How To Make Perfect Waffles

Have you ever wanted to know How To Make Perfect Waffles? I’ve got you covered. Perfectly crisp, yet sweet and soft in the center, this homemade waffle recipe is unbeatable!
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The Best Waffle Recipe

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I’ve finally developed a perfectly buttery crisp waffle that is better than any waffle I’ve ordered out.

I have learned that it’s important to get to know your waffle maker. They are all going to cook a bit different, so test out timing with the first one to make sure you get the perfect golden brown color and crispness.

The KitchenAid Waffle Baker is seriously the best waffle maker I’ve ever worked with. I’ve had it for a couple years and forget how much I love it everytime I bring it out. If you are in the market for a new one, I highly recommend this one.

Hope you enjoy my latest recipe!

How to Make Perfect Buttermilk Waffles

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Let’s get started! Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

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Pour your melted butter, buttermilk, milk, egg yolks and vanilla into another mixing bowl.

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Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and give a stir.

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Beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold them into the batter until just combined.

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 Be sure to not skip this step. The egg whites keep the waffles perfectly light and crisp.

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Scoop 1/2 cup batter into the center of your waffle maker. Close lid and let cook for about 2 1/2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

How To Make The Perfect Waffles

You’ll have crisp yet soft and tender waffles ready for the perfect breakfast or brunch.

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If you are crazy like me, drizzle these with my homemade buttermilk syrup. Pretty much the best thing ever. It is one of my favorite recipes in my cookbook. Enjoy friends!

How To Make The Best Waffle Recipe

Tips for Making The Best Waffles

*Invest in a good waffle maker. I have really loved having our KitchenAid Waffle Maker. Do I use it every week? No I don’t, however what a treat when I do bring it out.

*To prevent lump free waffle batter, make sure you add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and not the other way around. The best way to do this is to have all of your dry ingredients whisked together in a bowl and your wet ingredients all whisked together in a separate bowl as I recommend in this recipe.

*Get creative with your waffle toppings. Use your favorite fruit, nuts, sweet candies and even fried chicken! Pretty much anything goes with waffles!

How To Make Perfect Waffles

Have you ever wanted to know How To Make Perfect Waffles? I've got you covered. Perfectly crisp, yet sweet and soft in the center, this homemade waffle recipe is unbeatable!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Waffle Iron

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs whites and yolks separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk I used skim
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Classic Buttermilk Syrup from the Picky Palate Cookbook

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine.
  • Place egg whites into a medium mixing bowl, whisk continuously until stiff peaks form.
  • Place buttermilk, milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg yolks into a large bowl, whisk to combine then slowly stir into dry ingredients. Once combined, fold in egg whites until just combined.
  • Scoop 1/2 cup of batter and place into center of waffle iron, close lid and let cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2 1/2 minutes depending on your waffle iron. Remove hot waffles and place on cooling rack. Continue cooking waffles until all batter is used.
  • To prepare buttermilk syrup, place butter, sugar and buttermilk into a small saucepan. Stir until melted and comes to a low boil. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Syrup will foam up. Let sit aside and stir occasionally until foam has gone down.
  • To serve, place waffles onto serving plates, top with fruit of choice and drizzle with warm buttermilk syrup.

Notes

Note: I use the KitchenAid waffle baker. Cooking time will vary per brands of waffle irons. Test out one waffle to see how long baking time is.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 230mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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63 Responses
  1. Kathy

    I simmer my syrup for about five minutes after it has come to a boil. It gives it a more golden color and the taste is caramel-like. So delicious!! (I also add the soda in the beginning. Make sure you put it in a larger pot, because it will grow!)

  2. I made some homemade waffles this weekend and used egg whites too! They were really good but for some reason they just didn’t crisp up as much and didn’t get nearly as bronzed, even with my KA waffle iron. What temp and how long did you cook them for? These babies are GORGEOUS!

  3. Heather

    I am so excited to try these! My very favorite and waffles in the whole world are the ones a t Disneyland in the Mickey shapes. I have never found some I like more than those but these look close!

  4. Those are some of the prettiest waffles I’ve seen Jenny – love the buttermilk in both the waffles and syrup, and the beaten egg whites must make these extra fluffy. I have lots of kitchen appliances, but I don’t have a waffle iron – might have to finally get one so I can try these ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kris

    Will have to try that recipe and if it gets the thumbs up from my daughter. Trying to get her off the Bisquick mix.
    $299 for a waffle maker? I think not.

  6. My kids bought me a waffle maker! That should tell you how they feel about them.

    When I make waffles I triple the recipe & freeze them in bags of 2. Great for big kids to pop in the toaster for breakfast. Yum!

  7. Whitney

    I made these tonight with my new waffle maker and they were wonderful! My husband didn’t even need syrup and that’s a huge accomplishment, let me tell you, lol. This recipe is a keeper, thanks so much for sharing it.

  8. michele

    Just made these this morning and the whole family devoured them…even my youngest picky eater son. Hubby responded: “These are the best waffles I have ever eaten!” Yep-it’s a keeper recipe…thanks for sharing it. :0)

  9. Margaret Ann

    Just finished making these and they were delicious! Even my husband proclaimed them “Great!”…I usually get a “Good.” Will be making again!! Thanks for a terrific recipe!

  10. Karen

    Made these this morning and they were a huge hit! Lightly crisp on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. Don’t even need syrup, they melt in your mouth! Definitely making this my go-to waffle recipe! Thanks!!

  11. Yum!!! I love a good crispy waffle. I will be making these soon. I have two different waffle makers because I couldn’t commit to one waffle shape, round or square. Hee Hee!

  12. Teresa

    I was intrigued by the addition of the whipped egg whites. I will definitely add that technique into my weekend waffles! However, I question amount of butter. There is no way 1 cup is correct. I used my usual 1/4 cup of melted butter. And next time, I will likely use less sugar. Too sweet for my taste. It is probably what helps make the crust extra crispy. The sugar seems to caramelize on the waffle iron.

  13. First recipe trialled on my brand spanking new waffle iron & they were better than any waffle I’ve tried ? thanks for a fantastic, easy to follow recipe!!

  14. Marci

    I made these tonight and the flavor was very good but they did not get crispy at all, rather mushy no matter how long I cooked them. They did turn a nice brown color.

  15. Monica

    I’ve tried several waffle recipes, & this one is the best by far. I made a few tweaks to them to make the recipe absolutely perfect. I cut the sugar to 1/2c because they were a bit too sweet for us in the first go-round with the recipe. I also added a tablespoon of malted milk powder. It makes the waffle taste truly out-of-the ordinary. Guests are completely blown away by these waffles! Thank you!

  16. justin peterson

    Thanks. Good waffles, BUT … readers should be warned that these are SWEET waffles … I reduced the sugar to just 2 tbps and they were still too sweet for my taste. Still, the buttermilk is key, and beating the eggs whites. Nice.

  17. Elizabeth

    Been looking for a really good waffle recipe, some i thought were good did not stand the test of time. This recipe is awesome, my daughter told me not to lose this one and thats a huge compliment from the jaded teen!

  18. Holy sugar batman

    Holy sugar … 3/4 of a cup?! It’s breakfast not dessert. That’s nuts. I can’t even imagine eating these. I dont add sugar to pancakes or waffles unless it’s for a dessert and even then it may be 1/4 cup. Wow. I am just shocked.

  19. Stacey

    I followed the recipe exactly, but my waffles turned out super-floppy. No crispy or hard outside. Is it definitely 1 full cup of butter and not 1 stick?

  20. Kerri

    I am looking for clarification on the amount of butter in the batter. When I saw the recipe it said 1 cup and then 1 stick later on. I know the syrup is a different recipe so I am not confused about that.

  21. Tracy

    These are a family favorite in our house. Love this recipe. Just curious, have you ever froze and toasted up later on? Are they as good, if so?

  22. I usually don’t take the time to write out a review. (pretty busy life), however, this is the very BEST waffle recipe that I have ever found. It has been a total hit with my family. Just wanted to let others know.

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