Waffles of Insane Greatness are waffles that are made from a copycat of Aretha Frankenstein’s popular waffle mix. Try my Rainbow Waffles for another delicious (and colorful) waffle mix recipe!
Waffles of Insane Greatness
If you have been to Chattanooga, Tennessee, you may have stopped by Aretha Frankenstein’s. It is a popular diner that is temporarily closed at the moment, but you can still enjoy their famous waffles! Folks rave! The waffles were nice and buttery.
Waffles of Insane Greatness Ingredients
Flour: I used all-purpose flour in this recipe; we have not tested other kinds of flour, so I can’t say how they would each affect the recipe.
Cornstarch: Cornstarch mixed with flour will give you a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside waffle.
Leavening Agents: Both baking powder and baking soda are used in this recipe, which yields soft and fluffy waffles.
Liquid: You can use whole milk or buttermilk in this recipe; I prefer buttermilk. As for the oil, I went with vegetable oil.
How to Freeze Homemade Waffles
If you want to double or triple the batter to make the Waffles of Insane Greatness, they are easy to freeze. After the waffles are cooked, set them on a cooling rack (not directly on a plate) to cool completely. Once cooled completely, lay the waffles on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer to freeze (about 2 hours). After the waffles have frozen, store them in freezer-safe containers, separated by parchment paper, for up to three months.
When ready to enjoy the frozen waffles, pop them in a toaster oven to warm them up. You can also bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes at 425°F. Baking times may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of your waffles.
Waffles of Insane Greatness
- ¾ cup (94 g) all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup (32 g) cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (245 g) buttermilk, room temperature
- ⅓ cup (73 g) vegetable oil
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1½ teaspoons sugar
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- butter and syrup, for serving
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well and then pour into the dry mixture, stirring well to combine.
- Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
- When ready, preheat the waffle iron. Pour batter onto heated waffle iron and heat according to machine directions. Waffles are done when they are crispy on the edges and golden brown.
- Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with butter and maple syrup.
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This recipe is from a Food Network recipe that was courtesy of Aretha Frankenstein’s.