Nico’s Favorite Yeast Waffles

by Kirsten on August 17, 2011 · 8 comments

in Breakfast, Cakes & Sweets, Desserts, German Dishes, Misc. Sweets

Dreams come true when your kids are finally old enough to treat you to a homemade breakfast, especially when the smell of crispy fluffy homemade waffles fills the air. What a special surprise.

Yeast waffles are what my son served us last Sunday morning. He decided to bake waffles that use yeast as a raising agent because he likes them light and airy. With some butter and good maple syrup, you will experience one of the tastiest starts in the day you have had in a long time, especially when one of your kids is the chef. I could hardly wait to take the first bite.

Thanks Nico for a wonderful waffle breakfast, which we hopefully will be treated to many more Sundays.

Servings: 3-4


for the batter:
*  1 3/4 cup (415 ml) milk, at room temperature
*  1/2 cup or 1 stick (114 g) unsalted butter, melted
*  2 1/2 cups (300 g)  flour, sifted
*  1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
*  2 large eggs, at room temperature
*  2 teaspoons honey
*  1 teaspoon salt

*  butter, melted, for the waffle iron

*  maple syrup, butter, fresh fruit, for serving


Combine all the batter ingredients in a bigger bowl until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise at room temperature until it becomes very puffy, about 2 hours. You can also prepare the batter the night before and let it sit in the fridge over night.

Heat your waffle iron and brush it with melted butter.

Stir the batter gently, so it deflates before filling it into the hot waffle iron. Fill the iron about 2/3 since the dough will expand and rise while baking. Bake the waffles until crisp and golden. Serve immediately or keep them warm in the oven until serving.


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Kirsten August 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Wow, die Waffeln sehen wirklich fantastisch aus! Und wie schön, wenn man zum Sonntagsfrühstück so nett überrascht wird wie ihr 🙂 Ich muss auch ganz dringend mal wieder Waffeln oder Pancakes frühstücken…! Liebe Grüße!

Caterina B August 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Wow! I have to try these on Sunday morning. We don't eat waffles very often but when we do they really "hit the spot." Wish one of my kids would come home and make them for us. The middle one would be the most likely candidate. I'm gong to send him this recipe so he can perfect making them for when he comes home at Christmas! He's gong to be thirty years old on the 26th and loves to cook. Yea, Christopher.

Cooking Creation August 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Mmmm! These look so tasty!

Chele August 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Now this is my idea of breakfast!

Karen Harris August 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Sounds to me like he's a chip off the old block! These look so good.

Susan August 18, 2011 at 4:16 am

My mother made yeast waffle–so light and fluffy that they just seem to melt in your mouth. These look just as yummy and I wish it was breakfast already.

blackbookkitchendiaries August 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm

oh my these are to die for!! thank you for sharing this:)

JelliDonut August 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Lucky you–waffles! Is there anything better than REAL maple syrup?

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