Light and Crispy Waffles

Light and Crispy Waffles

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These light and crispy waffles come together quickly. Cornstarch is the secret for crispy waffles. Mixed with flour, cornstarch guarantees that your waffles will be perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

Light and Crispy Waffles

Light and Crispy Waffles

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes


  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (235 ml) milk, whole or 2% reduced fat milk are best
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable or lightly flavored oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter, syrup and/or berries, for serving



  1. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In another bowl or large measuring jug, whisk the milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla together until blended.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just mixed. Set batter aside for 10 to 15 minutes so the baking powder has time to activate.


  1. Heat the oven to 200° F and heat the waffle iron.
  2. Pour the batter onto the heated waffle iron (ours takes about 1/2 cup) and cook until the waffle is crisp and golden brown. Immediately set the cooked waffle directly on the oven rack to keep it warm and crisp.
  3. Repeat with the remaining batter, holding the waffles in the oven (try not to stack them). Serve with butter, syrup and berries.

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Light and Crispy Waffles

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