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Oh Boy Waffles!

The kids are out of school today… that means they woke up this morning, went straight to the family room and put on a movie.

That also means they wanted homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

Sorry kids, not this morning.  I want something faster, cleaner, and easier.


It doesn’t get much easier than Oh Boy Waffles.

I’ve eaten waffles made from this recipe since I was a little girl.  Our family got the recipe from our dear friends and neighbors, the Lunds, who loved to invite us over to their home for Waffle Parties.

Oh Boy Waffles is a perfect basic recipe.  It’s easy to spruce up with spices or mini chocolate chips.  My personal favorite is simply topping my hot waffle with butter and fresh berries.

But, since I try never to buy fresh berries in the middle of winter, today it was plain waffles with your choice of syrup… maple, blueberry, chokecherry, or my personal favorite, huckleberry syrup.  My son divided his waffle and tried all four this morning.

It takes much longer to write about it than it does to make Oh Boy Waffles.

In goes the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Give it a little stir.

Beat the eggs and pour into the flour mixture.

Pour in the milk.

Add oil.

Mix it up, but don’t overmix.  It’s OK if the batter is a little lumpy.

Pour the batter into the waffle maker.  I just got a new Waffle Maker for Christmas.  The jury is still out as to whether or not I like it as much as my last one.  Apparently it is the #1 rated maker from Cooks Illustrated.

It replaced my Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker which made the best waffles I’ve ever had.  But the darn thing broke in less than two years.

We were reluctant to buy the same model again with such a poor quality record.

Now that I’ve tried my new iron, I am torn.  Hopefully the new iron will be better quality, but I am missing the Waring’s amazingly delicious, lofty and light waffles.

Don’t you love when this happens.  At least I’m not cleaning up after cinnamon rolls.

This one is for my daughter.  She wants a little waffle with her syrup.


If you think that looks good, here’s the recipe:


2 -1/4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 Tablespoons sugar
2 beaten eggs
2-1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Stir together the dry ingredients.  Beat the eggs.  Add eggs, milk and oil to the flour mixture and stir.  Do not overmix, the batter will be slightly lumpy.
Cook in your favorite waffle maker.
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18 Responses to “Oh Boy Waffles!”

  • Tricia:

    Did you make your placemat? I need new ones. Plus I want to try quilting on my sewing machine. Hmm, I may have a new project.

    The waffles sound yummy.

    • Calli:

      Tricia, I bought them about 10 years ago from Gentler Times in Salt Lake City. I’m sad to say the store is out of business. They would be so easy to make however, just two pieces of fabric sewn right sides together. They could easy be quilted on a sewing machine to finish them. My placemats have a scalloped edge which could even be done using a template.

  • My mom had her own recipe for pancakes/waffles. We had them often. I sometimes make them for Sunday dinner. I should do this more. Your recipe looks great.

  • I used to make Oh Boy Waffles when I was younger. I found the recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks. When I copied it down to keep, I think I wrote it down wrong because they weren’t ever as good as when I used to make them. I am hoping that this is the same recipe and not just coincidence they have the same name. SUPER excited to try this out! Thanks!

  • Crystal:

    That’s the exact same recipe (and name) I use! My family got it out of a church cookbook. Best ever!

  • -A:

    I bought a $10 waffle iron when I moved away to college 10 years ago that made *the best* waffles. It died last year and I’ve yet to find a new waffle iron that I’m willing to try loving as much as I did my first ever small appliance.

  • Mmm waffles. I’m excited to try this recipe! We make waffles almost every weekend, and although we have a tried and true recipe, I’m always on the lookout for new ones to experiment with.

    If you decide to go waffle iron shopping again, I highly recommend the All Clad waffles irons from Williams-Sonoma. They are pricey, but in my opinion well worth it. We’ve had the 4-Square Belgain waffle iron for over 4 years (we use it almost every weekend) and it is standing the test of time amazingly well. I fully expect to still be using this waffle iron when my small children are all grown!

  • Diane S.:

    That is the recipe I use. I got it from a Wal-Mart Employee Cookbook, when I first started working there. Probably been making those for almost 20 yrs. They are delish.

  • Kelli:

    Our family favorite waffle recipe is called “Oh Boy Waffles” too! It came from my husband’s grandmother who used to make these on Saturday mornings and the kids would run down the stairs crying, “Oh Boy!” The waffle iron we are using belonged to my husband’s OTHER grandma and it makes thin (kind of like Eggo), crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, waffles. It heats up dangerously hot and I’m sure it would never pass any safety standards today, but we love it!

  • Cari:

    ever made them whole wheat? Just as good?

  • Lori:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. They look delicious.

  • These look great! I’m looking for a waffle recipe that doesn’t have to rise and I can’t wait to try this one!

  • We too have this recipe from my husband’s mother. It is a weekend family favorite! I have always wondered where it came from and have been tickled reading the other comments. Who knew “Oh Boy Waffles” were so famous!

  • You need to buy a “easy clean belgian waffle baker by toastmaster”. I have had mine for over 5 years(given to me by my mom)after she had had it for about 5 years. Makes the thickest waffles ever!!!! I use the recipe included with the waffle baker and use a quarter cup per waffle. We usually only eat half the waffle as they are so thick.

    I did a search and the closest I could find to what I have is on WalMart dot com. Its the Proctor-Silex Belgian Waffle or they have Presto Flipside. Both look close to what I have, and make them THICK. Hope this helps.

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  • nicky:

    These look yummy. I have a grill with interchangable waffle plates. It has a medium and high setting. Which should I use?
    Thank you

    • Calli:

      I would go with medium and see how it works. Getting the setting right depends on your waffle maker and how dark you like your waffles. You’ll need to experiment a little. Golden brown is our favorite.

  • Nancy Gilchrist:

    These are VERY close to our family recipe which came out of a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook (the ones with the red and white gingham pattern). But there oil was butter…3/4 cup, and the flour was 2 1/2 cups. I have been making them for over 40 years… Have the recipe memorized.

  • Nancy Gilchrist:

    Uh oh.. Their oil… You’d think I’d be better since I AM a teacher!! ;-)

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