A crispy outside with thick softness within - my family won't stop enjoying them every week! The fact that this recipe is simple to remember and asks for minimal amounts of perishables makes it great for camp-outs or fund-raising breakfasts. This recipe is from a friend who used it to make fantastic pancakes: Thanks Mr. Hannula!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 18 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
5 cups batter
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, 1 1/2 cup water, and sourdough starter together in a large bowl to make batter. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place until filled with large holes and bubbles, 4 hours to overnight.

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  • Stir oil, eggs, sugar, and salt into the batter; mix well to combine.

  • Whisk 1 tablespoon water and baking soda together in a small bowl until dissolved. Fold into the batter with a rubber spatula.

  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Pour batter onto preheated iron and bake until crisp and golden, according to manufacturer's instructions, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also make pancakes with this batter. Cook on a griddle as you would any other pancake recipe.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 19.1g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 408.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
I have tried many waffle recipes in my life and I am 74 years old. These waffles are the best. They are light, crispy and taste great. I followed the recipe exactly. I love it that I can use my sourdough starter that I keep in my refrigerator. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2020
2 tsp salt is way too salty and I'm usually one that adds extra salt to recipes. These were so salty the first time around, no one could eat them. 1/2 tsp is perfect. Once the adjustment was made, everyone who has these loves them and usually walks away with the recipe. Read More
(4)
143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
I have tried many waffle recipes in my life and I am 74 years old. These waffles are the best. They are light, crispy and taste great. I followed the recipe exactly. I love it that I can use my sourdough starter that I keep in my refrigerator. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2017
Everyone loved the waffles went for seconds. Woke up my century old San Francisco sour dough Wednesday, fed it and got it going, Sunday morning early I mixed in about 200 grams of very happy starter into 108F filtered water with a teaspoon of sugar, stirred it all up and incorporated the flour. I let the batter sit for a few hours and when it was going off I finished the recipe exactly as called out. We used a Belgian style griddle and came out with fantastic, light , crispy, chewy, sour deliciousness. Unsalted sweet butter, Canadian maple syrup and macerated strawberries topped these golden beauties. Splendid, yeah I'll do this recipe again and again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2019
I struggle with left over sourdough starter and this was a perfect recipe. I don't usually leave the mix overnight, I mix everything on the spot, just with more sourdough starter and very crispy and tasty waffles! I kept some frozen and defrosted in the toaster and they were just as freshly made ones! Definitely I will be making more! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2020
2 tsp salt is way too salty and I'm usually one that adds extra salt to recipes. These were so salty the first time around, no one could eat them. 1/2 tsp is perfect. Once the adjustment was made, everyone who has these loves them and usually walks away with the recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2017
These were great. I love how crispy the waffles turned out. To make these apple cinnamon flavored I added a tablespoon of boiled apple cider and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2017
These waffles were delicious! I made the following changes: 1) I didn't plan ahead enough to allow the sourdough to activate overnight. Instead, I just used more starter than the recipe called for and cut back on the flour and water accordingly. I don't think I got the batter as thick as it should have been, and although the flavor was great, I think I'll try to follow the recipe in this respect next time in hopes of taller waffles. 2) I replaced the veggie oil with coconut oil... just personal preference. I served these with maple syrup and fresh strawberries... overall a delicious treat for a Sunday morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
These were fabulous. So light and fluffy. We doubled it for my family of 7 and they were gone in a flash with frequent requests for more. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
I reduced the amount of oil to about 1/3 cup and the salt to 1 1/2 tsp. The waffles came out crisp on the outside and fluffy inside. Waffle perfection! This is a keeper recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2016
The best waffles I have ever had!!! Read More
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