Overnight Waffles Recipe: Crisp and Buttery

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Overnight Waffles Recipe: Crisp and Buttery

Overnight Waffles Recipe

Overnight Waffles Recipe

If you have never had a waffle recipe made with yeast before, you don’t know what you are missing! Let me fill you in. Image it: a waffle that is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with buttery deliciousness in each and every bite. Really. These are so good all on their own that we only occasionally use real maple syrup. We never have to add a pat of butter on the top. It isn’t often you can declare something absolute perfection just as it is, but there you go. These yeasted waffles really are perfect.

It’s easy to throw this¬†Overnight Waffles recipe together. Just get started the night before you need them. The most time consuming part is waiting for the butter to melt. Seriously, that’s the most you’ll have to fuss in the evening. After that, you combine together the ingredients it lists below. Cover it and let the yeast work its magic while you sleep. The next morning, you add the remaining ingredient, give it a little stir, and get that waffle iron ready! Personally, I like to leave my waffle on the iron for a little longer because I like it to darken a little and get quite crisp. But that’s just me.

This is the only way I ever make waffles. It is a favorite of our boys–and of our own. I typically make these on a Sunday night, not because I am that much a creature of routine, but because the youngest, age 5, always seems to request them then. So, why not? Serve it with a side of fresh fruit for a great, memorable start to the day! They are from (affiliate link)¬†How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman. Find it, buy it, it is a wonderful cookbook. It is a hefty volume but so worth the space it takes up on my cookbook shelf.

Overnight Waffles Recipe

Overnight Waffles Recipe: Crispy and Buttery

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Serving Size: 2 Waffles

Overnight Waffles Recipe: Crispy and Buttery

From "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman. This is a phenomenal cookbook! I know a few Indiana town bookshops where you can find it.


  • 1/2 teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Stick Butter, Melted and Cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Before heading off to bed, combine the dry ingredients, then the milk, and finally the melted and cooled butter and vanilla.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature.
  3. The next morning, preheat your waffle iron.
  4. Separate the eggs (or not, it's up to you) and stir the yolks into the batter. Beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Stir these gently into the batter as well.
  5. Spread batter onto iron and bake 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately or do like I do and keep an oven-proof plate in the oven to keep them warm.


If you have time, separate the egg, otherwise--these are delicious no matter what you do!


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By |2015-01-12T14:34:03+00:00August 30th, 2012|Eat, Little Towns, Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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