Classic Buttermilk Batter for Waffles or Pancakes Recipe

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Classic Buttermilk Batter for Waffles or Pancakes


This batter is as delicious used to make thick, crisp waffles as it is to form fluffy stacks of pancakes. It’s endlessly customizable, so go ahead and add sliced bananas, chocolate chips, fresh blueberries or anything else your heart desires. The secret ingredient in this recipe is toasted wheat germ. It’s optional but recommended as it lends a nutty, toasty, buttery flavor.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. Make a well in the center. Add buttermilk and eggs. Whisk until just combined and no lumps remain. Stir in butter.
  3. Cook on waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions or portion onto greased griddle over medium heat for making pancakes.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 380 undefined
Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: .5 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Sodium: 670 mg
Carbohydrates: 43 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 9 g
Added Sugars: 4 g
Protein: 11 g
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