This classic buttermilk waffle recipe is what breakfast dreams are made of. They’re easy to make, fluffier than your favorite teddy bear, and are the perfect wake-up call for even the grouchiest of humans. 

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Looking for the best homemade buttermilk waffles?

Classic buttermilk waffles are a staple in breakfast recipes. They’re even better when made from scratch. You can make these with only a few ingredients right at home in less than 30 minutes. 

Whether it’s during the week or on the weekend, nothing beats a good waffle, especially a plain old classic waffle. Sure, you can make them fancy like Spiked Eggnog Belgian Waffles with Warmed Boozy Syrup or Spiced Buttermilk Waffles with Amaretto Glazed Pears. Still, there’s something so nostalgic about a simple buttermilk waffle. Humble, yet hits the spot every time, bringing you back to the days of your youth. 

What Are Waffles?

As we all probably already know, waffles aren’t an American creation. Waffles can be traced all the way back to 4000 years ago when hotcakes were made by cooking batter on a hot stone. We’re not going that primal here. This buttermilk waffle recipe is modern but still stands the test of time. So, no, you won’t be needing a hot rock, but you will need a waffle iron. 

Simple Sunday Morning Waffles Recipe | Kita Roberts

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • CLASSIC – This recipe uses classic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. It’s foolproof.
  • FLUFFY – This recipe produces the fluffiest waffles, making them the perfect canvas for drizzling piping hot syrup.

What You Need to Make Buttermilk Waffles

  • All-purpose flour: This is the structure for our waffles. 
  • Baking soda & Baking powder: Act as leavening agents, creating super fluffy waffles. 
  • Salt
  • White sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness. 
  • Eggs: The binding agent for our waffle batter. 
  • Unsalted butter
  • Buttermilk: Room temperature. This is the secret ingredient that provides acid to react with the baking soda, helping the batter to rise even more. 
  • Non-stick vegetable spray

How to Make This Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

  • First, let your waffle iron heat up as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200 degrees F and put a wire rack inside a baking sheet.
  • In a big bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients – eggs, butter, and buttermilk.
  • Now, combine the egg mixture with the dry ingredients, stirring gently without overworking. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • If needed, grease the hot waffle iron with spray. Using a ⅓ cup scoop, portion out the waffle batter into the iron. Close it and cook until both sides are crispy and golden (they should come out easily).
  • Next, arrange the cooked waffles on a wire rack and keep them warm in the oven as you work through the batter.
  • Finally, serve the waffles with your favorite breakfast toppings, like fresh fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup, or whatever else you like. 

Expert Recipe Tips

  • Spray the waffle iron each time you add more batter to prevent it from sticking. 
  • Make sure to let your waffle iron preheat before adding the batter. You don’t want the uncooked batter to sit in the iron while you’re waiting for it to heat up. 
  • Wait until your waffles are golden brown before removing them from the iron. 
  • For super crisp waffles, leave them in the iron a little longer and vice versa.
  • For a heartier waffle, use whole wheat flour. 
  • Make extra waffles and freeze them for later. It’s like having homemade eggo waffles on demand. 
  • Add a touch of vanilla extract to the batter for a depth of flavor.

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before freezing, arrange them on a baking sheet in a single layer to flash freeze them. Then, add them to a ziplock bag and freeze. This simple step prevents them from sticking together. 

To reheat, pop your waffles in the toaster or toaster oven. Let them reheat until warm. 

What to Serve with Buttermilk Pancakes

Let the breakfast extravaganza begin! Create a massive breakfast spread by serving up your homemade waffles with something savory like Biscuits with Creamy Gravy & Sausage or a Potato Frittata. Just want to keep it classic? Go for basic bacon and eggs, and call it a day.

Let the nostalgia commence with these fluffy buttermilk waffles. One batch of this classic waffle recipe and your whole family will be in love. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 

Sunday Morning Waffle Recipe | Kita Roberts

Simple Sunday Morning Waffles Recipe

It’s hard to be grumpy while staring down a fresh pile of warm waffles slathered in butter and dripping with syrup. Start Sunday right!
5 from 2 votes
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Author: Kita
20 minutes
Serves: 6 Waffles


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 eggs - beaten
  • 2 oz unsalted butter - melted
  • 2 cups buttermilk - room temperature
  • Non-stick vegetable spray - for waffle iron


  • Allow your waffle iron to preheat according to manufacturers directions. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and lay a wire rack inside of a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, and buttermilk. 
  • Stir egg mixture into the dry ingredients, without overworking. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Grease the waffle iron with the spray (if required), portion out waffle batter (I use a 1/3 cup scoop for my waffle maker), close and cook until crispy and golden on both sides (they should easily come out of the waffle maker).
  • Arrange waffles on wire rack and place in oven to keep warm as you work through the batter.
  • Serve with breakfast fixings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 837mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Recipe FAQs

No worries! You can substitute regular milk or make your own homemade buttermilk by using the same amount of milk with a tablespoon or two of vinegar or lemon juice. This helps the milk become thicker, like buttermilk. 

Absolutely! Just double or triple the ingredients, depending on how many waffles you want. You can never have too many, right?

Feel free to add fruit or chocolate chips to the batter to customize them to your liking. 

Yes! Just use your favorite mini waffle iron and follow the recipe like normal. 

Simple Sunday Morning Waffle Recipe | Kita Roberts

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