Waffles Recipe + Video
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This buttermilk waffles recipe is our absolute favorite! Creating fluffy waffles that are incredibly light, crispy, and super easy to make! You’ll be happy to wake up and have these waffles for breakfast or brunch.
I’ve never been a fan of waffles until I tried this recipe. It just seemed like all the waffles I had tried before tasted bland and dense. These waffles are incredibly light, fluffy, and crisp! They taste like buttermilk and are freaking addicting with my blonde butter syrup.
We first tried this waffles recipe at Christmas time. We were at my in-laws and they wanted to test out their new waffle maker. (It’s a Breville, and I’m super jealous! I may have to splurge and get the same one for myself!)
Anyway, my in-laws had recently made a trip out to Boston to visit my brother-in-law and his wife. They had stayed at a cute little bed and breakfast that they said had “the most amazing waffles!” So they asked the cook for the recipe and brought it home with them. When they made these waffles for us, I was hooked!
My in-laws’ waffle maker is deeper than mine, but the waffles were still super light and crispy! I had to have that recipe for myself! When we got back from Christmas break, we made this waffles recipe at home with our little Cuisinart waffle maker, and although they aren’t as thick and deep as the ones my in-laws made us, they were still ridiculously delicious!
We’ve made this waffles recipe several times since, and we have learned that you MUST use buttermilk. At least when we tried whole milk it made the batter thinner, and the waffles turned out more dense somehow. Must be how the acid in the buttermilk reacts to the leavening agents (baking powder and baking soda) to make it puff up and thicken.
I can’t recommend this waffles recipe enough! They will be gone in a flash, but if you happen to have leftovers, they crisp up in the toaster wonderfully! Enjoy my friends!
Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk*
- 1/2 cup canola/vegetable oil
- Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Add eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Mix together briefly. Do not over mix -- should still look lumpy. (If you over mix, you will develop the gluten and the waffles will lose their lightness.)
- Cook 4 minutes per waffle. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use toaster to heat and crisp up leftover waffles.
*MUST use buttermilk. (Milk + vinegar or lemon juice will not work.) The acid from the buttermilk reacts to the baking powder and baking soda making the batter puff up and thicken. Regular milk will result in a thinner batter, and denser waffles.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
14 Comments on “Waffles Recipe + Video”
These are our favorite waffles. However, I have used Almond milk and vinegar instead of buttermilk and it works great. I have also used half/half and water 1:1 and vinegar and it was perfect. And I have used 1 cup WW flour and 2 cups all purpose (I always double the recipe and freeze the uneaten ones for toaster warm up another day) and that was perfect also. Love this recipe. Thank you. Susan
So glad you are having lots of success making this recipe in a variety of ways Susan. Thanks for sharing!
Can you please tell me the brand and model of the waffle maker you use to make these. They do not appear to be super thick Belgian style. I like them thinner like you have in your pictures. They look beautiful.
Yes, it’s a Cuisinart waffle maker. Here’s my affiliate link to it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3t8THir
These waffles are amazing!!! I used my new dash mini waffle maker I got for Christmas and they are better then eggos and freeze great. The problem is being able to make enough to freeze because they always get eaten fresh 🙂 thanks for the recipe!
So glad you are enjoying this waffle recipe! It’s our favorite too.
I tried this recipe substituting almond milk with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice added to it. Perfect waffles! Thanks so much for this tasty recipe! My search for a great waffle recipe has ended 🙂
Hi Catherine, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe and that it worked with your substitutions.
Hi Amber! I’d like to ask something more regarding your waffle recipe! can you tell me your email address for more inquiries?
Sure, email me here: dessertnowdinnerlater(at)gmail(dot)com
Do you think this would work by making your own buttermilk by using white milk and vinegar?
Hi Jennifer! I actually tried to make buttermilk once for this recipe but I wasn’t able to get the same crispy texture. I would recommend buying buttermilk from the store.
I will be trying this recipe tonight! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve never considered myself to be a big “waffle person” but recently tried a crisp and yet fluffy waffle with this Amazing white syrup sauce and knew I’d have to find out how to make it at home! I’m going to try making your waffles with blueberries, and adding a drizzle of lemon curd and then topping with this sauce. Fingers crossed its what I hope it is!! I’m drooling already! =)
I hope you loved it Brandy! We made these again this morning with my blonde butter syrup. Definitely a family favorite!