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.
Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles
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.
Helpful Tips for Making Waffles
- 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.
- 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. Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or white distilled vinegar to each cup of milk called for. Let stand on the counter for 5 minutes, then proceed with the recipe.
Other Breakfast Recipe Ideas to Try
We all know it's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I admit, I sometimes prefer breakfast foods more at other meals and not specifically only in the morning. A few other breakfast and brunch recipes you may enjoy from the MSSK recipe index.
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Sheet Pan French Toast
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake
- Churro Muffins from Real Housemoms
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups buttermilk (well shaken, not fat free)
- 6 Tbsp salted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs separated
- ½ tsp cream of tarter
- maple syrup, jam, butter and assorted fresh fruit for serving
- 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 ½ to ¾ 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.