Light, Crisp Vanilla Waffles

Preparation info
  • Makes


    7 inch round waffles
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

In my lifelong quest for a perfectly light, crisp waffle, I learned early on that I wouldn’t get the desired results with a dump-and-stir recipe. This recipe requires a little extra fuss, but the ethereal texture is totally worth it.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1


  • Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg yolk, vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste or caviar, and oil until smooth. Whisk in club soda. Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just