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The Light at the end of the tunnel

Hello to all of my waffle fans!

I am excited to announce a new look to my website which includes a new online store so that you can purchase the same Golden Malted products that I use to make my waffles (along with the secret instructions on how to make them at home just like I do) as well as syrups and other products to come! They make great gifts! If you need many, please contact me about a case purchase at a discounted price (6-8 bags per case!) If you live in Lincoln NE, message me directly through email ( or Messenger, and I will deliver or meet you personally rather than buying through the website. I offer cash discounts for those who can order that way.

It has been a difficult year for all of us, and I’m sure we are all craving a return to normal when we can get together and fundraise again for schools, churches and other needy groups. As you prepare for the holidays, please think of those who are struggling and do what you can for them. The “pay it forward” tab idea for local bars is one of the greatest ideas ever!

Take care of each other and watch out for the Waffleman trailer to roll out again in the spring. I will update my Facebook and website with the schedule once that happens. If you want to book me for your company or event in the meantime, please do!

Take care and mask up!

The Waffleman

Bill M

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m taking some time during this holiday to spend with my family and friends. I’ll be back serving waffles soon, just check my calendar for the next event. My family and I would like to wish everyone a very happy and thankful holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you to all the men and women who have or currently are serving our country.

Thank you Dad

This is my dad, Carl, when he served in the U.S. Navy.

Pancake vs. Waffle vs. Belgian Waffle

Two of the most popular questions often asked of the Waffleman:

  1. What is the difference between a waffle and a pancake?
  2. What is the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?

1. A pancake is made from a simple batter consisting of flour, water or milk, sugar, and baking powder. Egg and butter are optional. Waffle batter contains nearly the same ingredients in different amounts, but it also includes a forced leavening agent such as baking soda.

2. While waffles use baking soda as the leavening agent, Belgian waffles use yeast. As you can imagine, this is a longer process which requires time for the batter to rise. If you are looking for the same result, light and fluffy inside with a crisp crust, you can use malted flour as a shortcut.

Malted flour is made from barley that is allowed to germinate, or malt, which causes it to have increased enzyme activity. More precisely, it contains alpha amylase, which helps to break down complex sugars and starch in the batter to simple sugars such as maltose. That’s what makes the waffle taste so sweet!

The Waffleman only serves Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffles, which are golden-brown with a crisp crust and sweet taste. DELICIOUS!

You can buy his waffle mix directly from Waffleman Bill at his events too!

Waffle King, Daniel

This young man was today’s Waffle King at Lincoln Christian! He ate four whole Waffleman waffles and was headed for number five (the current record) when his dad said time to go! You rock, Daniel! I know you’ll get the record next time!

Daniel ate four waffles at the Lincoln Christian event on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The record is five waffles.

Daniel ate four waffles at the Lincoln Christian event on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The record is five waffles.

Thanks for all the waffles, Doug!

After 14 years and 400,000 waffles, the Waffleman, Doug McCallum is retiring and turning over the business to Bill Maltas. Read the entire article from the Lincoln Journal Star…