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Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles


Kick start your morning with a stack of these Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles drizzled with maple syrup. Add a side of fresh berries and you’ve created a delicious start to the day.

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

Like you, we often have waffles as a special breakfast or brunch entrée, I have to tell you, we’ve come to love them just as much for dessert. When serving them for dessert, I like serving with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, whipped cream, and homemade chocolate fudge sauce with berries. They’re also spectacular served topped with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of bourbon praline pecan sauce. So consider setting up a dessert waffle bar for a fun family or entertaining option using waffles.

Helpful Tips for Making Waffles

  • Depending on the waffle iron you have, they can be made into any shape you like. Should you choose to use a larger waffle iron, the yield may vary.
  • Whipping the egg white separately adds an airiness to the batter.
  • These waffles can be made, cooled and frozen then reheated from frozen in a toaster or on  sheet pan in the oven.
  • This recipe easily doubles if you’re feeding a hungry crowd.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, make your own. Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or white distilled vinegar to each cup of milk called for. Let stand on the counter for 5 minutes, then proceed with the recipe.

Other Breakfast Recipe Ideas to Try

We all know it’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I admit, I sometimes prefer breakfast foods more at other meals and not specifically only in the morning. A few other breakfast and brunch recipes you may enjoy from the MSSK recipe index.

  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Sheet Pan French Toast
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • Churro Muffins from Real Housemoms


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Buttermilk Waffles

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best-buttermilk-waffles-recipe, fluffy-buttermilk-waffles
Servings: 12 waffles
Calories: 168kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk (well shaken, not fat free)
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
  • maple syrup, jam, butter and assorted fresh fruit for serving


  • In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients mixing just until fully moistened.
  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in enough batter to lightly cover the surface of the iron, about ½ to ¾ cup, depending on size.
  • Close iron cooking until waffles have crisp and golden exteriors, about 5 minutes or according to manufacturer recommendation.
  • Cook waffles in batches. Repeat spraying the waffle iron with cooking spray as needed. Keep waffles warm between batches in a 200°F oven in a single layer on a sheet pan, until serving.
  • Serve immediately with butter, drizzled with syrup or with jam and fresh berries.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
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