is still soft .
Transfer those to a serving platter or to a wire rack repeat with the remaining batter to make more waffles .
If you want to serve the waffles all at once and keep them warm , place them onto a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 100 and 75 °F until you're ready to serve .
Now I'm gonna show you our favorite mix ins and flavor variations to keep your waffles exciting .
You can add fresh blueberries right into the batter and stir it to combine or if using frozen blueberries , make sure to toss them in a teaspoon of flour .
You can also make chocolate chip waffles .
This is my daughter's favorite mix in some mini chocolate chips right into the batter .
This last one is my favorite .
It adds subtle but really nice flavor to zest some lemon into your batter .
Let me know if you have any creative ideas for flavor mixing and variations .
I would love to hear from you in the comments .
I'm gonna cook up the rest of these fun waffles to show you what they look like .
Once they're done , the blueberries burst inside the waffle making every bite memorable .
And you'll love how the chocolate chips just melt into every waffle groove .
It's like having dessert for breakfast and the waffles with lemon zest make my kitchen smell so good .
That is a boat load of waffles .
But this is good news because these are freezer friendly .
It's like the ultimate breakfast meal prep and they reheat so well , you can pop them in the toaster or the air fryer directly from frozen , which is awesome , so quick and easy for breakfast .
My kids love these in the morning .
So just stack them in a freezer .
Safe bag , boom , boom , boom , zip them up and into the freezer .
They go OK .
We're gonna taste test now because I am so hungry and I'm totally craving these waffles .
And now decisions , decisions .
Which one shall I taste test ?
This is really difficult .
There's so many OK .
We're gonna go for the classic .
Although they are all so good .
We're just gonna hit the classic , OK ?
And my favorite way and the classic way to serve waffles is just to pile them high with berries .
Just pick your favorite berries or whatever fruit in season .
Stone fruit is so good with waffles .
Super delicious .
You can even use frozen fruit , strawberries .
That is a temping , temping , OK ?
And then last but not least some real maple syrup to finish these off .
Maybe I needed a bigger plate .
I eat with my eyes , you know , a common problem .
All right , here we go .
Oh , you can hear that little crunch .
What I love about homemade waffles is they have that little crunch crisp on the outside .
Airy and soft on the inside .
Got some berries on there .
These are so satisfying and at the same time they're really light and fluffy .
Oh , I could eat these every day for breakfast and not get tired of them .
Especially when you change things up .
I mean , the blueberry , the chocolate chip and that little bit of lemon zest .
It's our secret ingredient .
Also in our lemon ricotta pancakes .
Just a little bit of lemon zest .
Just really takes them over the top .
It makes them taste fancy .
But it was easy .
I love that .
And you can even use these same waffles to make savory waffles .
Try this , pile it high with sliced avocado , then top it with a freshly cooked poached egg where it has that runny yolk and put a little bit of paprika on there .
Slice through it and it is the most incredible breakfast .
My husband's favorite .
I hope you guys try that .
And one more thing if you don't have a waffle press , it doesn't even matter because here's a little secret .
This batter works perfect for making pancakes .
All you need is a good nonstick skillet and some butter and just cook them as pancakes .
I hope this becomes a new favorite .
Go to breakfast for you .
We'll see you in our next video .