close-up view of fluffy buttermilk waffles on black and white abstract bamboo plate

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

Using pancake mix, you too can make super fluffy buttermilk waffles that everyone will love!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fluffy buttermilk waffle recipe, krusteaz light and fluffy buttermilk waffles, waffles made from pancake mix, waffles made with pancake mix
Servings: 3 waffles
Calories: 253kcal


  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 sifter
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 waffle iron
  • 1 Tablespoon


  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup plant-based creamer oat, almond, coconut, soy - we used oat!
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp Madagascar vanilla bean extract
  • 1 cup pancake mix sifted; we used Krusteaz buttermilk


  • Using a whisk, hand mixer, or rotary beater, beat the egg well.
  • Sift the pancake mix to ensure it's smooth and all lumps are removed.
  • Then, add melted butter, milk, and pancake mix. For about a minute or two, continue to mix batter very thoroughly, until you have a smooth consistency.
  • Let the batter sit for another minute or two, allowing it to thicken a bit (for a super fluffy waffle).
  • In the meantime, you can get your waffle iron preheated (according to the manufacturers' instructions).
  • Pour the batter into hot waffle iron (3 - 4 Tablespoons of batter = 1 waffle).
    Cook for 3 - 4 minutes (until steaming begins), or for crispier waffles, add another 1 - 2 minutes to your cooking time (or per your waffle irons' instructions).
  • Serve hot and Enjoy!



Note: You can use whole milk, half-and-half, or whatever you have. It's exactly what we did! That's how we came to use a plant-based creamer and heavy cream. So we vouch for the super fluffiness of this combination, and hope you enjoy it the same!
You can also top your waffle with whatever you choose! Fruits, jams/jellies/preserves, syrup, whipped cream (store-bought or homemade), basically anything that suits your fancy.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 607IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
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