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Family Beer Waffles (that I wasn’t planning to share)

Family Beer Waffles: It Took 3 Years To Get This Recipe Right 

I decided ten minutes ago to share this recipe. It’s of the personal sort, the "not for a client, just for me," sort. It’s the recipe I’ve been tweaking for years trying to get just right.

It’s the recipe I make for family, or for people who feel like family, or for those I wish were my family. To be honest, I don’t always use beer. I’ve used La Croix, I’ve used Pelligreno, I’ve used sparkling apple juice. Really, it’s more about the bubbles than anything else.

So why now? Why decide to share this with you? I want to give you something I didn’t develop for any other reason than just to eat and enjoy. Most recipes I share here start with you in mind.

What will you like? What do you want to cook? What will you click on? This recipe started differently. It’s a simple recipe. Nothing sparkly or trendy, just my own fascination with perfecting my own version of classic dishes.

I remembered it this morning and wanted to share it with you. So that you can make them for your own family, or your own "I wish we were family," crowd. And I hope you like them as much as I do.

To be really honest, these aren’t even pictures of the waffles in this recipe. They’re just waffle photos I took 3 years ago and thought looked similar. I’m sure yours will be much prettier, the recipe I’m sharing is way better than what I used to make the waffles pictured.


Perfect Family Beer Waffles (that I wasn’t planning to share)

Servings 4 servings


  • 3 eggs separated
  • 150 ml 5 oz pilsner beer (can sub sparkling water)
  • 360 ml 12 0z milk
  • ½ cup 114g butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon 4g vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups 380g all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon 27g cornstarch
  • 1 ½ teaspoon 5g baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon 5g baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon 6g salt
  • 1/3 cup 68g sugar, plus 2 tablespoon for egg whites


  • Set out three medium mixing bowls.
  • Add the egg whites to one bowl, yolks to another.
  • Add the beer, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the yolks, beat until well combined, light and fluffy.
  • In the third bowl (make sure this is the largest bowl, all ingredients will end up in this bowl) stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the yolk mixture, stir until well combined.
  • Gently fold in the egg whites. Cook in your waffle iron according to manufactures specifications (make sure to use cooking spray or melted butter if indicated).


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Susan M May 20, 2018 um 8:22 am

I made these waffles this morning for breakfast. What a great recipe! Very fluffy, but filling and they tasted great. Thank you for sharing your family recipe.


Jackie May 20, 2018 um 1:25 pm

So glad you liked them!!


Helen at the Lazy Gastronome May 20, 2018 um 10:30 am

I love this recipe – pinned. I’m wondering how they might be with a chocolate stout…
I’d be honored if you shared this at our recipe blog hop –


Jackie May 20, 2018 um 1:15 pm

This would work with a stout, but the color of the waffles will be darker. I like a beer with a higher carbonation level, stouts are usually lower carbonation. It’ll work, but I like a beer with a lower malt profile and a higher carbonation.
Hope you like them!


Danny June 16, 2018 um 5:22 am

You meant a cup & half of milk?


Jackie June 18, 2018 um 9:40 am

12 oz is 1 1/2 cups 🙂


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