Publication date November 9, 2023

Easy and Effortless Overnight Yeasted Waffles Recipe for a Busy Morning

Looking for an easy yeast waffle recipe for a busy morning? Try this overnight yeasted waffles recipe once, and I guarantee you won’t need another waffle recipe ever! 

Light, fluffy, and crispy on the outside, these yummy yeasted waffles are ridiculously easy to make. And once you try it, the recipe will soon become your regular breakfast meal. 

Yeasted waffles have a lovely, complex tang that works beautifully with whatever sweet topping you apply, it could be honey, maple syrup, or a fruit jam. 

Despite the fact that I love some delicious pancakes, crepes, or scones for breakfast/brunch, there’s something special about waffles that’s just irreplaceable. 

But over the years, my preferences for waffles have also evolved and I’ve gravitated towards yeasted waffles, rather than the classic American waffle mixture.

After a lot of practice, I have figured out the easiest way to make overnight yeasted waffles recipe, which I’m sharing with you below: 

Ingredients to Make Yeasted Waffles 

Yield: 8 to 10 waffles 

  • 2¼ cups milk
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 15 grams sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • 5 grams salt (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons)
  • 240 grams all-purpose flour (2 cups) or 90 grams whole wheat flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

How to Make Yeasted Waffles 

Here are a few simple steps to make delightful yeasted waffles: 

Step 1

Take a small pot, and combine milk and buttle cubes over medium heat until melted. Let them hot but not simmer. Stir in sugar and salt, remove from heat, and let it be cool to lukewarm. 

Step 2 

Now, in a large bowl,  mix ½ cup warm water and yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 3

Add your warm milk mixture to the yeast and stir. Whisk in all-purpose flour. Cover it with plastic wrap and let stand until doubled in volume, 2 to 3 hours at room temperature or you can keep them overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 4

Now, heat a waffle iron and whisk 2 eggs and baking soda into your waffle batter. Lightly coat the waffle iron with melted butter using a pastry brush or paper towel. 

Cook waffles using about ½ cup batter per waffle until it looks golden and crispy. Also, butter the iron in between batches as required. 

Finally, now you can serve your delicious waffles immediately as they are ready, or keep them warm in a 200-degree oven until ready to serve.

Tips to Make Perfect Yeasted Waffles

To make sure you get perfectly crisp, fluffy waffles, here are some additional tips to follow that will guarantee perfect yeasted waffles from your waffle maker, every single time: 

  • Use butter for coating the waffle plates because it adds flavor and makes the waffles more crisp.
  • Oil such as vegetable, canola, or olive oil is a great option to butter. A non-stick spray is also can be a good option, but I personally don’t like to use non-stick sprays in my recipe. 
  • Always have a small bowl of your choice of fat, butter, or oil to brush on your waffle plate. It will make the surface of your waffles more crisp.
  • Ensure to preheat the waffle well, every single time. I always let the waffle maker heat up a little longer than the waffle indicator suggests, just to make sure the plates are properly heated. If it’s not heated well, the waffle will cook slower, and the slow evaporation of water will make your waffle soggier.
  • Remember to not overfill the waffle maker. Each waffle maker will need different amounts of batter and this depends on the recipe as well. Always do a test on your first waffle, and then adjust the amount according to the results of that waffle.
  • Once your waffle is cooked, let it rest on a cooling rack. The air circulation will prevent condensation, which can also make the waffle soggy.

Aside from these tips, you always need to keep in mind that some waffle irons have reliable indicators, but some don’t. So rather than relying on the light indicator to let you know when the waffles are done, just go by visual cues, a nice deep golden brown crust.

Sweet Serving Suggestions 

Let’s have a look at how you can serve your yeasted waffles in different sweet ways: 

  • Serve with fresh fruits, butter, maple syrup, or whipped cream. 
  • Serve spiced yeasted waffles with apples and pecans.
  • Serve your waffles with ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce.
  • You can also serve with bananas, maple syrup, and bacon.
  • With chocolate chip 
  • With blueberry 
  • Serve waffles with any fruit compote like this apple compote

How long would cooked waffles last?

In my personal experience, these waffles are best eaten the same morning you make them. 

Just like any other waffles, these yeasted waffles will get soggy the longer they sit out. And just like a piece of bread, the waffles will be stale when left out for a few hours.

But you can store them in an airtight container and then reheat them gently in a waffle iron. There is a chance waffles can be dry when reheated though. 

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