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Basic Waffle

Alton Brown's Waffle Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 fluid ounces buttermilk, room temperature


  • Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200ºF oven until ready to serve.