Yeasted Waffles - old fashioned overnight waffles leavened with yeast instead of baking soda. Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside. (raised waffles)
Breakfast

Old Fashioned Overnight Waffles Are Worth the Wait

Have you ever heard of Yeasted Waffles? Sometimes they are called Raised Waffles or Overnight Waffles. They are crispy on the outside and so fluffly and airy on the inside you might not go back to baking soda waffles again.

Yeasted Waffles - old fashioned overnight waffles leavened with yeast instead of baking soda. Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside. (raised waffles)I was looking for another recipe when I stumbled on this one in my Cook’s Illustrated Cook Book (affiliate link). I am so glad I did. We devoured them for “brinner” Friday night. Brinner is what we call breakfast for dinner.

Normally, I am bad and don’t read through all of the instructions before starting a recipe. I knew the batter needed to sit in the fridge overnight, so I mixed it up and put it in my 1 quart batter bowl because it has a handy little snap tight lid. As I closed the cook book the words “BATTER WILL DOUBLE OVERNIGHT” jumped out at me.


Yeasted Waffles - old fashioned overnight waffles leavened with yeast instead of baking powder. Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside.

I quickly poured the batter back into the cleaned mixing bowl and covered it with plastic wrap. Phew! Crisis averted!

The only other word of warning you might need is about the yeast. I bake bread a lot so I don’t even mess with those little 3 packet envelopes. But, in case you do be sure to measure 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast from one of the packets. Don’t use the whole packet or you could have batter all over your fridge.

Yeasted Waffles

Serves8
Prep time12 hours, 10 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Total time12 hours, 25 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
From book Cook's Illustrated Cookbook
Yeasted Waffles - old fashioned overnight waffles leavened with yeast instead of baking powder. Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside. (raised waffles)

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (cut into about 8 slices)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon rapid rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Note

1 packet yeast is 2 1/4 teaspoons - do not use the entire packet.

Directions

Warm milk and butter in a saucepan (or microwave) until butter is just melted. Let cool until it is just warm to the touch.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
Slowly whisk in the milk/butter mixture and mix until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Be sure there is room in the bowl for batter to double in size! Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (12-24 hours).
Yeasted Waffles - old fashioned overnight waffles leavened with yeast instead of baking soda. Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside. (raised waffles)
Heat the waffle iron. Stir batter until it is back down to the original volume. Bake as directed by the waffle iron manufacturer.

 

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8 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Overnight Waffles Are Worth the Wait”

  1. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.
    Please visit Thursday Favorite Things for more sharing fun!

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