Life is much better with great waffles. It is that simple. Make them. Be happy.
The recipe below is from the Pioneer Woman website, somewhat modified, and it appears to be the best of the lot.
Serve these waffles with soft butter and warm maple syrup. Or you might serve them with fresh, halved, sweetened strawberries, or fresh blueberries, or both, and whipped cream. Either way, remember to serve some bacon or sausage, along with fruit juice or other fresh fruit if you are using maple syrup, and fresh hot coffee, to make the meal complete.
2 cups of flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
1-1/2 cups of milk, or, optionally, cultured buttermilk
2 whole egg yolks
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. of Vanilla Extract
1, 1/4 lb. stick of salted butter, melted
4 whole egg whites
8 ounces of pure maple syrup in a small bowl (optional)
1 stick of room temperature butter on a saucer for use with the maple syrup (optional)
Prepare the other breakfast items first and use a 200 degrees F warming oven to keep the cooked bacon or sausage warm.
Put the small bowl of maple syrup into the warming oven.
Put the serving plates you plan to use into the warming oven.
Preheat the waffle iron to the regular setting.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, 2 egg yolks, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and very gently stir until halfway combined. Pour in the melted butter and continue mixing very gently until combined.
Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the whisk attachment until stiff. Slowly fold them into the batter, stopping short of mixing them all the way through.
Scoop the batter into your waffle iron in batches and cook according to the manufacturer's waffle iron directions.
Remove and serve the waffles immediately after each batch with the room temperature butter and warmed maple syrup, or with fresh fruit items with whipped cream as described earlier, or briefly keep the first few batches of waffles in the warming oven.
Serve all the other breakfast items when you serve the waffles.