This is an old post where I discovered how to make overnight waffles with a make-ahead waffle batter recipe. There’s surely a lot more to say about them, but I don’t make waffles as often as other people and don’t have a really strong opinion on them. I do remember these as being extra crispy and very good. But when I do make waffles these days I make Malted Waffles. I’ll make the Make-Ahead Waffle Batter again during my lifetime, but for now I’ll just keep the post here along with the picture of young Fuzz at breakfast.
Old Post About Overnight Waffles
Last week I found a recipe for a make-ahead waffle batter with yeast which you chill overnight then bake the next morning. I guess you could also call these Overnight Waffles or Yeasted Waffles as well.
Make-Ahead Waffle Batter With Yeast
Make-Ahead waffle batter is perfect for when you’re in a hurry or for when you’re just too tired to deal with measuring out the ingredients. I made a half batch of batter last night and cooked the waffles this morning. The batter smelled quite yeasty and it was very, very thin. To keep the waffle maker from overflowing, I had to pour it on very slowly. I also didn’t bother greasing the waffle maker, which in this case was fine, since the waffles have enough butter in them to keep them from sticking.
The end result was crispy, flavorful (yeasty tasting, but in a good way), thin waffles.
Fuzz only ate part of hers, but she’s never enthusiastic about weekday breakfasts.
At least Lizzie appreciates a good waffle.
I baked all the batter, stacked the waffles between sheets of foil, and froze them.
By the way, if you are in the market for a new waffle maker, I really like the Cuisinart one. I’ve used the same one in the photos for many years. Here’s a link to it on Amazon.
Make-Ahead Waffle Batter
- 1 packet active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
- 1/2 cup warm water(105° to 115°)
- 2 cups warm milk (105° to 115°) (440 ml)
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine (114 grams)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (270 grams)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Combine yeast and 1/2 cup water in a glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
- Combine yeast mixture, milk, and next 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cover and chill 8 hours.Whisk in eggs and baking soda.
- Prepare in a waffle iron according to manufacturers directions. I used my little Cuisinart and made each waffle with approximately 1/3 cup of batter. It’s thin, so if you’re using a small waffle iron, pour it on slowly. Makes about 12 waffles (but varies, depending on size of waffle maker).
Jennifer’s waffle maker
I made this waffle recipe for my children. They really enjoyed it. Thanks.
Tiffany, I tried serving Nutella with waffles and Fuzz ate around it. She likes hazelnut, but didn’t care for the Nutella. Silly American child. I couldn’t get her to eat it in Italy, either. She will, however, eat cream cheese straight out of the tub.
Melissa, thanks. Yes, jaded is the word — especially at 7:00 AM. On weekends she has a better attitude toward breakfast.
Oh my gosh, Fuzz is as jaded as Jamie is when presented with an outstanding, homemade, hot breakfast.
Hope you are enjoying your waffle iron!!
I’ll will send Denis this link! 🙂
Love the idea of make ahead waffles. My kids love waffles, especially with Nutella. Not too healthy for breakfast though.
I wish I had homemade strawberry jam!
Last time my wife served waffles I suggested we just eat the cardboard box instead, even though our grand-daughters thought they were OK. They are used to boxed food.
This morning she served your REAL waffles, like we had as kids when we went to visit OUR grandma…..The two of us will have the leftovers with out 10 oclock coffee.
Of course her homemade strawberry jam may have helped…
Ha! No, she’s on squirrel patrol. She’s looking for early morning squirrels.
the blissful baker
those waffles look yummy! i actually like the yeasty taste.
It looks like Lizzie’s been banished to the “naughty spot” in the picture with Fuzz!
Amy at The Scene From Me
I prefer crispy waffles to soft ones anyway, so this recipe is great for me! And I like to top mine with honey or some type of nut butter.
The waffles look great to me. As for Fuzz, I always liked a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast. Still sounds good to me.