Crispy Buttermilk Waffles

Who­ever dreamed up a method of cook­ing bat­ter to max­i­mize the crispy sur­face AND cre­ate pock­ets to hold sweet, deli­cious sugar nec­tar should be eli­gi­ble for some peace inspired big money prize. This is an American-style waf­fle that does not require a yeast as it gets its leav­en­ing from bak­ing pow­der and soda. It can be made in a reg­u­lar waf­fle iron, or a Bel­gian style iron. I pre­fer the Bel­gian, as it gives deeper pock­ets, and how can that be a bad thing?



  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups buttermilk*
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp bak­ing powder
  • 1 tsp bak­ing soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • * if using reg­u­lar milk, decrease to 1 3/4 cups milk and increase bak­ing pow­der to 4 tsp and omit bak­ing soda


  1. Place the egg yolks in a large mix­ing bowl.
  2. Whisk the dry ingre­di­ents (flour, bak­ing pow­der, bak­ing soda, and salt) together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. To the yolks, add the but­ter­milk and beat well.
  4. Add the dry ingre­di­ents and mix until smooth. Don’t over mix.
  5. Add the melted butter
  6. Place the whites in bowl of a mixer fit­ted with the whisk attach­ment. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  7. Fold the beaten egg whites care­fully into the bat­ter until just incorporated.
  8. Bake in hot waf­fle iron until steam­ing stops.
  9. Serve right away with yummy but­ter­milk “Change your Life syrup!”

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  1. I love crispy waf­fles and I love it with fruits :)

    • Ooops! We added it to the instruc­tions. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Maybe a silly ques­tion but when do add the but­ter? Do you melt and add to the but­ter­milk and yolks?

  3. Made these for breakfast…yummy. Great recipe.

  4. We had these for din­ner tonight & they were really good. I made 1 1/2 batches & it made 16 waf­fles (4 squares of 4 in my waf­fle maker)I DID add about 1/4 c. sugar, because we like them a lit­tle sweet. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. I made these for Sat­ur­day morn­ing break­fast today, and my hus­band declared them the best ever. After the first serv­ing, he asked that I copy down the recipe so that it can become part of our reg­u­lar week­end rota­tion. Thanks!

  6. lovely recipe — great fla­vor, per­fectly crisp exte­rior! thanks for sharing!

  7. Out­stand­ing. Fab­u­lous right off the iron with­out any­thing on them. Best waf­fle recipe I have ever had.

    • So glad you loved them!


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