Our Favorite Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Our favorite buttermilk waffles are crisp on the outside, yet tender and fluffy on the inside. This is the buttermilk waffle recipe I turn to again and again!
Buttermilk waffles make a classic, family favorite breakfast, brunch, or even breakfast for dinner for so many families. In my house, they have always been one of my son Sam’s absolute favorites. When he was two, we celebrated his birthday with a family camping trip in the mountains with a huge waffle breakfast! All of our family, including aunts, uncles and cousins came along for the weekend trip! We made this waffle recipe on a much larger scale to make sure that there was plenty to feed all 30-something of us!
Before that big birthday weekend, I worked and worked on my buttermilk waffle recipe to make sure that it was absolutely the best it could possibly be and one that Sam loved. Never growing tired of being my taste-tester, Sam pointed at the final version and proclaimed them as the winner.
We’ve never looked back!
This recipe produces buttery, light and fluffy waffles that have that perfectly crisp outside that we love. They practically melt in your mouth!
A while back when we were out of town, we stopped by a restaurant for brunch and Sam ordered a double stack of waffles with maple syrup. After he’d dug in and scarfed down his first few bites, he sat back and looked at me and said, “these are good, but Mama your’s are still my favorite.”
Isn’t that what every Mama wants to hear? Ha! That boy sure knows how to flatter his Mama!
To serve these buttermilk waffles, you can add your favorite fruit or just go with Sam’s favorite way – a generous pour of maple syrup!
I’ve shared the much larger scale of this recipe, my Large Batch Buttermilk Waffles Recipe for a Crowd, previously that works perfectly for serving a large crowd or making ahead and freezing to make mornings even easier!
Here’s Our Favorite Buttermilk Waffles Recipe. I think you’ll love them, too!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Whisk together flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter and vanilla in a 2-cup measuring cup or small bowl.
- Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir together until just combined. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook to your waffle iron's instructions. Serve with your favorite syrup and toppings.