Antonis Achilleos
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 25 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 waffles)

If you and your family love lazy breakfasts during the weekend, you are going to love this recipe for overnight Belgian waffles. The breakfast casserole is always a popular choice for breakfast and brunch gatherings; a hot and tasty casserole will feed a crowd and can conveniently be made in advance, stored in the refrigerator, and then baked the next day. Pancakes are another delicious and traditional option for a family breakfast. However, after one serving of these Classic Belgian Waffles, you will add this recipe to the top of your weekend breakfast lineup.

Prepare the batter the night before by combining the water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Once the yeast is active, stir in the milk, butter, honey, vanilla and salt, then whisk in the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let the batter sit overnight at a cool room temperature – do not refrigerate. All you do the next morning is add the eggs and baking soda, pour the batter onto a hot waffle iron, and ring the breakfast bell. Serve with favorite toppings such as syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together milk, butter, honey, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined. Add flour, yeast, and salt; whisk until mostly smooth. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours or up to overnight.

Step 2

Pour about 1/3 cup batter for each waffle into a preheated, lightly greased (with cooking spray) Belgian-style waffle maker; cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Keep warm in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven up to 30 minutes. Serve with syrup and fruit.