Saturday, August 14, 2010

RECIPE: Dawn's Very Best Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

When we moved to Georgia in February 2009, one of the traditions we picked up while staying with Jason's parents was Saturday morning waffles. They made them every Saturday morning while we were there and my boys loved them! After we got into our house, we were saddened that the tradition was ending since we did not have a waffle iron. After hearing the boys lament about not having waffles anymore (oh yes, it was that bad,) Jason's dad presented us with a waffle iron he had gotten off eBay and never used. The boys started jumping up and down and screaming - how had I deprived them for so long ..... lol! We went home that very night and made waffles and the boys were so excited! They wanted them "evvvvv-er-y day."

Then enters the cook in me.

I like waffles and enjoyed eating them with my family, but not to the extent that my boys did. Maybe it was because I grew up on Buttermilk Eggos and these just weren't them (not that I would eat them now since we don't eat processed foods with artificial flavors, colors and preservatives in them.) So began my hunt for the perfect waffle recipe. After a full year of hunting and experimenting, I finally came up with one we all LOVE!!! And it is better than Eggo® in my opinion! Serve up these babies with some pure maple syrup or my recipe for a simple frugal version and you are in business!!!

PS For those of you wishing you had a waffle iron so you could try them out, try Craigslist, Freecycle, yard sales and thrift stores. People sell them cheap!! I had stuff taking up room in my kitchen, but a waffle iron is just one of those appliances I will always make room for (at least as long as we carry out the Saturday morning waffle tradition!)

Dawn's Very Best Buttermilk Waffles


    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 dash cinnamon (I use Penzey's!)
    • 2 eggs , separated
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk (I use 1-1/2 c whole milk with a splash of white vinegar.)


  1. Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the dry and placing the whites in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Beat egg whites until moderately stiff, set aside. (This makes very fluffy waffles! Do not skip this step!)
  4. Add milk and oil to mixed dry ingredients and blend.
  5. Pour stiff egg whites into mixture and fold gently.
  6. Ladle mixture into hot waffle iron as directed by your model and bake.


1 comment:

  1. mmm looks good! I am just here still working on past weeks of the TOS blog walk.....I know, very sad, I am a wee bit behind LOL! I am a new follower of your blog too!


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