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The Best Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

The Best Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Learn how to make perfect buttermilk waffles with this easy recipe. The best buttermilk waffle recipe is fluffy and versatile for breakfast or brunch. 

These homemade buttermilk waffles are perfectly fluffy and golden brown with a crisp exterior. These delicious waffles make the perfect breakfast or a brunch dish for a special occasion such as mother’s day.

This great recipe is full of delicious flavor and will become a family favorite in no time.

Homemade waffles are versatile and can be topped with anything from bacon and maple syrup to fresh fruit and whipped cream. Crispy waffles freeze well so you can enjoy them any time you want!

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How to Make Classic Buttermilk Waffles 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 /4 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own buttermilk. Mix together 1 cup of whole milk and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or a tablespoon of lemon juice.

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.

The secret to perfect waffles? For extra fluffy waffles, make sure not over-mixing the batter! Letting the waffle mix sit for a few minutes will help get that perfect mix of soft and chewy.

The secret ingredient in this classic recipe is the egg whites making them extra light with crispy edges.

Buttermilk waffles mixed together featuring Eggland's Best Egg Whites

After you mix your waffle batter, let it rest for a few minutes. While it rests, heat up your waffle iron.

Once your belgian waffle maker is ready, pour in about 1/3’rd a cup batter to completely cover your waffle iron.

Close the lid and cook your waffles until you have golden waffles. Your machine lets you know they are done. Usually 3-5 minutes depending on your machine (read your manufacturer’s directions).

Continue with the remaining batter.

waffle iron covered in waffle batter
buttermilk waffles board

What to Eat with Waffles

Waffles are a great breakfast food on their own, but they can also be paired with a variety of toppings to create different flavors. What is your favorite way?

Ingredients like fresh berries, chocolate chips, melted butter, fresh fruit, syrups, spreads (like peanut butter or Nutella), granola, or whipped cream are some of our favorite things.

Or you could get really creative and make a waffle sandwich with different types of meats and cheeses. The possibilities are endless!

buttermilk waffles
Best Way to Reheat Waffles

You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days, or freeze them for up to two months. Freeze the waffles in a single layer until they are frozen, then put them into a freezer bag and store for later use.

Whether you like your waffles crisp or fluffy, there’s no wrong way to reheat them. Just pop them in the toaster or microwave and they’ll be good as new in no time.

If you’re looking for a quick fix, popping your waffles in the toaster oven is always an easy option. But if you want to make sure they’re extra crispy, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before reheating your waffles in the warm oven for about 10 minutes.

And if you’re feeling really lazy, put your waffle on a plate and nuke it for 30 seconds to one minute. How much time you give it depends on how soft or hard you like your waffle. 

​​Substitute for Baking Powder in Waffles

If you’re out of baking powder and you’re in a pinch, there are a few substitutes you can use to make your waffles. One substitute is to mix 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Another is to mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Either of these substitutes should work well in your waffles!

What to do with Leftover Waffles

Your homemade waffle recipe is really quite versatile. Use your leftover waffles in a sandwich, or use them as the base for a dessert. For example, you could top some warm waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce for a quick and easy dessert.

buttermilk waffles
buttermilk waffles
buttermilk waffles

Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

Yield: 4 waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Learn how to make perfect buttermilk waffles with this easy recipe. The best buttermilk waffle recipe is fluffy and versatile for breakfast or brunch. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 /4 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  2. Add buttermilk, melted butter, egg whites and vanilla extract.
  3. Preheat your waffle iron.
  4. Let the waffle batter sit for 2-3 minutes while the iron heats up.
  5. Pour in about 1/3 cup of batter into waffle iron.
  6. Cook until the machine beeps or until your waffle is golden brown, about 2-5 minutes depending on your machine.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve buttermilk waffles warm with maple syrup, butter and your favorite toppings.

Notes

To make buttermilk: Add 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup of whole milk.

What to Eat with Waffles

Waffles are a great breakfast food on their own, but they can also be paired with a variety of toppings to create different flavors. What is your favorite way? Ingredients like fresh berries, chocolate chips, melted butter, fresh fruit, syrups, spreads (like peanut butter or Nutella), granola, or whipped cream are some of our favorite things. Or you could get really creative and make a waffle sandwich with different types of meats and cheeses. The possibilities are endless!

Best Way to Reheat Waffles

You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days, or freeze them for up to two months. Freeze the waffles in a single layer until they are frozen, then put them into a freezer bag and store for later use.

Whether you like your waffles crisp or fluffy, there's no wrong way to reheat them. Just pop them in the toaster or microwave and they'll be good as new in no time.

If you're looking for a quick fix, popping your waffles in the toaster oven is always an easy option. But if you want to make sure they're extra crispy, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before reheating your waffles in the warm oven for about 10 minutes.

And if you're feeling really lazy, put your waffle on a plate and nuke it for 30 seconds to one minute. How much time you give it depends on how soft or hard you like your waffle. 

​​Substitute for Baking Powder in Waffles

If you're out of baking powder and you're in a pinch, there are a few substitutes you can use to make your waffles. One substitute is to mix 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Another is to mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Either of these substitutes should work well in your waffles!

What to do with Leftover Waffles

Your homemade waffle recipe is really quite versatile. Use your leftover waffles in a sandwich, or use them as the base for a dessert. For example, you could top some warm waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce for a quick and easy dessert.

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