Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

Waffles are a staple in the Nixon household from both sides. My husband grew up going to his grandparents home every Saturday morning with his dad and two brothers for “guy time” with waffles and many rounds of pinochle (a French card game). This was an honored family tradition.

This recipe comes from my side of the family and is an old “Bailiff Family” recipe from my grandmother. My father’s mother, Margaret Bailiff or “Memo” to me, was an incredible cook who never cut any corners and many of my best recipes come from her. My dad and his siblings grew up having these waffles for breakfast, and per his request my mother carried on the tradition making them for my sisters and me on weekends and special occasions. I continue to make these for my husband and any overnight guests that we have. This is such a simple recipe that you will never want to make waffles out of a box ever again. They have such a light and fluffy texture – they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. To heighten the experience be sure to serve with melted butter, warm syrup and optionally your fruit(s) of choice.

Buttermilk Waffles

March 24, 2017
: Makes around 6 large round waffles as pictured
: Easy

Wonderful light and fluffy homemade waffles


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 4 Eggs Well Beaten
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Melted Butter
  • Step 1 Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Separately, combine buttermilk and eggs, then add into the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in melted butter. Pour batter from a cup or pitcher onto the waffle iron.


** As a gift to some of my family members recently I had a few of my grandmothers old recipes handwritten by a calligraphist on fine paper. One sample is below. It made for a very meaningful and thoughtful gift. Note: for an extra touch I wrapped them in fabric instead of wrapping paper. **

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