The fluffiest and most delicious waffle recipe ever! You’ll love these buttermilk waffles with cinnamon sugar coating, topped with berries, homemade whipped cream and maple syrup! These cinnamon waffles are packed with incredible flavor in every bite, thanks to the cinnamon sugar coating! This breakfast recipe is super easy, too! You can enjoy these even on a busy weekday!
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Ingredients for Cinnamon Buttermilk Waffles
Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make these extra fluffy waffles with cinnamon sugar!
- Buttermilk: this soured milk is key for making the waffles extra fluffy! Use regular buttermilk or make your own. More about that next!
- Eggs, Vanilla & Melted Butter: for making the waffle batter. I recommend using room temperature eggs and unsalted butter for best results.
- White & Brown Sugar: you’ll need a little bit of white sugar for the waffle batter and more sugar for making the cinnamon sugar coating.
- Ground Cinnamon & Nutmeg: for making the sugar coating. I like to add a little bit of the cinnamon into the batter, too!
- All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda & Baking Powder: using a combination of both baking soda and baking powder helps make the waffles even fluffier!
- Maple Syrup: for serving the waffles.
- Heavy Cream: for making optional whipped cream.
The Secret to Fluffy Waffles
If you’re looking for extra fluffy and delicious waffles, this buttermilk waffle recipe is just what you need. The secret to the fluffiest waffles is buttermilk! The acid in buttermilk reacts with baking soda, making the batter rise quickly and stay light as it bakes.
Can’t find buttermilk in your grocery store? It’s so easy to make homemade buttermilk. You’ll need 1 3/4 cup (415 ml) whole milk and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of lemon juice or white table vinegar. Combine the milk with the lemon juice or vinegar, whisk and let the mixture stand for a few minutes. The acid will almost instantly sour the milk, creating buttermilk!
How to Make Cinnamon Buttermilk Waffles
I love this waffle recipe because it’s so easy to prepare!
- Just combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil (or melted butter), sugar and vanilla extract. I don’t add too much sugar to the batter because the cinnamon sugar coating will add lots of sweetness. Whisk together all the liquid ingredients for a few minutes, until the eggs are well beaten.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl: flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Sift the dry ingredients into the waffle batter and mix again, just until the flour is incorporated.
- While you’re making the batter, it’s the perfect time to preheat your waffle griddle. You need it to be extra hot! Add approximately ¼ to 1/3 cup batter per waffle.
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
Not only do these buttermilk waffles have cinnamon in the batter, I add more cinnamon by dipping the waffles into cinnamon sugar. For this step, just combine white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg in a flat dish or casserole pan. Whisk together the sugar and spices until you have a uniform mixture.
Brush the hot waffles with melted butter, then dip the waffles into the cinnamon sugar. Make sure to coat both sides generously with the mixture.
Waffle Serving Suggestions
Once you have the cinnamon waffles ready, it’s time to enjoy them! I love to serve them with a heaping pile of fresh fruit and berries on top. Some great options are blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, nectarines, or even bananas. I added some kumquats for mine, too!
Add a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top and some pure maple syrup to finish this easy breakfast recipe! To make the whipped cream, simply combine 1 cup chilled heavy cream with 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar and ½ tsp of vanilla extract. Whisk on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cream reaches stiff peak stage. Spoon the whipped cream on top, or transfer into a pastry bag and pipe onto each waffle.
Enjoyed this easy breakfast recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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- Best Cinnamon Rolls – hundreds of 5-star reviews for this amazing cinnamon rolls recipe! So soft and delicious!
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- Dutch Baby Pancake – this unique pancake recipe is prepared in a cast-iron skillet, then topped with fruit and syrup!
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Cinnamon Buttermilk Waffles Recipe (video)
For Buttermilk Waffles:
- 1 ¾ cup buttermilk or whole milk
- 2 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar, as needed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
For Cinnamon Sugar:
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ cup melted butter, for dipping
For Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
- 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Sugar Coating:
- Begin by preparing the cinnamon sugar coating. In a flat tray or casserole pan, combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use a whisk or a large spoon and combine the ingredients together until a uniform mixture forms. Make sure to break apart any clumps of brown sugar. Set the coating aside for later.
Making the Waffles:
- Next, prepare the waffle batter. If you cannot find buttermilk in stores, make your own by combining whole milk with the 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar. Whisk in the juice, then let the milk stand for a few minutes, forming a buttermilk.
- In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil or melted butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Whisk on high speed with a mixer or use a hand whisk; mix for a few minutes until the eggs are well beaten. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Sift the dry ingredients into the batter, then mix for about 1 minute, until the batter is smooth.
- While preparing the batter, preheat a waffle griddle. Once the griddle is hot and ready, add approximately ¼ to 1/3 cup waffle batter into the center; close and let the waffles cook until golden.
- Remove the waffles from the griddle onto a clean tray. Using a pastry brush, brush each waffle lightly with the melted butter. Drop the buttered waffles into the prepared cinnamon sugar and turn the waffles until they’re well coated in the sugar mixture.
- Serve the waffles hot, topped with whipped cream, berries and maple syrup.
- For homemade whipped cream: place the chilled heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla into a large bowl. Whisk on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Scoop the whipped cream onto each waffle or transfer the cream into a pastry bag tipped with a star tip. Pipe the cream onto each waffle as needed.