Yeast-Raised Waffles

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I don’t make waffles very often. Though I like them, I always have issues with my waffle iron and, in general, I just find pancakes a little easier (or, at least, a little less messy since I inevitably overfill the waffle maker and have batter pouring out of the sides…). I’ve made some waffle recipes we enjoy, but I hadn’t really found “the one.” I asked for a new recipe on a cooking message board, and Brianna recommended these yeast-risen waffles to me. We’ve made them a few times now, and they are officially my favorite among waffles I’ve made. The texture, to me, is perfect. The outside edges are slightly crispy while the inside is airy, which a little chew to it.

The batter needs to be made in advance, but that makes these perfect for a quick breakfast in the morning. We usually do breakfast for dinner 2-3 times a month, and I’ll mix the batter in the morning before work so all I really need to do when I get home is heat the waffle iron, pour the batter, enjoy. Since this is just a base recipe, the waffles are endlessly adaptable to whatever you want to include.You can sprinkle some some chocolate chips over the top before cooking them, top them with fruit, or just eat them as-is with some maple syrup. The only change I make to the original base recipe is adding some vanilla extract (or sometimes a combo of vanilla and almond), because I really love it in waffles.

By the way, this plate of waffles in particular is topped with jarred morello cherries from Trader Joe’s, which have sort of become my new obsession. They are sort of like eating canned cherry pie filling (which I’ve admitted to loving) without all the junk that’s usually in there.

Yeast-Raised Waffles

  • Mmm I love a good yeasted waffle! These sound fabulous!

  • Teresa

    I love this recipe too. Miss my waffle iron but it couldn’t move to Europe with me. Sniff. FYI. On feedly your post has hyper links to one hour payday loans all through it.. I see they’re not showing up on your site and have no idea what’s going on there but now you know.

    • elly

      That’s so weird Teresa. Thanks for letting me know.

  • We love our waffle maker. I can’t wait to make these, of course, it would require me to plan ahead a little bit! I am looking forward to trying this, my past waffle recipes have been lacking.

  • Elly, I clicked through my Reader to also tell you that your post is somehow spammed with payday loan links. Must be a new way of spamming people! 🙁

    {I was using Google Reader and I saw them, too}

    • elly

      Thanks, Aimee. It turns out it’s a problem with a plugin that I’m using. I deleted it and hopefully it will all be fixed soon.

  • Ellen

    Oh yes, yeast waffles are soooo good!

  • I use egg whites to make my pancakes fluffy – but I wouldn’t mind trying this.

  • I make waffles every weekened! Love them and man, I am the opposite – pancakes are too daunting for me to make! I was wondering about the yeasted variety so good to know this recipe is a winner. Also- looks like I’ll be coming back to your neck of the woods in Chicago so hopefully we can meet up then!

  • The.Boy brought up the other day that I have never used my waffle iron in the year+ we’ve been together…so now I feel compelled to do so!! This recipe is definitely going into our breakfast-for-dinner rotation!

  • I made yeast waffles a few years ago at a friends house. I can’t wait to try them again:D

  • They look lovely!! We need to get a waffle maker asap!

  • I’ve never tried yeast waffles. No time like the present I guess! These look great.