Waffle of Insane Greatness

Looking for the best homemade waffle ever?  Well, look no further.  I finally got around to making The Waffle of Insane Greatness this weekend, and let me tell you, it is insanely great! 

This has been on my list to make for a long time.  The recipe is from Aretha Frankensteins in Chattanooga, TN.  It is a small eclectic place with fabulous home-cooked food.  I have actually been to Aretha Frankensteins for breakfast and it was really good.  It is a must-eat if you are in town. 

I don’t usually make breakfast, but we decided to take a day trip on Sunday to Tigers for Tomorrow, a wild animal sanctuary about an hour and a half away from Birmingham.  I knew we needed to eat a larger breakfast since we wouldn’t get eat lunch until later in the day.  I busted out the waffle iron and finally made these waffles.  They were insanely great!  Really!  I have a small waffle iron and we got 3 1/2 waffles out of the batter.  You will definitely want to double or triple the recipe if you have more than 2 people or a Belgium waffle maker. 


Waffle of Insane Greatness
Aretha Frankensteins
(Printable Recipe)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Butter and syrup, for serving

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 sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron. Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  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. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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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