Super Crisp and Buttery Buttermilk Waffles
Updated: Mar 23, 2019
Crisp and buttery waffles. Light and airy in texture. All achieved thanks to two ingredients: buttermilk and natural greek yogurt. We love to experiment with waffles and every so often we come up with new waffle batter. This one is really worth sharing. The end result is crunchy, sweet, buttery waffle full of airy bubbles inside. Waffles are light and stay crisp for 4-6 hours, which for non-yeasted waffle is a good result.
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Super Crisp and Buttery Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Yield: approx. 12-15 waffles (depending on waffle maker)
Time: 10 min prep + 30 min cooling
Equipment: waffle maker
- 2 and 2/3 cups* (400g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (you can skip if using salted butter)
- 6 Tablespoons (90g) sugar
- 2 cups (500ml) buttermilk, straight from the fridge
- 2/3 cup (160g) natural strained greek yogurt, straight from the fridge
- 150g unsalted (or salted) butter, melted
- 1 large egg, straight from the fridge
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)
- 1/5 cup (50ml) mineral water
*cup = 250ml cup
1. Prepare batter: Whisk flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt (if using), sugar. Add buttermilk, yogurt, melted butter, egg and vanilla bean paste (if using). Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
2. Cool: Don't skip this step as this will allow for buttermilk and yogurt to create extra light texture. Refrigerate for minimum 30 minutes and up to 16 hours.
3. Bake: When ready, take the waffle batter out of the fridge, add 1/5 cup (50ml) mineral water and stir until combined. Bake according to producer's instructions. After baking transfer to the cooling rack for 1-2 minutes before serving. Waffles will be first soft and will set to crisp texture within 1-2 minutes.
1. Buttermilk and greek yogurt - don't substitute yogurt with buttermilk. Waffles baked on buttermilk only will stick to the waffle maker and have funky aftertaste. You can substitute buttermilk with kefir keeping strained greek yogurt quantity as in the recipe.
2. For best results use waffle maker with at least 1000W power.