Buttermilk Waffles

Waffles are a family favorite.  There are no picky eaters when it comes to waffles.  Everyone expects them to be served on special occasions and sometimes on the weekend.  These buttermilk waffles are a favorite of everyone.

Waffles have been around for a very long time, even earlier than the Middle Ages.  Here in America, General Electric produced the first electric waffle iron in 1911.  It had a built-in thermostat to prevent the waffles from burning.  In the 1930s, waffle irons become standard kitchen appliances.

In 1964 the Belgian waffles made their debut at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing, NY.  Originally called Brussels waffles, the originator changed the name to Belgian because he thought that most Americans were unfamiliar with Brussels.

The above information about waffles is courtesy of an article from the nibble.

Belgium waffles are made with a waffle iron that has a deeper and larger grid pattern.  The recipes usually include yeast.  Some recipes may include beaten egg whites for lightness.

I used to have a Belgian waffle maker but now I have a Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker (standard waffle maker) and that is what I used to make the waffles for this post.  It makes waffles about 7 inches in diameter and about 1/4 inch thick.

This recipe has buttermilk in it and is a favorite of mine.  The buttermilk adds a rich creamy flavor to these light and crispy waffles.  This is a quick and easy waffle recipe.

My favorite way to serve waffles is simply with butter and Michigan maple syrup.

But waffles are often served with whipped cream and a variety of berries.


Also, we have the popular and delicious combination of waffles and fried chicken.

Homemade waffles are a delicious treat for breakfast that your family is sure to love.

Recipe is adapted from Alton Brown’s Basic Waffle recipe and can be found here.

Buttermilk Waffles

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and melted butter.  Add the buttermilk and vanilla and mix to combine.  Let rest for 5 minutes.

Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.  Pour batter onto the waffle iron (amount depends on iron size).  Close the waffle iron and cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp.  Remove from the waffle maker.  Serve immediately with favorite toppings or keep warm in a 200 degree° F oven until ready to serve. Recipe may make more or less depending on size of your waffle maker.  

I hope spring has arrived where you live.  We seem to finally have springtime here in west Michigan.

Thanks to Robinnete’s for sharing their picture of apricot trees in bloom.  A sure sign that spring is here and also the promise of apricots later in the year.


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