This week I’ve been exploring Meyer lemon waffles, starting with Meyer lemon chicken picatta, followed by Meyer lemon pull apart bread, and now…Meyer lemon buttermilk waffles! When you have Meyer lemons, dessert is an easy guarantee, but breakfast? Now that’s something to add to the agenda! Whenever I eat at an American breakfast restaurant, if waffles are on the menu, I’ll order them. There’s just something about a crisp, fluffy waffle topped with melted butter and drizzled with maple syrup. You can never go wrong with the basic buttermilk waffles, but add a little Meyer lemon and elevate them to the next level. Meyer lemon buttermilk waffles here I come!

meyer lemon waffles
meyer lemon waffles

Meyer lemon waffles

45 minTotal Time

Yields 4 waffles

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • zest of 1 Meyer Lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  2. Combine milk with lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes. Add milk mixture to the flour mix along with the remaining ingredients. Whisk together until the batter is mixed. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat waffle maker. Pour about 1/3 cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle maker. Cook until golden brown and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter. Dust waffles with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Breakfast is probably the easiest meal of the day to prepare, and rightly so. Pancakes, french toast, eggs can all be prepared in a matter of minutes. These waffles are no different.

Cook the waffles according to your specific waffle maker. I found for my waffle maker that a little over 1/2 cup batter was the perfect amount to make one crispy waffle.

Dust a little powdered sugar and enjoy with butter and syrup! These Meyer lemon waffles are a little tangy with a subtle flavor of orange and lemon. Paired with sweet syrup and they are perfection! If you’re planning on making a large batch, freeze the remaining and pop in the toaster when ready to indulge. Another waffle to add to the favorites list!

meyer lemon waffles

meyer lemon waffles



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