This White Wheat Buttermilk Waffle Recipe makes crisp, golden waffles for your next brunch or breakfast. The buttermilk combines with white wheat flour, yielding a tender, golden waffle. These waffles beat the specialty kitchen store waffle mix hands down.
My family loves eating a big breakfast together. They don’t even care what time of day it is, they like breakfast. We don’t have big breakfasts on weekdays – there isn’t time with everyone getting out the door by 7:15 a.m. for school.
And since I’m not exactly a morning person (ahem), a big breakfast just ain’t gonna happen. But. Things are different on school vacation or weekends. We take the time to connect over a hot breakfast together whenever we can.
A few years ago the boys and I bought their dad a waffle maker for Father’s Day. It was (perhaps) a little self-serving, since we all love waffles and the kids had been bugging me to get a waffle maker for some time. (Thankfully Jon’s a generous guy and shares.) We got one of those Belgian waffle makers you see at continental breakfasts in hotel lobbies, the kind that flip over and beep when the waffle’s ready.
It’s great in a hotel lobby because they usually have more than one. And there are other items on the breakfast bar while you wait. But we only had one waffle maker. And six hungry waffle lovers made for a lot of waiting. So after a few years of waiting for that beep (patiently of course….every single time, LOL) that waffle maker bit the dust. Sad day. So we’ve been without waffles at all for a while now. (No waffle is even worse than waiting for a waffle.)
But on Christmas, the guy in the big red suit put a brand new waffle maker under the Christmas tree. Yay! And he was so thoughtful. It makes four, 4″ waffles in each batch. Perfect for our family and less waiting! It also has non-stick plates that remove, making clean-up a breeze. So we’ve been experimenting with waffle mixes and also our own recipes over vacation.
So far, our favorite has been this White Wheat Buttermilk Waffle Recipe. The waffles are crisp and golden on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside. The deep golden pockets hold berries, butter and pure maple syrup.
Have you baked with white whole wheat flour before? If not, give it a whirl. I use white whole wheat flour from King Arthur Flour in a lot of my baking. Sometimes I substitute it for just a portion of the white flour in a recipe. Other times I exchange it for all the white flour.
King Arthur Flour says: “Our unbleached white whole wheat flour is milled from hard white winter wheat – a lighter-colored grain than traditional red wheat – which yields milder-tasting baked goods.”
The thick batter for these scrumptious waffles comes together easily. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand (I often don’t), just add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk for each cup of buttermilk called for. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so and voila: you’ve got buttermilk without running to the store!
Pair these White Wheat Buttermilk Waffles with fresh berries and powdered sugar or butter and maple syrup for a delicious treat. Bacon or sausage and juice complete your breakfast!
White Wheat Buttermilk Waffle Recipe w/Fresh Berries
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour I use King Arthur White Wheat Flour from my grocery store
- 1/4 cup sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda heaping
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil or vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Optional: fresh berries for garnish
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients: white whole wheat flour, sugar, salt baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil and egg.
- Slowly stir dry ingredient mixture into wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Use this waffle batter in your waffle maker, following manufacturer's instructions.
- My waffle maker yields four, 4" waffles in each batch and uses 1 1/2 cups batter for each batch.
- Add a little more milk or buttermilk if batter needs to be thinned.
- Garnish with fresh berries if desired.
- Serve hot with butter, maple syrup or powdered sugar.
- Makes 12, 4" waffles.
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Yummm, you’ve got me thinking it might be time to buy a waffle maker. Those look awesome! Beautiful pics. (Lol, made me laugh about the six people to one-at-a-time waffle maker ratio…?)I’d like to try that flour, actually, I’ll have to see if it’s available here. Great post, Allie. Take care. Xoxo
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
These waffles sound so yummy, especially with all those toppings! Yum!! I might have to make these for breakfast soon!
Delicious. Can’t take my eyes off the plate Allie. Pinning!!!
Susie Mandel says
Now where am I going to put that new waffle maker I need???
While these look fantastic, I’m hoping to “cheat” this upcoming sleepy Saturday and use Stonewall pancake waffle mix I recently acquired! Will carefully stir with an accompanying beautiful blue spatula–perhaps even showering with some Stonewall blueberry jam and fresh whipped cream to top it all off! Yum! One step down, possibly, from this great looking homemade version…thanks for the inspiration, too! Sq
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
I’m with ya as far as not being a morning person! These waffles look *so* fantastic – I’d love to have ’em ANY time of day!
Dear Allie, we’re the same way. I love starting off the weekends with a big breakfast. Since I don’t have a waffle maker I usually make pancakes, but these look so beautiful. The golden color and I see they have such a perfect texture to them. A wonderful start to the first weekend of 2017. xoxo, Catherine
Yum! I love breakfast any time of the day! I’ve been craving waffles too. These look amazing! If only my grocery store sold more King Arthur products ?…
These waffles look amazing! I think berries and cream are the perfect toppings! I always keep some white whole wheat flour on hand 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal_ says
I’m not a morning person either but if I knew your waffles would be on the table, I’s set the alarm. Until a year ago, my husband and I lived in New Hampshire. A good hardy breakfast was a great way to start the day in the winter.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Yay – a four-waffle-making maker makes for one merry Christmas! And wow – Your waffles are fantastic! Lil Shashi and I have been eating waffles like some people drink water and I’ve been on the lookout for healthier ones to try – especially LOVE that you used honey in these – they look so fluffy – I cannot wait to whip up some of these over the next few weekends! Happy Monday to ya, sweet friend – hope this week is off to a wonderful start for ya!
I want a waffle right now!!! Dans ma famille, on aime beaucoup aussi et je n’ai pas encore la machine!! Nous aussi pendant les vacances et le weekend on adore prendre un bon petit déjeuner ! xoxo
My son told me about this recipe and I can`t wait to make it for him this weekend. Is not hard to make it and the results are amazing.