Almond Paste Waffles

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: These waffles have further convinced me almond paste makes all baked goods better. They taste like classic buttermilk waffles (crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside) but with a little extra nuttiness and sweetness from the almond paste. They freeze beautifully, too.Posie (Harwood) Brien

Serves: 4


  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 80 grams almond paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
In This Recipe


  1. Add the milk and butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until the butter melts. Add the sugar and almond paste (it helps to cut it into small chunks first), and stir the almond paste into the hot milk/butter mixture until it is mostly dissolved (use a spatula to smoosh it around to help it dissolve).
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and eggs. Whisk well to combine, then set the batter aside for 10 minutes to rest while you heat your waffle iron.
  3. Cook the waffles according to the instructions for your waffle iron.
  4. Eat while nice and hot! Or let them cool and freeze them—frozen waffles are delicious in my opinion, or you can toast them and enjoy them hot.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Wendy K. May 6, 2017
I've made these several times and they're delicious. I add about a teaspoon of almond extract to elevate the almond flavor. Working the almond paste into the butter is a bit of work, but I do think worth it.
Katherine February 8, 2017
Would it be possible to substitute almond milk and lemon juice to this recipe for the buttermilk? I don't eat/drink milk or milk products, but I want to try these waffles!
Sierra D. February 8, 2017
I don't know how to translate 80 grams of almond paste for my kitchen! Could you give me a non-metric measurement, please?
Author Comment
Posie (. February 8, 2017
Roughly 1/3 of a cup, packed!
Sierra D. February 8, 2017
Thanks, Posie!<br />