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Crispy Overnight Yeast Waffles (Bacon & Rosemary)

These yeasted waffles are actually easier than traditional waffles. Mix them up the night before, and let the yeast work their magic overnight! In the morning, you are ready to cook up the crispiest, most delicious waffles!
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time12 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Meal Prep
Servings: 8
Calories: 288kcal


The Night Before:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk *see note
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour {250g}

The Next Morning:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3/4 cup thick cut bacon cooked and cut into cubes {around 4 slices}


The Night Before:

  • Combine warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in the warm milk {not hot!}, melted butter {make sure to cool it slightly if it becomes hot while melting}, salt, sugar and flour. Use a handheld mixer to get rid of all lumps. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise overnight on the counter *see note.
  • Cook bacon, cool, and refrigerate until the morning.

The Next Morning:

  • Mix in the eggs, baking soda, rosemary, and bacon.
  • Pre-heat your waffle maker. Spray with oil. Scoop batter {~3/4-1 cup} onto heated waffle maker. Scatter the bacon with a fork, if it doesn't spread with the waffle batter.
  • Cook until golden brown and cooked through. The time will differ by waffle maker and quantity of batter used. My waffles took an extra few minutes longer than usual waffles.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup.


If you don't want a strong yeast flavor, let the waffle dough sit at room temperature for a few hours in the evening, then transfer to the fridge for the night.
For thicker waffles, use buttermilk. For thinner, crispier waffles, use 1% milk.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.7mg