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Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles recipe

Buttermilk Waffles

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword best-buttermilk-waffles-recipe, fluffy-buttermilk-waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 waffles
Calories 168kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 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.


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