Buttermilk Waffles

No brunch is complete without this breakfast staple!


  • 1 cup (5 ounce) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 7/8 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, and cooled


  • Heat waffle iron.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk the egg yolk with the buttermilk and melted butter.
  • Beat the egg white until it just holds a 2 inch peak.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients in a thin steady stream while mixing gently with a rubber spatula. Do not add liquid faster than you can incorporate it into the batter.
  • Toward the end of mixing, use a folding motion to incorporate the ingredients.
  • Gently fold the egg white into the batter.
  • Spread an appropriate amount of batter onto the waffle iron.
  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, cook the waffle until golden brown (2-5 minutes).
  • Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

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