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Crispy Light Waffles Recipe

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:)

Crispy Light Waffles

Crispy Light Waffles

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.

Crispy Light Waffles

Crispy light waffles

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!

Making Crispy Light Waffles

The process of making crisp light waffles is very simple. Beat the wet, sift the dry. Mix together. Beat the egg white and fold them into the batter. Cook!

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!

  1. Let them cool completely
  2. Wrap them in an airtight ziplock bag or tightly wrap in plastic wrap.
  3. Pop them in your freezer.

To use:

Remove as you need them and toast in your toaster for a crisper waffle.

Make them through the week for a quick toaster breakfast. Who needs Eggos?Crispylight Waffles


Crispy Light Waffles
Yield: 6 waffles


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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


  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Beat egg yolks and add liquids
  3. Add in the sifted dry ingredients, beating slowly with an electric mixer.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  5. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter gently.
  6. Cook on a preheated waffle iron for 3 to five minutes until done.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 large waffle

Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 95mgSodium 604mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 9g

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Saturday 7th of April 2018

Just made these for my family of seven. I did one and half of the recipe and had two waffles leftover. Absolutely amazing. What a wonderful waffle recipe! So glad I found it! Yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!


Saturday 7th of April 2018

Hi Jeni, I'm delighted your family enjoyed this recipe too. It's one of my very favorite waffle recipes. I will always be grateful to Grandma for this one. Many thanks for your lovely comment and five star rating! Have a lovely weekend!

Megan Dryer

Sunday 25th of February 2018

These were absolutely amazing waffles! They turned out light, fluffy, and flavorful! My 7 year old had a sleepover with her two best friends last night, and we made these this morning. I was looking for an alternative recipe that didn't need vegetable oil and stumbled upon this, so glad I did. The girls sprinkled some milk chocolate chips on top of the batter before we flipped the waffle iron closed to cook. This is a keeper! This is coming from a mommy who hadn't eaten waffles in years because of the doughy taste, these are light! Can't wait to make again.


Sunday 25th of February 2018

Hi Megan, This recipe is a treasure. I'm delighted you enjoyed these Crispy Light waffles as much as we do.I think of my Grandma gratefully every time I make them. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on this recipe and the rating. I love the chocolate chip idea! I'm thrilled the girls had a hand in making them. Sounds like fun in the kitchen. Have a great day.


Thursday 5th of February 2015

These look wonderful. I love old family recipes. I inherited my grandmother's cookbooks and recipes when she passed. I love the memories contained in them.


Thursday 5th of February 2015

Nicky I am so grateful to have Grandma's recipe book. It's like a diary. Much of it handwritten with notes. It's lots of fun and very nostalgic to go through and use her treasures. These Crispy light waffles are really good!

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

Thursday 5th of February 2015

Your Crispy Light Waffles look amazing. I've been using avocado oil for quite a while now, I love it. I also love your recipe for the waffles which I'm going to try this weekend. A great weekend breakfast.

Jennifer Johnson

Thursday 5th of February 2015

We just got a new waffle iron! I will try this recipe this weekend.


Thursday 5th of February 2015

Jennifer if you try this recipe let me know how you like it. Thanks for the visit!

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