Buttermilk Pecan Waffles

by Erin

Classic buttermilk waffles get a bit of an upgrade with the addition of chopped pecans in the batter.

My apologies for making you wait almost the entire week to find out what sorts of things I ate while spending time with family this past weekend. So here is the summary:

Upon arriving I was presented with fresh oatmeal chocolate chip pecan cookies (ones that my child-hood friends have fantasies about to this very day*), fruit cake, pineapple angel food cake (made from a boxed angel food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple – genius), a glass of milk and grapes. Yea the grapes were a little random in the mix of all that sweetness but they were necessary.

The first day, my dad made oatmeal pancakes with blueberries which are always a great treat. Don’t forget the side of bacon. We ended up snacking through the movie Sherlock Holmes and then had pizza at a brick oven place – yum!

The next (and final) day my dad and I made these waffles together. Later that day was their card game party (I’ll explain later) which was full of lovely treats, and one of them I will be sharing with you tomorrow. But for now focus on waffles. Buttermilk waffles in fact, with sprinkles of chopped pecans. Our powers combined to make these and they were without a doubt amazing. Of course I had to have a side of sausage to go along with the pile of whipped cream and strawberries on top! There is no room for cutting back on what you eat when eating with my dad (we are notorious for checking out the dessert menu before picking our entree after all).

*If you are lucky I might be able to share the recipe with you one day. But the recipe makes 12 dozen cookies, so it might be awhile. UPDATE: Recipe posted HERE.


Please excuse me for a moment of shameless promoting, but I am a finalist in the “So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy” contest with my Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes! And since I am trailing behind a few others in votes, I think you should help me win a trip to Seattle! There are three ways to vote, all counting as individual votes!

  • Like my cupcakes on Facebook (<–click)
  • Like my cupcakes on Flickr (<–click)
  • Leave a comment on CakeSpy’s post (<–click) saying my cupcakes are your favorite!

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Serves 4


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 eggs

2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

3 Tbsp chopped pecans

1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Maple syrup, for serving

Sliced strawberries, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and mix well. Add dry ingredients and beat until batter is smooth. Stir in butter until incorporated.
  3. Pour about 3/4 cup batter into a lightly greased preheated waffle iron. Sprinkle with a few pecans. Bake according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter and pecans.
  4. In between waffles, whip the heavy cream until it starts to thicken, add sugar and vanilla, then whip further until it forms stiff peaks – do not overbeat!
  5. Serve waffles topped with syrup, whipped cream and fresh strawberries!

Source: Adapted slightly from Recipe4Living.com.

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 23, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Nothing beats homemade waffles on a weekend morning! These look fabulous! And best of luck on the contest! Those cupcakes are awesome!

Kerstin January 22, 2012 - 4:38 pm

I love funfetti – what a fun cupcake recipe! And I wish I had those waffles for breakfast this morning – yum!

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes January 22, 2012 - 9:20 am

Good luck with the contest! Such a fun cupcake. The waffles look perfect.

Carolyn January 20, 2012 - 6:00 am

Liked your cupcakes on facebook! And these waffles look to die for.

Maureen January 19, 2012 - 8:04 pm

I looked past the waffle to the sausage. How I miss American breakfast sausage! I don’t own a waffle maker and I keep saying I’m going to rectify that. I will do that this weekend for sure. This looks wonderful!

spiffycookie January 19, 2012 - 8:14 pm

How sad, I didn’t realize breakfast sausage was an American thing, but it makes sense.

Claire @ Claire K Creations January 19, 2012 - 6:53 pm

I’d love to have a waffle iron but unfortunately I don’t have room. It’s probably a good thing I can’t make delicious treats like this whenever I want!

spiffycookie January 19, 2012 - 8:13 pm

I don’t really have room either, but I cannot resist. As a result my kitchen stuff has expanded into neighboring rooms for storage.

Emily @ Life on Food January 19, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Great waffles. They look like an amazing breakfast. I would love to wake up to a plate full of these tomorrow.

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 19, 2012 - 6:40 pm

I always make pancakes, but dam I need to make waffles. These look so good! I better go to the garage and find my waffle maker!!!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 19, 2012 - 3:43 pm

delicious! I love sweet breakfast foods (pancakes are my all-time favorite though!). I can’t wait to give these a try!

Vicki @ WITK January 19, 2012 - 2:40 pm

First, I went and voted three times! Second, I need to buy myself a waffle iron, stat! :)

Steph@stephsbitebybite January 19, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Waffles are my FAVORITE breakfast treat!! The hubby isn’t too fond of waffles, so I hardly ever get to eat them :( But these sound so amazing, I might just have to make these before he wakes up!

spiffycookie January 19, 2012 - 1:21 pm

How can he not like waffles? Does he not like pancakes either? Cause they are almost the same thing just different shape.

Living The Sweet Life January 19, 2012 - 12:43 pm

I choose my meals based on the desert menu too … why fill up on food when the sweet stuff awaits you?!?
oatmeal chocolate chip pecan cookies — YUM!!
oatmeal pancakes with blueberries — YUM!!
pizza at a brick oven place — HOLY YUM!!
and these Waffles?!?! – – Erin, you’re killing me. And now, in the middle of the day… I want waffles.

spiffycookie January 19, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Hehe my job is done here ;-)

Choc Chip Uru January 19, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Voted today :)
And what gorgeous waffles – will you remind me why I do not possess a waffle iron?

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 19, 2012 - 11:38 am

I liked your pictures!! Congrats on being a finalist!
These waffles look awesome – I love fruit on top!

alex January 19, 2012 - 11:13 am

I”ll do my voting today! that would be awesome if you came to Seattle! Good luck!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 19, 2012 - 8:06 am

Um, I often pick restaurants based on their dessert menus. Even if they have entrees I like…they don’t make the cut if their dessert options are substandard.

spiffycookie January 19, 2012 - 8:08 am

I like you.


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