Overnight Yeasted Waffles

I’m not really a Black Friday shopper, but this past year I was in line before the stores opened in the hopes of landing myself a waffle iron!  I had been lusting over homemade waffle recipes, and the only thing stopping me from trying them was the lack of an actual waffle maker.  So long story short, I got myself one and I was on the road to waffley-happiness 🙂

This recipe is one that yields a wonderfully structured waffle.  It’s nice because it is prepped overnight, and the batter keeps well in the refrigerator for several days as well.  This recipe is courtesy of Smitten Kitchen, so it’s bound to yield amazing results 🙂


Yeasted Waffles


Yield:  4 Servings


  • ½ cup water, warm
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
  • 2 cups milk, warm
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda


Pour water into the bottom of a very large bowl.  Sprinkle yeast on top and allow it to dissolve and foam for 15 minutes.  Stir in milk, butter, sugar, and flour.  Cover with plastic wrap and allow the bowl to sit on the counter overnight.

The next morning, whisk in eggs and baking soda.

Preheat waffle iron and lightly grease with melted butter or oil.  Pour in batter in ½ to ¾ cup increments and cook according to manufacturer instructions.

Waffles can be kept crisp in a warm oven until needed.  Batter keeps well in refrigerator for several days as well.


17 responses

  1. You are brave to go Black Friday shopping….we have crazy lines here on Boxing Day (Dec 26th). I can’t stand crowds so I stay away.

    What brand waffle maker did you get? I have Cuisinart but I’m not too happy with it.

    This is recipe perfect!! Overnight waffles 🙂 Waffles are Hasan’s favourite breakfast so prepping the batter the night before is perfect for getting breakfast on the table fast! I love how thick and crisp they look! Pinning this…..

    • I got a Bella Waffle Maker. After rebates it cost me $7, so I’m not worried if it goes bad 😉
      So far, I’ve had really got results with it… Plus, the reviews online are great, so I think I got very lucky with this one 🙂
      Give it a shot, and let me know how it goes!

      • So I made these for this morning and they were so light and crispy! I have some more batter left that I will use on the weekend. Should be 2 1/4 tsp yeast in the recipe? I used a lesser amount of oil instead of butter b/c I couldn’t use so much butter and I’m lazy to melt butter. These would be awesome for dessert with some ice cream! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

      • Yayyyy! I’m soooooo happy to hear that! 🙂
        It totally makes my day when someone gets back to me with positive feedback on my recipes 🙂
        Oh and thanks for pointing out the typo! I’m going to fix it right away 🙂

  2. Yeasted waffles are my absolute favourite! I love anything I can make overnight and usually these are always on my brunch party menu. Love waffles!! Yours look incredibly light and crispy. And you are a brave women to go out on BF. I never set foot outside, I rather sit at home and eat my pie leftovers from Thanksgiving 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! Nice to have found your blog too. Keep in touch!

  3. I love waffles but never tried with yeast. Your waffles look very light and fluffy, just like the way I like them.

    Oh, it’s been years since I last went on BF shopping. I was thinking of going this year just to see the crowd but chickened out at the last moment 🙂

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