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Buttermilk Waffles

If the waffles are getting dark brown, turn down the heat on the iron. If they're pale, increase the heat, or let them cook a bit longer.

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  • Servings: 4
Buttermilk Waffles

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008



  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees; set a rack on a baking sheet, and place in oven. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and mix just until batter is combined.

  2. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; brush with oil. Pour batter onto iron (amount depends on iron size), leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides (spread batter if necessary). Close iron; cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to rack in oven to keep warm; repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note

Like pancakes, waffles require a gentle hand when preparing the batter. For the most tender results, don't overmix it -- there should still be some lumps.

Reviews (17)

  • wibaker12 18 Mar, 2015

    This is a great recipe for waffles ! Unfortunately had no buttermilk, but used 1 T. vinegar to each cup of milk. Also, when reading other comments, I chose to cut down on the melted butter and used only 1/3 of a stick . All of these changes didn't make a bit of difference.
    Try it, you'll like it . This will be my go to waffle recipe now.

  • qagirl614 1 Dec, 2014

    I made these today and they were delicious. Everyone in my family loved them. There were none left! This is my official waffle recipe now.

  • vjtess1 15 Jul, 2013

    These were fabulous! My batter was thick and rich and airy. I've seen a few complaints about runny batter. Make sure you're using fresh baking powder. I don't keep mine over a year. When in doubt, throw it out. My kids flipped over these waffles. We tried ours with apple butter and a little syrup. We will have these over and over again. I also used real buttermilk. I think it's superior to soured milk.

  • Faizel 1 Jul, 2013

    Great waffles - light and crisp, delicious every time! The kids (and adults) just love them. We use half the butter in this recipe as recommended by another reviewer and it is more than plenty.

  • discerning 12 Jan, 2013

    This recipe makes perfect light fluffy waffles!

  • hakra 28 Dec, 2012

    When I made this, the batter was so extremely liquid-y that it ran over everywhere, including inside my waffle iron! The batter didn't even have enough thickness for me to cook a normal waffle, just wafer-thin, crispy waffles. Anyone have an idea what went wrong? The taste was superb, the consistency, horrific.

  • Janine Ott 25 Dec, 2012

    Very yummy just as written but I do agree that about half the butter would be plenty.

  • Dani Gagnon 2 Jul, 2012

    I put more [filtered word] butter in. So good.

  • chrispanya 13 Feb, 2011

    I thought these were too greasy the first time I made them so I now use half the butter (1/4 cup) and they come out perfect every time. I always have leftovers, which I freeze and pop in the toaster for the kids before school throughout the week. Love this recipe - simple with fantastic results!

  • Madhi 12 Jul, 2010

    I only added 1/3 of the amount of butter in the recipe but it STILL turned out fabulous! Best waffles I've made so far! The butter milk makes a real difference! I used regular store bought butter milk..the baking soda and powder makes them so airy..great recipe, thanks!

  • Susana923 30 Mar, 2010

    Loved them! I used vinegar mixed with the milk in lieu of buttermilk and it was fine. Saved the leftovers in the freezer for a few days and they were still delicious. I definitely recommend these.

  • Old_Mumsy 24 Oct, 2009

    For such an easy recipe, these came out perfect in my sorry little waffle iron! I've tried some pretty complicated recipes, but these were the only waffles that came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A keeper, thanks!

  • optic747 28 Mar, 2009

    Perfect waffles! I topped these with the maple-walnut sauce (I toasted the walnuts first) and they were delicious.

  • Wranglersmom 30 Dec, 2008

    Great recipe! It's been years since I'd made waffles from scratch. My husband, kids, our grandkids and I really enjoyed them with fresh fruit, chopped walnuts and whipped cream. I'm keeping this recipe and will be making it again and again. Delicious!

  • neeterm 26 Dec, 2008

    Delicious, we had them with our breakfast for dinner routine. I'll be making them again!

  • hayleyandsteve 13 Dec, 2008

    Perfect recipe! These waffles were delicious. I made them with homemade whipped cream and served with fresh strawberries and raspberries :)

  • hayleyandsteve 13 Dec, 2008

    Perfect recipe! These waffles were delicious. I made them with homemade whipped cream and served with fresh strawberries and raspberries :)

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