Waffles - Grandma B's Best Ever Waffles

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Recipe: #1973

November 03, 2011

Categories: Waffles

"My grandma always said these were the best waffles ever, and I have to agree! A family favourite that is a must make when we gather for special weekends. These awesome tasting waffles are crisp on the outside, light, moist and tender in the inside and so easy to make. Served with a variety of toppings our favourite being strawberries and whipped cream."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (165.5 g)
  • Calories 394.6
  • Total Fat - 25.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 179 mg
  • Sodium - 960.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 10.2 g
  • Calcium - 255 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Note - if you do not have buttermilk or sour milk measure 2 tablespoons vinegar into a 2-cup measuring cup fill to the two-cup mark with sweet milk, let stand while you prepare other ingredients

Step 2

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

Step 3

Combine buttermilk or sour milk and well beaten eggs, adding the milk and eggs to dry ingredients, beat until smooth with a hand mixer or electric mixer on high speed.

Step 4

Stir in melted margarine or salad oil.

Step 5

Bake in preheated waffle iron until crisp and golden.

Step 6

Serve with your favourite toppings.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • If you don't have buttermilk, you can make sour milk by combining 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 2 cups of sweet milk.
  • For the melted butter, you can also use salad oil as an alternative.

  • For the all-purpose flour, substitute oat flour for a gluten-free option. The benefit of this substitution is that those with gluten sensitivities or intolerances can still enjoy this recipe.
  • For the buttermilk, substitute plain yogurt for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a lower fat and higher protein alternative that still gives the waffles a moist and tender texture.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the wet ingredients before combining with the dry ingredients. Bake as directed.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole - This savory casserole is the perfect accompaniment to Grandma B's Best Ever Waffles. It's a great way to add protein and flavor to the meal, and it's easy to make ahead of time!

Fresh Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing fruit salad is a great way to balance out the savory flavors of the casserole. It adds a burst of sweetness and a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to the meal. Plus, it's easy to make and can be prepared in advance!


Q: What type of milk should I use for this recipe? A: For this recipe, you should use buttermilk or sour milk. If you do not have buttermilk or sour milk, you can use sweet milk with 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Let the milk and vinegar stand for a few minutes before adding it to the other ingredients.

Q: What type of sugar should I use for baking? A: For baking, it is best to use granulated white sugar or caster sugar. Brown sugar can also be used, but it will give the baked goods a slightly different flavor and texture.

20 Reviews


Made these nearly perfect waffles this morning. Made the sour milk as instructed and it seemed to work out well. This is at the top of my list for easy waffles. I really appreciate the effort put into making the instructions easy to follow. My test is how well they taste without any toppings at all, and these are scrumptious. Half the recipe made 4 waffles perfectly.


review by:
(23 Apr 2023)


Wow, lovely waffles Gerry. Thank you to your grandma for sharing this wonderful recipe. I made these for my sil and I. We both loved them, great flavor and a wonderful texture. What a perfect brunch, we garnished with fresh blackberries, whipping cream and a little maple syrup. Made for Alphabet Tag 2020. ♥ Thank you my friend for sharing this lovely recipe, my 7 year old grandson and I made these for breakfast today, he was thrilled at how great the waffles turned out that he made. 2022


review by:
(18 May 2020)


Lovely waffles with a sprinkling of fresh blueberries and whip cream on top. Such a delightful breakfast for a change!


review by:
(6 May 2020)


Great waffles -- we were able to get 8 waffles which was perfect for us -- 2 each! We used the butter option and real buttermilk! Thank for sharing!


review by:
(12 Apr 2020)


Such delicious waffles! Covered mine with strawberries and sauce dolloped whipped cream and had a fruit cup on the side. My favorite!


review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


Oh my...crispy and fluffy waffles! The BEST! Love the buttermilk in these beauties and the directions are spot on. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us, but will make the whole batch when family comes. Thank you for sharing another of your keeper recipes Gerry!


review by:
(7 Apr 2019)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Waffles have been around since the Middle Ages, when they were served as a sweet treat. The first waffle recipe appeared in a French cookbook in the 1400s, and by the 1700s, waffles had become a popular breakfast food in the United States.

Fun Fact 2: Waffles have been enjoyed by famous people throughout history. George Washington was known for enjoying waffles for breakfast, and Thomas Jefferson was said to have brought a waffle iron back from France to the United States.