Monday, May 25, 2009

"Oh Boy!" Waffles

I wanted a stick to your ribs breakfast today because I'm going to be skipping lunch. So I made "Oh Boy!" Waffles. I got this recipe from my mother in 2002 when she gave me an electric waffle iron for Christmas. (By the way Mom.....6+ years later, that thing is still chugging along perfectly!)

Here's a few of them before maple syrup and butter.
Oh Boy! Waffles
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ea egg
2 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup salad oil

Sift together dry ingredients. Combine liquid ingredients*; add to dry mix***. Bake in pre-heated baker.

Use a 3/4 cup batter** and set a timer for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more or until golden brown.

*I have found it makes a difference when I whisk the eggs while slowly adding the oil to make an emulsion before adding the milk.

**Specific to the Toastmaster Waffle Baker we are using. Yours may be more or less.
***Don't over mix this. Alton Brown's show on waffles warned that over mixing the liquid and dry ingredients changes the glutens to make them tough or something like glue. Let the mix sit for 5-10 minutes.

This isn't my mother's creation, it's just the recipe she and I use. Don't know who to give credit for it, since there are several sources around the Internet. These come out crispy and taste perfect. They freeze well so make extras and pop a 1/4 of one in the toaster for a quick breakfast during the week. Beats the hell out of eggos!


  1. Mom gives nice, sturdy gifts~ with recipes. Not bad. I got my last waffles at a waffle house( a very long time ago) and these seem/look better.
    I sort of forgot about Eggos, because along with a lot of other things I don't have, I don't have a toaster. ~Mary
    Ps have fun at whatever you are skipping lunch for.

  2. I love waffles - yours looks golden brown and perfectly cooked.

  3. I will try this recipe perhaps for my wife's birthday this weekend. She loves waffles and so do my kids. I think they're okay.

  4. I like mine crispy please! I love waffles, but never got an iron. Hubby is a cereal man, so if I have them it will be in Texas at The Waffle House, and no I am not getting any proceeds from this commercial...or I am coming over to your house on my way through...

  5. My mom always made this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook she used as a newly wed. She is now 62 and I not only use this recipe but have passed it to my daughters! It is simple, crisp, and a great starter recipe for teaching cooking!

  6. this recipe comes from the old Betty Crocker Cookbook

  7. I will give it a try when I move. Can't wait to make some old fashioned malt waffles, myself!

  8. These are delicious waffles. I made them with mostly butter and some corn oil. Just don't overmix. They're great.

  9. Just moved to Germany an was able to obtain a waffle iron last week. Got up this morning and googled "oh boy" waffles to find your recipe. Thanks! as I packed/stored my BC cookbook so don't have my recipes!
    A side note on the eggs- my mother (who taught me how to cook this recipe) would separate the eggs with the yolk going in the milk/oil and the whites getting beaten until they would peak. these whites are gently folded into the batter after the milk is mixed. Makes the batter very light and fluffy in the iron.
    You are correct in NOT beating the batter too much!

    1. My mom whipped the whites of the eggs separately too.

  10. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe! I recently moved to a different state and have most of my things in storage in 2 states, including my grandson wants waffles Saturday morning and just had 1 more day to find this recipe! In behalf of my family and mysef...THANK YOU!!!


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