Overnight Waffles

Overnight waffles 7

We purchased a waffle maker last year at Fry’s and I think it is the best investment ever.  We have tried different waffle recipes. This is the best recipe for a lazy Saturday/Sunday morning or when you have guests for breakfast. Most of the mixing is done the previous night and just little bit of mixing in the morning.  The recipe below is from the kitchn. These waffles are crisp on the outside and soft inside.

The batter will rise overnight, so use a very large bowl to mix the batter.

The ingredients below yields 5 waffles. I have a Waring Pro waffle maker. The diameter of the waffle is 6.5 inches. The waffles is 1 inches thick.


  • Ingredients to mix the night before you want to make waffles:
    • Active dry yeast – 1 + 1/2 tsps
    • Warm water – 1/4 cup
    • Melted butter – 1/4 cup
    • Whole milk or 2% milk – 1 cup + 1/4 cup
    • Salt – 1/2 tsp
    • Sugar – 1 tbsp
    • All purpose flour – 1 + 1/2 cups
  • Ingredients to mix the next day:
    • Egg – 1, beaten
    • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp


    • Mix yeast and water in a large mixing bowl. Let it stand for few minutes.
    • Mix melted butter, warm milk, salt and sugar in a bowl. When the butter-mixture is lukewarm, add it to the yeast.
    • Add flour and mix until the flour is incorporated.
    • The batter should have small lumps in them.
    • Cling wrap the bowl and let the batter sit at room temperature overnight.

Overnight waffles 1

    • The next morning add egg and baking soda to the batter. Mix well.

Overnight waffles 2

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      • The batter must be thick and flowing.
      • You can add milk if the batter is too thick.

Overnight waffles 4

    • Follow the instructions on your waffle maker and make waffles.

Overnight waffles 5

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    • Enjoy with maple syrup or toppings of your choice.

Overnight waffles 6


  • Do not place hot waffles on a plate unless you are going to eat it immediately. Place the waffles on a wire rack.
  • You can freeze leftover waffles.  Thaw them by baking them until they defrost in a 325F oven.  Place the waffles directly on the wire rack inside the oven.

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