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Yeast Waffles Recipe
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Yeast Waffles

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"This is a traditional waffle recipe. It makes tasty, crunchy waffles. They are very good with syrup, or my personal favorite is waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries!"

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    14 hrs


  1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine milk, yeast mixture, butter, salt, sugar and flour. Mix thoroughly with rotary or electric mixer until batter is smooth. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight.
  3. The next morning, stir beaten eggs and baking soda into the batter; beat well.
  4. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2005

Wonderful! I now make these every Sunday morning! Definitely give it at LEAST 1 1/2 hours to rise before making waffles (if you don't you'll end up with dense, less flavorful waffles - I did that once) and overnight is really the best if you can think about breakfast that far in advance (which I can't). If you like pancake mix waffles then this might not be your thing, but if you like old-fashioned waffles that don't taste like pancakes in a different shape, these are for you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2006

These waffles are very light and crisp. Because they aren't sweet, you could use them for a savory meal (topped with chicken and gravy, for example). I enjoyed mine with bananas, walnuts, butter and maple syrup, and because they're so airy, they practically melted beneath the toppings. I froze the leftover waffles, but when I reheated them they were crunchy like crackers! The recipe is fine, but I prefer a more substantial non-yeasted Belgian waffle. Not a do-over for me.

Oct 20, 2007

This really is a great recipe! I often cater brunch and this is a favorite of everyone. Most of the work is done the night before. With a couple of steps in the morning and you have a wonderful breakfast. I use a belgian waffle iron that flips and I wipe the hot iron with a stick of butter before each waffle. I always serve these waffles with fresh whipping cream, real maple syrup, and an assortment of berries. I disolve the sugar in the water before adding the yeast to help it rise. Other than this step, I wouldn't change a thing in the recipe!!! If you do any research and look for an authentic Belgian recipe, I think this "yeasty" recipe is very close in taste but is much easier than the traditional Belgian recipes. They are even better the second or third day. When I have extra batter, I freeze it in individual serving bags and put them in the freeze for my son who is away at school. I haven't used the frozen batter for clients but my son loves having this taste from home while he is away.

Sep 06, 2012

I had been using a non-yeast waffle batter recipe for weeks now and I'll tell you........I don't think I can go back to using a waffle batter without yeast. The flavor of these waffles was amazing and they turned out incredibly light and fluffy. We all agree that this is one of the best waffle recipes I've made yet. EXCELLENT. Very happy.

Jan 14, 2004

This recipe made crisp and flavorful waffles. I heated the milk in the microwave, and then threw the stick of butter in the hot milk to melt it. I mixed up the batter in my standing mixer and left in in the mixing bowl overnight. In the morning, we were baking waffles in no time! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 28, 2003

Yummy but a bit time consuming. Make sure to let the milk cool so it's no hotter than the warm water or else the yeast won't work. My husband and I almost ate the whole batch!

Dec 27, 2006

This is definitely a 5 star recipe! I made it for Christmas Eve Day breakfast and with being able to prepare it the night before it was a breeze. The waffles are light and crispy on the outside and soft inside - delicious! We put chocolate chips in some, pecans in some and bacon in some which made for a nice variety for our waffle buffet.

Jan 25, 2010

These waffles bake up with a nice crisp crust but are soft on the inside. We always add other items when baking waffles like dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips (my wife's favorite). I usually add dried cranberries and walnuts (or pecans). A plus to this batter is that it doesn't rise as much as regular waffle batter so it's easier to get the right amount into the iron without spillover. After making these I was outside and the smell was wonderful. As a night person, I prefer breakfast recipes that have most of the work the night before.


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 660 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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