Crispy light waffles just like Grandma used to make; In fact, these ARE the waffles grandma used to make. I found this sugar free waffle recipe, in her own handwriting, in Grandma Cash’s recipe collection. This was our scrumptious breakfast today:)
Breakfast lately has been toast and coffee. We’ve been running here, there and everywhere with no time to stop. Dave is knee-deep in outdoor projects and I’ve been buried deep in my own responsibilities so we are hopping!
I did finally set aside the time to make a REAL breakfast. Sometimes you just gotta get it done! Today is that day.
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Breakfasts like this hearty waffle meal are sustaining for work days and helpful for LOOONG busy days when stopping to eat is tricky.
Some days Dave Doesn’t eat until he’s all done. That can be 6 to 8 hours after breakfast. He needs filling morning food on days like that.
I don’t often require the calories. Dave Does. Unless I’m helping Dave with his drywall biz I’m sort of a slug . I’m mostly a retired drywall assistant now. I do get occasional call backs when the boss is overloaded with jobs.
Then we both are moving constantly and burning up the energy. Thankfully, these waffles make a great toaster breakfast. And there are always Healthy Coconut Cranberry Choco bars for our trip home in the truck.
Even eating one handed while working can be tricky when you’re running a screw gun and cutting drywall. We won’t even talk about all the high work on ladders that DEFINITELY requires me to use two hands.
Now about this RECIPE…
This delicious sustaining breakfast of crispy light waffles is exactly what I would expect from my grandma. Light, crispy, flavorful waffles. Not a fussy recipe.
My Grandma knew how to cook efficiently, frugally and make really good food. I’m munching on a crispy light waffle right now as I write this. Just a plain crispy light waffle with no trimmings. Tasty and filling!
Crispy light waffles are definitely a good breakfast for a weekend brunch, breakfast after overnight slumber parties or even a fine holiday breakfast. If you are planning on a crowd just double this recipe right off the bat. These will go fast! Kids LOVE them.
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Crispy Light Waffles Recipe Notes:
This recipe does not call for sugar or any other sweetener. Crispy Light waffles can be made either sweet with sweet toppings or savory. I made Savory Waffles And Gravy for dinner not too long ago using this waffle recipe. Can you say absolutely delicious?
If you want a little sweet in the waffle feel free to add your sweetener of choice. I have occasionally added about 1/8 Cup of sugar to this recipe for a VERY tiny sweet zing.
I’m using avocado oil in this recipe. Originally my Grandma called for salad oil. Her favorite was always Wesson oil. PLEASE do NOT use that!! Cheaply Processed Salad oil is not a good health choice.
Try a healthier fat. I used avocado oil and it was delicious! The wonderful health benefits of avocado oil make it worth the price. I find it most cheaply at costco.
You’ll be hearing more about this high smoke point healthy oil in the near future. Avocado oil is tasteless and it bakes great!
This recipe makes about 6 or 7 waffles.
If you have a family with small kids they would be happy with a section of a waffle. If you’re feeding a hungry man they may eat two full size waffles. These waffles are pretty filling so I’m guessing a recipe will give you leftovers.
These Waffles freeze great!
- Let them cool completely
- Wrap them in an airtight ziplock bag or tightly wrap in plastic wrap.
- Pop them in your freezer.
Remove as you need them and toast in your toaster for a crisper waffle.
Crispy Light Waffles are sugar free waffles from my Grandma Cash's recipe collection. These vintage waffles are tasty with either savory OR sweet toppings.
- 2 Cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 Cup milk
- 3/4 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup avocado oil
- 3 separated eggs
- Sift together all the dry ingredients.
- Beat egg yolks and add liquids
- Add in the sifted dry ingredients, beating slowly with an electric mixer.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry.
- Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter gently.
- Cook on a preheated waffle iron for 3 to five minutes until done.
Serving Size1 large waffle
Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 95mgSodium 604mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 9g