This is a delicious homemade waffle recipe. Top these whole wheat buttermilk waffles with maple syrup and fresh fruit for a family friendly breakfast. Enjoy our family’s recipe for the best ever buttermilk waffles! Easy to make, crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
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 when college kids finally come home for a weekend, or for lazy days of summer vacation. But it’s also a waffle recipe that is worthy of every weekend brunch.
These are classic homemade waffles, except that they are made with whole wheat flour, which makes them a bit more filling and healthier than many other waffle recipes.
A homemade waffle recipe for your weekend brunch
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.
Stay full with these healthy Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
There is no family secret to this homemade buttermilk waffle recipe or anything complicated for that matter. This is a very easy buttermilk waffle recipe. (We love easy breakfast recipes!)
How to make easy buttermilk waffles
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.
The next steps are the hardest part of this homemade 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. The waffle making tip I give everyone — a well preheated waffle iron will help you your waffles become crispy on the outside.
After you’ve scooped the batter into your waffle maker and closed the lid, watch for the steam. Or rather, watch for the steam to slow down, which is the tell for when you can serve up these homemade waffles.
Our family’s recipe for the best ever buttermilk waffles
So here it is, our family’s recipe for classic homemade waffles, or as I like to think of it, the best ever buttermilk waffles that just happen to be easy-to-make buttermilk waffles.
You can get these on the breakfast table in no time, so enjoy!
Homemade Waffles (Easy Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles)
This is a delicious homemade waffle recipe. Top these whole wheat buttermilk waffles with maple syrup and fresh fruit for a family friendly breakfast. Enjoy our family's recipe for the best ever buttermilk waffles! Easy to make.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter - melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
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 1/4 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.
To determine if a waffle is done, watch the steam escape from the waffle maker. When the steam becomes very thin and almost stops, the waffle will be ready. Once the steam completely stops, the waffle will be well-done.
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker.