Waffles are always a favorite, but these salted caramel waffles make for an extra special treat.

Salted Caramel Waffle Recipe from addapinch.com

My son loves waffles. Back up a minute. We all love waffles at my house. There is just something about them and their extra crispy outside with the tender, fluffy inside that begs for savoring at breakfast or brunch or even breakfast for supper! The other day, I had a bit of salted caramel I’d made sitting on the counter as I was making breakfast. In the spur of the moment, I reached over and grabbed the jar, poured some into my favorite buttermilk waffle batter and the rest is history.

Well, history might be a strong word. What I mean to say is, I’ve been hard pressed to make waffles without adding salted caramel to the batter ever since. They were all the things I love about a waffle that I mentioned before – the crispy tenderness – and they were so much more! The flavor of the salted caramel wasn’t overwhelming, but it was just right. It seriously makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

Since I had been in a rush with stirring my impromptu addition into the waffle batter, there were areas of the batter that had had more salted caramel in it than others. Those little pockets of caramel were right there in our waffles which made pure joy when we discovered them. I know, crazy, huh?

I topped each of our waffles with a drizzle more of the salted caramel along with a bit of maple syrup. Let me just tell you, that, my friends is heaven on a plate!

Salted Caramel Waffle Recipe from addapinch.com

Here’s my Salted Caramel Waffles recipe. I think you’ll love them!

Salted Caramel Waffle Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Salted Caramel Waffles take everyone’s favorite breakfast or brunch to new levels! Perfect for a weekend treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 8




  • Whisk together flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Mix together buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  • Pour into dry mixture and stir together just until combined. Stir in salted caramel.
  • Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to your iron's instructions.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite syrup or an additional drizzle of salted caramel.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Thanks for providing such a great recipe for waffles, Robyn! Just started browsing through your pins on Pinterest and finding so many great ideas to try at the weekends.

    Trying to stay away from those tempting chocolate cupcakes, so I think this one has to be next! Look forward to seeing more of your recipes in the future.

  2. I will now be dreaming of waffles with salted caramel pockets, and only waffles with salted caramel pockets, until I can make these a reality for breakfast this weekend. Pinning!

  3. Oh a hidden pocket of extra salted caramel goodness sounds wonderful. What a decadent breakfast treat.