Custom waffles

By Julie Van Rosendaal on July 29, 2013
The waffler can’t decide what she wants. So make it easy on her. This basic waffle batter can be dressed up according to the cravings of the day. Stir anything from fresh berries to crumbled bacon right into the batter. Tight on time? Leftovers can be cooled, wrapped and frozen, then reheated in the toaster or microwave.

To go tip: Put a little maple syrup in the batter so there’s no need to pour it on and use a knife and fork!


2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour, or half all-purpose, half whole wheat
2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil or melted butter
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 cup (250 ml) fresh or frozen berries, or 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped nuts or cooked, crumbled bacon


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, oil or butter and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk just until blended. Stir in any additions you like.

Preheat waffle iron and spray it with nonstick spray or brush it with oil. Ladle in about 1/2 cup batter, close the lid and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions, or until golden and crisp.

Serve immediately, or keep warm on a rack set on a baking sheet in a 250˚F oven while you cook the rest. Makes about 8 large waffles.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, August/September 2013.

By Julie Van Rosendaal | July 29, 2013

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