20-Minute Buttermilk Waffles | The Raw Recipe
Buttermilk Waffles are a classic breakfast recipe that’s a family favorite! Fluffy and light on the inside with a crispy golden exterior…the buttermilk makes everything better!
Breakfast is always better when it’s homemade! Some other amazing recipes to try are these sour cream pancakes, Belgian waffles, and buttermilk pancakes! Serve them with scrambled eggs and bacon and you have a breakfast to die for!
Soft and fluffy buttermilk waffles
If you’ve never had buttermilk waffles before, you’re in for a treat. They are one of my favorites! I keep coming back to this recipe because of how sweet and flavorful these waffles are. This is a basic recipe that I know you will LOVE!
Buttermilk acidity makes these waffles perfectly moist and tender. Buttermilk also gives these waffles a subtle, but oh so delicious, tart flavor! One bite and you’ll be hooked. The good news is that these bad boys are so quick and easy to make that using a canned mix will be a thing of the past! Serve these delicious waffles with all your favorite syrups and toppings and you’ll have a breakfast winner in your hands!
Is milk or buttermilk better for making waffles?
It all depends on preferences! Personally, I prefer buttermilk waffles because they are softer and tastier. You won’t get as much flavor if you use milk instead, but you’ll get a crispy, golden outer layer once they’re cooked. If you like crispy waffles, try this recipe instead!
Ingredients you will need to craft them
The good news is that this recipe uses so many simple ingredients that you won’t have to go to the grocery store! And if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can even make some by mixing together some pantry staples! Find my full recipe here. Note: If you’re looking for measurements, they’re all in the recipe card below!
- Plain flour: All-purpose flour is great for giving these waffles a light, airy structure!
- Granulated sugar: A few tablespoons of sugar will ensure your buttermilk waffles are just sweet enough!
- Baking powder and baking soda: You’ll need both to ensure your waffles turn out fluffy instead of dense.
- Salt: A pinch of salt will enhance the flavor of your entire batch of waffles.
- Buttermilk: The star of the show! You can buy this prefab or make it yourself with just milk and white vinegar! Click here for the full recipe.
- Eggs: Helps bind all those tasty ingredients together!
- Butter: Adds richness and makes your waffles nice and fluffy.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla makes everything better! Add a little vanilla extract to your batch for a sweet, mouth-watering flavor. Use pure vanilla extract for best results.
How to make homemade buttermilk waffles
It’s as easy as using a canned mix! The only difference is that these waffles taste a million times better and are free of preservatives and artificial flavors! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a delicious stack of waffles ready to devour.
- Mix the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Mix the wet ingredients: In another medium bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until the eggs are incorporated.
- Combine: Pour the wet egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Be careful not to overmix. You may have a few lumps and that’s okay.
- Preheat the waffle maker: Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat your waffle maker while your batter is resting.
- To cook: The amount of batter you use depends on the size of your waffle maker. For example, for an 8-inch round waffle iron, use about ⅓ cup of batter. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. My waffle maker has a green light that comes on when my waffle is done. Go ahead and bake your waffle as crispy as you like! Repeat the baking process until all your waffles are done.
- Serve with your favorite toppings: Top hot waffles with syrup, berries or powdered sugar and enjoy!
Tips for making homemade waffles
Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when making your batch of homemade buttermilk waffles. They will turn out perfectly every time!
- Measure the flour: Generally, the biggest culprit of dry waffles is too much flour added. Be sure to measure and level your flour to get the perfect buttermilk to flour ratio.
- Do not overmix: I know, I know, it’s tempting to want to mix your dough until it’s completely smooth. But doing so risks causing gluten to develop, which will leave you with tough, dense waffles. Mix only until the ingredients are incorporated. It’s okay if there are a few lumps left.
- Keep your waffle maker closed: If you open your waffle maker before the end of the cooking time, it releases all the hot air needed to cook your waffle properly.
- Underfill: It’s better to underfill your waffle maker than to add too much batter and make a mess. You need less dough than you think because it will puff up while baking.
What would waffles be without delicious toppings? Elevate your breakfast with these homemade toppings to die for! They are made with simple ingredients and will take your breakfast to the next level. Fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar are always a good idea too!
Homemade buttermilk waffles make great leftovers! Simply heat them up and add your favorite toppings for a quick and easy breakfast or treat!
- In the refrigerator: Your buttermilk waffles will last 4-5 days in an airtight container.
- Reheating: To quickly reheat your homemade waffles, toss them in the toaster or microwave for 15-30 seconds or in an air fryer for 1-2 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
In another medium bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until the eggs are incorporated.
Pour the wet egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Be careful not to overmix. You may have a few lumps and that’s okay.
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat your waffle maker while your batter is resting.
The amount of batter you use depends on the size of your waffle maker. For example, for an 8-inch round waffle iron, use about ⅓ cup of batter. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. My waffle maker has a green light that comes on when my waffle is done. Go ahead and bake your waffle as crispy as you like! Repeat the baking process until all your waffles are done.
Top hot waffles with syrup, berries or powdered sugar and enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.