aretha franklin's waffles of insane greatness
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Aretha Frankenstein's Waffles of Insane Greatness

This insanely great waffle recipe comes from a restaurant called Aretha Frankenstein's in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
Servings 3


  • 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.