A few twists on a traditional recipe yield light, airy waffles that stay crisp—long enough to serve everyone at the same time. You can keep the batter covered in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to whisk well before using again. You may also use whole wheat flour for this recipe. Ingredients: 2 eggs2 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups milk1/2 cup vegetable oil1 tablespoon white sugar4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Prep: 5 minCook: 15 min Ready in: 20 min Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot. Yeast Waffles Ingredients: 2 cups milkLactaid Milk 100% 1 teaspoon white sugar3 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour 2 eggs, slightly beaten1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 1/2 cup butter, melted Directions Prep: 30 minCook: 10 min Ready in: 14 h Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.In a large bowl, combine milk, yeast mixture, butter, salt, sugar and flour. Mix thoroughly with rotary or electric mixer until batter is smooth. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. The next morning, stir beaten eggs and baking soda into the batter; beat well.Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Gritty Waffles Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs Directions Prep: 10 minCook: 5 min Ready in: 15 min Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add 1/3 cup vegetable oil, eggs, and buttermilk and whisk until batter is well blended.Preheat a waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions and brush with oil.Pour batter into the preheated waffle iron, covering 2/3 of the grid. Close and bake according to manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter. I recommend to use Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker. I use it. The reviews for this model were very good (you can check right now: http://www.bestadvisor.com/waffle-maker) and the ability to cook two waffles at the same time looked like a great feature to feed everyone at the same time. The waffle maker has arrows to tell you which direction to turn it after pouring the batter which is very helpful. We like crispy waffles, so we cook them at 5.5 and once we are full, we cook the rest at 4.5 and freeze them for reheating in the toaster. Holiday Waffles If you are concerned about too much oil you might want to try cutting back a little on the oil. I don't make waffles that much so I don't worry about it! Add couple drops of food coloring to the batter. Red and green food colors for the holidays. Orange for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine's Day, green for St. Patrick's Day, red and blue for Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor day! Optional, dust with confectioners powdered sugar. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/4 cups milk3/4 cup vegetable oil 3 drops food color 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional) Directions Prep: 10 minCook: 10 min Ready in: 20 min Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; set aside. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with the milk, vegetable oil, and food color. Stir the flour into the egg mixture until only slight lumps remain.Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar to serve. Chocolate Waffles Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups milk 6 egg whites 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions Prep: 10 minCook: 10 min Ready in: 20 min In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.Place the butter and chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on High power for 1 minute, then stir. Continue to cook for 15 seconds at a time, stirring each time until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.When the chocolate mixture is fairly cool, stir in the milk, egg whites, and vanilla. Pour this into the dry ingredients, and mix just until blended.Preheat the waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Spoon waffle batter onto the hot iron in desired amounts. Close, and cook until the iron stops steaming, and waffles are easy to remove. Repeat with remaining batter. Source: allrecipes.com Bon Appetit!