Buttermilk Waffles for Two

Adapted from the Joy of Cooking. This recipe makes exactly two pairs of waffles, enough for breakfast for two.


  • scant 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 to 1 stick butter (more butter = rich and crispy waffles, I usually use 6 tbsp) melted
  • to serve: mimosas, Vermont maple syrup, whipped cream, freshly cut strawberries, cooked bacon


  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. Combine the buttermilk and eggs in a bowl, whisk to combine.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a larger bowl. Stir to distribute and make a well in the center.
  4. Add the melted butter to the buttermilk mixture, whisking to combine. Pour the wet mixture over the dry, again whisking to combine with a few strong strokes. Do not overmix; it’s okay if the batter is a little uneven.
  5. Cook the waffles in a preheated waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice!

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