If you like those cinnamon waffles from the frozen food department of the grocery store, you'll love these! I developed this recipe because I don't care for syrup. Most waffles need the sweetness of syrup to make them special. These waffles are yummy just as they are; no syrup necessary! Whipped cream and fruit are a great addition if you want to go all out or just add butter and powder sugar to the top. These may brown quicker than standard waffles because of the sugar in them, so test the first one and adjust the time. I have also added 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed; you can't taste a difference. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 small square waffles
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl until no lumps remain.

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  • Pour milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract into the flour mixture; stir until just combined.

  • Beat egg whites until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak.

  • Fold the the beaten egg whites into the batter.

  • Preheat a waffle iron and coat with cooking spray.

  • Pour batter onto waffle iron in batches and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes; repeat until all batter is used.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 1.9mg 1% DV; sodium 158.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2012
I used "soured" milk in this recipe--that was the only change I made. One of the best waffle recipes I've ever used, cooking-wise, and one of the best waffle recipes we as a family ever have eaten. The submitter is right, you don't need syrup for this waffle. Butter was really all the embellishment it needed. NOTE: I did burn my first couple waffles and what I figured was that the sugar content in the waffles made them easier to scorch. Once I figured it out, I just was careful to watch them a little closer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2012
For some reason they would stick in the waffle maker...I did use less oil and less sugar. I do not know if this affected the mixture. All I can say is that they tasted great, but the fact that I had so much trouble with them sticking even if I used cooking spray, kind of turned me off. Read More
(8)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2012
I used "soured" milk in this recipe--that was the only change I made. One of the best waffle recipes I've ever used, cooking-wise, and one of the best waffle recipes we as a family ever have eaten. The submitter is right, you don't need syrup for this waffle. Butter was really all the embellishment it needed. NOTE: I did burn my first couple waffles and what I figured was that the sugar content in the waffles made them easier to scorch. Once I figured it out, I just was careful to watch them a little closer. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2012
I added 2 mashed ripe bananas and some chopped pecans....used the whole eggs butter flavored cooking spray.....husband said very delicious...I agree Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2015
These waffles have become legendary in our family. The grandkids demand that Grandma makes them. Many batches have been made and frozen for quick toasting in the morning. By the way when I make these waffles my family demands I make the Chocolate Cream Pudding by Mimi with the leftover egg yolks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2012
For some reason they would stick in the waffle maker...I did use less oil and less sugar. I do not know if this affected the mixture. All I can say is that they tasted great, but the fact that I had so much trouble with them sticking even if I used cooking spray, kind of turned me off. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
Great recipe. Increased cinnamon to 1 tbs instead of 2 1/2 tsp. Also substituted 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour and added an extra 1/4 cup oil. With this substitution you may need to reapply non-stick spray between batches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
I decided to try this recipe on a whim after it was emailed this morning. I must say that these waffles just melt in your mouth. They are soft & most importantly flavorful. I've tried other waffle recipes & NOTHING compares to this. Enjoy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
six picky kids and a lovely woman that cant stand waffles gave this more stars... cant go wrong sticking to the directions. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2012
I liked the cinnamon flavoring but the waffles turned out tougher and chewier than I like. The added sugar does make them burn easier so watch for that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2012
MMMMMMM... These were so good. Just sweet enough that you don't have to add anything to them. Perfect for grab and go! Read More
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