Yeast Raised Christmas Waffles

Yeast Raised Christmas Waffles


"Raised yeast waffles are the perfect breakfast treat! You may substitute buttermilk for lukewarm milk, but you must add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry ingredients."

Ingredients 1 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 638 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.1g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 276 mg
  • 92%
  • Sodium:
  • 425 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Beat the egg yolks into the yeast mixture, and mix into the dry ingredients. Stir in the vanilla extract and melted butter.
  3. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold into the waffle batter. Let stand in a warm place about 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat a Belgian-style waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Place 3/4 to 1 cup of batter onto the hot iron; close the lid. Cook until the steaming subsides and the waffle is golden brown.
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  1. 32 Ratings


Amazing family loved them i made them the night before and let rise overnight this only made them better..our family's fave.


I put my waffle iron away two years ago and never used it again. Recently my teenager asked me to make waffles since I could not stand those boxed waffle mixes, I turned to this site. I woke up this morning, put the mix together, and got back in bed with the Sunday paper while the mix rose. These are the best waffles ever. Even my ten year old who hates breakfast foods of any kind loved these. My neice who says she doesn't like waffles had two plates. My teen hasn't gotten up as of yet, but when he does he will have a hot, wonderful, met-in-your-mouth waffle. The waffle iron is now out of retirement.


Excellent waffles! I got a new Belgian waffle maker at the Black Friday sale yesterday and decided to use this recipe in it first. I was a little concerned about them being too eggy, so I only used three eggs. We really liked the light, airy texture, yet crispy outsides. We ate them with butter and syrup or apple butter, but I can't wait to try them with strawberries and whipped cream! My waffle maker must be a little smaller than the recipe author's, because I got 6-1/2 waffles out of this recipe. The leftovers went into the freezer for a quick breakfast another day!