Breakfast

Yummiest and Easiest Waffles EVER! Overnight Yeast-Raised Waffles!

Okay, I am not food blogger or a food photographer at all.  I am new to blogging; today is my 2-week anniversary of blogging.  I’m posting this AMAZING waffle recipe now because it is absolutely the best waffle recipe EVER! It is easy to make and extra waffles freeze well, meaning this: if you don’t eat all of these waffles when you make them and have leftovers, you can freeze them and have yummy waffles before you run off to the office on a workday.  I want everyone to try this recipe to add more happiness to your life for a small cost of ingredients and just a few minutes of your precious time.

I love this recipe because in addition to the results, amazing waffles, you make them the night before, store the batter in the refrigerator, and in the morning, add the baking soda, stir and bake the waffles!  Imagine waking up and 15 minutes later, you are EATING THE BEST WAFFLES EVER!  And it cost you almost nothing to make!

This recipe is from the one-and-only Marion Cunningham.  I’ve played around with the recipe a bit to reduce the butter, just a bit.  I’ve also added vanilla.

Ingredients:

1 (14-oz.) package active dry yeast
2 cups milk (I use Fat Free or Low Fat Lactaid Milk)
5 – 6 T, unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for serving
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (best quality – I use Nielsen-Massey)
14 tsp. baking soda (do not add this until the next morning)
Maple syrup, for serving

 

Method:

Dissolve yeast in ½ cup luke warm water and add the sugar.  Stir gently.  Set aside until foamy, 8 to 10 minutes.  It will look like this – see picture below and ignore the spoon, (which shows me adding ingredients in the next step).  This is is a good time to melt the butter in 30 second increments in the microwave.   Make sure it is cool before adding in the next step.

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Add milk, butter (melted and cooled), salt, sugar, flour, and eggs; whisk until combined. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.  That’s it!

The next morning, spray your waffle iron with Pam.  Add 1/4 t. baking soda.  Stir the batter to incorporate the baking soda.

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Bake waffles and enjoy!  Freeze any leftover and cooled waffles.  Wrap in plastic wrap and store in freezer Ziploc bag.

Isn’t this just the best waffle recipe ever?  Don’t you feel happier after making and eating these waffles?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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