Fresh, buttery, and amazingly fluffy, these buttermilk Belgian waffles are what all good breakfast memories are made of. And believe it or not, they’re surprisingly easy to make. Just spray down your waffle maker, pull out a few bowls, and get ready for waffles!
I have the best childhood memories of fresh, buttery, buttermilk Belgian waffles. Well, breakfast in general holds a lot of magic and charm for me, but especially waffles.
They conjure up memories of days spent on my grandmother’s ranch, waking up to the smell and sound of sizzling bacon, cheesy eggs, and fresh waffles on the griddle, stomach growling from a previous day spent chasing chickens, riding horses, herding cattle, hauling bales of hay around, and a wonderful combination of work and running around with my sisters and cousins like a herd of tiny wildlings, knowing we were going to get to do it all again that day – but first, breakfast.
And we’d come running out of the various back rooms where we’d been zonked out to find either my dad or my grandmother in the kitchen, fresh butter and hot maple syrup already on the table, and delicious things wafting through the air.
To this day, nothing kicks off a day of good hard work for me like a waffle. And since we’re up to our elbows in another round of house renovations right now, I feel it’s only right to start our day with these.
Bonus points if you serve them up with today’s companion recipe, my favorite fresh blackberry syrup!
Buttermilk Belgian Waffles
- February 25, 2020
- 20 min
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- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp sugar
- butter and syrup and fresh fruit for serving
- Step 1
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together until well combined.
- Step 2
- Separate your egg.
- Step 3
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, water, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. If you’re not happy with the consistency, add a little more milk to the mix.
- Step 4
- In another bowl, beat the egg white until foamy and peaks begin to form. Add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter until just combined.
- Step 5
- Heat up your waffle iron and brush with a little oil to prevent sticking. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions.
- Step 6
- Serve the waffles, topped with fresh fruit, whipped butter or whipped cream, and syrup!
Obviously, my preference in topping is heavy on the sweet fruit and the whipped cream! Just yum.
What tastes and smells are your favorite memories made of?