Buttermilk makes everything better. I’m convinced that the thick and tangy texture creates more fluff and a richer flavor.
The first time I made homemade buttermilk pancakes, I couldn’t fathom how the buttermilk turned my average pancake into one that I thought I should have paid top-dollar for in a restaurant. I’ve been sold ever since!
(By the way, no need to buy buttermilk from the store. Simply add 2 Tbsp of either lemon juice or white vinegar into a bowl, then stir in 2 cups of regular milk. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, and ta-do: you have homemade buttermilk!)
Then it occurred to me that buttermilk pancakes are awfully popular, but why aren’t buttermilk waffles a thing? Hmmm…there’s no good reason why. That was my cue to hop in the kitchen and make a stand for buttermilk waffles!
I started with pastry flour ground from soft white wheat berries in my Vitamix Dry Grains container. Then I basically followed the standard ingredients for most pancake and waffles recipes: eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and honey.
Don’t be alarmed: this is a runny batter! I had to add more flour until the ratio was just right. But spoon that liquid-goodness into your waffle iron anyway. Trust me, they will fluff and bubble to perfection.
Optional: chocolate chips or berries are an excellent topping before you close the waffle iron lid! Enjoy these healthy and addictive whole wheat buttermilk waffles!
- 1½ cups soft white wheat berries (or 1¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Heat up your waffle iron.
- Grind 1½ cups of soft white wheat berries in your Vitamix Dry Grains container on high for one minute to yield approximately 2 cups of flour.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, honey, and vanilla. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir well to combine. (The batter should be thin and runny.)
- Fill your waffle iron and cook as directed by the manufacturer.
Enjoy immediately with maple syrup, peanut butter, or nutella. Top with chocolate chips, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or bacon for extra flavor. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 665mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g