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

4.94 from 48 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
    Well, I tried them this morning. After figuring out that our buttermilk was not good and having to run to the store for more…they were delicious! Definitely keeping this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Buttermilk Waffles is great! They look very attractive. Thanks for your guide recipe. You make processing them easier. will try it soon. Cherish for your sharing

  3. 5 stars
    I love how easy these were to make! My family prefers waffles over pancakes & they said these were the best! Super soft!

  4. 5 stars
    What a great way to start my day! This looks delicious; can’t wait to enjoy this with my morning cup of coffee!

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks for the Buttermilk substitute tip. I never have it on hand Either, but was still able to make the recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    My family loves a good homemade waffle. These were so light, soft and fluffy! This is a recipe we will make often!

  7. 5 stars
    I love Fluffy Waffle, it’s great to be able to do it at home, thank you for your detailed videos and tutorials, just follow and everything is easy.

  8. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved thIs recipe. It was very fluffy and DELICIOUS. I added chopped bananas into the waFfle iron as toppings aFter pouring The batter and it cAme out so good. It was a big hit at our house. Thanks

  9. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe but my only suggestion is if you want fluffier waffles separated the egg whites and egg yokes. Then beat the whites and added them at the end. I also doubled the amouun of sugar for sweeter waffles.

  10. 5 stars
    It is now the family recipe!!! I also did half wheat, half white flour and it was actually even lighter! Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    These are the best waffles, so light and fluffy! Very low in sugar too, only 8 grams. I served them to 15 family members and they all raved aBout them.

  12. 5 stars
    Used 1/2 WHOLE-WHEAT flour and 1/2 white floyr and used low fat buttermilk. Let rest 10 minutes. Great recipe!!

  13. 5 stars
    Incredibly light and fluffy with a nice tangy taste, due to using buttermilk.
    Prior to finding this recipe, I used one that required separation of the eggs and beating the egg whites. But this recipe is easier and produces fluffier waffles. It’s my new goto waffle recipe. Thanks!

  14. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe many times and it’s my FAVE! I was wondering if I could make the batter the night before? Will it still be okay to use?

    1. So glad it’s your favorite! I personally haven’t made the batter the night before. Not sure if it would thicken up.

  15. 5 stars
    I have tried other buttermilk recipes……this one’s hands down at the top of my list. My daughter loved it….I will be using the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow…..THANKS 🙂

  16. Can you make the batter the night before and put it in the fridge with some plastic wrap? I have a brunch that I’m hosting tomorrow and I want to save as much time as possible.

    1. I haven’t tried making the night before. It might get thick & you’d want to add a little liquid when you are ready 🙂

  17. 5 stars
    I didn’t have buttermilk so I used kefir instead cup for cup and WOW this is the best waffle batter I’ve ever tried! They’re perfectly fluffy with the perfect amount of substance and crunch. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  18. 5 stars
    Made these a couple of days ago. They were delicious! I don’t always have buttermilk on hand so they were a nice new addition to the Sunday lineup.

  19. 5 stars
    Waffles are my kids favorite! We love this recipe and it’s a hit with my picky waffle eaters. I love the buttermilk flavor in it and the recipe instructions are specific enough to help me avoid lots of spilled over batter in the waffle iron! Another Lil’ Luna hit in our home!

      1. 5 stars
        Love this recipe! I use half oat flour half regular flour which gives it a heartier flavor. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! 😊

  20. 5 stars
    Best waffles I’ve ever made; at 64 and having cooked from scratch from a young age, this is saying a lot. Picked this recipe because it had 5 stars, so happy I did.

  21. Would you please let me know how many waffles this recipe will make? I see that it is 6 servings, but how many waffles in a serving?

    Thank you!

  22. 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!

  23. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I had some blueberries and added the with a little cinnamon!! This is a keeper for sure.

  24. 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!