Brown Butter Yeast Waffles

Super Crispy Brown Butter Yeast Waffles // take a megabite

I haven’t gone running since I stepped on a dead mouse 2 weeks ago. I haven’t folded the laundry from last week. I just keep moving the pile around. I haven’t returned the library book I checked out months ago. But mostly, I haven’t used this little heart waffle maker since a Belgian waffle maker came into my heart, life, and kitchen. I’m a fool!

Super Crispy Brown Butter Yeast Waffles // take a megabite

I love all waffles. You see, I’m an equal opportunity waffle eater. And I like these waffles specifically based on their crunchy edges! It’s truly lovely! And when you reheat them in the oven (which I totally recommend) they get super crunchy all over again! Makes me want to turn the leftovers into waffle nachos or something. I wouldn’t put it past me.

Super Crispy Brown Butter Yeast Waffles // take a megabite

Super Crispy Brown Butter Yeast Waffles (serves 8, makes 16)
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, November 2013


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter + more for serving
  • 2 cups warm whole milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 packet or 2 1/4 t active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • nonstick vegetable oil or coconut oil spray
  • maple syrup + powdered sugar + fruit for serving


  1. Make brown butter by melting 3/4 cup butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until butter foams, then browns, but doesn’t burn, about 5-8 minutes. Pour into a small bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Whisk milk, buttermilk, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in flour and brown butter; cover with plastic wrap and let batter sit at room temperature for 8-12 hours. If it will be longer, pop it in the fridge until time to waffle.
  3. When you’re ready to make these crispy guys, heat up your waffle iron until hot. Whisk eggs and baking soda into waffle batter. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray and pour batter into waffle iron using the amount that works best for your waffle iron.*
  4. Cook until waffles are golden brown. Serve immediately with butter, syrup, powdered sugar and berries. Enjoy!

*Mine takes bout 1/2 cup per waffle, but I totally overflowed it for the first couple to get that knowledge down.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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37 thoughts on “Brown Butter Yeast Waffles”

  1. we only ever had heart shaped waffles growing up…my mom only had that kinda waffle maker. and I know I’d love these too, I’m all about browned buttah and crispy edges!

  2. These waffles are the prettiest! I love the sound of the crispy edges and heart-shaped waffles just make them that much better. Love your estate sale treasures, too!

    1. Oh no, Izy! You need a waffle iron for real! I can only imagine the dreamy waffles the world would have if you were making them.

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