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Crispy Waffles for Two

The Very Best Crispy Waffles (for Two)

If you’re a fan of crispy waffles, these are the best waffles in existence. They come out beautifully golden with a crispy, crunchy exterior and light and fluffy insides every time.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Batter Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 637kcal
Author Tracy


  • 3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour measured by weight or using the spoon and sweep method*
  • 1/4 cup (30g) corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Melted butter optional for serving
  • Syrup optional for serving


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Make a shallow well in the dry ingredients and add buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla, and stir together until just combined.
  • Allow batter to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F and set a baking sheet inside to place the waffle(s) on after cooking to keep warm while you cook the rest of the batter.*
  • Preheat waffle iron and cook batter according to your iron’s instructions*, typically 4 to 6 minutes per waffle, until waffle is nicely golden and has mostly stopped releasing steam. Waffle may not initially seem crispy to the touch, but will crisp up out of the waffle maker.
  • Top with melted butter and syrup if desired, and enjoy!


*Correct flour measurement is very important in this recipe. For best results, measure by weight or the Spoon and Sweep Method (stir the flour in your container to fluff it up and then spoon it into your measuring cup, sweep excess off with the flat of a knife).
*Do not stack or overlap waffles in the oven. Placing them on top of each other will cause the steam to make them lose their crispiness.
*If using a non-stick waffle maker, you should not need to grease the plates, but if you typically need to grease your waffle maker, go ahead and do so. 
This recipe will make approximately 2 cups of waffle batter. 


Calories: 637kcal