Brown Butter Yeast Waffles

by Megan on November 4, 2013

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Averie Cooks November 4, 2013 at 12:13 am

I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and put it in my yes, I need to make that, pile. Well, yours are prettier than theirs and now I really need to make them! Pinned!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Shucks, Averie! Thanks!

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Billy November 4, 2013 at 12:36 am

!!!! YES! I also saw them in there and post-ited them and now I have to make them pronto.

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

They are SO good. I made the whole recipe for just me!

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Sarah November 4, 2013 at 12:39 am

Oh my lord. This is why everyone needs a waffle maker.

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

True story, girlfriend.

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Erika November 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

Hell Yeah!!! I need to get down with these.. you also now have me thinking about waffle nachos..

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Yeah girl, chicken and waffle nachos!

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Tieghan November 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hoy heck, yes!! I need these and a heart shaped waffles maker!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm

You totally do! I love love AND waffles.

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen November 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

These are the cutest waffles ever! All food should be heart shaped!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Thanks, Maggie! And I agree heart-shaped errything!

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dixya| food, pleasure, and health November 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

now those are cuteeee

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Shanks!

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cindy November 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

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!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love that!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Fun! I love yeast waffles, but haven’t made them myself. These look great!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Do it up, girl!

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jamie @ arugulaholic November 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

Waffles are just the best, aren’t they?

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

True story!

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jamie @ arugulaholic November 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

Btw, your jogging incident is literally my worst fear.

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Oh god. Grossest, right?! I hope it never happens to you!

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Nicole November 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

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!

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Thanks, Nicole! I’m a sucker for estate sales… and it’s dangerous when they accept credit cards. 🙂

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking November 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

OMG this waffle maker makes the cutest waffles! They look like they have the most perfect crunch so they don’t get too soggy from all the syrup I plan to pour over them.

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Thanks, girl! And yeah man! They’re too crispy to be soggy, for reals!

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Sophie November 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Yours are prettier than the magazine! I need these waffles for breakfast TOMORROW

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Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thanks, Sophie! I hope your week gets waffle-fied!

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Izy November 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

waffleee nachos!? STOP THE TAUNTING, I don’t have a waffle iron and this is making me cry

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Megan November 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

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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Joanne November 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Is it possible that the heart shapes make them MORE delicious?! i wouldn’t put it past them. And now I totally want a waffle sandwich.

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Megan November 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

You’re speaking my language, Joanne! Waffle sandwiches for the win!

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Nik November 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm

You had me at super crispy. Also, folding laundry is overrated.

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Megan November 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

You just get me.

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