This is my favorite everyday waffle recipe.
Yeast waffles are crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, which I think is the perfect texture.
Just make sure that you leave a little extra room in your mixing bowl for the batter to puff and bubble a little.
And if you’re worried that these waffles will have yeasty taste to them, don’t.
The yeast gives the waffles their great texture, but the waffles just taste like, well, waffles.
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Light and Crispy Yeast Waffles
- 2 ¼ c . lukewarm milk (about 80 F)
- 2 ¼ tsp . active dry yeast
- 1/4 c . maple syrup
- 6 T . oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 3 c . all-purpose flour
- 2 ¼ tsp . baking powder
- 1/4 tsp . salt
- In a large bowl, stir together milk, yeast, and maple syrup. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
- Stir in remaining ingredients until combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap, and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes; the mixture will begin to bubble.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Spray iron with non-stick cooking spray, and pour 2/3 to 3/4 cup batter (or the amount recommended by the manufacturer) onto the center of the iron.
- Close the lid, and bake for the recommended amount of time, or until the waffle is golden brown.
- Serve immediately, or keep warm in a 200 F oven.
- Yield - 4 large (4-square) waffles
adapted from King Arthur Flour