Move on over Waffle House, Roscoes Chicken & Waffles, Ihop, Eggo and everybody else! Here comes MY MAMA’S WAFFLES!!!

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They are…how can I say this….the BEST!! I might be a tad bit biased here but…ok nope I’m not! They really are the best! : ) They freeze and reheat well too!

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My mommy always made the best waffles and I’ve tweaked her recipe very slightly to make these buttermilk waffles even better if that’s even possible!

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Actually, they remind me so much of Roscoe’s waffles. Every time we visit California the first place we stop to eat is at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles!

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I always order a sunrise drink, waffles, chicken wings, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese, YES GAWD!!!!! Just thinking about it makes me so happy! I made spicy fried chicken and waffles for dinner last night (for the first time ever) and it was UH-MAY-ZING! Why is this combination so good?

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I think one of the reasons why I love Roscoe’s waffles so much is because they remind me of those old-school waffles I grew up eating.  Not those Belgium waffles. One taste of these babies and it’s like I’m back in mom’s kitchen on a  Saturday morning! She’d be blasting gospel music, usually that “I don’t want no peanut butter and jelly” song.

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At the same time, she’d be dancing and cooking those old-fashioned, homemade buttermilk waffles in that old, heavy waffle maker that occasionally left little traces of black specs from the waffle iron. They were thin, golden, and slightly crisp on the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside.

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I could eat them plain or even sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar (hello breakfast funnel cakes!). We’d load them with whipped cinnamon butter and then pile on the syrup!


I usually only make this homemade buttermilk waffle recipe whenever we have company because they are a tad bit more involved than my normal weekday waffle recipe. But every time I make them I vow to never make my old recipe again. They are SO WORTH the few extra steps.


Seriously, make these buttermilk waffles! Your family will love them and you might just love me too after eating them.

Watch me make these homemade buttermilk waffles from start to finish!


Get the Recipe: Easy Buttermilk Waffles

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  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beat


  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. (sift for best results)
  • Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  • Add the milk, buttermilk, egg yolks, butter, oil and vanilla extract to the center of the well.
  • Gently fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture until flour is combined. Do not over stir.
  • Fold in stiffened egg whites and stir very gently until egg whites are mixed in.
  • Let batter rest while the waffle iron is heating up.
  • When waffle iron is ready add a cup of batter (may need more or less depending on your waffle iron) to the hot griddle. Spread batter out a little if desired.
  • Cook waffles until golden.
  • Place waffles on a cookie sheet or tray and brush with butter. Do not stack waffles on top of each other if you want the outsides to stay crisp.
  • Top waffles with creamed butter and drizzle with hot syrup.
  • Serve immediately.


Author: Divas Can Cook
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