Are you searching for a waffle recipe that creates fresh, delicious, crispy waffles? This recipe hits the mark in every way.

There is a key ingredient that leads to these waffles crispness — cornstarch replaces some of the flour. I was surprised at how much cornstarch is in this recipe and was somewhat hesitant to see if it would lend an off flavor to these waffles, but no worries — the flavor is great.

Important tips for this recipe:

  • You may substitute whole wheat or white whole wheat flour for this recipe, but they won’t be nearly as fluffy.
  • We added fresh blueberries which are in season right now. These are good plain, or another favorite addition in our family is chopped banana and chocolate chips.

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For a pumpkin version for this recipe, click here: Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles.

Extra Crispy Homemade Waffles
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Extra Crispy Homemade Waffles

A light, extra crispy waffle because of a key ingredient. Corn starch makes these crispy and light.
Course: Breakfast
Author: Bekah Borgstede


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted
  • fresh blueberries optional


  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Whisk together egg yolks, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add egg yolk mixture to the flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Gently fold in the egg white mixture.
  • Mixture should be completely combined, but still lumpy.
  • Add blueberries and mix until just combined.
  • Cook according to your waffle iron's directions.

Chef Bekah Hi! I’m Bekah. I’m Sara’s daughter and I’m attending culinary school. I love cooking for family and friends, and I’ll be sharing my favorite recipes with you. Click hear to read my blog post about my culinary school experiences.Extra Crispy Homemade Waffles