With a crisp, golden exterior and soft, tender inside these waffles are perfectly delicious. Classic Buttermilk Waffles are sweet and buttery. Easy and quick to make, this recipe is sure to become a favorite breakfast and brunch go-to.
When is the best time for waffles?
There is nothing like waking up on a lazy Saturday, Sunday or holiday morning to a warm and cozy breakfast. Buttermilk Waffles, German Pancakes and Caramel Rolls are some of our very favorite breakfast recipes for days like this.
And if you are looking for healthier breakfast options you have got to give these Best Ever Bran Muffins and Baked Oatmeal Casserole a try.
If we really want to round out our breakfast we love to add in a fresh smoothie for a dose of fruits and veggies. This best best Green smoothie, Orange Mango smoothie or Watermelon Chia smoothie are some of our favorites!
What is a good recipe for large crowds?
This is the perfect recipe go-to for those days when you find yourself with lots of hungry guests and need something for feeding the masses quickly. Also, the perfect option for whipping up for the family on a lazy weekend morning.
How does buttermilk affect waffles?
Is it better to use buttermilk than plain milk in your recipe? The easy answer is YES. Absolutely yes! The best waffles are made with buttermilk. The difference between regular waffles made with milk versus Buttermilk is HUGE.
Buttermilk adds moisture and richness to waffles. Plus, it adds so much flavor! And when it is added in a recipe with baking soda like this one, it gives your waffles nice lift for the biggest, fluffiest waffles.
What is a substitute for buttermilk?
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, no worries. There is an easy fix for that. Just stir a tablespoon of lemon juice in for each cup of milk. Next you will want to let your mixture sit for 5 minutes.
Once it has rested use it in place of your buttermilk. This substitution may not be as good as the real thing but it can definitely work when you are in a bind.
What can you do with leftover buttermilk?
And if you are worried about having leftover buttermilk don’t! There is no need to let it go to waste, put it to use and make our most delicious Banana Cake.
How to Make Classic Buttermilk Waffles
When you are ready to prepare your waffle batter mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls to begin with. This is an important and crucial step for getting the lightest waffles.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to your bowl of wet ingredients and mix them together. For the fluffiest, tender waffles be sure not to over mix your batter. It’s okay if your batter is a little lumpy. Over mixing the batter releases all the air from the mix which makes for tough and heavy waffles.
Before putting your batter in the waffle iron allow it to sit and rest for 5-10 extra minutes so the wet and dry ingredients have a chance to come together fully. Trust me. Let the batter sit and rest. It is worth it, I promise.
Scoop your batter on to a heated, greased waffle iron. Allow it to cook until it is a crispy golden brown color. Remove from waffle iron and serve with favorite toppings.
Pro Chef - Mom Hack
Do you struggle to keep your waffles hot once they are cooked? All you need to do is heat your oven to 200 degrees. Once cooked place each waffle on a baking sheet in the warmed oven till ready to serve.
What can I do with leftover waffles?
Store leftover waffles in the fridge and enjoy for 3-5 days. Or you can also freeze leftover waffles to save for later! Which totally makes this the perfect recipe for doubling. This recipe is very freezer friendly.
All you need to do when you are ready to eat is pull out the waffles you want to serve and place it in the oven or air fryer for 3-5 minutes till hot and crispy!
Make it Your Own
Melted butter and homemade syrup are my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious stack of heaven. But there are so many other topping options to choose from.
A few suggestions of our family favorite toppings include:
- Whipped cream
- Fresh fruit like berries, bananas or sliced strawberries
- Chocolate chips
- Powder sugar
- Chopped nuts like pecans, almonds or walnuts
- Fruit preserves or jam
- Nutella or peanut butter spreads
You can also switch things up by using fun shaped waffle irons like our favorite waffle iron that makes adorable heart shaped waffles like these healthy green smoothie waffles.
Golden and crispy on the outside each bite is deliciously tender and fluffy. Easy to make, these waffles are perfect for breakfast and brunch.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups buttermilk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup sour cream
- In a large bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder.
- In a second bowl combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix till fully combined.
- Pour your wet mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients.
- Stir till combined, being careful not to overmix. It is okay if there are some lumps still in the batter.
- After allowing batter to rest for 5-10 minutes, scoop batter onto a heated waffle iron and allow to cook until golden brown.
- Serve with syrup and enjoy.
- Do not over mix batter when stirring.
- Allow batter to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cooking.
- To keep warm, place cooked waffles in an oven heated to 250° F. Place on a flat baking sheet in oven until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 647mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g