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Waffle Recipe Without Baking Powder

A Waffle Recipe Without Baking Powder

You can have waffles even when you're out of baking powder! Enjoy this easy waffle recipe without baking powder.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 waffles


  • belgian waffle maker


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk or substitute 2 cups milk + 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Fire up your waffle iron so that it can preheat while you assemble the batter.
  • Separate the eggs, placing the whites in a medium bowl, and the yolks in a large bowl.
  • Whisk the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla into the egg yolks.
  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt) into the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Use an electric hand mixer or a whisk to beat the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form (this is the work-out portion of the program, so you can burn some calories before you eat your weight in waffles and maple syrup). You've made a meringue!
  • Very gently fold the fluffy meringue into the waffle batter.
  • Following the directions on your belgian waffle maker, pour an appropriate amount of batter (our waffle make needs about a half cup of batter) into the preheated waffle iron and cook waffles.


Because this homemade waffle recipe relies partly on beaten egg whites for leavening, it does not keep. Do not let the batter rest - use it as quickly as you can as soon as you have combined the egg whites with the rest of the ingredients.
Making these delicious waffles for a crowd? Preheat your oven to 150 F and place waffles, as you cook them, on a baking sheet in the oven.
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