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waffles with butter in the middle and maple syrup pouring on the waffle

Classic Buttermilk Waffles from Scratch

Find out what the secret is to making these classic buttermilk waffles from scratch! No weird ingredients and no fuss!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 waffles


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 large eggs (separate whites and yolks)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • In a medium sized bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the yolks, buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry. If the batter looks thick, add in a splash of milk until desired consistency. 
  • Beat egg whites with a hand mixer or stand mixer until soft peaks are formed. Then fold the whites into the batter. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before putting in your waffle iron.
  • Spray your preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray or PAM. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. and cook until golden brown. Serve hot!