You Should Be Making Your Waffles Yeasted. Here's Why

There are tons of tips and tricks for making crispy waffles. According to Epicurious, spraying oil on your waffle maker instead of butter, filling it just to its capacity with batter, and cooking on high heat are all make-or-break components to the endeavor. However, there is one more crucial component to the batter that'll ensure you'll end up with crispy waffles every single time, and that's a yeasted batter. 

In a long search for a recipe or method that yields deliciously flaky and crunchy waffles, Epicurious apparently found that a yeasted batter was the best way to get waffles that were "crispy from edge to edge" batch after batch. They also lauded King Arthur's recipe for making waffles that kept their texture well after they had cooled, so you don't have to worry about wolfing them down as soon as they come off the waffle maker to enjoy them at their crispiest.

Making a yeasted batter is actually quite simple

If you're seeing the word yeasted and thinking of running for the hills because you know how long it takes to proof bread, there's good news. A yeasted waffle batter is actually easier than mixing up a non-yeasted batter the morning of your waffle extravaganza. According to King Arthur Baking's Belgian-style yeast waffle recipe, all you have to do is stir everything together, let it rest covered at room temperature for an hour, and stick it in the fridge overnight. Though it does mean you need to do some easy, light-lifting leg work the night before, it means you have almost nothing to worry about the next day.

Knowing that the yeasted batter will yield such amazing crispy results is what makes this recipe a perfect contender for breakfast or brunch with a larger group of people. You can simply make as many batches of batter the night before that you think you might need, then focus on other dishes, a toppings bar, or just setting the table the next day. Give the recipe a try. It could be your new favorite lazy morning go-to!