Raised Waffles–My Favorite Breakfast Recipe

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raised waffles recipe
As you all know, Terry is our “foodie,” but Amy and I occasionally like to post recipes, too.  I can promise you that whenever I take the time to share a recipe with  you, it’s because I’ve found one that I think the world should know about!  This waffle recipe is no exception.

This recipe was given to me by my parents’ good friend, Hazel.  Hazel and her husband had a beautiful house on Smith Mountain Lake, in Virginia, and Hazel was an absolutely excellent hostess.  The trick to these waffles is the fact that there’s yeast in them, and they rise overnight, so they are particularly light and airy.  This is my go-to meal for house guests, sleepovers, and Sunday breakfast.

yeast waffle recipe
When you mix together all the ingredients and let them rise, the yeast bubbles up and adds lots of air to the batter.  I usually mix it before going to bed at night, and in the morning, it looks like this:

After adding the eggs and baking soda and mixing, it looks like this:

waffle batter
My dad gave me my waffle iron quite a few years ago for Christmas, and it’s quite a nice one.  I’ve kept the box so here’s the one I use.  It’s a Chef’s Choice WafflePro 830 (NOT a Belgian waffle maker, by the way).  It makes heart-shaped waffles, which my daughter adores.

chef's choice waffle maker
Here it is on Amazon:

Waffle irons aren’t rocket surgery (sorry, family joke!), but here are the settings I use on mine:

Mine takes about 1/3 c. of batter, and look how pretty and golden they are when they’re done:

You might have noticed that there’s–ahem–a stick of butter in this recipe, but you should put a little butter on top and serve them with real maple syrup.  We don’t do the imitation stuff here!  And you could probably fry some bacon in a cast-iron skillet to go along with your waffles:

And if you serve up waffles and bacon, I can pretty much guarantee that everyone at your breakfast table will be smiling!


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  1. I’m interested in how these taste differently from waffles made without yeast. Ooh, they sound just yummy! Just have to try them. Thanks a bunch, shared.

    • They aren’t as chewy–very light and fluffy due to the yeast. My husband can eat a half dozen of them if he doesn’t pace himself! You’ll love them!

  2. Hi
    Thank you for the recipe and the name and model of your waffle maker I was researching both. On the recipe are these tea spoons or table spoons?

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