These amazing homemade golden butter waffles are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and so delicious!
Did anyone else get a waffle maker for Christmas? I've been looking for the perfect waffle maker pretty much the entire time I've been married, and have been through quite the series of so-so waffle makers. They always seem to heat unevenly, and the waffles never turn out the way I want. This year I got my sister in law Codie's name in our family gift exchange, and she had a waffle maker on her wish list. I decided it was time to do some actual research and buy a waffle maker with good reviews, instead of just buying whatever cheap crap I came across at Target. After a lot of searching, I found this waffle maker with great reviews on Amazon and bought it for Codie. And then I was immediately jealous that I didn't have one for myself! Needless to say, I remedied that situation quickly. (Lest you think I'm just very selfish, my husband actually likes it when I choose my own Christmas gifts, because then he knows I get what I really want.)
These golden butter waffles were my first crack at using the new waffle maker, and they turned out awesome! The edges are crisp, the insides are fluffy, and the flavor is perfect. Add a little butter and syrup on the top, and you've got breakfast perfection! I'm sure they would work well in whatever waffle maker you have and love, so don't feel like you need to rush out and buy the one I like if you have one you love instead. I'm just sharing to give you a little tip-off if you, like me, have struggled to find a good waffle maker for nearly fourteen years now. :)
Golden Butter Waffles
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Add the butter and milk to a small bowl or measuring cup, and heat in the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds, or until the butter is melted. whisk in the vanilla and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the milk mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and mix until just combined (small lumps are ok). Let sit five minutes.
While the batter is resting, preheat your waffle iron. Add the batter and cook according to your waffle maker's directions. For my belgian waffle maker, 1 cup of batter cooked for 4 minutes was perfect.
adapted from Like Mother Like Daughter