If you want to learn how to make fluffy waffles, then this recipe is for you! While this waffle batter recipe may take a little longer than our amazing waffle batter recipe, the results are beautifully light, fluffy and crispy waffles. So how is this waffle batter different? It's all about the eggs.
In this waffle batter recipe, we separate the egg whites and egg yolks then whip the egg whites to nice foamy peaks. You can check out this video to see what egg whites should look like when whipped to stiff peaks. This may seem like an unnecessary step, and if you don't have time to whip the whites, stick with our amazing waffle batter recipe here. However, if you want to learn how to make fluffy waffles, here's why you need to whip:
While many waffle batter recipes that are made from scratch rely on baking powder or baking soda as leaveners, whipped egg whites are a great way to leaven and lighten waffles. The extra air that is whipped into the egg whites helps the waffles rise when they cook and waffles that rise well = fluffy waffles.
The extra air from the egg whites also helps lighten the batter overall making your waffles less dense and chewy and more airy and tender. Sounds delicious right?! Because these waffles will expand so much once inside your waffle maker, you can use less batter than you typically would to fill your machine. A little batter will go a long way!
While our recipe uses both baking powder and whipped egg whites (we really want to make sure the waffles expand!), whipped egg whites are great to use if you have no baking powder or baking soda but you are seriously craving waffles. Try this recipe with no other leaveners other than the whipped whites and you will be surprised how delicious they still are!
While super light and fluffy waffles sound amazing, you probably still want that nice outside crispiness that all waffles should have. Well, don't worry! Our recipe uses oil instead of butter which keeps the batter nice and thin which is the key to crispy waffles.
Belgian waffles are also ideal if you like a crispy waffle so give this batter a try in a waffle maker like the Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian waffle maker for a perfect Belgian waffle!
So, are you ready for the for the fluffiest waffle batter recipe ever? Well here you go! Get out those waffle makers and start making some perfect waffles!
1. Separate the egg whites and yolks, placing the egg whites in a small bowl
2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks begin to form. You can whisk the whites using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, hand beaters or beat them by hand- any method will work! Set the egg whites aside for now
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
4. Add the egg yolks, milk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients, whisking constantly to avoid lumps (check out our waffle batter hacks for a great description on how to avoid lumpy waffle batter!)
5. Fold the egg whites into the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Be sure to fold the whites in gently and not over mix- you don't want them to lose their fluff!
6. The batter is now ready to use in your favorite waffle maker (this recipe makes great Belgian waffles in the Oster DuraCeramic waffle maker!)
Well, I hope you've now learned how to make fluffy waffles! I've tried out a number of other different recipes and I think this one is the best. Of course, I may be a little biased 🙂
I have a bachelor's degree for the Culinary Institute of America in Baking and Pastry Arts and over 16 years of food service experience. I also owned and operated a bakery cafe for several years. I have a two year old daughter who helps me write food blogs and articles as my official taste tester!