Pretty sure I got the idea to make these off one of those food truck challenge shows. There were a group of kids that ran one of the food trucks making these waffles that kept saying they were the best waffles ever, so I wanted to see what the difference is. Check out Waffle Love, they were the inspiration for these. Yeast waffles are great, they’re fluffier and crunchier at the same time and have a better mouthfeel in my opinion.
These work great by themselves with syrup or other toppings, or with fried chicken. They’re one of my favorite sides for Nashville Fried Chicken.
Belgian Yeast Waffles
- 1 waffle maker
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1.5 cups slightly warm milk microwave for about 45 seconds with a 1000w microwave
- 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 package instant yeast (7 grams)
- Combine the milk, maple syrup, and yeast. Allow to bloom for 10 minutes. Yeast should start to bubble on surface.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix just until incorporated in large bowl, leaving room for yeast to rise.
- Cover and allow to rise for at least one hour in a warm place. If you have an oven with a proofing function it can be done there.
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Spray waffle iron with butter flavor nonstick spray. Spray between each waffle.
- Pour on about a cup of waffle batter. Batter will rise when cooking so be careful to not overfill. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Repeat until all batter cooked. Finished waffles can be stored in a warm oven for up to an hour after cooking.