Buttermilk Waffles

Friday, April 15, 2011
Guess what the lovely CSN store fairies brought me this time: a waffle maker! Woot woot! I have never made homemade waffles before (I mean well duhh since I've never owned a waffle maker) and when I see recipes for waffles on blogs I immediately skip them because I know I'll never be able to make them anyways. But now I can!!

So needless to say I don't have waffles. Like ever. My only memories of having waffles at home are of the frozen ones that you pop in the toaster or microwave. Why did people ever like those? I know I never did. They were always dry and... well just gross. So for my first try at homemade waffles, I had no idea what to expect!

You should also know that I'm a pancake girl through and through. Since I didn't grow up with waffles, we ALWAYS had pancakes growing up. For a year or two, we even had chocolate chip pancakes every Sunday. And anytime I go to breakfast places to eat, I ALWAYS order pancakes. You can bet on it. So turning to waffles almost felt like treason!

Shhhh! Don't tell pancakes but: I am in love with waffles. This recipe rocked my world! I honestly don't think I need to try any other basic waffle recipe. That's pretty ballsy to say after only trying one period, but they were too good! They buttermilk made them so soft and moist. They were actually pretty eggy, but I really enjoyed it. So if you're not into that then maybe you won't like them as much. But really, you should give these a try!

Buttermilk Waffles
from Sugarcrafter

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Preheat the waffle maker to medium-high heat, and preheat your oven to 200 degrees (for keeping the cooked waffles warm). In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla until well-blended.

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

Add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth. In another medium bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the batter.

Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into each well of the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook until crisp (it took 5-6 minutes for my waffle maker). Repeat with the remaining batter. Transfer the finished waffles to a baking sheet, and place them in the oven to keep warm until you are ready to serve them. Serve with butter, jam, maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream…whatever your heart desires!

I can't wait to try more waffle recipes! I need to be more creative, though.  
Any suggestions for what waffle recipe I should try next??


  1. Flourchild said...:

    I have a really good recipe if you want to send me your email!! I like your new waffle iron!

  1. Katie Mar said...:

    i've got to get a waffle maker, just for this recipe. these look fantastic. i'm a waffle freak, too! :o)

  1. Monet said...:

    Now I need to buy a wafflemaker! Thank you for sharing with me today. Your yummy creations and your appreciation for good food and a full life are inspiring. It is always a pleasure to visit you. I hope you have a bountiful week!

  1. Sherry G said...:

    I made these again this morning. Still sooo good! Thanks everyone!

  1. jenbryson said...:

    Oh yum I really need to dig out my old waffle maker! Have you ever tried throwing some chopped up fruit (peaches, pears, berries, etc.) into the batter? SO GOOD!

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