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MENNONITE WAFFLES AND WHITE SAUCE

Waffles are a fun breakfast food or great weeknight supper idea.  My grandma passed down a delicious waffle and white sauce recipe.  Waffles and White Sauce is a traditional Mennonite recipe that is a family favorite.

Homemade Mennonite Waffles and White Sauce.

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When I wrote on Facebook the other day that we were going to have waffles and white sauce for supper, I did not expect the response I got.

So many people had no idea what a sweet white sauce for waffles was. I tried to explain it as a homemade type pudding, but then decided I should share our family recipe.

We live in a small city and Mennonite foods are common here – Waffles and White Sauce is a traditional meal here, served for breakfast, lunch or supper.

I was always happy when my grandpa would make them in a cast iron waffle iron over a fire. I of course also loved when my grandma or mom would make them in their heart-shaped waffle iron.

I do not have a cast iron waffle iron to make them over the fire, or a heart-shaped waffle iron, but I still love making them for my family.

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Waffles and White Sauce recipes can vary, but they all are quite similar. This is the recipe that my grandma made and that I have handwritten in my recipe binder – I’ve been making this favorite recipe for over 10 years!

You can also use this white sauce for pancakes.

WAFFLES & WHITE SAUCE RECIPE

PRINTABLE RECIPE AT END OF POST

WAFFLES

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 melted salted butter

Mix dry ingredients, then beat in all other ingredients until smooth.  Pour a scoop of sauce into a greased, hot waffle iron and bake for 3 minutes (or until the timer beeps if your waffle iron has a timer).

WHITE SAUCE FOR WAFFLES

Waffles and White Sauce is a traditional meal here in Manitoba where I live. This recipe is one that my grandma often made, she said it was also very similar to the recipe that our local Mennonite museum makes for our local Pioneer Days.
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat milk until boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 a cup of the sugar.
  2. Mix the cornstarch with the remainder 1/4 cup sugar and then add that to the hot milk mixture. Keep stirring until it thickens. (You can add more cornstarch to get it to the thickness you like).
  3. Add the butter and vanilla and stir.
  4. Pour over waffles (or dip the waffles into the sauce like my little girls do).
 waffles and white sauce recipe

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waffles and white sauce recipe

MENNONITE WAFFLES AND WHITE SAUCE

Ingredients

WAFFLES

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 melted salted butter

WHITE SAUCE

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Instructions

WAFFLES

Mix dry ingredients, then beat in all other ingredients until smooth.  Pour a scoop of sauce into a greased, hot waffle iron and bake for 3 minutes (or until the timer beeps if your waffle iron has a timer).

WHITE SAUCE

  1. Heat milk until boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 a cup of the sugar.
  2. Mix the cornstarch with the remainder 1/4 cup sugar and then add that to the hot milk mixture. Keep stirring until it thickens. (You can add more cornstarch to get it to the thickness you like).
  3. Add the butter and vanilla and stir.
  4. Pour over waffles (or dip the waffles into the sauce like my little girls do).

 

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 So tell me, have you ever tried white sauce for waffles?

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Melanie

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Oh my goodness!! We make this too!! So yummy!!!!

Mary

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

So happy I found this recipe! I'm from Winkler, MB so this meal has always been a classic favourite of mine. How many waffles does this recipe make? I've moved to the city and my friends have never heard of waffles and white sauce, so I'm having a bunch of people over for brunch to try this Mennonite classic!

Jane

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I was looking for a new waffle recipe - haven't really been happy with the one I was using and came across this recipe. My father was raised Mennonite but mom wasn't so we never had white sauce. It wasn't until after I got married - into a Mennonite family lol - that I had it for the first time at my sis in law's for New Years day one year and I was hooked! She made the sauce a bit different though, mostly for saving time I imagine. She would set aside about 1/4 cup of the batter in a small saucepan. When the waffles were almost finished cooking she would stir in about 1 1/.2 to 2 cups of milk, 1/4 cup or more of sugar to taste. She also added a tiny dash of nutmeg. When it was thick she stirred in the butter and vanilla. I nearly inhaled the sauce which kind of surprised me...normally i despise the taste of nutmeg but it just works in the sauce! Thanks for reminding me of something I haven't made in years!

Julie

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Many years ago...My son came home with this recipe one day from an overnight at a friend's house. I will now have to make it for my grandchildren. So glad I stumbled across it!

Tiffany

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

We always just called it "waffle sauce" it's my favourite!! My grandparents lived in Abbotsford, so they'd often arrive at our house with fresh juicy BC peaches in the summer. They're my favourite fruit to pair with waffles and waffle sauce...so delicious!

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