The Fluffiest Buttermilk Waffles You'll Ever Taste!

There are few things in life as delicious as a freshly made waffle. Whether you prefer them savory or sweet, there’s no denying how satisfying it is to bite into that perfect combination of crunchy and soft.

The Fluffiest Buttermilk Waffles You'll Ever Taste!
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     But if you really want to take your waffle game up a notch, buttermilk is the answer.  Buttermilk adds just a little more to the "regular" waffle and you'll fall in love with this fluffy buttermilk waffle recipe. Let's explore why.

    What is buttermilk?

    Buttermilk is a creamy and tangy liquid made of fermented milk. It is typically made by adding lactic acid bacteria to fresh, low-fat milk, allowing the mixture to sour naturally over time. It has a slightly acidic flavor that gives baked goods a tender crumb and light texture. 

    Buttermilk can also be used as a base for smoothies or as a marinade for fried chicken. Whether you are baking gluten-free cookies, making pancakes for Sunday brunch, or frying chicken for dinner, buttermilk is an essential ingredient in your kitchen!

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    Buttermilk vs Milk for Waffles

    Buttermilk makes for fluffier and richer tasting waffles than regular milk does because it has more acidity. This acidity reacts with the baking soda in the batter which helps create bubbles as they cook, making your waffles lighter and airier. 

    Buttermilk also adds a pleasant tanginess to your waffles that regular milk doesn’t have. Plus, since buttermilk is thicker than regular milk, it helps bind all the ingredients together better resulting in a heartier texture overall.

    fluffy buttermilk waffle recipe

    Buttermilk Waffles vs Regular Waffles

    The key difference between buttermilk waffles and regular waffles is that buttermilk batter uses baking powder instead of baking soda as its leavening agent. 

    Since buttermilk has more fat content than regular milk, it helps with browning too so you get beautiful golden-brown waffles every time!

    Where do I find buttermilk?

    I typically will make my homemade buttermilk waffles with the whey I get from our homemade yogurt recipe.  This is just the leftover whey that drips off after we strain the yogurt and is known as buttermilk.

    But you can just as easily purchase buttermilk from the grocery store and have the same yummy pancakes.  Or you can add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to one cup of milk, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and you've made buttermilk.

    fluffy buttermilk waffles

    Should You Butter Your Waffle Maker?

    Yes, absolutely! Buttering your waffle maker will help ensure your finished product comes out perfectly every time without sticking or tearing apart when you try to remove it from the machine. 

    Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

    Use a paper towel or brush to spread butter evenly over the surface of your hot waffle maker before pouring in the batter. This ensures an even coating of butter throughout without any sticky mess afterwards.

    fluffy buttermilk waffles

    Butter up your waffle maker and whip up some delicious homemade buttermilk waffles today! Buttermilk makes for fluffier and tastier waffles than regular milk does thanks to its higher acidity content which creates bubbles during cooking for an airy texture. 

    fluffy buttermilk waffles

    Not only that, but adding butter gives these golden-brown treats a rich flavor while still keeping them light and fluffy on the inside! So don’t wait any longer—get creative with toppings or keep it classic with some maple syrup—and enjoy these delicious treats today!

    The Fluffiest Buttermilk Waffles You'll Ever Taste!


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