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A stack of perfect buttermilk waffles with baby's breath flowers, syrup and a mimosa.

Perfect Buttermilk Waffles

Your next brunch isn’t complete without a stack of warm waffles fresh off the iron, but not just any waffle recipe will do. Crisp yet tender and fluffy, these perfect buttermilk waffles boast the most wonderful flavor thanks to a few secret ingredients. After just one bite, you'll instantly fall in love with your new go-to waffles recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 waffles
Calories 315kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Waffle iron


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg preferably freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk shaken before measuring
  • 10 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Zest of an orange
  • 4 egg whites
  • Toppings of your choice


  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, dark brown sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract, almond extract and orange zest.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently fold in the egg whites just until combined.
  • Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions. Serve with desired toppings. Enjoy!


  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g