Apparently these are all the rage but I’ve just discovered the recipe so had to share in case you all were in the dark, too! I really like these Overnight Waffles from Marion Cunningham but I don’t always plan ahead. Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles of Insane Greatness will take you 10 minutes to measure and mix, then you let the batter sit for 30 minutes, then you bake them. If you plan ahead, you could measure out all the dry ingredients in a bowl the night before, then add the wet ones.
I made them in my small Belgian waffle maker, similar to this one on Amazon. This makes a small batch of waffles, enough for 3-4 people probably. It made about 8 small waffles in my machine. I flash froze the leftovers then put them in a freezer bag so I can just pull out a couple and pop them in the toaster next time I want waffles.
I pulled a few of these waffles out of the freezer the other day and toasted them. They reheated wonderfully, still crisp on the outside and soft inside!
They got nicely crisp on the outside but still really soft and tasty on the inside. I used buttermilk and oil this time, although you can apparently use plain whole milk and melted butter if you’d rather.
Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles of Insane Greatness
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk or a combination
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Add the milk, oil or butter, egg, sugar and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly, then let the batter stand for 30 minutes.
- Follow the instructions of your waffle maker to bake them.
- Don’t stack them or they’ll get soft. You can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven or serve them immediately.