The BEST Homemade Waffles with Buttermilk Syrup
This light and fluffy homemade waffles recipe is amazing! And lets be honest there is nothing better than a plate full of homemade waffles!
Looking for the best recipe to make homemade waffles for a crowd? This recipe is perfect for holidays or family gatherings when you need to feed a lot of people. Or for when you feel like eating a mountain of delicious breakfast food!
If you are only needing to make a smaller batch of waffles this recipe is easily cut in half.
Some of my other favorite breakfast recipes are these:
A hearty breakfast is just how I like to start my mornings! I truly do believe and it has been proven that my kids are less likely to snack throughout the day when we start the day with a hearty breakfast. Maybe that’s why people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
These waffles are light and fluffy. These are ingredients that we always have on hand and it has become our quick and easy go-to breakfast for the past several years. Who doesn’t love an amazing breakfast dish? I promise your family will fall in love with breakfast after this meal.
How to make waffles light and fluffy?
The key to light and fluffy waffles is by mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately. This helps so you don’t over mix the waffle mix. By whisking the wet ingredients together, then all you need to do is fold in the dry ingredients!
This helps prevent over mixing your batter and making waffles light and fluffy. Which is the best way to eat waffles!
I always love making extra waffles and having them on hand for my kids when I am out of town or busy in the mornings and they need a hearty breakfast. This is why I made the recipe to make multiple waffles! The more the merrier.
I let the waffles cool and then freeze them in a single layer until they are frozen and then you can individually wrap the waffles in an airtight container or in separate ziplock bags. Freezer bags are also good to store them in and can be found at your local grocery stores!
My favorite way to reheat waffles is in the toaster. You can also heat them directly in the microwave! Top with leftover syrup and you are good to go!
How to Make Waffles from Scratch
*yields about 18 waffles*
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup oil
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl whisk the eggs. Then add the milk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Whisk until smooth! You can also do this part in a blender
- In a different large bowl add together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together.
- Grab the bowl with the egg mixture and slowly spoon in the flour mixture scoop by scoop while stirring.
- Once they are all combined stop mixing and let the batter sit while the waffle maker heats up!
- Then cook up those waffles!
Buttermilk Syrup for a Crowd
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda
- In a very large saucepan add the butter and melt over medium heat.
- Right when it is almost all the way melted add the sugar and buttermilk.
- Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Add the vanilla and baking soda and watch the syrup expand and become frothy.
- Serve over waffles!
My favorite way to eat waffles is also by adding some fresh fruit on-top! Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are my personal favorite but you can add all different kinds of toppings to make it your own. If you enjoyed this recipe, check out my cookbook for more delicious ideas like this one!