Enjoy our family's recipe for the best ever whole wheat buttermilk waffles! Easy to make, crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
Delicious whole wheat buttermilk waffles that are easy to make
Sometimes we all need a taste of home. This recipe makes the quintessential homemade waffles - they're the ones you visualize in front of you when you say "I want some of those waffles that ______ used to make."
You'll be able to find stacks of waffles like these sitting in breakfast nooks across America. These buttermilk waffles are for those days you know you are craving "crispy on the outside and soft on the inside" waffles. It's a waffle recipe that is worthy of every weekend brunch.
These are classic buttermilk waffles, except that they are made with whole wheat flour, which makes them a bit more filling and healthier than many other waffle recipes.
Whole wheat and buttermilk make these waffles extra filling for a hungry family
With this recipe, you can easily set a stack of waffles on your own breakfast table and feed a hungry family. You get an extra bit of health with the whole wheat flour, without losing out on flavor or texture.
Each bite starts with a nice light crispy crunch followed by a touch of fluffy yumminess. I like to give these whole wheat buttermilk waffles a generous drizzling of maple syrup and a handful of fresh fruit.
We were being healthy the morning these photos were taken, so we didn't bring out the usual bowl of whipped cream, but a big dollop would have been a welcomed topping.
You don't compromise on taste, but you get the added health benefits of whole wheat
There is no family secret to this best whole wheat waffle recipe or anything complicated for that matter. This is a very easy waffle recipe. (We love easy breakfast recipes!)
You do get a bit of a heartier taste with the whole wheat flour. I love it because it makes the waffle a better base for the maple syrup and toppings.
How to make waffles with whole wheat
Simply mix the dry ingredients in one bowl (whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder), the wet ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla) in another, then fold the dry mixture into the wet one. At this point, be careful not to overmix it - it's okay to have some lumps.
Make sure you preheat the waffle iron thoroughly before adding the batter
The next step is the hardest part of this whole wheat buttermilk waffle recipe - let the batter sit for ten minutes and preheat your waffle maker.
I'm guilty of not letting my waffle maker preheat all the way, so definitely let it sit until the indicator light, if you have one, signals it has fully heated up, then wait another minute.
After you've scooped the batter into your waffle maker and closed the lid, watch steam. Specifically, watch for the steam to slow down, which is the tell for when you can serve up these whole wheat waffles.
The best waffle making tip I give everyone -- a well preheated waffle iron will help you your waffles become crispy on the outside.
Enjoy our family's recipe for the best ever whole wheat buttermilk waffles
So here it is, our family's recipe for delicious whole wheat buttermilk waffles. You can get these on the breakfast table in no time, so enjoy!
If you are looking for other waffle recipes, here are a few more we love:
Homemade Waffles (Easy Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles)Print Recipe Save RecipeSaved!
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- ½ cup unsalted butter - melted
- 2 teaspoons quality vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
- In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs. Add in the buttermilk, butter and vanilla.
- Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture, being careful not to over mix. It is okay if there are a few lumps in it. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Pour or scoop the the mixture into a hot waffle iron (I used ¼ cup for each waffle to make them small, but waffle makers vary). Cook waffles until golden brown and cooked through. See notes below on how to determine when a waffle is done.