There’s one thing that makes Saturday morning breakfast the best for my children, and it is….waffles.

We use the quite extensive Ree Drummond recipe I repost down below. There are a lot of dirty dishes and sometimes you lose your place in the process, but after awhile every step just starts to flow!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, separated, plus 2 additional egg whites
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, melted, plus softened butter, for serving
  • Equipment needed: Waffle iron
  1. Preheat the waffle iron to the regular setting.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla and 2 egg yolks (separated from your egg whites).
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and very gently stir until halfway combined.
  5. Pour in melted butter and continue mixing very gently until combined.
  6. In a separate bowl using a whisk (or a mixer), beat the 4 egg whites until stiff.
  7. Slowly fold the egg whites into the batter, stopping short of mixing them all the way through.
  8. Scoop the batter into your waffle iron in batches and cook according to its directions.