Buttermilk Waffles

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Wondering how to make breakfast special? Try our best buttermilk waffles, which are crispy on the outside and tender within. Serve them with maple syrup and butter, fresh berries, bacon, or sausage—or try one of our sauces, like banana-caramel or maple-walnut.



  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.

    buttermilk waffles
    Reed Davis

Cook's Notes

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.

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