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The Best Buttermilk Waffles

Homemade Buttermilk Waffles is the perfect waffle recipe you’ve been looking for to make a delicious meal. Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore.

“If you read my blog, you know I’m a pilates freak.  And by pilates, I mean waffles.” – Zach Galifianakis

Three round waffles on a rustic background with fresh blueberries and powdered sugar

I think many of us are trying to find our way back to a more simple way of living.  Making our own food is one way we can accomplish that mission.  

Buttermilk waffles are classic comfort food.  It’s the perfect recipe that is both versatile and delicious.  As a bonus, even kids don’t have to be told twice to eat their waffles.

By adding your favorite ingredients to this Buttermilk Waffle Recipe, you can take it to an entirely different level.  Whether you like your waffles savory or sweet, they make everyone’s tastebuds happy.  

Pecans, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, sliced bananas, and cheddar cheese are just some ideas to add to your waffle batter.  

Finding the best recipes takes time.  This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Cooking for Comfort Cookbook.  You can find it here on Amazon.  

There’s a big difference in taste between eating your own homemade waffles and the frozen ones that come out of a box.  Waffles take just minutes to make – so making your own homemade goodness is easy peasy.  

Close-up of Buttermilk Waffles with bacon and syrup on top

Interesting Facts about Waffles: 

One of the things I’ve realized in life is how little we really know about the foods we eat.  Eat dish usually has a colorful history that is fun to learn about.  

1) National Waffle Day in the United States is August 24th.  So mark your calendars to celebrate this amazing food.  International Waffle Day is March 24th.  

2) According to FoodBeast.com, Thomas Jefferson was the first person that brought a French fancy waffle maker to the United States.  

Crude waffles were made in the United States before the French waffle iron arrived.  

3) Originally, Eggo frozen waffles had a different name – they were called “Froffles.”  It was a combination of the words frozen and waffles.  

I think I like “Froffles” better.  How about you?  

4) In 1962, Belgium waffles were introduced to the United States at the Seattle World Fair by Maurice Vermersch – a Brussels native. 

5) The first pair of Nike tennis shoes were inspired in 1971 by waffles.  Bill Bowerman watched his wife make waffles and realized that the same pattern might work for the sole of tennis shoes.  

6) The patent for the first waffle iron was in 1869 and was submitted by Cornelius Swarthout.  

7) The word “waffle” entered the English language somewhere around 1725.  

8) Historians believe waffles have been around since the 13th-14th century.  The first waffle recipe was found in a manuscript by a Frenchman for his wife.  

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Waffle iron with scoop of waffle batter being poured on it

Here is the Homemade Buttermilk Waffles Recipe: 

Ingredients for Homemade Buttermilk Waffles

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

2 eggs, separated

1 3/4 cups buttermilk 

4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter (slightly cooled) 

Butter and maple syrup for serving 

How to Make Buttermilk Waffles from Scratch 

1) Preheat your waffle iron. 

2) Sift the baking soda, salt, and flour together. 

3) Beat the egg yolks together.  Add in buttermilk and beat together.  

4) Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, and mix only to blend.  Do NOT overmix! 

5) Stir in the melted butter to the mixture.  

6) In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff (not dry).  Fold egg whites in waffle mixture and mix – but do not blend completely.  

7) Following the directions for cooking waffles from your waffle iron.  Bake the waffles until they are crisp and brown on the outside and soft on the inside.  

8) Serve waffles with butter and maple syrup.  

Printable Version for Homemade Buttermilk Waffles: 

Yield: 3 large waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

Close-up Buttermilk Waffles with Fresh Blueberries on Top
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, shifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
  • Butter and maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Sift the baking soda, salt, and flour together.
  3. Beat the egg yolks together. Add in buttermilk and beat together.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, and mix only to blend. Do NOT overmix!
  5. Stir in melted butter to the mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff (but not dry!) Fold egg whites into waffle mixture - but do not blend completely.
  7. Follow the directions for cooking waffles from your waffle iron. Bake the waffles until they are crisp and brown on the outside and soft on the inside.
  8. Serve waffles with butter and maple syrup.

Tips for making Buttermilk Waffles:  

1) Experiment with different temperatures on your waffle iron to get the best results.  You want to have the right amount of crispiness on the outside without drying out the waffles. 

2) Using buttermilk, you will find your waffles are a perfect mix of fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  

3) To save time in the morning, you can mix your dry ingredients the night before stored in a covered container.

4) If you really want crispy waffles, refrigerate your waffle batter for 2-3 hours before using.  It will cool and thicken.  

Once this batter is refrigerated, don’t add more water or bring it to room temperature.  Set your waffle iron to “hot” and cook as your waffle maker suggests.  

Can you freeze Homemade Buttermilk Waffles?  

Yes, you can freeze buttermilk waffles.  They will last for three months in the freezer when properly stored in an airtight contain or bag.  

If you are storing your waffles in a freezer bag, make sure you release as much air as possible before freezing.  

Creative Ideas for Using Buttermilk Waffles:  

1) Pair your favorite fried chicken recipe with your buttermilk waffles and top with maple syrup for a sweet and salty taste explosion. 

Large round waffle with two pieces of Fried Chicken on Top and Maple Syrup

2) Why not pair your waffle with an egg and bacon on top?  Let the egg yolk run over the waffle for yummy goodness. 

Large round waffle with a fried egg and Canadian bacon on top

3) For an even sweeter idea, spread Nutella on your waffle and top with powered sugar.  

Waffle with Nutella spread between two layers and topped with powdered sugar

4) Hot fudge waffle sundaes take dessert to a whole new level.  

Waffles on a cooling rack with hot fudge sauce and chocolate ice cream

Waffle Irons for your buttermilk waffle recipe: 

Are you looking for the perfect waffle iron for your homemade batter?  Now you have some fun options for making your own masterpieces at home.  

1) Here’s a waffle iron on Amazon that lets you make four waffles at the same time.  You can find it here.  

I love this waffle maker because you can add favorite ingredients to each waffle so each family member can have a custom waffle.  

2) Are you tired of waffle makers that overflow onto the counter?  Here’s a waffle maker design to prevent that from happening.  

3) Are you someone that wears their heart on their sleeve?  Why not have a heart-shaped waffle maker to show your love to your friends and family members?  You can find one here on Amazon.  

We’ve reached the end of the Homemade Buttermilk Waffles.  I hope you enjoyed it.

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