Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

I’ve always loved waffles. Every Sunday growing up, our after-church lunch was a weekly rotation of pancakes, waffles or French toast. At least it was supposed to be a rotation. My mom always claimed that French toast and pancakes were easier to make than waffles, so even though I lobbied for waffles every single week, we just didn’t have them as often as I liked. But now that I’m out on my own, cooking for myself (and Mike), I can have them as often as I want. 🙂

Buttermilk Waffles

We love having breakfast for dinner a few times a month, and this is one of our favorites. It’s not the healthiest option, but I figure if we pair it with a random vegetable on the side it all works out.  If you’re not into that sort of thing, these waffles would make a spectacular weekend breakfast. They’re perfectly crispy and come from the tried and true recipe my mom made for all those years. While French toast might be a little simpler to throw together, these waffles are not complicated at all and any extra work is totally worth it.  Plus, now that you know you can freeze buttermilk, you have no excuse not to make these! 🙂

Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles


2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp shortening


Heat waffle iron. Beat eggs; beat in remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour batter from cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle iron. Bake until the waffle maker indicates it the waffle is cooked through. Remove waffle carefully. Serve with butter and syrup.

from the 1972 Betty Crocker Cookbook

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  1. These are beautiful. I love breakfast for dinner (with or without the healthy vegetable side!).

  2. These waffles look perfect! They may be making an appearance this weekend instead of pancakes.

  3. Lovely waffles! I don't have a waffle maker, but I think it is high time that I bought one!!

  4. Those waffles look so golden and crunchy, absolutely perfect. I would choose these over pancakes any day.

  5. Ooooh, now my boyfriend and I are sitting here talking about how we want a waffle press.

  6. I love waffles too! We seem to never make them though…I even have a waffle press!!! Time to pull it out of the cabinet…I think I'll be making these this weekend! YUM!

  7. I don't make waffles nearly enough! These look wonderful, Megan.

  8. I'm mad. You're making me want waffles in a serious way and I don't own a waffle iron!! Shame on you lol. Yours look awesome. I grew up having them occasionally too and they were SO good. Ahh the memories 🙂

  9. These might just be our Sunday brunch waffles 🙂

  10. I love eating waffles with applesauce on them! Time to get out the old waffle iron – these look delicious and perfect use of the new frozen buttermilk idea.

  11. Yum! These waffles look amazing! I love having breakfast any time of day too.

  12. It's been forever since I've made waffles, but I adore them! So maybe this weekend I'll have to put out the waffle maker and waffle me up a batch!

  13. These look wonderful! I am making them first thing Saturday morning : )

  14. Question…when you say shortening do you mean the crisco bars, butter, oil or ???????

  15. I really need a waffle maker 🙁

  16. I love breakfast for dinner! We are having it Sunday night. And waffles are definitely my favorite as well.

  17. No waffle iron. 🙁 I've always wanted one. The last photograph is outstanding!

  18. Waffles are one of my favorite breakfasts! Home made is best, not from a mix or the freezer. I've never made buttermilk ones though. I will have to try out this recipe, it looks delicious!

  19. Judy – I used crisco out of a tub. I'm sure the crisco bars would work as well.

  20. We just made waffles too! I make homemade 'buttermilk' if I don't have any. Older originals are almost always the best.

  21. I'd choose waffles over pancakes ANY day! Yum!!! These look TASTY!

  22. I've never heard of freezing buttermilk, interesting? I love waffles too and I always like to try new versions.

  23. oh i need to get one of those waffle makers! 🙂 they make great weekend breakfasts!

  24. We always had homemade waffles with leftover turkey and gravy the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas when I was a kid. And I have kept on the tradition. They are wonderful that way.

  25. My gosh….these look so divine! I've never made waffles before but need to get a waffle pan ASAP and try these out!

  26. These do look light and crisp. Beautiful!

  27. Yum! My waffles never turn out very well (I have a bad habit of overflowing the waffle maker all over the countertops)… But, I'm feeling inspired to give them another try. How could I resist these lovely waffles?

  28. Never knew about the whole freezing buttermilk thing–great tip! And I agree, waffles are delicious. I have a waffle maker, but it's collecting dust. I definitely need to use it more!

  29. Good Morning Megan,

    I've been waiting a month to try this recipe with my grandchildren. Alexa (3) loves waffles, so I'm ready to try them. Just waiting for them to wake up, so we can see how they enjoy them. Thanks for the recipe. My grandma always made buttermilk pancakes, and we still talk about them 30 years later.

  30. Beth – I hope they turned out well and the kids enjoyed them! 🙂

  31. We made these this morning — quite tasty 🙂 Thanks!

  32. SnoWhite – Glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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