Overnight Yeasted Waffles

One of my favorite things about the weekend is having a big breakfast.  Shuffling around the kitchen with a cup of coffee in hand, cooking up a feast.  It’s a wonderful way to start the day.  Here’s a special breakfast we cooked up recently: Overnight Yeasted Waffles. It was easy to mix up the batter the night before and cook the waffles the next morning (very low maintenance).  Top your waffles however you like and enjoy!

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Overnight Yeasted Waffles     Printer-Friendly Recipe

Recipe From: the kitchn
Makes: about 8 Belgian Waffles or 16 standard

Ingredients

Night Before

1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon active-dry yeast
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar (optional, but recommended for a crisper outside)
3 cups all-purpose flour

The Next Day

2 beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

In a very large mixing bowl (because the batter will double in size), pour the yeast over warm water.  Let stand for a few minutes to allow the yeast to activate and bubble up.  Melt the butter and combine with the milk, salt, and sugar.  Allow the mixture to cool to luke warm and then add to the yeast mixture.  Stir in the flour until a dough is formed.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.

Sleep and dream of waffles.

In the morning, add beaten eggs and baking soda to the batter.  Whisk together until combined completely.  Cook the waffles on a hot waffle maker until golden brown, according to the waffle maker’s instructions.  This usually takes around 5 minutes.  Serve immediately.  Freeze or refrigerate leftovers, reheat in an oven or toaster.  Enjoy!

Combine melted butter with milk, salt, and sugar.  (I forgot to take a picture of the yeast in the water, but make sure to start this first)

Combine melted butter with milk, salt, and sugar. (I forgot to take a picture of the yeast in the water, but make sure to start this first.)

After the butter mixture has cooled a bit, pour it over the yeast.

After the butter mixture has cooled a bit, pour it over the yeast.

Add the flour and stir until a dough has formed.

Add the flour and stir until a dough has formed.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise overnight.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise overnight.

In the morning, add beaten egg and baking soda.

In the morning, add beaten egg and baking soda.

Batter up!

Batter up!

Prep a waffle iron by spraying with cooking spray and heating up.  Pour enough dough in the waffle iron to cover the grates.

Prep a waffle iron by spraying with cooking spray and heating up. Pour enough dough in the waffle iron to cover the grates.

Follow your waffle iron's recommended cooking time, typically around 6 minutes.  ENjoy!

Cook until golden brown.  Follow your waffle iron’s recommended cooking time, typically around 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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