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Overnight Sourdough Waffles

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Start your day with some delicious overnight sourdough waffles.  These babies are light and airy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are the peak of perfection.

Overnight Sourdough Waffles
Crispy Overnight Sourdough Waffles

This is an essential recipe for anyone that keeps a sourdough starter. It is also a great excuse to make your own sourdough starter if you don’t already have one.

Overnight Sourdough Waffles

Even if you don’t bake bread with your sourdough starter, it is worth the effort to maintain a starter just so you can make incredible recipes with the portion that you need to discard. Recipes like Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes, Buttery Sourdough Biscuits, or these incredible overnight sourdough waffles.

If you think it is too much trouble to maintain a sourdough starter, then consider keeping the starter in the refrigerator. If you store the sourdough starter in the fridge, you will only have to “feed” it once a week. With this in mind, you could take the sourdough starter out of the fridge on the weekend when you plan to make these sourdough waffles.

Overnight Sourdough Waffles
Overnight Sourdough Waffles

Light, Crisp, and Airy Waffles

These waffles are absolutely perfect. They are incredibly light and airy on the inside and perfectly crisp and brown on the outside.  Just look at the air pockets in the photo above.

They are so light you might be tempted to have a second helping.  After all, if they are full of air, then they must be lighter in calories, right? Well, it is a good excuse to justify having a second helping.

These sourdough waffles keep their texture even after they cool as long as you don’t stack them on top of each other.  If you stack them and then set them aside to cool then the steam will soften them.

If you want to make a batch of them just before serving, then it is best to place them on a wire cooling rack. However, the best way to store them as your cooking the rest of the batch is to put them in a warm oven that has been pre-heated to 170°F.

Overnight Sourdough Waffles
Overnight Sourdough Waffles

Freezing Waffles After They are Cooked

It is not uncommon for us to make a double batch of these overnight sourdough waffles and freeze the waffles that we do not eat. To properly freeze the waffles, you should allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.

Once they are cooled, place them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer until they are frozen about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.  Next, place the frozen waffles in a freezer safe plastic bag. You can store frozen waffles for 3 months. Pull them out of the freezer for a fast and easy breakfast.

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Overnight Sourdough Waffles

Overnight Sourdough Waffles

Yield: 10 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Overnight sourdough waffles made with the portion of your sourdough starter that you would otherwise discard. These waffles are light and airy on the inside and perfectly brown and crisp on the outside.

Ingredients

The Night Before Cooking:

  • 1 cup sourdough starter (240 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk (280 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (150 grams)

In the Morning:

  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

The night before:

  1. Mix sourdough starter, milk and flour together in a large bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let sit on the countertop overnight.

In the morning:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Stir in the melted butter, eggs yolks, salt and baking soda into the batter. Mix well to combine.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they have stiff peaks then fold them into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and bake until crisp and golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Notes

Waffle irons vary in the amount of batter they use so you may end up with a different amount of waffles. The nutrition values are based on 10 waffles. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Overnight Sourdough Waffles
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