Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful…perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!

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These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!I swear I sometimes think that I live on the Island of Misfit Toys.  Not the real Island of Misfit Toys, but just my own little version of it.  If you’ve got dogs, then you likely know what I’m referring to here.  Yup, dog toys.  We’ve got dog toys spread from the bedroom to the kitchen to the bathroom and even the backyard.  Actually, check that, we have things that used to resemble dog toys spread from the bedroom to the backyard.  

I’m talking a duck with no wings.  Those wings never stood a chance.

I’m talking a rabbit with no head.  I swear this isn’t something from a horror movie.  Just something from a dog’s world.

I’m talking a leg from an ice-skating tiger.  I have no idea what happened to the rest of the tiger.  It’s probably under the couch.

I’m talking a legless cow wearing an apple-printed dress.  Who comes up with these dog toy ideas?  A cow wearing an apple-printed dress…really?

And squeekers?  Forget about it!  You’d think those squeekers personally insulted our dog’s mother with the vim and vigor that he rips them out of new toys.

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!So what do all of these toys have to do with these delicious Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles?  Well, at any given time, there are no less than 4 random toys scattered around our kitchen.  I’m sure Maximus thinks he is bringing them over as gifts, but I see them more as booby traps.  Whenever I’ve got a hot pan in my hands, I can always count on turning around to find a tailless skunk on the floor right behind me.  (Similarly, I have a knack for finding the neon orange squeeky toy in the middle of the night.  I think he leaves it right in front of the bathroom door just to spite me.  It’s the loudest toy in the house, and I manage to step on it every night.)

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!All jokes aside, we love our dogs around here.  If it means stepping on an occasional toy, then I’ll take it.  I also happen to love breakfast food.  Maybe it’s the fact that I’m hungry when I wake up.  Or maybe it’s because I enjoy baking.  But breakfast food has always been a favorite around our house.  In fact, a good waffle iron was one of the few things that I requested on our wedding registry.

Truthfully, I don’t wake up and make these Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles as often as I’d like.  Usually we just go with cereal or our Greek yogurt + granola.  But on weekends or when company is in town, that’s when I pull out the waffle iron!  And who says you can’t have buttermilk waffles for dinner?

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!A few months ago, I posted these Liege Waffles.  Waffles are a thing of beauty over in Belgium.  At any given time, there are no less than 237 street vendors selling waffles covered with all sorts of decadent toppings.  Unlike the Belgian version that includes pearl sugar in the batter, these Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are more like traditional diner-style waffles.  They’re the waffles I grew up eating on Sunday mornings when I was a kid.  They’re delicious!

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!99% of the time, I opt for the classic maple syrup (the real stuff!) and a bit of butter on my waffles.  However, sometimes the fresh fruit + whipped cream version calls to me.  What about you?  What is your favorite waffle topping?  And do you have any misshapen dog toys in your house?

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful...perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

These Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are light and flavorful…perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 330kcal


For the Waffles

For Serving


  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, sour cream, egg yolks and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients; gently stir until well combined, but do not overmix.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not overmix.
  • Spray a waffle iron with non-stick spray and preheat iron.
  • Spoon batter into waffle maker, taking care not to overfill.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until done.
  • Serve immediately or place waffles in a 300°F oven for up to 15 minutes while other waffles bake.
  • Serve with fresh berries, whipped cream, butter and maple syrup.


Note: Separating the eggs and whipping the whites until stiff will yield fluffier waffles. However, to save time, you can simply add eggs (both whites and yolks) directly in with the other liquid ingredients.

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  1. I’ve heard one joke, something like “Going to bed at night, I already look forward to having my breakfast!” Well, for some people that could be the truth. I totally agree with you – while usual breakfast could be simple, your weekend brunch should stand out! How could you distinguish between a business day and weekend if you don’t have something hearty such as these lovely waffles, right? Maple syrup is the best! But, as I mentioned once, try mixing maple syrup, melted butter (even salted would work!) and whiskey (or similar drink). Believe me, weekend will be much better haha:)

    1. Oh man, I totally agree with that statement, Ben! Breakfast is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day. Even our simpler weekday breakfasts are still awesome…what can I say? I just love to eat! Haha! Oh, that maple + butter + whiskey combo sounds incredible. I assume you use it as a sauce? It almost sounds like hot buttered rum which is a drink, though. Either way, I’m intrigued!

  2. Why are you blaming the dog for the toys? That’s so lame…
    Just confess it “I’m David and I like to chew dog toys!” There’s nothing to be ashamed about it. 😉
    Anyways, if you’re down, I’ll trade a Kooky Chicken Dog Toy for a couple of these fantastic waffles. Deal?

    1. I am totally down to make that trade! I love playing with the Kooky Chicken. Uh, I mean I love watching the dogs play with the Kooky Chicken. It’s really for the dogs…I swear! 🙂

  3. Hahaha – that’s so funny your dog “decorates” your kitchen while you are cooking – maybe it’s his way of bribing you for food – the stuff you are making! I mean, if I was a dog, I’d resort to all kinds of things (including chasing that mail man/lady away for good) to get my paws on waffles like these!
    These are so light and fluffy! And you know what – my daughter told me this morning, she came into my room to get something as I was sleeping and she heard me say “waffles” over and over again – and now I see these…I guess waffles it is for lunch! 🙂

    1. Hah! I think you are on to something here, Shashi. Maybe I should view all of those dog toys laying around as gifts from the pups. If it’s watermelon he’s after, then he’s scored the jackpot this summer! Laura has been craving watermelon like no other, so we’ve had huge watermelons cut up in our fridge since like May. I swear we go through one in less than a week! I’m also laughing that you were dreaming of waffles in your sleep. Waffles are one of those foods that can totally be eaten for every meal of the day! 🙂

  4. The boys have 13 toys, I just counted, BUT no squeekers! And I hate when they whittle the hard plastic ones down and you step on the shrapnel… no bueno at all.
    Digging these and you made them with buttermilk, awesome. 🙂 Killer shots too Dave. I have one coming next Monday, with sourdough.

    1. Haha…why am I surprised that there are 13 toys and 0 squeakers? Those things are like mortal enemies to dogs! It’s the first thing that Maximus does whenever he gets a new toy. Oooo…I’ve been thinking about making sourdough waffles soon. You beat me to it this time…haha! I can’t wait to see your version. 🙂

  5. Hi David! I am a waffle person all the way! Always with pure maple syrup, warmed so that it melts the butter! I also like berries and cooked, crumbled bacon in them. I’ll take stepping on dog toys over Legos any day (or night)!

    1. Oh my gosh, I can’t imagine stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night. I think I would gladly choose the loud squeaker over a Lego in a heartbeat! Oh, the crumbled bacon on the waffle combined with hot maple syrup is making my stomach growl. I wish I had more of these waffles left…I need a snack! 🙂

    1. Chocolate + coconut, eh? Now that sounds like an awesome treat on top of waffles, Medha! Next time I make a batch of these waffles, I am totally going to try that. I’m almost thinking you could serve that combo for dessert! 🙂

  6. Bahahaha the dog toy thing cracks me UP! Because my dog is the same way. He “kills” his toys, and nothing lasts more than 5 minutes. Oh you bought an indestructible toy? Guaranteed to last? HA, my dogs says… tears that thing up in 5 minutes or less and walks away victorious. BUT – waffles, and Belgium, and waffles and syrup and omg I’m DYING for these waffles! I never get to make breakfast because I’m always up and out the door for work.. but if I had time ooo weee! I would eat me some yummy waffles. But mine are a weekend treat, too. Great recipe and post!

    1. Oh geez…you are totally right, Heather! “Kill” is a good word. You’d think these toys like insultlted our dog’s mother or something! 5 minutes later, that stuffed skunk/rabbit/goose is laying there completely annihilated! Here’s to weekend treats for breakfast and hanging out with legless alligators or whatever that toy used to be! 🙂

    1. You may absolutely eat these waffles every day all day long, Dannii!! I take it you guys must not have waffles like this in the UK. You need to start the fad over there! 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh I totally hear you about the dog toys like HOW DO THEY EVEN MANAGE TO LEAVE THEM IN SO MANY DIFFERENT PLACES!?! and there is definitely no stuffing/squeakers or any extremities left in/on any of our dogs’ toys either. But I love them, and I love these waffles. There are few things as perfect for breakfast as a nice fluffy waffle and these look absolutely perfect.

    1. Man, you’re telling me, Sam. I find dog toys in the most random places. Under beds and couches? Sure. But in the bathtub and out in the backyard? Really? Haha…I love our pups, though! They really do have personalities just like their owners. 🙂 Maybe that explains why Maximus always wants a waffle…

    1. Tell me about it, Manali! I could go for some waffles right about now…in fact, I could go for some waffles just about anytime of the day! 🙂

  8. The toys get indeed everywhere when you have dogs. I also used to have cats, at to be honest I prefer finding damaged toys than seeing your cat walking into the apartment with an alive bird in his mouth as a gift 🙂

    1. Oh gosh…I think I would take a legless (stuffed!) skunk or monkey over a live bird any day of the week. No thank you, very much! Haha!

  9. David, you have dog toys and I have kid toys . . all over the house. . and they creep into the living room , my bedroom and even my husband’s study . . they are everywhere. I feel your pain. Pass me the buttermilk waffles!!!! Delicious!!

    1. Oh my gosh…you’re telling me, Alice! Those toys find their way into every.single.room in the house! Meanwhile, I’ll just sit down and eat some waffles while the dogs play with their toys. 🙂

  10. So I totally predict in …. hmm a year’s time that the toys will increase considerably 😉

    As much as I loved those Belgian style waffles, I love these too because you can add the butter/maple whereas the Belgian style ones, it would be sinful to add anything to it. Amazing photos too btw- Love the pour shot!

    1. Thanks, mate! I agree with you on this one. I love both styles of waffles, but you gotta go with the classic version so you can use awesome maple syrup. I just tried a maple syrup that was aged in bourbon barrels…holy woah!! That would be a great way to use these waffles!

  11. I’m a breakfast girl too! I love the weekends because that’s when I get to make all kinds of breakfast goodness. Bacon, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, waffles. Ugh, now I’m hungry and it’s almost my bedtime. LOL! As far as topping my waffle, I have to have butter and maple syrup!

    Speaking of Liege waffles, look what’s coming to my hometown?! http://www.castironwaffles.com/#!florence/crx7

    1. Yes, I agree!!! Weekend breakfasts are absolutely the best things ever! No freaking way! A Liege waffle place in Florence? Now that is awesome! I hope they stay in business. If I lived closer, I’d have to make my way there all the time! 🙂 (And I agree with you, butter and maple syrup is the way to go with waffles!)

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