If you are looking for a light, crispy, and delicious waffle, these overnight yeast waffles are the recipe for you. Whip up the yeast batter the night before and the next day you will have the best breakfast. This is our families favorite waffle recipe!
Years ago family friend, Merill Watts, shared his overnight waffle recipe with us and it has truly been a family favorite ever since. It is our go to waffle recipe and is always requested for birthday breakfast. It is a family tradition.
The only trick with it is you have to remember to make it the night before. These are yeast waffles and that times allows the yeast to work its magic. And the best part is you get all the prep work done and cleaned up the night before. This makes the morning go smoothly! And the result is a perfectly light and crispy waffle.
How to Make Yeast Waffles
You will want to start with a large mixing bowl. The yeast waffle batter will double in size. Start by letting the yeast dissolve in warm water sit in the bowl for 5 minutes. While it is dissolving, warm the milk on the stove, but don’t let it boil you don’t want to kill the yeast!
Once the milk is warm, add the milk, butter, salt, sugar, and flour and stir until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit overnight at room temperature. Easy peasy.
In the morning, all you have to do is add in some eggs and baking soda and you are ready to go!
Yeast waffles are best cooked in a Belgian waffle maker – it is deeper than a regular one.
We love overnight waffles covered in fresh berries, whip cream and homemade cinnamon syrup, but they are great just with plain old maple syrup too!!
Every time my kids come home for a visit I will text them and ask them what they want me to fix when they are home. The first response I almost always get is “Overnight Waffles!”
They are a light and crisp waffle and the tang of the yeast gives them a great flavor.
We love them, and I know you will too!
Check out more of our family’s favorite breakfast recipes:
Overnight Waffle Recipe