I've used this recipe for years and it makes light waffles without beating
whites and is great for pancakes too:
Ben's Pancakes or Waffles
1 1/4 C. Flour
1 T. Baking Powder
1 T. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 C. Milk
2 T. melted shortening or Crisco Oil
Sift dry ingredients. Mix milk, egg and shortening in bowl and stir into
dry ingredients until just blended. Bake on a hot griddle (I find an
electric griddle has a better controlled temperature) and turns out 7
wonderful pancakes, more than enough for two or just enough for three persons.
To make Waffles:
Increase the amount of milk by a small amount of milk - maybe two or three
tablespoons and blend thoroughly. Makes 3 or 4 waffles, depending on the
size of your waffle maker.
Received this recipe from a friend who was a doctor and an excellent
cook. This was his breakfast specialty when we came to visit.