This is my favorite recipe for making same-morning (not overnight) waffles. I seem to have an irrational opposition to separating eggs, beating the whites separately and then folding them back into the batter. To compensate for not beating the egg whites, this batter is best if let to sit for 30 minutes before cooking. I realize that letting the batter sit for half an hour doesn’t really make these any faster to make than recipes using separated eggs, but psychologically I find these “faster”.
The batter contains a small amount of cornstarch (mixed with the flour and baking powder & soda) which helps to make the batter lighter. I love the light texture of the waffles with great air-pockets. And no egg white beating!
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One-Bowl Buttermilk Waffles
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk or sour milk**
½ cup oil
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the buttermilk, oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes. Do not stir batter after letting it sit.
Use a ladle or measuring cup to pour batter evenly into hot waffle maker (about 2 cups for the 4 small Belgian waffles in my waffle maker). Cook for about 3-5 minutes, or according to directions on your waffle maker. Remove waffles from waffle maker and place on a wire rack (not a plate). Serve immediately or keep warm in a warm oven (very low heat).
Makes 4 large Belgian waffles (16 small squares)
**To make sour milk: add 2 Tbs lemon juice to a 2 cup measuring cup, fill to 2 cup line with milk (whole milk works best). Stir; let sit 5 minutes before using. If using sour milk, add an additional 1-2 Tbs flour to batter.
To freeze: Cool waffles on a wire rack. Place in Ziploc bags and freeze. Reheat individual frozen waffles in a toaster (for crispier edges) or microwave (for a soft waffle).
Recipe adapted from Food Network