Fresh homemade buttermilk waffles are an absolute treat for breakfast, brunch or even dessert! Simply served with syrup or on a platter with fresh berries, cara cara oranges, thick cut bacon, fried eggs and local maple syrup. These waffles are sure to please the young and the young at heart.
I don’t make them often, so when I do, I make a double batch. They freeze really well, so just pop a couple in the toaster for a super quick breakfast.
Air Fryer Chicken with Buttermilk Waffles – Recipe here
Preparing this classic brunch combination in your own kitchen is easier than you may think. All it takes is a little planning, an air fryer, and a waffle maker, to turn your table into the hottest brunch spot in your neighbourhood. Serve with honey, hot sauce and a side of slaw for the ultimate brunch plate!
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Cheers! James & Elaine
- 1 Waffle Maker
- 1 Electric hand or stand mixer
- 3 large eggs separated
- 1¾ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup no salt butter, melted (1 stick)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups flour
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Chill a stainless-steel bowl and the whisk attachment of a hand blender in the freezer.
- Preheat waffle iron on medium high heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
- In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, then add in the buttermilk, butter and vanilla, whisk well to combine.
- Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the egg mixture and continue whisking until the batter is smooth.
- Remove the bowl and whisk from the freezer and add the egg whites to the bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, whisk on high until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Then, using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the egg whites into the batter. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Lightly spray or brush the waffle iron with oil. Then spoon batter into the middle of each well of the waffle iron and close the lid.
- Cook the waffle until golden brown and slightly crisp, about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the waffles to a cooling rack placed on a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200F oven.
- Repeat process: oil, batter, cook… until all the batter is done.