Overnight Waffles

"These are the ultimate waffles, crisp on the outside, light on the inside. Serve with your favorite jam or syrup, bacon & sausages on the side. Be sure you follow the directions DO NOT add eggs the night before!! It is safe to leave the other ingredients out over night but not with the eggs added"
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Ready In:
9hrs 5mins




  • Before going to bed combine the dry ingredients and stir in the milk, then the cooled melted butter and vanilla (if using it).
  • The mixture will be very loose.
  • Cover and let it sit at room temperature overnight.
  • In the morning, separate the two eggs.
  • Stir the yolks into the batter.
  • Beat the whites until they hold soft peaks.
  • Gently stir the whites into the batter.
  • Brush waffle iron with oil lightly and ladle batter on the waffle iron and bake until done (3-5 munutes).
  • Serve or keep warm until all are baked.

Questions & Replies

  1. If making these for a meal prep for the week how many days would they keep in the fridge or freezer and how would you reheat them in the morning so that they're not either really dry or that weird microwave-bread stretchy? I've had differing success with reheating anything bread for meal prep wether I steam it or not.


  1. Bergy you are a genius!!!! I got my husband to put this together for me Christmas eve, as Santa was giving my DD a waffle iron(long story) and the next day they were ready when we were. They were so good. The texture was fabulous. You have certainly done it again.
  2. These are delicious and pretty easy. I was a little concerned about leaving them out all night without refrigeration, but it was no problem. The last batch was the best, but the iron was really good and hot by then. These deserve to be made again and again, and I will. Thanks Bergy!
  3. this is a grea recipie. I know this because i just had them.
  4. These are great waffles. We've been trying to fiddle with the Fanny Farmer recipe with NO luck and stumbled upon this recipe. Even though it uses much less yeast than the other recipe, the batter ended up being much thicker and when cooked, it was much lighter. Because I had a cup of buttermilk that needed to be used, we included that in the second batch, and I think I may continue to do this. Wonderful, light but crispy with a great yeasty flavor. Perfect. Thanks for posting this!
  5. Five minutes work the night before and in the time it takes to warm the waffle iron, the eggs were whipped and folded in and the batter was ready to go. The most difficult part of this recipe is remembering to get it started the night before! Nice, light, tasty waffles!


  1. I am not sure what went wrong with these, but the texture was weird. They got crispy on the bottom, but were soft (almost doughy) on top. I even adjusted it to a darker setting and it was still that way. They also didn't rise at all; I used active dry yeast instead of instant yeast and maybe that is the reason? I also subbed coconut oil for the butter, but I have done that in many pancake and waffle recipes with success. The flavor was good, but the overall product was mediocre. Sorry.
  2. Mmmm. Substituted all whole wheat flour to this recipe--I don't cook with white flour. and they were delicious. I probably had to add 3/4 cup extra liquid to the recipe, it was very thick like muffin batter in the morning. Waffles were holy and flavorful. Also substituted butter milk for some of the milk. Make a double recipe for family of 4 or more! They go fast.


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