Alton Browns Buttermilk Waffles

One of our favorite meals at the Butler house is Breakfast for Dinner! It's usually my go to meal when I don't have anything planned.

Breakfast is the one dinner meal that I know I can just throw together, plus I always have the ingredients on hand. I'm quite fond of my Waffle House Toasted Pecan Waffles recipe which happens to be my recipe of choice when it comes to waffles from scratch.

Lately I have been trying to incorporate more wheat into my family's diets. It's a work in progress so I am slowing trying to make the change.

 I have found some recipes work great with whole wheat flour and some don't. So really it's been trial and error to find the right balance.

Next time I go to the grocery store I'm going to look into purchasing "white whole wheat flour". White whole wheat flour is milled with white or albino wheat rather than the traditional red wheat.

It retains many more nutrients than the traditionally bleached white flour. I think the white whole wheat would be a great compromise. King Arthur has one so I will look into that. I understand it will be a bit more pricey, but worth it in the end.

I was poking around online and came across Alton Browns Buttermilk Waffle Recipe. His waffles are made with both white and whole wheat flour so I thought I would give it a try.

I also found a video of Alton preparing these yummy waffles and the science behind them. He cracks me up on his show about how in depth he gets with all his recipes.

Next time I make waffles I'm going to try his tip about using an ice cream scoop to get the perfect amount of batter into my waffle iron. The verdict on Alton Browns Waffles is....... thumbs up good! You really couldn't even detect the wheat flour which is great. Because if I can taste it then I know the kids will. Instead the kiddos gobbled down the waffles.

The batter was so light and so fluffy. My kiddos couldn't even tell that these waffles were made with half whole wheat flour. I am so glad that I now have two great homemade waffle recipes.

almost done.

Yum Perfect Waffles!!!!

Buttermilk Waffles

1 - cup all purpose flour
1 - cup whole wheat flour
1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
1 - teaspoon baking powder
1 - teaspoon salt
3 - tablespoons sugar
3 - eggs (beaten)
4 - tablespoons butter,melted
16 oz - buttermilk (room temperature)
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
vegetable Spray (for waffle iron)

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

 In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron.

Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve. Freeze any leftovers.

How to Freeze: Lay waffles out in a single on a baking sheet. Place in the freezer and flash freeze for about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and store waffles in freezer bags. By flash freezing the waffles first this prevents them from sticking together. Perfect for busy school mornings.


Leslie said…
We love breakfast for dinner. We do it often..when I am feeling lazy!!! :)
Unknown said…
Tina...I am a Alton Brown groupie, lol. My sons both love to watch his show too. These waffles look amazing and I love the youtube included in the post. Thanks for hosting.

I love Alton Brown and he lives in my hometown! It's fun to watch and see him go to my grocery store :)

Thanks for hosting!

The Nourishing Homemaker
Cassandra said…
I love waffles and too would like to start using more wheat, I'll be trying this. Thanks for sharing!
Rachelle S said…
Love Alton Brown, he's one of a few I go straight too for a recipe. I love waffles, but hate that it take forever to make enough for us all, I wish they'd make a huge waffle iron like they do electric griddles. =)

I am sharing some really really good glazed ham steaks, check them out!
Lynette said…
What a great post! I love Alton Brown and waffles. We have been trying to incorporate more wheat at my house as well. I purchased a really nice wheat grinder, and I always buy the white wheat. My kids can't really tell the difference.
Happy Sunday!
Today I am sharing my recipe for Pork Pozole Soup. It is an amazing soup that is very healthy. One of the most fun parts about it is all of the toppings!
Thanks for hosting!
Mandy Bird said…
I'm always up for recipes using wheat that are good at the same time! Thanks...I have an award for you.
Chrissy said…
Alton Brown is a food genius. We certainly need more scientists in the kitchen!
I have used this waffle recipe on my search for the perfect waffle recipe and greatly enjoyed it! LOVE breakfast for dinner! Happy Sunday!
Jane said…
I love breakfast for dinner and will definitely give these a try! Thanks for hosting Pot Luck Supper!
Anonymous said…
They look delicious! I know what you mean. Every time I try to add wheat into our diet though, everyone complains. Brats!
I think Alton Brown is fun to watch when he is cooking something.
Those waffles look so tasty.
I am your new biggest fan! I absolutely LOVE your blog! I am about to try your cake mix rolls! I will let you know how I do! I am going to add your button to my blog!
Tina, I'd be glad to send you a bag of white whole wheat flour to try! Send me an email (allison[dot]furbish[at]kingarthurflour[dot]com). And you can find more information about King Arthur's top-quality unbleached flours on our website. Happy baking!