Waffle of Insane Greatness

Waffle of Insane Greatness – this waffle lives up to its name! It is insanely great! Flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Crispy crust on the outside; soft and airy inside the waffle. Top the waffles with butter and maple syrup. This is our go-to recipe for waffles! Recipe from Aretha Frankenstein’s in Chattanooga, TN.

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Copycat of Aretha Frankenstein Waffles

Looking for the best homemade waffle ever? Well, look no further. This recipe for The Waffle of Insane Greatness lives up to its name. It is insanely great! This recipe is from Aretha Frankensteins restaurant in Chattanooga, TN. It is a small eclectic restaurant with fabulous home-cooked food. I have been to Aretha Frankensteins for breakfast and it is AMAZING! It is a must-eat if you are in town! 

If you can’t make a trip to Tennessee, just whip up a batch of these waffles at home. They taste just like the restaurant. Crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. This is our favorite breakfast recipe for a lazy weekend morning. I usually make a double batch because these things fly off the plate!

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How to Make Waffles of Insane Greatness

These waffles are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix well. It is OK to have a few lumps in the batter. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat the waffle iron. Scoop the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook until crisp. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Place waffles on a wire rack after they come out of the waffle maker. The rack keeps the waffles elevated so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
  • If you are making several batches of waffles, keep them warm in a 275 degree oven on a baking sheet topped with a wire rack.
  • Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily.
  • Feel free to add chocolate chipsblueberries, or chopped pecans to the waffle batter.
  • How many waffles does this recipe make? The number of waffles you get out of this recipe will all depend on the size of your waffle iron.
    • I used a Belgian waffle maker and got 4 waffles.
  • Can extra waffles be frozen? Yes! Cook the waffles and cool completely. Place the cooked waffles in a freezer bag and freeze.
    • You can reheat the waffles in the microwave or in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Homemade Waffles

This is our favorite recipe for waffles. We top the waffles with melted butter and pure maple syrup. Fresh blueberries and strawberries and whipped cream is also delicious. Whip up a batch this weekend. The whole family is sure to love this easy recipe!

We like to serve the waffles with some bacon or sausage and cheese grits. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy waffle recipe:

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Waffle of Insane Greatness

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Waffle of Insane Greatness – this waffle lives up to its name! It is insanely great! Flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Crispy crust on the outside; soft and airy inside the waffle. Top the waffles with butter and maple syrup. This is our go-to recipe for waffles! Recipe from Aretha Frankenstein's in Chattanooga, TN.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  • Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the waffle iron. Do not use cooking stick spray on the waffle iron.
  • Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

Notes:

  • Place waffles on a wire rack after they come out of the waffle maker. The rack keeps the waffles elevated so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
  • If you are making several batches of waffles, keep them warm in a 275-degree oven on a baking sheet topped with a wire rack.
  • Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily.
  • Feel free to add chocolate chips, blueberries, or chopped pecans to the waffle batter.
  • How many waffles does this recipe make? The number of waffles you get out of this recipe will all depend on the size of your waffle iron.
    • I used a Belgian waffle maker and got 4 waffles.
  • Can extra waffles be frozen? Yes! Cook the waffles and cool completely. Place the cooked waffles in a freezer bag and freeze.
    • You can reheat the waffles in the microwave or in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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Comments

  1. This literally WAS THE BEST WAFFLE RECIPE EVERRRRR!!!! The waffles released beautifully from the waffle maker-no sticking, no mess. They are perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy and fabulous on the inside. I put the batter in the waffle iron and topped it with chopped, cooked bacon before baking them. Thank you for this perfect in every way recipe!❤️

  2. One ?? on the driections – you say don't use spray on the waffle iron and then say follow the directions for your waffle iron?? I think mine says spray first so what should I do?? Also here's another waffle tip for you – add rice krispies to the batter before baking. The rice krispies dissolve bu make the waffles really nice. I've also used club soda in my batter as that gives it a nice rise.

  3. These are insanely delicious waffles. I followed the recipe exactly, except used Jules gluten-free flour (which has cornstarch in it). They were aamazing. I also threw in some chopped pecans for a few of them. Wow, they were insanely good!! Thank. You for sharing the recipe. ( Next time, I will use less oil though.)

  4. These are insanely delicious waffles. I followed the recipe exactly, except used Jules gluten-free flour (which has cornstarch in it). They were aamazing. I also threw in some chopped pecans for a few of them. Wow, they were insanely good!! Thank. You for sharing the recipe. ( Next time, I will use less oil though.)

  5. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing the recipe! I made them this morning and they turned out delicious!!! I even posted about them lol.

  6. Hi Steph,

    Love your stuff! And welcome to Nashville! It looks like you're having a great time. I made these waffles in my Belgian waffle maker this morning. It was the perfect amount of batter for 2 waffles. I did find that it was a bit too much oil for me. They came out tasting like a funnel cake, not that that is a bad thing for some. I make waffles often, and my usual recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of oil. They are delicious and light but very rich! I'm off to make your Bolognese! Thanks!

  7. My batter wasn't particularly runny. It wasn't thick, but it wasn't runny either. I used whole buttermilk, so that might make a difference if you used milk. If you used milk just reduce it a bit.

  8. Question…I made the waffles this morning. Is the batter supposed to be more runny? Even after sitting for a few minutes it didn't really thicken up.

    Thanks

  9. Well how can I turn down a waffle recipe with a name like that. I got this one printed out and ready to make. Your picture is makin' me drool!!
    Brandie

  10. it's so funny to me that even as a Chattanooga native, I've never been to Aretha Frankenstein's- my husband has gone but not me…but this is my favorite waffle batter too!

  11. I love waffles but only eat them every couple of years as Bev doesn't eat them. You made a perfect waffle and took a great shot so they sure look delicious. I'll have to give them a try, perhaps with the addition of a few chopped pecans.

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