The buttermilk in the batter really makes the waffles light and tender.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
9 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
Pure maple syrup or another favorite syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and blend. Whisk in the buttermilk and then add in 6 tablespoons of the melted butter. Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Brush the waffle iron grids lightly on both sides with some of the melted butter. Pour ½ cup or more (depending on the size of the waffle iron grids) over each grid. Close the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are crisp and golden brown on both sides. Transfer the waffles to rack set over baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat cooking the remaining batter, brushing the grids with the melted butter between batches, as needed.
Place waffles on plates and serve with whipped butter and warm maple syrup or another favorite syrup.