You know how kids in Canada and the US have lemonade stands? In Norway they have waffle stands instead. Why you’d want your (albeit older) children to handle an hot iron is beyond me, but it’s still a thing.
Waffles are really easy to make and if you have a decent iron there’s very little cleanup. My recipe is pretty much just an adaptation of my recipe for pancakes. A good bit more baking powder, extra sugar and voilà: waffles!
Quantities listed are for one very hungry person. Multiply by the amount of people you’ll be serving.
- Flour 250 ml 1 cup
- Granulated white sugar 190 ml ¾ cup
- Baking powder 10 ml 2 tsp
- Salt 1 ml ¼ tsp
- Milk 250 ml 1 cup
- Oil 50 ml ¼ cup
- Vanilla extract 5 ml 1 tsp
- Egg, beaten 1
- Oil or baking spray as needed to keep the waffles from sticking
You can substitute about ¼ cup / 60 ml of the granulated sugar with brown sugar to give the waffles some extra flavor. Don’t entirely replace it with brown sugar though, it’ll make the batter too heavy and sticky.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add the milk gradually.
- Add the remaining ingredients: oil, vanilla and the egg.
- Preheat your iron for the amount of time your instructions recommend. Mine suggests 5 minutes.
- Grease your iron with a drop of oil or cooking spray.
If your iron is bran spanking new you probably don’t need anything to keep the waffles from sticking. As soon as it’s had even the slightest wear though, I cannot recommend cooking spray enough. It’ll keep your waffles in one piece and save you lots of time cleaning afterwards.
- Pour the batter slowly onto the center of the iron until it fills up about half the surface.
- Cook your waffle for the amount of time your iron’s instructions suggest. Mine says 2 minutes. Towards the end of the batch the iron is warmer though so I only cook the last few for about 1½ minutes.
- Repeat steps 5-7 as needed!
These waffles are nice and sweet, so I enjoy them plain, but you can eat them with your favorite topping as well. Syrup, whipped cream, jam or fruit would all work well. If you’re going to top them with something really sweet like syrup, consider cutting down the quantity of sugar in the batter by a third or more. You won’t need so much and your first meal of the day or your breakfast for dinner will be a bit healthier