Buttermilk Waffles  Buttermilk Waffles

Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Sabrina Linn Image by: Jeff Coulson

These classic buttermilk waffles are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The best part? You can prepare the batter the night before and wake up to a tasty feast that's ready in minutes.

  • Prep time 35 minutes
  • Total time 35 minutes



In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla; pour over dry ingredients and stir just until combined. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)

Heat nonstick waffle iron. Using about 3/4 cup for each waffle, pour batter onto hot waffle iron; close lid and cook until crisp and golden and steam stops, about 5 minutes.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If your waffle iron isn't nonstick, spray it with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil before adding the batter.



For the traditionalist: Top each waffle with 1/3 cup quartered hulled strawberries, 1/4 cup whipped cream flavoured with a dash of vanilla, and 2 tsp maple syrup. 

For the adventurer: Top each waffle with 1/4 cup each chopped pitted peeled mango and chopped cored peeled pineapple, 1 tbsp toasted sweetened shaved coconut, and 30 g semisweet chocolate (about 1 oz), melted. 

For the health nut: Substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour; continue with recipe. Top each waffle with 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt, 1/3 cup fresh blueberries and 2 tsp liquid honey.

For the sweet tooth: Stir 1 tbsp chocolate chips into each portion of batter before pouring onto waffle iron; cook as directed. Top each waffle with 2 tbsp toasted chopped macadamia nuts and 1 tbsp dulce de leche, warmed. 

Nutritional facts per each of 8 waffles: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 565 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 281.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 103 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g


  • Iron 14.0
  • Folate 27.0
  • Calcium 13.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Buttermilk Waffles