Nordic Buttermilk Waffles

Nordic Buttermilk Waffles

Buttery heart-shaped Nordic waffles with just a hint of cardamom and vanilla.  Perfect with whipped skyr cream and fresh berries!


For the Waffles:

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon fine salt

¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder (or ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Whipped Skyr Cream:

1 cup plain full-fat skyr or Greek yogurt

½ cup heavy whipping cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons sugar


To Serve:  

Fresh berries, sliced peaches, jam or fruit compote


Special Equipment Needed:

Heart-shaped waffle iron



  1. Make the Waffles:  Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom together in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, butter, egg and vanilla together in a large bowl until fully combined.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until the mixture just comes together (It will not be entirely smooth). 

  3. Heat up waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Cook waffles one at a time until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool or to 200 degree oven to keep warm.  

  4. Make the Whipped Skyr Cream:  Combine skyr and whipping cream in the work bowl of a stand mixer.  Using the whisk attachment, whisk on medium speed for one minute. Add vanilla and sugar.  Continue whipping on medium high until mixture is light and fluffy, like a loose whipped cream.  Serve waffles with fresh berries, sliced peaches, jam, fruit compote, Whipped Skyr Cream and/or other toppings of your choice.


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Keywords: waffles, Nordic, Scandinavian, skyr, berries