Buttermilk Waffles

Nothing quite compares to fresh waffles in the morning.  Weekday mornings are often rushed and stressful, so I try to make a point each weekend to stop, smell the roses and make yummy brunch.

Oh yes and side note, I am a big big fan of brunch.  Brunch food is my all-time weekend favorite.  But, you know what's even better than plain old regular brunch?  buffet brunch. Seriously.  I would pick a good buffet brunch over jewelry any day of the week.

But, I digress...

The other weekend buttermilk waffles sounded especially good.  I made a quick run to the market for buttermilk and Octavian and I got cooking.  Octavian loves whenever I make waffles, so thankfully I had my favorite little helper rather than my favorite stage five clinger with me that morning.  He especially loves when I "kak" the eggs.  

These waffles are fluffy, buttery and delicious.  Exactly what I needed.  Delicious alone, topped with fruit, covered in melted butter or dripping with syrup (or all of the above), waffles always make me happy.

Happy Friday!

Classic Buttermilk Waffles

Prep Time:  10 minutes  /  Cook Time:  15 minutes  /  Total Time:  25 minutes
Serving:  5 waffles

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and brought to room temperature
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In a separate, medium bowl, mix together the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Gently add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients until just combined.  Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Once ready,  add approximately 1/5 of your batter to the center and close lid (or cook according to your individual waffle irons manufacturer's instructions).  Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes or until your waffle maker indicates it is ready (mine has a red light!).  Serve immediately or keep warm in preheated oven set at 300 degrees F.

Note: if you have leftover waffles, you can freeze them in a air-tight zip-lock bag.

Enjoy!

 

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