July 28, 2014

Easy Homemade Waffles without butter

Jan12

We love homemade waffles in this house, but my “Go to” Malted Belgium Waffle recipe consists of a lot of butter.

Trust me, my  Belgium Waffle recipe is worth the extra time,  but I have been experimenting with an easy and quick homemade waffle recipe that uses oil.

I’ve found it…

“Oh Boy” Waffles...Yes, easy homemade waffles without any butter! Using oil instead of butter really helps on the budget and by making extras and freezing them, breakfast is a breeze during the week.

(I found this in my 1953 estate sale Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, and tweaked it)

 

***Update on the Pantry Challenge: Since I first made these during my Pantry Challenge where I could only eat from my pantry for one month , I had to be creative. I TRIPLED the batter, knowing that our family consumes large quantities of food and I was hoping for a few extra to freeze.

I had a few bedlam moments along the way. I mixed all the dry ingredients, added the eggs, and then added 2 1/2 cups of milk because that was ALL I had. Yikes, and I had already tripled everything else.

But guess what? When you are committed to creative cooking for one month, you just ad lib.
Unfortunately, my fifteen year old waffle iron gave out and it would have been when I tripled the batter, so I used a sandwich griddle. Improvisation is key.

I’m saving up my Swagbucks and “buying it for free” because we really “need” two waffle makers or at least one that makes four waffles. Otherwise, waffles take two hours in our home. I can’t wait to reach my goal using my swagbucks. Don’t you love Swagbucks?


Comments

  1. Those look yummy. We love waffles.

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  2. Hey, Jen! I love waffles, so glad you got another waffle iron. I would love to have one, not sure my cabinets can hold another gadget. But, if I found one for $5, I might have to get it. Can’t wait to see you at Blissdom!

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  3. Jen, I love waffles. And you are so right that bedlam moments do sometimes arise from trying to use what we have on hand, but hopefully our “creativity” pays off and we discover some great unorthodox substitutions. :) And congrats on the new iron. :)

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  4. This brings back such wonderful memories of my childhood. My mom made those “Oh Boy” waffles. I’ll have to try your recipe of them. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting this!

    Blessings to you~
    Jennifer

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  5. We have waffles almost every Sunday for brunch! We tried a recipe found online but the waffles tasted starchy and dry. We’ll definitely give your recipe a go. I love your creativeness when coming up with ingredients! Thanks for hosting :-)

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  6. That was a great ending. I am so happy you found a new waffle iron. It makes me want to drag mine out. It has been years.

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  7. I am so cracking up at your grilled waffles!! What a great problem solver you are though!
    Thanks so much for hosting today – love your blog!

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  8. We love waffles in our household. They take a long time, but my kids think they’re worth waiting for.

    Thanks for the recipe linkup today!

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  9. I looooooooove waffles. And it’s one thing I can count on my 2 year old (pickiest kid in the universe) to eat! :)

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  10. Try a bit of orange peel grated into the batter. Very nice.

    This inspires me to dust off the ol’ waffle iron. Ours is a stovetop model that cranks out heavenly waffles. Come to think of it, though, it’s non-stick, which is toxic to pet birds (specifically my parrot), which I acquired some 20 years after the iron. Maybe I’ll send him out on the screen porch while I cook…

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  11. We love making Oh Boy! waffles! We’ve been using that recipe for years. My husband and our daughters always make some together for Saturday morning breakfast. Too sweet! We have tweaked the recipe- we at least double the number of eggs and we used dried milk (mixed with water) instead of fresh (tastes the same and we get to keep our fresh milk!). I love topping my waffles with cooked berries and cream. Oh, yummy!

    Oh, and if we have leftover batter: I save it in the fridge and make Waffle Batter Pancakes for my girls on school days. They love it!

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  12. Sounds Yummy! To cut down on the fat content of the waffles, we substitute Apple Sauce for about half of the oil that the recipe calls for. You really can’t tell the difference. They are so moist and taste great! We also add just a little almond extract to add to the flavor. Enjoy!

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  13. The recipe I use may not be quick (b/c you have to beat the egg whites into submission- i mean into peaks), but it’s really good- and hardly ANY oil and NO butter :)

    Here is the recipe:

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 cups milk
    3 eggs, separated

    Combine the flour, baking powder, confectioners sugar, oil, milk and egg yolks.
    Beat the egg whites until they stand in soft peaks and fold into the batter (do not overmix).

    Using a 4-ounce ladle, pour 1/8 of the mixture into a hot waffle iron and bake for about 2 minutes.

    Repeat with the remaining batter.

    Top with the fruit and whipped cream and serve hot.

    makes: 8 waffles.

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  14. I use that same recipe, (well, the one you started with anyway) and I love them. They are simple, fast and make a bunch. I have eight children and I can get eight waffles (using a restaurant style waffle iron) out of one batch. Yum!! Now I’m hungry!

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  15. Linking up today for the first time!!! So much fun!

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  16. My favorite waffle memories from childhood are GREAT. My mom would make too many waffles (on purpose) and make monster ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream that she would drizzle choco syrup across then freeze. Let me tell you: EVERY kids on my block came to our house for these in the summer. They’re soooooo yummy. But for the sake of not unhinging your jaw, try not to make them too thick :)

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  17. I’m thinking about tweaking it yet some more with whole wheat flour (maybe even add a little bran or other fiber) , non-fat half and half and trying to figure out a fat substitute that will allow the waffles to keep their texture…thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jens Reply:

    Suzy – I did add 1/2 whole wheat flour in one batch. They were still really good. :)

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  18. Guess I need to put a sticky note on my forehead, lol. I added you to my post and then never came back and linked up.
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  19. Elizabeth Brown says:

    What if you don’t have a waffle iron? will it still come out the same?

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    Jen Reply:

    You could try it like you might pancakes, but a waffle iron is preferred.

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  20. I don’t usually leave a commentafter I try a recipe, but these waffles were to good to go without praise. The first time I made them just as you did (with a added 2 tbls. of flaxseed) and everyone loved them. The second time I used a cup of whole wheat flour and just 1 1/4 cup all purpose. They didn’t taste any different than they did before. The next time I make them I’m going to add some bluberries and see how they taste. Now I need to find a good homemade maple syrup recipe to go with it.

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    Jen Reply:

    YAY! So thrilled you enjoyed them. It’s funny you mentioned homemade syrup because just this morning I told my kids, I need to start making homemade syrup again. I’ve been buying all store bought. :)

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  21. Tasted great, and slightly relieved and surprised to find a waffle recipe that didn’t need to have the eggs separated…
    *tip for those that are looking for a healthier alternative, replace the oil with Yogurt, it does pretty much the same exact thing, and as a bonus, you can get fruit flavored and add fruit that way

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  22. What did I do wrong? It was really runny…

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    Jen Reply:

    @Shari, It’s supposed to be a thin batter, but they should bake up just fine.

    Did they not bake up well in the waffle iron?

    If you had all the correct measurements,then I am stumped because we use it all the time. So sorry.

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  23. Don’t you love the creativity of the Pantry Challenge? These look delish! Thanks for the recipe.

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