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buttermilk waffles served with butter, maple syrup and berries

Buttermilk Waffles

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This buttermilk waffles recipe is easy to make and results in fluffy waffles that are perfectly crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and filled with the most delicious buttery flavor! The best addition to any breakfast or brunch spread!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword belgian waffles, buttermilk waffles, fluffy waffles
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 large waffles
Calories 331
Author Kim


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk*
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To keep waffles warm while you are making the whole batch, heat oven to 225°F and place a large sheet pan inside.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg (if using).
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla; whisk until just combined. Some small lumps remaining are fine. (Do not over stir the mixture. Mix until a few streaks of flour are remaining.) Let batter sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Preheat waffle iron and grease. Pour about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle iron (or until batter reaches about 1/2-inch to the edge of the iron). Cook until ready - probably about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and either serve immediately or keep warm in the oven. Spray or grease waffle iron again and continue cooking remaining batter.
  • Serve with butter, warm maple syrup and any other favorite toppings. Enjoy!


*If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can quickly make a buttermilk substitute by mixing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with slightly less than 2 cups of milk.
Photos by Molly at Yes to Yolks.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg