Nana Kay’s Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles Recipe

Maybe for some of you waffles don’t remind you of summer but growing up every summer we would go to my Nana and Grandpop’s house on Long Beach Island and they would make homemade waffles for breakfast. It was my Nana’s mom (my Nana Kay’s recipe).  I am not sure how many batches of waffles Nana and Grandpop would make for my big family but I do remember having to wait my turn… and we always served the homemade waffles from youngest to oldest which is the same way we do it in my home today!  Not sure I should admit this but that is my plate below:).  The only way to truly eat waffles right?

Homemade Waffles


Nana Kay’s Homemade Waffles

– 2 cups flour

– 4 tsp. baking powder

– 1/2 salt

– 2 eggs separated

– 1 3/4 cups milk

– 4 tbsp. melted butter

To Make:

1) Shift dry ingredients together

Homemade Waffles

2) Add egg yolks and milk (mix thoroughly)

Homemade Waffles

3) Add 4 tablespoons melted butter

Homemade Waffles

4) Whip and then fold in egg whites

Homemade Waffles

5) Bake your batter in your waffle iron.

Homemade Waffles

I double this recipe for the six of us.  

Here’s a picture of my Nana Kay at the shore with my mom…isn’t she stylish?  I was fortunate enough to know her into my teen years.  She was an amazing knitter and would knit all my sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves growing up:).

Homemade Waffles

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Homemade Waffles

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my recipe!  Have a great weekend!


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  1. Yummm, delish! Sweet picture, I miss my grandmother and rhink of her so often.
    PS I am in in RI and you have me hooked on searching Craigs list looking fo PB wool rugs. Tonight there are 15 in various sizes! Enjoy

    1. Hi Beverly! Thanks for your sweet comments about my Nana Kay’s homemade waffles! I am sorry about your grandmother it really is hard to say goodbye to those we love. Happy hunting on Craigslist!!! 15 rugs is pretty good, I hope you find a great deal!!! Have a great weekend and take care, Tara

    1. Hi Debra, Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about my waffle recipe. Thank you so much for hosting share your style. Have a great week!

  2. We are huge waffle eaters around here.. this recipe looks like a keeper! Such a sweet picture of your grandmother. It’s funny how food features in so many of our memories. My grandmother used to make a sweet bread called kuchen every Christmas and Thanksgiving.. now I do it. It’s just not Christmas without it!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping my to check out my Nana Kay’s waffle recipe Kim! It’s true what you said about memories and recipes I can’t eat waffles without thinking of her:). Have a great week and take care, Tara

  3. I love this story Tara. It reminds me so much of my Grandma Bonnie’s (who my daughter is named after) pancake recipe. Lovely picture. I’m so glad you linked up at You Link It, We Make It! We didn’t make it (yet), but did pick you as one of our additional features, so we will be sharing this on our social media throughout the week. I hope you come back tomorrow and link up some more! And if you send me an email at from your email that you use for Pinterst, I’ll send you an invitation to our group board! Thanks again!

    1. Hi April! Wow, Thank you so much and I will definitely be back to the party!!! Thank you for inviting me to the group board too:). Have a great week and take care, Tara

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