Fluffy Pecan Waffles

Pecan Waffles

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
342 Calories
28g Fat
18g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 7g
Calcium 259mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Nothing can beat the smell of sweet and fluffy waffles on a Sunday morning. This easy recipe for pecan waffles makes deliciously crispy and golden brown waffles with very little effort and a few simple ingredients. Protein-packed thanks to the eggs and pecans, these waffles are a great choice for breakfast, but can also double as a tasty snack or lunchbox treat. Ready in just 20 minutes, they're made out of a simple egg and flour batter, then flavored with a bit of sugar and a pinch of salt. Make them ahead, placing them in the toaster when ready to eat to heat them up and give them an extra crunch, or make bigger batches and freeze them to have nutritious pecan waffles for a last-minute breakfast or for an on-the-go meal.

Pecans are a tasty and nutritious tree nut. High-in-calories but packed with protein, pecans, like other similar nuts, have a high amount of monosaturated fats, which are great at helping your good cholesterol be good and to keep your bad cholesterol in check. Because they have a lot of fiber, pecans are great at keeping you full and make a great portable snack. Add them into your morning oatmeal or trail mix, blend them into smoothies, or mix them in waffle batter. Eating pecans on a regular basis can help your digestion, and they are also great antioxidants that help various systems in your body to function properly.

Delicious with butter and maple syrup, pecans also go well with fruit competes or your favorite jelly. The butters of other kinds of nuts, such as almonds or cashews, are great on pecans, as is a dollop of tasty chocolate spread with hazelnuts to make it extra decadent. These pecan waffles are spectacular when accompanied by whipped cream and berries, and because of their hint of sweetness, they are perfect to be served alongside crispy bacon and eggs with a generous amount of your favorite syrup on top. Use them as breakfast for dinner, placing meat patties in between the waffles and skipping the hamburger buns. Top one with smoked ham, Brie cheese, and a good amount of apple compote for an open-faced waffle that is to die for. Serve them as a dessert with your favorite ice cream and fudge, using more pecans for crunch, or make grilled cheese waffle sandwiches for breakfast or a quick lunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pecan halves, or chopped pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat electric waffle iron.

  3. Combine the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed and smooth.

  4. Beat in flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add more milk, if necessary to make a batter that will spread easily.

  5. Following the instructions that came with your waffle maker, add the batter and spread it out; sprinkle with the pecan halves or pecan pieces, Cook the waffles until golden brown.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tip

  • For fluffier waffles, beat the egg whites separately and fold them into the batter just before cooking. 

Recipe Variations

  • Vanilla Pecan Waffles: Add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the batter for some extra flavor. 
  • Cinnamon Pecan Waffles: 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for spiced pecan waffles.
  • Lemon Pecan Waffles: Add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract and the finely grated zest of 1 lemon to the batter.
  • Walnut Waffles: Replace the pecans with walnuts.
  • Banana Pecan Waffles: Add 1 chopped banana to the waffle batter.
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