Favorite Recipes of Maverick Swaniel Harrienger

{December 26, 2015}   Waffles (The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime, 2015, pages 4-5)

Serves 4-6 (8 square Belgian waffles or 20 thin waffles)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • 0.5 cup butter
  • butter + warm maple or pancake syrup (serving)


  1. Heat a waffle iron to medium heat.
  2. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a small pitcher, whisk together the milk, egg yolks, and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, begin whisking the egg whites…
  5. …And keep going until they’re thick and slightly stiff.
  6. Finally, melt the butter in a small bowl or ramekin in the microwave.
  7. Pour the milk mixture into the dry mixture, stirring gently to combine.
  8. Stir in the melted butter…
  9. Then, pour in the beaten egg whites…
  10. And gently fold them in just until they’re combined.
  11. Scoop the batter into the waffle iron and cook for several minutes…
  12. …Until the waffles are deep golden brown + crisp.  Repeat steps 11 + 12 for the remaining waffles.
  13. Serve the waffles warm, with butter and syrup.

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