Classic Buttermilk Waffles

How do you top a good old waffle? Well, we suggest butter and maple syrup, among other things! First, though, let’s create the perfect waffle. This simple recipe cooks up rich and fluffy every time. Buttermilk is a big part of what makes them taste so good. And our Golden Yellow Sugar aids caramelization and brings deeper flavour than your average waffle.

Prep Time
10 minutes
10 minutes resting time
Cook Time
3 to 6 minutes (depending on size of waffle maker used)
 Three buttermilk waffles on a plate served with a pat of butter and strawberries and blueberries, shown on a kitchen counter with more waffles on a wire cooling rack, a glass of milk, and a bowl of mixed berries.

Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar & Redpath® Icing Sugar

Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar

Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar

Light-coloured and just right for baking, the subtle notes of caramel and moist texture make it ideal for allowing delicate flavours to shine through in your creations.

Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar

Redpath® Icing Sugar

Redpath® Icing Sugar

Use it to make the smoothest frostings, icings, and glazes you’ve ever seen for the finishing touch on your cakes, cupcakes, and more.

Scale OR dry measuring cups

Liquid measuring cup

Measuring spoons

Large bowl


Large rubber spatula OR wooden spoon

Waffle iron

Heatproof spatula OR tongs

Wire cooling rack

Baking sheet

10 waffles (depending on waffle iron size)
  • 2⅓ cups (292 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (54 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 g) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • 2 cups (500 ml) buttermilk (see Chef’s Tips)
  • 6 tbsp (84 g) butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) pure vanilla extract
Garnishes (optional):
  • Butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Redpath® Icing Sugar
  • Fresh berries
  • Jam
  • Whipped cream

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined and no lumps remain.

Step 2

In a large measuring cup, whisk buttermilk, melted butter, lightly beaten eggs, and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. With a large spatula, stir until just combined; a few lumps will remain. (Overmixing may lead to a tough waffle.) Cover and let sit for 10 minutes to allow flour to hydrate and batter to thicken.

Step 3

Meanwhile, lightly grease and preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4

Pour batter (usually about ¼ cup to ½ cup / 63 ml to 125 ml; most waffle irons will come with a recommended amount) onto the preheated waffle iron. Close lid and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the light indicator on the waffle iron turns off and waffle is golden brown.

Step 5

Carefully remove waffle from the waffle iron with the help of a heatproof spatula or tongs. Repeat process with the remaining batter. Serve immediately or keep waffles warm in a preheated oven at 250°F (121°C) by placing finished waffles onto a wire cooling rack placed on a baking sheet. Place in a single layer to prevent waffles from steaming and getting soggy.

Step 6

Serve waffles with butter and maple syrup, dusted with Redpath® Icing Sugar, with berries, jam, or whipped cream.

Syrup pouring from a height over a stack of buttermilk waffles on a white plate on a kitchen counter, shown served with a bowl of strawberries and blueberries, a cup of milk, and a mug of coffee.