Buttermilk Waffles With Extra Vanilla!!!

buttermilk waffles

Usually I dread the time change. I know you “get” an extra hour, but then it gets dark early and I just feel like I lose out somehow. Not this time! I woke up last Sunday so refreshed. I usually work later on Sundays so I had so much extra time to play in the kitchen.

I was craving something sweet and salty. I had some extra buttermilk left over from the weekend so I decided to create this buttermilk waffle recipe.

buttermilk waffles

I am high maintenance when it comes to my kitchen utensils. At one point I had 3 waffle irons. Today I only have two. I used my smaller iron so I could get thin crispy waffle edges.

buttermilk waffles

Side bar- can we talk about this butter right now? This butter has two ingredients: sweet cream and salt. It is so simple and pure. Perfect for these waffles. You may be thinking I’m being a tad dramatic right now. I promise when you use a high quality butter with fewer ingredients your recipes become magical! Most butters have a weird silicon-y slip to them. This does not. I used a European style from my local grocery store.

Okay back to the waffles. I used a mix of buttermilk, cinnamon, and vanilla to create a super delicious flavor. Added a little canola oil for the crunch. Then finished with a pinch of salt for the sweet salty combo I was craving.

Buttermilk Waffles With Extra Vanilla!!!
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Waffles
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Serves: 4 large waffles
Sweet vanilla buttermilk waffles topped with salted butter.
  • 1 cup of buttermilk ( I used lowfat)
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of AP flour
  • 2 tbsp of pure vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • salted butter and maple syrup for topping!
  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. I spray mine with canola spray.
  3. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add in the buttermilk.
  5. Lightly mix.
  6. Add the vanilla, oil and egg.
  7. Mix lightly until batter forms.
  8. Will still be slightly lumpy.
  9. It should resemble a cake batter. If it is too thick add buttermilk or too thin add a little flour.
  10. Pour on the waffle maker and cook to the irons timer.
  11. I like to cook mine on medium high (a 4) for that crispy edge.
  12. Top with your butter and syrup!


mmmm is there anything better??? If you make these please tag me! #kelliericecakes


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Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles With Buttery Apple Cider Syrup

cinnamon pumpkin waffle

Cinnamon pumpkin is the beginning to any good sentence. If you asked me “what is fall?” I would respond with “cinnamon pumpkin.” These waffles are so light and fluffy. Perfect spicy cinnamon nutmeg with a hint of apple cider and pumpkin. I top pretty much every waffle in my life with fresh whipped cream. It helps balance the sweetness for me.

cinnamon pumpkin waffle

These waffles are absolutely everything right now! I love all things pumpkin, but in small doses. The pumpkin provides a really good base that lets me use less flour yet pairs really nicely with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I added a splash of apple cider to help lighten them up and I swirled a little pure maple syrup in the batter right before pouring into the waffle maker.

cinnamon pumpkin waffles

This is the kind of meal I can imagine myself eating late at night in front of the fire when the weather starts to cool down. Is that weird? I know waffles are typically breakfast food, but we rarely eat breakfast in the morning. I usually have enough time for a cup of coffee before I leave the house and Patrick is never hungry until noon-ish. We are big time brunch people. These waffles I actually ate early this morning! Patrick’s kids were up at 7am and usually they only make it 30 minutes before they are whimpering at the door because they are starved. Lucky for them I have been dreaming about this recipe for weeks and I knew exactly what I was going to make!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles With Buttery Apple Cider Syrup
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Brunch
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Serves: 4 large waffles
Cinnamon pumpkin waffles with a buttery apple cider syrup.
  • For the waffles
  • 2/3 cup of organic pumpkin
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • For the syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  1. Preheat your waffle iron. (I like to spray mine with cooking spray)
  2. Mix the eggs and sugar.
  3. Add the apple cider.
  4. Add in the milk and pumpkin.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  6. Do not over mix.
  7. Add in the melted butter and syrup last.
  8. Barely mix in.
  9. Your batter should be fairly thin.
  10. Pour into the waffle maker and cook according to your maker’s directions.
  11. For the syrup
  12. Mix the butter, syrup, and cider.
  13. I heat mine in a small sauce pan until butter is melted.
  14. Mix together.
  15. Pour over waffles.
  16. Serve with fresh whipped cream.


cinnamon pumpkin

Part of me feels like the pumpkin recipes are premature, but I am so ready for fall. Even though it was over 90 degrees outside today we dragged out the fall decorations and light all the cinnamon pumpkin candles. You know when you go to the grocery store and you get hit in the face with the fragrance from the cinnamon apple brooms? Welcome to my house! I love every second of it. Something is just so warm and cozy about the spicy scent. Now you are ready too! Just get some super fluffy blankets and cozy up with a plate of these waffles!

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