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How To Make The Perfect Waffles

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best waffle recipe, breakfast, brunch, buttermilk waffle recipe, crispy waffle recipe, easy waffle recipe, fluffy waffle recipe, homemeade waffle recipe, simple waffle recipe, waffle batter recipe, waffle recipe, waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 396 kcal
Author Jenny

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

  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.