Oh Boy! Waffles!

I’m not quite sure why Better Homes & Gardens refers to these as “Oh Boy” waffles, but here’s a nice, simple recipe for some waffles that I jazzed up just a little bit with some spices I refer to as the “holy trinity” of comfort baking: cinnamon, all-spice, and nutmeg.  I also threw some Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips in there just to make them nice and unhealthy.

And yes, I said, Better Homes & Gardens.  I am just traditional enough to firmly believe a cookbook collection isn’t complete with the red and white plaid of the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. Our version is doubly hilarious because it’s a reprint of the original, so it includes incredibly out of date hosting rules and table settings.

But the recipes still work, in all their shortening filled glory.

“Oh Boy” Waffles


  • 2 1/2 cups sifted enriched flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup melted shortening, butter, or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup bitter-sweet chocolate chips

Sift dry ingredients.  Combine eggs, milk and shortening.  Combine liquid and dry ingredients just before baking.  Beat until smooth.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Bake in a hot waffle iron.  Makes between 16 & 18 waffles.

And also, I would be remiss to not include MST3K’s waffles tribute.

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4 Responses to Oh Boy! Waffles!

  1. Ian Stevenson says:

    Hey there, obviously I’m a bit late but I had these waffles as a kid, and sadly my mom’s cookbook with a notation in the margin for this was lost. It must have been to either add more sugar or less baking powder, but by some tiny amount. Anyway, it’s important to me that you know that although I never thought about the name of this recipe as a kid, I later realized they are called “Oh boy waffles” because they are so good that when you get them on your plate you exclaim, “Oh, boy, waffles!”. If that makes sense in this jaded world.

  2. Moni says:

    Always lookimg for waffle recipes–excuse to use my fance waffle iron!–thanx

  3. Michael says:

    these look so good!
    check out my baking blog and tell me what you think:


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