For some reason, I have always held waffles in very high regard among breakfast foods. This is by far - and I've done quite a bit of testing - the best recipe for waffles. Add nuts, spices, fruit or any flavorings you desire to make your waffles special. This recipe is a blank canvas.
Best Waffles Ever
(Recipe makes 4 waffles)
2 eggs, separated (yolks in one bowl, whites in another)
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 T. Canola oil
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 cups, AP flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
Whisk egg whites and 2 T. sugar to form soft peaks.
Whisk to combine yolks, vanilla, milk and oil.
Sift flour, salt, 1/4 cup sugar and any dry ingredients into yolk mixture.
Stir to combine. A key here is not to over-mix, which will result in a tough texture.
Rest the batter for 15 minutes. This is another key step that allows the flour particles to fully hydrate and creates a better texture.
Fold the egg whites and any nuts/fruit into the mixture just to combine.
Add mixture to a sprayed, pre-heated waffle iron to coat.
Cook until golden-brown and delicious.
Serve with whipped cream, maple syrup, butter and any fixings you desire.