A delicious buttermilk waffle that is thick & fluffy in the center with nice crispy edges. These waffles are no-fail and our very favorite. Use some whipped cream and fresh berries for a festive & delicious 4th of July waffles.
School is still going strong here in Maryland. My kindergartener does not get out until June 8th, which is actually earlier compared to the school districts around us. Still seems late to me tho. My son’s class is doing an ABC countdown (but backwards). So, they started at 26 days left of school with Day Z and then will end on Day A. Super cute idea. It definitely gets the kids all excited for the end of the school year. I can tell my kids are ready for summer. The days are getting hotter and longer, there’s that summer break excitement in the air, and our trip to Grandma’s house is coming soon.
I’m not a fan of summer, like at all, but I do love the 4th of July. The BBQ’s, swimming, food, Holiday food, fireworks, parades. It’s honestly the only thing i look forward to all summer. I could do without the heat and humidity (ugh… don’t even get me started on the humidity 🙂 )
These 4th of July waffles are perfect for a fun Holiday breakfast. I promise they are super easy too. Bake up some delicious waffles, wash some strawberries/raspberries and blueberries, and get your can of whipped cream (the kind that you spray out of the metal bottle), and you’re ready to go.
I’ve always been one of those people who thought you needed syrup with waffles but these waffles with the whipped cream & berries proved me wrong. I love that the whipped cream sort of melts into the warm waffle and creates its own syrup. These are so yummy.
It's best to use whole-fat (not the reduced-fat) buttermilk and the REAL stuff. Normally you can substitute milk + white vinegar for buttermilk, but these waffles turn out best with the REAL stuff.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 spray can of whipped cream
- Strawberries or Raspberries (chop strawberries if using)
- Heat up your waffle iron and get your cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Mix until everything is just fully combined and there are no flour streaks in the batter. Careful not to over-mix.
- Let the batter rest for two minutes.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Drop about 1/2 cup of waffle batter into your waffle iron and cook.
- Garnish with the whipped cream and fresh berries to resemble the American Flag (as seen in the picture).
- *** To help keep the waffles warm and crisp while you make them all. I like to heat my oven to around 200 degrees( or the lowest heat setting) and then stick a metal cooling rack inside. Place the waffles in a single layer on the cooling rack while you make the others. They'll stay hot. Or just keep the cooling rack on the counter.