J’s Amazing Light and Fluffy Waffles

Monday, March 2, 2015 6 3

J wooed me with these waffles. It’s true – I had just come out of a relationship with a guy who did not like to cook and did not enjoy eating. I had been doing 95% of the cooking and 100% of the effort. In fact, before J, I had never dated a guy who enjoyed cooking, so the first morning J told me he’d like to make his waffles for me and that I didn’t have to do anything except drink coffee while he made us a batch, well, I just about fell off that barstool and spilled my latte all over the hardwood floor.

Ingredients in the best waffles ever

Then, with the winter sunshine streaming through the kitchen windows, his hoodie around my shoulders, and the feeling of love in my heart (even though we had not yet said those words to each other) – when I cut into a waffle and found that it was light and fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside, I looked up into his laughing, amused eyes and decided then and there that I had to marry this boy. Kidding. But only sort of.

Pouring milk into waffle mix

Whipping egg whites for light and fluffy waffles

The secret to J’s amazing light and fluffy waffles is separating the eggs and then whipping the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Folding in those whipped egg whites creates the lightest, airiest waffles I have ever tasted.

This is the waffle recipe that J’s daughter A grew up on, and this is the waffle recipe we will raise our future kids on. It’s the perfect Sunday morning breakfast treat. I love to smother my waffles with fresh fruit for a little added healthiness – but they are perfectly simple on their own with organic butter and pure maple syrup.

Best Ever Light and Fluffy Waffles


J's Amazing Light & Fluffy Waffles
Serves 2
The addition of whipped egg whites make these waffles light and airy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. A perfect waffle recipe.
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  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon melted butter
  6. 1 cup milk (we use 1%)
  7. 1 egg, egg and yolk separated
  8. butter and maple syrup for serving
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the melted butter, milk, and egg yolk. Whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Add the stiff egg whites to the waffle batter and gently fold them in with a wooden spoon (or fold with your whisk) until there are no lumps.
  3. Drop batter onto a hot waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron's directions.
  4. Serve with fresh organic butter and pure maple syrup. Garnish with berries if you like.
  1. This recipe makes approx 8 waffles and serves 2-4 people, depending on your self control ;)
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  • Kelsey M
    March 3, 2015

    Aw what a wonderful story! A man who cooks (and enjoys it) definitely is a keeper in my book! I don’t usually separate my eggs in my waffles so I’ll have to give this one a try!


    • thelovely
      March 9, 2015

      Thanks Kelsey, he’s a keeper in my books too! Definitely try this waffle recipe – the separated egg whites make the waffles super light and fluffy. This is now the only waffle recipe I will ever make!

      • Claire williams
        February 5, 2016

        Just made a double batch!! Thank you for your blog. I am all about whole goodness. We have been brainwashed with commercials for things that are so foreign to us. We don’t even think twice grabbing a box of xyz.. Stuff that are not natural and are bad for us in so many ways. Cheers to you my dear! Fyi- I wanted to pin this recipe and the link is broken. I find this happens to me often. Out of the blue it doesn’t link anymore. Take care, Claire

  • Kevin Hannon
    May 8, 2016

    This recipe delivered as stated. For several reasons, I used a commercial mix, added one teaspoon of baking powder, no salt, and used agave instead of sugar.

    Followed recipe directions for the rest.

    Speaking as a good man, while good men are keepers, so is this recipe.

  • Matt
    June 18, 2016

    I was looking for a good waffle recipe a few months back and came upon this one. I use no other recipe but this one. My whole family loves it!


    • thelovely
      June 29, 2016

      Thanks Matt! This is our family’s favourite recipe too – I’m glad you love it as much as we do!

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