Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  263
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  89 mg
  • Sodium  308 mg
  • Potassium  151 mg
  • Phosphorus  113 mg
  • Calcium  73 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Old Fashion Waffles

Lisa,a DaVita renal dietitian and former chef from New York,shares a delicious kdieny-friendly recipe. Start your day with a hot breakfast featuring Lisa’s mouth-watering Old Fashion Waffles.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from Cook’s Illustrated and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lisa from New York.

Portions: 8     Serving size: half of a 7” waffle


  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baker’s yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract


  1. Heat milk and butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat until butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Cool milk/butter mixture until warm to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl to combine.
  3. Gradually whisk warm milk/butter mixture into flour mixture; continue to whisk until batter is smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla until combined, then add egg mixture to batter and whisk until incorporated.
  5. Scrape down sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
  6. When ready to make waffles, heat oven to 200° F to keep waffles warm after cooking. Heat the waffle iron.
  7. Remove batter from refrigerator when waffle iron is ready (batter will be foamy and doubled in size). Whisk batter to recombine (batter will deflate).
  8. Use 1/2-cup batter for 7” waffle iron or 1-cup batter for 9” waffle iron.
  9. Serve immediately or crisp and keep warm in the oven.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 milk
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Make batter the day before use.
  • This recipe has not been tested with nondairy creamer or other milk substitutes.
  • For flavor variety use pure vanilla extract or orange extract in place of almond extract.
  • Top with fresh berries or a bit of powdered sugar if desired.
  • Most waffle mixes or frozen waffles contain over 400 mg sodium and over 180 mg phosphorus for a serving comparable to this recipe. Replacing baking powder with baker’s yeast makes a difference.

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Old Fashion Waffles

dedanie says:


Sounds good!!!

May. 16, 2014, 6:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashion Waffles

pgeisbush says:


They are great and freeze well also.

Nov. 29, 2013, 3:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashion Waffles

Mctree11 says:


Oh, soooo good! Missed waffles. Thanks for the recipe. Have home grown frozen raspberries, so used the Blackberry Sauce recipe using raspberries. Topped it off with a dab of Cool Whip. What a treat........Egg on the side for protein.

Jul. 26, 2012, 4:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashion Waffles

MicVida says:


I make these every two weeks for my husband. The day after making the batter, my husband makes the waffles and freezes them for the mornings. They reheat well in the toaster. Easy recipe and very good!

Aug. 21, 2011, 5:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashion Waffles

teachwalking says:


Thanks for this recipe. I haven't been good about what I put in my waffles. The almond extract should make this recipe a keeper.

Jul. 07, 2011, 5:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

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