Classic Crispy Waffles

Breakfast, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

These Classic Crispy Waffles are what you want from a perfect waffle: their crispy exteriors complement their soft and sweet interior. They have a lovely tang thanks to the buttermilk, hints of butter and the perfect shatter-in-your-mouth texture.

Very Crispy Waffles

I put this recipe for Very Crispy Waffles in The Cozy Coloring Cookbook a few years ago (I can’t believe it came out two whole years ago) and realized I have never ever shared it! This recipe was developed by Billy, while I was developing another recipe.

Sometimes we work that way. I’ll give him an idea, a jumping off platform, he’ll do the research and begin. And then I’ll work on something else and by the end of our trials we usually have things for the other person to try. And then we tweak and adjust from there.

These were inspired by the waffles at Dinette in Los Angeles. Maybe the best waffle I’ve ever had. It’s super crispy and VERY sweet (not my favorite aspect of them, tbh) and then they’re topped with sea salt and some maple syrup. THEY ARE SO GOOD.

In the name of research, we headed to Dinette in Echo Park to eat them. These waffles have actually been something I’ve really missed about not living in Echo Park. I think of them constantly lol. So I figured I’d better learn how to make something similar.

Why is It Called a Waffle?

I love discussing food history and word etymology. How interesting! How fascinating! The word waffel derives from the Dutch word wafele. “Wafele” means woven, so makes sense!

What to Add to a Waffle To Make It Better

Let’s discuss the art of making dope waffles. We found that the fastest and quickest way to crispy waffle world was separating the egg yolks from the egg whites and whipping the egg whites with some sugar. Basically creating a loose meringue. And then folding that into the batter. When they come out of the waffle iron, they’re not that crispy, but give them 30 seconds and BOOM! So much crispness.

We tested a few versions where we didn’t add sugar to the whipped egg white and it was less crispy. That sugar addition really helps in aiding to the crispiest waffles you can make at home.

The only thing with these is that they must, and I mean MUST be eaten warm. If they cool down they’ll get soft. If you transfer them right to the oven to stay warm, they’ll be ok. But honestly, they taste best eaten straight from the waffle maker onto the plate.

Very Crispy Waffles

How Do You Make Waffles Crispy

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients. We have all-purpose flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt.
  2. In a medium bowl OR you can use a large measuring cup (my go-to), measure out the buttermilk, whisk in the egg yolks, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. And then pour in the sugar. It should take about 3 to 4 minutes to get to the point where the egg white is super stiff. They should be glossy and fairly thick! As a result, we’ll have super crispy waffles!
  5. Fold the egg white into the rest of the batter. You don’t have to be too gentle with it. Mix it in until you no longer see any egg white flecks.
  6. Add about 1/4 cup of batter to each side of the waffle maker. This may depend on your waffle maker so adjust accordingly.
  7. Cook according to your maker’s instructions.

Serve with maple syrup or honey butter!

Very Crispy Waffles

What to Serve Classic Crispy Waffles With

I made some salted honey butter because honey butter is my favorite memory from playing high school tennis. I hated playing tennis (and I played for a solid 15 years) but loved the snacks lol. A mom would always bring a bag of bagels and salted honey butter to practice and I’ve never forgotten that butter.

So, now I try and put it on everything…including these very crispy waffles.

Very Crispy Waffles

Crispy Waffles Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serving Size: 8
Calories: 239kcal
Very Crispy Waffles! This recipe will lead you to incredibly crispy waffles that are soft on the inside. Whipped egg white with sugar leads to the crispy waffles.


Salted Honey Butter and Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, (at room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons good-quality honey
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt
  • 1 peach, (sliced, as garnish)
  • Pure maple syrup, (as garnish)

Very Crispy Waffles:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk, (shaken)
  • 2 large egg yolks, (1 egg white reserved)
  • 12 tbls unsalted butter, (melted and cooled)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Egg White:

  • 2 large egg white
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar


To Make the Salted Honey Butter:

  • To a small bowl, add the softened butter, honey and salt. Mash it together until smooth and combined. Give it a taste and add more salt, if you like. Set aside.

To Make the Crispy Waffles:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet and place it in the oven. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, corn starch, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk the wet ingredients together. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until medium, glossy peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined.
  • Every waffle iron is different so you may have to sacrifice a waffle or two to get the hang of it.
  • Cook the batter according to your waffle iron’s instructions. Mine cooked in about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the waffles to a plate to be eaten immediately, or place in the preheated oven to keep warm while you make the remaining waffles.
  • Top waffles with a dollop of honey butter, a few sliced peaches or other fruit and serve with maple syrup.
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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Waffles Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.4g21%
Saturated Fat 7.8g49%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 420mg18%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 25.8g9%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 4.1g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply Andrea James September 7, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Which exact waffle maker do you use? (Your waffles look nice and deep). Thanks!

  • Reply Melinda September 7, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Good! I love crispy waffles! I always end up burning some!

  • Reply Christy Luong September 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    What’s your favorite waffle iron! Am on the lookout for a good one =)

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    Yes, what Christy asked….these look divine. And how did I miss the coloring book? I’ve enjoyed your recipe book a whole heck of a lot….

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  • Reply MCW January 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    5 stars
    Wanted to make the yeasted waffled, but realized at 10:00pm the batter needed 12 hours. So I subbed in these… My family called them the best waffles they’ve ever had. I cut down the butter to 1/2 cup (8 tbsp) and reduced sugar to 4 tbsp.

  • Reply Best Buttermilk Waffle Bake Off | The Pancake Princess February 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    […] A Cozy Kitchen’s Very Crispy Waffles: By the time we got to these waffles, I’m pretty sure some remnants of egg yolk had made itself into the egg white whipping bowl, leading to whipped whites that reached rather droopy peaks rather than the stiff peaks called for in this recipe. But even though we kind of messed up this recipe, Adrianna’s waffles still did great! They were markedly sweeter than other waffles (aka just the right level of sweet for me) with a beautifully custardy interior. They’re very similar to the WOIG recipe but with buttermilk instead of milk (or optional buttermilk), butter instead of oil, and egg whites whipped with sugar to create a meringue that aids in crispiness. With 1.5 sticks of butter, it’s no surprise that the flavor was richer than the WOIG waffles. Many tasters commented on how “crispy and buttery” this waffle was. “Love the texture. Very crispy with a spongy interior,” said one taster. The only complaint from one was that it was perhaps “overly crispy.” This was probably my personal favorite waffle–the mild sweetness was so addicting, I felt like I could eat many of these. Even though whipping the separate meringue of egg whites and sugar is extra work, I would do it all again for these waffles. Make these if: You want a new Waffle of Insane Greatness, updated with butter. This killer waffle is crispy, sweet, and soft inside. […]

  • Reply Ann Hinton June 16, 2019 at 8:26 am

    5 stars
    Made these waffles for chicken and waffles. My husband said this is the way waffles are supposed to be. I don’t know if it was the recipe or that I drug out the 27 year old black & decker waffle Maker. I use a Mickey mouse one usually. I don’t like waffles, but I did like these. The kids loved them also.

  • Reply Harmony LaSage October 27, 2019 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    Uh…. these are the family’s new favorite !!!!

  • Reply Cheri A Magistro February 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    5 stars
    Excellent! I think besides having a great recipe is having the correct waffle iron. I have 2. One new, one old. New one didn’t work, but the old made them perfect!! I will never make boxed again! Thank you!