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The Perfect Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

My light, rich, and crisp Buttermilk Waffles will hit the spot every single time!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3 cups (15oz/426g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups (20floz/565ml) buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5floz/142ml) flavorless oil (canola, veg, sunflower etc)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a jug, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract.

  3. Whisk together the wet and the dry ingredients. Whisk while you spell out W.A.F.F.L.E.S, or 7 times roughly. A few Lumps and bumps are all good. Just like pancake batter, they work themselves out while the batter rests. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. 

  4. Pre-heat your waffle iron to medium heat then generously butter or grease it. 

  5. Spoon roughly 1/4-1/3 cup of batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. (all waffle irons are different but roughly around 3-4 minutes) TIP: Resist the urge to open the waffle iron while cooking so you don't let out all that lovely steam that will give you a crisp, brown waffle.

  6. Once cooked remove from the waffle iron and set aside. Repeat this process until all of the batter has been used. 

  7. To serve: Stack the waffles, top with butter, maple syrup and enjoy!

  8. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 1 day. reheat back in the iron or covered in foil in the oven for 10 minutes at 300°F (150°C).

Nutrition Facts
The Perfect Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.