-2 cups cake flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-4 large eggs, separated
-2 tablespoons sugar, plus 1 teaspoon sugar
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-4 tablespoons butter, melted
-2 cups milk
-1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mixture
1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with a little cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a second bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow. Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.
2. Combine the egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until blended. Do not over mix. In third bowl, beat the egg whites and the 1 teaspoon sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the waffle batter. Do not overmix! Pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid. Close and cook until golden brown, I had to do mine about 5 minutes for that crispy outside.
3. Top waffles with the teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture, butter, and lite syrup. Serve immediately.
Source: Emeril Lagasse