Buttermilk Waffles

What’s better than a big, fluffy waffle first thing in the morning? Almost nothing! These buttermilk waffles are your new favorite breakfast recipe—everyone will love them!

Buttermilk waffles are right up there on the list of favorite breakfast recipes! My kids love these waffles just as much as they love a stack of pancakes, or a slice of french toast!

A stack of Buttermilk Waffles on a plate, topped with strawberries and blueberries

Homemade Breakfast

I LOVE breakfast. I can’t go a day without it. And I think we can all agree that a homemade breakfast is the best – especially when it’s waffles!

Buttermilk waffles are fluffy, light, and taste great with a bunch of yummy toppings. My kids beg me to make waffles almost daily. They love this recipe and it’s quickly becoming our go-to waffle recipe.

What’s the difference between buttermilk waffles and classic Belgian waffles? Belgian waffles are made with a very deep waffle maker and call for different ingredients. Buttermilk waffles are a classic recipe that can be made in any waffle maker!

collage of mixing the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients for the waffles

How to Make Buttermilk Waffles

Dry Ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients together – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Wet Ingredients. Then mix your wet ingredients together- buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.

Combine. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Make sure not to over mix.

Cook. Grease and heat up your waffle iron. Pour about ⅓ – ½ cup of batter into the waffle iron (or until batter reached about ½ inch to the edge of the iron). Cook according to your waffle iron. Top with syrup and berries or any other topping you desire!

Don’t have buttermilk on hand? No worries—I almost never have buttermilk at my house. You can easily make your own buttermilk with this trick! Pour a little less than 2 cups of regular milk into a bowl. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to the bowl. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes. You just made buttermilk!

closeup of a fluffy buttermilk waffle inside the waffle iron

Fluffing + Freezing

To make your waffles fluffy: Make sure not to over-mix the batter- the less you fuss with the batter the fluffier your waffles will be! I always let my batter sit for a few minutes to thicken before I make the waffles. This helps them to be extra fluffy!

Freezing leftovers for easy morning meals: We always have leftover waffles that we don’t even up eating. These are GREAT for freezing and eating later. Freeze the waffles in a single layer until they are frozen, then put them into an airtight bag and freeze until you need them. Perfect for heating up or toasting for busy on-the-go mornings!

Other toppings you can serve with these buttermilk waffles:

So many options, but some of our favorites include:

homemade buttermilk waffle topped with berries and syrup

We love to eat these with our waffles:

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Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

4.95 from 52 votes
What's better than a big, fluffy waffle first thing in the morning? Almost nothing! These buttermilk waffles are your new favorite breakfast recipe—everyone will love them!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 331 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Add eggs and stir until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined (there were still be lumps). Fold in vanilla. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat waffle iron and grease. Pour about ⅓ - ½ cup of batter into the waffle iron (or until batter reached about ½ inch to the edge of the iron). Cook until ready. Top with syrup and berries. 

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Soooo good! Our new favorite waffle recipe. We cut the recipe in half and had 4 Belgian squares. Served with syrup with a little melted butter and vanilla. Amazing!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I had some blueberries and added the with a little cinnamon!! This is a keeper for sure.

  3. 5 stars
    We had breakfast for dinner today. These waffles were the delicious star of the meal. Topped with blueberries and raspberries & maple syrup they were perfection!

  4. 5 stars
    I love these waffles, but will admit that I did add bit of my sourdough starter. I’ve found that a lot of recipes can be a dumping ground for my excess starter…I hate wasting!

    1. The nutrition facts/serving size is for one waffle (about the size as is in the picture). If you have a smaller waffle iron or one that breaks the waffle up into quarters, then the nutrition facts may be slightly different.

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