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Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

Kick start your morning with a stack of these Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles drizzled with maple syrup. Add a side of fresh berries and you’ve created a delicious start to the day.

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Easy Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Like you, we often have waffles as a special breakfast or brunch entrée, I have to tell you, we’ve come to love them just as much for dessert. When serving them for dessert, I like serving with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, whipped cream, and homemade chocolate fudge sauce with berries. They’re also spectacular served topped with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of bourbon praline pecan sauce. So consider setting up a dessert waffle bar for a fun family or entertaining option using waffles.How to make simple Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Dry Ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Wet Ingredients – In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
  • Combine – Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients mixing just until fully moistened.
  • Egg Whites – Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Cook – Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in enough batter to lightly cover the surface of the iron, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, depending on size.
  • Close iron cooking until waffles have crisp and golden exteriors, about 5 minutes or according to manufacturer recommendation.
  • Cook waffles in batches. Repeat spraying the waffle iron with cooking spray as needed.
  • Keep Warm – Keep waffles warm between batches in a 200°F oven in a single layer on a sheet pan, until serving.
  • Serve immediately with butter, drizzled with syrup or with jam and fresh berries.
how to make Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

How to Make the BEST Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make Buttermilk Waffles: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, butter, cream of tarter, ground cinnamon, large eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: Waffle iron, measuring cups and spoons, ladle, medium bowl, whisk and spatula or tongs for turning.
  • Depending on the waffle iron you have, they can be made into any shape you like. Should you choose to use a larger waffle iron, the yield may vary.
  • Whipping the egg white separately adds an airiness to the batter. Fold it gently into the pancake batter so it will stay fluffy.
  • These waffles can be made, cooled and frozen then reheated from frozen in a toaster or on  sheet pan in the oven.
  • This recipe easily doubles if you’re feeding a hungry crowd.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, make your own. To make your own buttermilk: Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or white distilled vinegar to each cup of milk called for. Let stand on the counter for 5-8 minutes, then stir and proceed with the recipe.
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Buttermilk Waffles

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: best-buttermilk-waffles-recipe, fluffy-buttermilk-waffles
Servings: 12 waffles
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk (well shaken, not fat free)
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • maple syrup, jam, butter and assorted fresh fruit for serving

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients mixing just until fully moistened.
  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in enough batter to lightly cover the surface of the iron, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, depending on size.
  • Close iron cooking until waffles have crisp and golden exteriors, about 5 minutes or according to manufacturer recommendation.
  • Cook waffles in batches. Repeat spraying the waffle iron with cooking spray as needed. Keep waffles warm between batches in a 200°F oven in a single layer on a sheet pan, until serving.
  • Serve immediately with butter, drizzled with syrup or with jam and fresh berries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Melissa to reheat these waffles would you say about 250 in the oven. By the way they are fabulous best I have ever tasted my husband said they are absolutely a keeper

    1. Hi Gerri, oh wonderful, I’m so happy you loved these! I reheat them for just a few minutes at 375°F oven to crisp then flip. About 3 minutes per side. You can also do it under the broiler, just don’t walk away.

  2. Hi, I’d love to try these. Do you think I can get away with not beating the egg whites separately? I don’t mind if they’re not as fluffy 😊

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