These quick buttermilk waffles are melt-in-your mouth delicious. Fluffy, airy and so crispy on the outside, this classic breakfast treat has never been more perfect.

Waffles with berries on a plate

Buttermilk waffles don’t have to be a huge mess to make. These come together in 15 minutes in just one bowl. I call this my “no mess” method! 

Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a golden brown waffle party on a lazy Sunday. Lay out a bunch of toppings and syrups, fire up the waffle iron and prepare your sweet tooth! 

Ingredients for buttermilk waffles

What Are Buttermilk Waffles? 

Classic buttermilk waffles only differ from classic waffles in one key way — that luscious buttermilk. It gives these waffles a nice, sour flavor while also reacting with the baking soda to create a light and springy texture. 

Note: if you love Belgian-style waffles, you have got to try our Liege Belgian Waffles.

How To Make The Best Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk waffles don’t need to be stressful. Just follow these easy steps to make them perfect each and every time: 

  1. Preheat your waffle iron. To get the crispiest outer edges, you want to make sure the iron is nice and hot before adding the batter. 
  2. Prepare all the ingredients. Measure all your ingredients for easy preparation. 
  3. Combine all wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. In order to get the smoothest texture, combine wet and dry ingredients separately. Then, add them together, making sure to whisk out any lumps. 
  4. Make those waffles! Prepare your waffles according to your waffle maker’s specific instructions. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings! 

How Do You Keep Waffles Crispy?

Nothing is worse than a soggy waffle. Have leftover waffles or making a batch for a huge party? Here’s how to keep them nice and crispy: 

  • Let them rest on a cooling rack right when they come out of the waffle maker. 
  • To revive a soggy waffle, place it directly on the oven rack and reheat at 200 ℉ for a couple of minutes. 
  • You can also pop them in the toaster for a few minutes to reheat. They taste just as fresh as right off the iron. 
Waffle in a waffle maker

Buttermilk Substitute for Waffles

If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have buttermilk, there’s a solution! Grab one cup of 2% or whole milk and add in one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Allow the mixture to sit for about five minutes. Just like that, you have a viable buttermilk substitute! 

Best Waffle Toppings

The only thing I love more than waffles is all the toppings you can use! Here are some of my absolute favorites: 

  • Easy Raspberry Jam – This jam is puckery and sweet and only requires three ingredients to make. It’s my sons’ absolute favorite on waffles! 
  • Berry/Maple Syrups – Syrup is a must. Maple is a classic, but I love a good, fruit-flavored syrup! 
  • Dulce de Leche – This caramel syrup is so decadent on a waffle. Add a drizzle with some spiced stewed apples. YUM! 
Waffles with berries on a plate

More Classic Breakfast Foods

  • Air Fryer Bacon – I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again — I love air fryer bacon! It gets so darn crispy with little to no mess. 
  • Breakfast Quiche – Who doesn’t like a breakfast pie? This quiche recipe is one of my go-tos when hosting a brunch.  
  • Cottage Cheese Pancakes – Cottage cheese makes pancakes sooooo crispy and creamy. If this dish sounds a little weird, you’re in for a great surprise!  

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.