Stack of buttermilk waffles on a white plate with cutlery and berries.

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles are the perfect addition to your weekend breakfast routine! You can even freeze them to use for later - so handy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Traditional
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 waffles
Calories 118kcal
Author Nora Rusev


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • berries, syrup or any toppings you love!


  • Mix the dry ingredients: Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a bowl. Stir very well until evenly mixed.
  • Mix the wet ingredients: MAKE SURE YOU SEPARATE THE EGGS! In a large measuring jug, whisk together the egg YOLKS, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Beat the egg whites: Beat the egg WHITES in a clean bowl with electric beaters until still peaks form. You'll know they're ready when you can slowly invert the bowl without the egg whites falling out.
  • Make the batter: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir a few times just to combine. Add the beaten egg whites and carefully fold in just until incorporated. Do NOT overmix, or the waffles will be dense.
  • Bake waffles: Preheat your waffle iron on medium-high. Lightly grease and bake waffles according to your manufacturer's instructions. I use about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle, and I scoop it with a cookie scoop to make less of a mess.
  • Serve the waffles hot right out of the waffle iron - that's when they're the crispiest!


To freeze: Place the waffles in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Freeze fro about an hour or until firm. Pack into freezer bags and label with the name and the date.
To reheat: Pull out as many waffles as you need and reheat them in bursts in your toaster right out of the freezer. To reheat in the oven, bake the waffles on a rack for about 5-10 minutes at 360°F, or until hot and crispy.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg