Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

These are not your Grandma’s buttermilk waffles!

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Well, I actually think my Nana would like these waffles a lot! They have just a hint of cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg and a splash of brandy to start the morning off right! And they are ridiculously easy.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

People claim that to get the lightest, fluffiest waffles you need to fold in egg whites beaten to stiff peaks and blah, blah, blah. In truth, I did none of that, and these waffles were superb! No whipping, no beating. No unwanted early morning exercise.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

You can totally make these before your morning coffee without a worry.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Sunday mornings are the one time of the week that my Husband and I don’t work. We are very jealous of our Sunday mornings – they are our time. We like to eat a leisurely breakfast, sip our coffee, talk and watch CBS Sunday Morning.

I want our Sunday breakfasts to feel special yet I don’t want to waste our entire morning in the kitchen, thus these lazy Sunday Waffles were born.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Why am I posting a Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffle recipe on a Saturday? I have not lost my calendar; it’s so that you can make them tomorrow! In the event that Easter crept up on you and you don’t have an elaborate brunch planned, I’ve got you covered! Everyone will be satisfied and no one will wonder where the overnight French toast was.

I’m so considerate!

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

These waffles are fluffy but not so airy you wonder if you ate a Krispy Kreme donut instead of a waffle. The spices and brandy give it a hint of flavor that makes you want to reach for another piece!

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Top those warm buttermilk waffles with some butter and maple syrup, and you’ve got yourself a little piece of Heaven right there on your plate.

Mmmmm happiness.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

The fact that batter comes together in 5 minutes makes these perfect for any day of the week! You can freeze the leftovers and toast them in the toaster for an easy weekday breakfast or snack!

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Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Belgium Waffles 1x


The easy buttermilk waffles will spice up any day! They are fast and easy enough for a weekday or perfect for a lazy Sunday! They have just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and a splash of brandy to start the morning off right!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg {if you don’t have fresh, you might want to leave this out…it tastes completely different than the dried variety}
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½2 teaspoons brandy


  1. Preheat your waffle iron. Mine is completely non-stick so I don’t need to spray it with Pam or brush it with oil, but if you do, then make sure you have that ready!
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, sugar, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Stir together buttermilk, eggs, butter, vanilla, and brandy in a medium bowl until well combined. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until no lumps remain. If your batter is too thick, you can loosen it with some buttermilk as needed. It will thicken as it sits, so feel free to add more as you go along. The batter should be thick enough to slowly pour off the spoon but not so thick that it clumps. Be careful when adding extra buttermilk because you don’t want it to be too runny!
  4. Pour approximately ½ cup of batter into each Belgium waffle square or follow the manufacture instructions for your particular waffle iron. Close the lid, wait 3-5 minutes depending on your iron and your desired level of doneness. {You can always peek after 2 minutes. My Dad did this and he is the waffle master…so there’s that}
  5. Serve immediately or you can keep them warm in a slow oven or warming drawer.


These freeze beautifully. I wrapped them in wax paper and stacked them in a freezer zip-top bag. Toast individually as desired!

These waffles are delicious without the brandy but the addition gives them a little hint of je ne sais quoi!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    April 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Aughhhhh!!! I love these waffles Lindsey! And I love the addition of the Brandy to start your day off right. 🙂 What a great idea! I’m swooning over these – and your pictures darling are GORGEOUS!!!!!

    • Lindsey
      April 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thanks, Kristi!! The subtle flavor imparted by the brandy just takes the waffle to the next level!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    April 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm


    You really are so considerate ;P

    • Lindsey
      April 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

      haha! True that! They were so yummy I almost whipped up a batch just for myself yesterday but then I decided to make cupcakes instead 😉

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    April 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

    What?! Spices and brandy! These waffles would get me out of bed on a lazy weekend that’s for sure. Love how easy they are to make and buttermilk always makes things taste good. Hope you had a Happy Easter!

    • Lindsey
      April 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

      I KNEW you’d like them! I had a wonderful Easter! Hope you did too!

  • Marysol
    April 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Grandma was an excellent cook, though I don’t recall ever seeing waffles on her menu. But then, if she had made waffles like yours, I would’ve remembered.

    • Lindsey
      April 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      haha! thank you, Marysol!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    April 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I was on a big Waffle kick for a while but it faded off… with these pictures I’m going to be back on! What a treat!

    • Lindsey
      April 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks, Pamela! It sounds like you are a streak eater like me! I am so sick of my current streak of oatmeal!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    April 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous waffles, Lindsey! We like a whisper of spices in our waffles, too. I’m really loving your brandy addition! Love, love!

    • Lindsey
      April 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      I’m so glad we aren’t alone! You must try the brandy!

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    April 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Looks yum! I wish I could enjoy leisurely Sundays too. Lazy Sunday mornings are the best. Hope you had a nice Easter. Did you do a lot of cooking/baking? I had a crazy busy weekend at the restaurant. Yikes! Lol I had waffles yesterday at work, but they were bleh. I am sure they tasted better when fresh and hot, but they were cold and meh by the time I got to ’em.

    • Lindsey
      April 22, 2014 at 9:57 am

      I don’t always get to enjoy lazy Sunday mornings but when I do, I’m grateful! I baked more than I would care to admit this past weekend. Hubs is out of town, so that’s what I do in my spare time 🙂 Cold or reheated waffles are the worst! Hope your Easter was good except the extra work!

  • Liz
    April 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The hubby does not like the waffles when I fold in the egg whites! Yours are much more his style…they look perfect!

    • Lindsey
      April 22, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thanks, Liz!! I like to feel like I’m eating something of substance for breakfast!

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