Buttermilk Waffles are a breakfast classic! This family favorite waffle recipe is soft-baked, fluffy, and so delicious. Buttermilk and melted butter make these buttermilk waffles the best. Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.
Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
These buttermilk waffles are a family favorite at my house. I won't even admit to how many times I've made these for dinner 😊
Soft, buttery, thick waffles made amazing with melted butter + buttermilk. Waffles are a breakfast classic and so fun to serve with all the toppings like syrup, buttermilk syrup, fresh fruits, and whipped cream.
What You'll Need
This recipe only needs a few easy baking staple ingredients to make.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Buttermilk - For best results do not use a buttermilk substitute in this recipe.
- Large Eggs
- Melted Butter - I use salted butter but unsalted will work also if that's what you prefer.
- Vanilla Extract - For the best taste use pure vanilla extract and not imitation.
How To Make Buttermilk Waffles
With one mixing bowl and a waffle iron you will be ready to make this recipe.
Dry Ingredients : Add dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk. Make a well in the center for the wet ingredients.
Wet Ingredients : Add the wet ingredients into the center and gently stir the batter with a wooden spoon or silicone/rubber spatula just until combined and no flour streaks remain.
Rest : Let the batter rest for 2 minutes.
Cook : Use 1/2 cup of batter per waffle and cook to desired crispness in the waffle iron.
Tips For Success
Here are a few of my helpful tips that will hopefully help you when you're making this recipe.
- Keep Waffles Warmed : If you're making waffles for a crowd, or a large family, heat the oven to 200 degrees and stick a metal cooling rack inside the oven. As you get done making the waffles, simply place them on the warmed cooling rack in the oven until you're ready to serve. This works like a charm.
- Buttermilk : I know there are buttermilk substitutions out there but for some reason these waffles turn out better when real buttermilk is used. I really don't know why and I can't explain it, but add some buttermilk to your grocery list when you plan on making these waffles. Low-fat buttermilk works just fine in these.
- Batter : Take care to not over-mix the waffle batter. You want to gently mix it until it's just combined and no flour streaks remain.
There are a few fun ways to change up this recipe for buttermilk waffles.
- Chocolate Chips - Add some miniature chocolate chips into the batter for chocolate chip waffles.
- Spice - Add some ground cinnamon for a warm and Fall inspired flavor.
- Sweetness - We love the recipe as is but if you want more sweet or less sweet, adjust the sugar accordingly.
- Funfetti - Add some nonpareil sprinkles into the batter for fun birthday Funfetti twist to waffles.
We LOVE these waffles with some homemade buttermilk syrup. Yes it's lots of butter, sugar, and buttermilk but wow does it taste amazing. It's the perfect indulgent breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning.
You can also drizzle some warmed peanut butter or almond butter over the top. Top with fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc.) and some whipped cream. I make it really easy and just buy a spray can of whipped cream.
If you like a crunch then add some chopped almonds or pecans on top.
How To Store Leftover Waffles
Leftover waffles will store well, in an air-tight container, in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Simply take one out and pop it in the toaster or warm it up in the microwave.
Can I Freeze Buttermilk Waffles?
Yes! Waffles freeze perfectly. Once frozen they are easy to pop in the toaster for a quick breakfast.
Freeze waffles in a freezer safe container or Ziploc bag for up to 1 month. I like to freeze them on a cookie sheet and then stack them into the Ziploc bag. That way they won't be frozen and stuck together.
Supplies Needed For This Recipe
Waffle Maker : I hate to even share this because it is expensive for a waffle maker. But, I promise to only share and link to things that I own and love, which is this beloved waffle maker. It is amazing and worth every penny. Perfectly thick and fluffy waffles. I've had mine for 6 years now and it is going strong, even after lots of use.
Mixing Bowls : I've shared these before and I will share them again. These white OXO brand mixing bowls are the best. They are the perfect sizes and they have a grip on the bottom of each bowl so that they stay put on the countertop.
Whisk : I love this whisk and it's the cutest color ever! I own this whisk in like every single color ever made.
Silicone Spatula : I love to use these to stir batters for waffles, pancakes, and cake batter.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¾ cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- syrup, buttermilk syrup, peanut butter drizzle, etc.
- fresh fruit
- whipped cream
- Heat up your waffle iron while you prepare the waffle batter.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Make a well in the center.
- Into the well in the center, add the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir gently with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon just until combined and no flour streaks remain.
- Let the batter rest for 2 minutes.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and dump 1/2 cup of waffle batter onto it. Repeat with remaining waffles. Cook to desired crispness level. * All waffle makers or irons are different sizes so you may need less batter or more batter for each waffle. This can also change the yield of the recipe to 4-6 waffles.
- Serve waffles hot with butter, syrup of choice, fresh fruit, and whipped cream.