Yeasted waffles are the gold standard when it comes to waffles. They are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and they have a subtle tang that pairs perfectly with your favorite sweet toppings. What’s more, unlike other waffles that can quickly become soggy, they retain their crispness no matter how much syrup you pour over them. If you’re intimidated by yeast, don’t be! Making yeasted waffles is actually very easy. Simply mix the ingredients together and let the batter rise in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, preheat your waffle maker, pour the batter onto the hot surface, and within minutes you’ll have a stack of crisp, golden-brown waffles ready to be enjoyed. Serve the waffles with classic toppings like butter, maple syrup, blueberry maple syrup, fresh fruit, and/or whipped cream, or even savory toppings like fried chicken.
What You’ll Need To Make Yeasted Waffles
Melt the butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add the milk and heat until warm to the touch, a few minutes. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl to combine.
Gradually whisk the warm milk/butter mixture into the flour mixture.
Whisk until batter is smooth.
In a small bowl, combine the eggs and vanilla; whisk until combined.
Add the egg mixture to the batter.
Mix until incorporated.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 12 or up to 24 hours.
Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the waffle batter from the refrigerator (it will be foamy and doubled in size).
Whisk to recombine (the batter will deflate).
Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve the waffles hot off the iron. Or, if you’d rather hold the waffles and serve them all at once, place them on a wire rack set above a baking sheet, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and place the baking sheet in preheated 200°F-oven. When the final waffle is in the iron, remove the towel to allow the waffles to crisp for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can hold the waffles on a wire rack and reheat them gently in a toaster oven as you need them.
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