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How To Make The Perfect Waffle Recipe

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Have you ever wanted to know How To Make The Best Waffle Recipe?! I’ve got you covered. Perfectly crisp, yet sweet and soft in the center.
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Best Waffle Recipe

You are in for a treat with my… How To Make the Best Waffle Recipe!  Try my Mickey Mouse Waffle Recipe too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration!

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!

Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

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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.

Easy Waffle Recipe

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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.

Crispy Waffle Recipe

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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 How To Make The Best Waffle Recipe

*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 The Perfect Waffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 10
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine.
  3. Place egg whites into a medium mixing bowl, whisk continuously until stiff peaks form.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To serve, place waffles onto serving plates, top with fruit of choice and drizzle with warm buttermilk syrup.
Recipe 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 Facts
How To Make The Perfect Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 13.9%
Calcium 12.1%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 51
    sadina says:

    i also have a question about the butter? Is 1 cup necessary, can i decrease the amount?

  2. 52
    Sam says:

    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!!

  3. 53
    Marci says:

    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.

  4. 54
    Monica says:

    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!

  5. 55
    Amy says:

    I made these for Valentine’s Day with my husband! Absolutely amazing!

  6. 56
    justin peterson says:

    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.

  7. 57
    Alice says:

    I just wanted to state that there is way too much butter.

  8. 58
    Elizabeth says:

    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!

  9. 59
    Holy sugar batman says:

    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.

  10. 60
    Stacey says:

    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?

  11. 61
    Nadine says:

    Substitute for buttermilk as we don’t get buttermilk on the island?

  12. 62
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    Believe this is Jackie Kennedy’s waffle recipe, complete with the buttermilk.

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    Kerri says:

    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.

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    Tracy says:

    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?

  21. 71
    Mary E says:

    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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