Homemade Buttermilk Waffles are a great breakfast choice known to offer the perfect balance of crispiness on the outside and softness on the inside. These golden-brown treats are the perfect recipe and are sure to be a family favorite!
A lot 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.
There’s something genuinely magical about starting your day with the aroma of homemade waffles wafting through your home. Instead of reaching for those bland, frozen waffles from the grocery store, why not embrace the warmth and comfort of crafting your own?
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.
Toasted pecans, fresh blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, sliced bananas, and cheddar cheese are some ideas to add to your waffle batter.
Finding the best recipes takes time. This fluffy waffle recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Cooking for Comfort Cookbook. You can find it here on Amazon.
Interesting Facts about Waffles:
One of the things I’ve realized in life is how little we know about the foods we eat. Eat dish usually has a colorful history that is fun to learn about.
- National Waffle Day in the United States is August 24th. So mark your calendars to celebrate this fantastic food. International Waffle Day is March 24th.
- According to FoodBeast.com, Thomas Jefferson was first to bring a fancy French waffle maker to the United States. Crude waffles were made in the United States before the French waffle iron arrived.
- 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?
- In 1962, Belgiam waffles were introduced to the United States at the Seattle World Fair by Maurice Vermersch – a Brussels native.
- 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.
- The patent for the first waffle iron was in 1869 and by Cornelius Swarthout.
- The word “waffle” entered the English language somewhere around 1725.
- 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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Here’s the Homemade Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
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
1) Preheat your waffle iron.
2) Sift the baking soda, salt, and flour together in a medium bowl.
3) Beat the egg yolks together in a large bowl. Add in buttermilk and beat together.
4) Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients 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) Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking waffles from your waffle iron. Spoon a cup of batter on a hot waffle iron. Add more batter as needed. Cook the waffles until they are a golden brown color on the outside and soft on the inside.
8) Serve the fluffy buttermilk waffles with butter and maple syrup.
Tips for Making the Best Buttermilk Waffle Recipe
- Experiment with different temperatures on your waffle iron to get the best waffles. You want the right amount of crispiness on the outside without drying out the waffles.
- Using buttermilk, you will find your waffles are a perfect mix of fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
- To save time in the morning, you can mix your dry ingredients the night before and store them in a covered container.
- 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 chilled, please don’t add more water or bring it to room temperature. Set your waffle iron to “hot” and cook as your waffle maker suggests.
- Peanut butter is my secret ingredient to add more flavor to my favorite waffles.
- Place waffles in a single layer on a wire rack to cool down before freezing.
- If you’re out of buttermilk, you can make your own. For every one cup of regular milk, add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
- You can substitute whole wheat flour with all-purpose flour.
- I also like to add a little vanilla extract to the batter for a fun change.
- Add fresh berries to your batter, like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
- Store cooked waffles in a warm oven until serving time.
Can you Freeze Homemade Buttermilk Waffles?
You can freeze leftover waffles. They will last for three months in the freezer when properly stored in an airtight container or bag.
If you’re storing your waffles in a freezer bag, 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.
2) Why not pair your waffle with eggs and bacon on top? Let the egg yolk run over the waffle for yummy goodness.
3) Create a savory buttermilk waffle by adding cheddar cheese, bacon bits, green onions, and sour cream to your batter.
The Best Waffle Irons
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) Do you wear your heart on your 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.
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Homemade Buttermilk Waffles is the perfect recipe you've been looking for to make a delicious meal. Waffles aren't just for breakfast anymore.
- 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
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Sift the baking soda, salt, and flour together.
- Beat the egg yolks together. Add in buttermilk and beat together.
- Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, and mix only to blend. Do NOT overmix!
- Stir in melted butter to the mixture.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff (but not dry!) Fold egg whites into waffle mixture - but do not blend completely.
- 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.
- Serve waffles with butter and maple syrup.
Amount Per Serving Calories 446Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 135mgSodium 1041mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 13g