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Aunt Gun-Marie's Waffles

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"My Swedish aunt makes the best waffles ever - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. They are a bit of a project, but the best part is that they freeze really well too. We freeze them between sheets of parchment, then pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast."
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40 m servings 288
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 waffles)


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  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Stir egg yolks and vanilla extract into flour mixture. Mix milk, alternating with butter in 3 to 4 additions, into flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds. Gently fold egg whites into batter; let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Spoon batter into the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I used aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 15.1 31.1 7.1 98 396 Full nutrition

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My family gobbled these up very quickly, these are the best waffles I've served them so far (I make them often). I'm sticking with this recipe! Thank you for sharing it!! By the way, I did alter...

02-20-16 ~ My son was home from TN and wanted homemade waffles for breakfast. I didn't have whole milk, but I did have buttermilk and 1% - so I used a combination of those to make 1 1/4 cups. ...

Excellent, used coconut oil vs butter, skim milk vs whole, due to dietary reasons. This recipe was one of the best tasting & light waffles we have had. Served it to our guests and we all agre...

delicious. Light, fluffy and flavorful. I followed the recipe except for letting the batter sit, I can't imagine that it would be that much better if I had.

Made it just the way it was written up. My husband thought it had too much vanilla but was generally pleased with the results. I thought it was great just the way it was. Thank you.

I made this exactly as written- the whole family loved them!

These were the best waffles I’ve ever had! No need to substitute anything or look elsewhere for another recipe. Just fantastic!

Perfect waffle! Crunchy outside with soft tender center. I made mine in a Belgium waffle maker. Followed the recipe exactly as written.

I make it exactly as written, although I always have to triple or even quadruple the recipe since we love it so much! It’s always light and fluffy, so moist and flavourful. Keeps well in the fri...