2 cups buttermilk (we use milk with vinegar added - 2 TBSP vinegar per cup of milk)
2 cups all-purpose flour (you can experiment with different types of flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP shortening
Beat eggs; beat in remaining ingredients with rotary beater until smooth.
**Update: if you do not use dairy products you can substitute 2 cups of Almond Milk, omit baking soda, and only use the egg whites (whip these until stiff peaks form, then fold them into the beaten remaining ingredients).
Pour onto heated waffle iron. Bake until steaming stops, or time goes.
(You could add in other things, i.e. chocolate chips, blueberries, etc.)
You can even add fresh whipped cream
heavy whipping cream
Putt whipping cream in bowl; beat in powdered sugar until stiff peaks form (add powdered sugar a little at a time).
Homemade is definitely better and often cheaper.