What if you could mix up a yummy waffle batter before you go to bed at night, then stumble into the kitchen in the morning to cook just as many waffles as you need – with little effort?
Are you telling me that you don’t stumble into the kitchen in the mornings? That you’re a bouncer? A springer? That you wake up like Tigger? I am so happy for you.
For the rest of us stumblers, we can use this recipe to wake up slowly but still have breakfast on the table in a very short amount of time. The measuring and mixing (and the thinking and the reading of recipes) will have been done the night before. You can have your waffle iron set out and ready so that all you have to do is plug it in, turn it on, and wait for it to heat.
For that matter, you might consider prepping berries and whipped cream the night before because a waffle with syrup is good, but a waffle with berries and whipped cream is even better.
My aunt gave me this recipe a long time ago. Then I misplaced it. Now I have it back again. (Good talk.)
That fascinating story was my way of telling you that while I did do some tweaking of this recipe to use ingredients I prefer, I give all the credit to my Aunt Claudia for providing the genius behind it so that you and I can be morning stumblers. These waffles are delicious!
Overnight Whole Wheat Waffles
- 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeasr
- ¼ cup warm water
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon honey, sucanat, or sugar
- 3 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground soft white wheat)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
- Heat milk to just warm.
- Beat in eggs, oil, yeast mixture, and all remaining ingredients. (I used my blender for this, or you can use an electric mixer if you like.)
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Bake in a waffle iron.
See the bubbly batter you’ll wake up to in the morning? No need for you to be bubbly. You get to stumble. The batter will be bubbly enough to make up for your inability to be bubbly in the morning. You might find it is enough to bring a slight smile to a half-awake face.
Some additional recipes and tips you might find helpful to go along with this waffle recipe:
- How to Make Whipped Cream
- Blueberry Syrup recipe
- Peach Syrup recipe
- Raspberry Syrup recipe
- What is whole wheat pastry flour? (more about using soft white wheat in recipes)
While we like fruity syrups, we typically enjoy fresh (raw) berries on our waffles. Fresh strawberries with whipped cream is our favorite waffle topping. So amazing!
Have you ever tried a mix-the-waffle-batter-the-night-before idea? I love this and plan to make it a staple at our house to save time (and brain) in the mornings!