A classic extra comforting buttermilk waffles recipe is always the answer. This recipe yields fluffy, thick, crispy waffles every time. Using only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand to take your breakfast to the next level.
A few of my favorite things to pair with these buttermilk waffles are Immune Boosting Ginger Carrot Orange Smoothie, Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew, Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew Coffee, and Immune boosting orange mango smoothie.
Buttermilk waffles are something that I would always chose over anything else for breakfast or for any meal for that matter. They are light and fluffy and make for the best vessel to eat fresh fruit and maple syrup.
This recipe is a little extra special because it uses a tiny bit of corn starch to really get those crispy waffles with soft centers. I really think there is nothing like it.
This is the best buttermilk waffle recipe ever!
If you’re more of a pancake lover then I also have something for you too! You can check out this Perfectly Fluffy Pumpkin Pancake recipe, Easy Family Style Dutch Baby Pancake recipe, 7 secrets to make boxed pancakes better + mistakes to avoid + recipe, even these Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes.
But if you’re willing to try something different then be prepared to have your mind changed because these buttermilk waffles are THAT GOOD!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s a super quick breakfast recipe made with ingredients that you probably have on hand.
- Everyone needs a staple waffle recipe, and I strongly believe this one will become yours.
- This is a great recipe to make waffles ahead of time and freeze them for whenever you’re in a pinch.
- It’s tastes better than waffle mix and is just as easy to make!
Ingredients for this buttermilk waffles recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these buttermilk waffles. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Flour- Simple AP flour works wonderfully for this recipe.
- Corn starch- AKA the secret ingredient in these waffles to ensure that they are moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
- Sugar– A little sugar to take these waffles up a notch.
- Baking powder & baking soda– These will give our waffles the fluffiness that we all love in waffles.
- Buttermilk– The buttermilk will help elevate the waffles and keep them extra moist.
- Salt– Trust me, adding a little salt to your cooking/baking is a must because it will help balance out the flavors and take everything to the next level. I forgot to add salt in my waffles once and the difference was astonishing!
- Butter– You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. You will need to melt it.
- Egg– Make sure to use an egg at room temperature to get it well incorporated with everything.
- Vanilla– The vanilla extract will make your waffles that much better!
What is a good buttermilk substitute?
I understand that not everyone just has a bottle of buttermilk on hand to use in their waffles that’s why I’m here to tell you that there is a solution for that.
Instead of using storebought buttermilk, you can make your own by mixing 1 & ¾ cups of milk with 1 &½ tablespoon of vinegar. Let it sit for a little bit before using it in the waffle batter.
How to make buttermilk waffles from scratch?
This is how you can make it from scratch waffles. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Whisk the wet ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined.
- Preheat the waffle iron while the batter is resting.
- Spray the waffle iron with non stick cooking spray if necessary.
- Pour the batter into the waffle iron and cool according to manufacturer’s directions or until the steam stops.
- Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup!
Buttermilk waffles topping ideas
Waffles just like pancakes are such a fun way to let everyone get creative at breakfast time. Here are some of my favorite waffle toppings to try out next time you make this recipe:
- Butter – I mean, you can never go wrong with some butter and maple syrup on waffles. Classics never disappoint
- Maple syrup– Maple syrup makes these waffles heavenly!
- Fresh fruits– We are huge fans of fresh fruits so adding them to waffles makes them that much better.
- Whipped cream– Topping waffles with a dollop of whipped cream will make you feel like you’re at a fancy breakfast place for sure!
- Nut butters– To make sure that this breakfast is extra filling, spread some nut buttter op top and enjoy.
- Nutella – This one is specifically for all my chocolate lovers. It will taste like dessert pretty much!
- Curds- I love adding lemon curd to my waffles for an extra fancy touch.
- Jams– You can use whatever jam you like here.
- Dulce de leche or caramel– Want another way to take your breakfast to the next level, top it with caramel and turn it into dessert!
- Toasted nuts– You can either use toasted nuts, or candied nuts. Both are delicious with waffles!
Of course, my favorite thing to do is to mix and match these toppings to create something I really enjoy! If you top your waffles with something else, let me know in the comments I’d love to know more!
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- Overnight strawberries and cream oats
- Healthy Mango Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
- Quick and Easy Air Fryer Baked Oats
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How make crispy waffles?
There are a few tips to make sure your waffles are as crisp as possible, here are my favorites.
- Make sure that your waffle iron is preheated before you start cooking your waffles.
- Once the waffles are done cooking place them on a cooling rack. If you place them on a plate/flat surface, the steam will create condensation and it will wet them makin them soggy.
- You can always re-heat up your waffles on the stove or keep them on a rack in a 200F oven while you’re making the rest of the waffles. Make sure to not let the in the oven for too long or they will dry out too much.
Why do my waffles stick to the waffle maker?
This is a great question and one that can be answered very easily. There are two reasons why your waffles might be sticking to the waffles maker.
The first one is because you didn’t grease your waffle maker. Unless your waffle maker says not to because it’s nonstick, then you probably want to spray it with nonstick cooking oil to avoid making a mess a ruining breakfast.
The second reason is that your waffle maker might be really old. As time goes on, and with heavy usage, appliances can go bad. This is more of a reason to use nonstick cooking spray, if that doesn’t help either maybe it’s time to get a new one!
Can you freeze buttermilk waffles?
Absolutely! Making waffles ahead of time is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch secrets.
All you need to do is cook them as instructed in the recipe, then flash freeze them for a few hours on a parchment-lined baking sheet (not stacked), then transfer them to an air-tight container and freeze them again for up to 3 months.
To reheat your waffles, you can place them in the toaster, toaster oven, or even in the oven!
Homemade buttermilk waffles from scratch
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The easiest buttermilk waffles
- waffle iron
- 2 cup AP flour
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 & ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 & ¾ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup butter melted, salted or unsalted
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the flour, corn starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Whisk the melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined. Don't over mix.
- Preheat the waffle iron while the batter is resting for a few minutes.
- Spray the waffle iron with non stick cooking spray if necessary. then pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's directions or until the steam stops.
- Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup!
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Just made these for dinner. I subbed GF flour mix (King Arthur) and they were fabulous. Super easy.
Simple easy and delicious you’re blog is my favorite and most memorable, always come here when I have a sweet tooth
Thank you so much Chelsea!
Made these for dinner tonight! 10 out 10! 😍😍😍
Where does the sugar come in the recipe? I mixed it in either way!
Mix it with the dry ingredients! 🙂