Yeasty Waffles with Cranberry Topping


Good morning!  Last Saturday Jenni and I made brunch for a whole flock of friends to start off our Christmas season together.  And it started with these yeasty waffles and a whole line up of toppings– cranberry sauce, apple & currant sauce, maple syrup, pecans, yogurt, whipped cream, orange marmalade, almonds…   All together with cups of coffee and lots of noisy talk–a sweet way to launch into Christmas.


3/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup buttermilk
2 tab. sugar
2 packets yeast (about 4 tsp.)
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. baking powder

Six to Eight hours before you want to sit down to waffles, make the batter!  (the night before for morning waffles).

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oil, milk, buttermilk, sugar and yeast, until the yeast is totally dissolved.  Then stir in the salt and flour.  That’s all, the rest comes later!  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warmish place to sit for 6 to 8 hours.

When you are ready to make the waffles, stir in the 2 eggs and the baking powder.  Use your waffle iron according to the directions.  The batter is thin.  Makes 5 or 6 full sized waffles.

Cranberry Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tab. cornstarch
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/3 cup water

In a sauce pan, stir together the sugar and cornstarch until there are no cornstarch lumps.  Than add in the cranberries and water and stir over medium heat until the cranberries start to pop (!) and the sauce thickens.  Takes about 3 or 4 minutes after it starts to simmer.  Serve it warm with the waffles.



40 thoughts on “Yeasty Waffles with Cranberry Topping

    • thanks Debbie! hope you’re in the middle of a wonderful weekend. We’re going to a Christmas dinner with friends tonight and a walk through their light filled neighborhood. Should be chilly fun. Take care Debbie. Christmas hugs from here!

  1. I love yeast waffles and these sound marvelous – your line up of toppings reminds me of when I was a child and we’d travel someplace and eat breakfast out – we were just fascinated by all the different syrups, jams, jellies and whipping cream!! 🙂 I love your more sophisticated version!

  2. Delicious! Do you have an old style waffle iron? I recently bought a little waffle maker for my daughter, not easy to find them without Teflon-type coating, so I ended up getting a Proctor-Silex with fingers crossed that it’s a good one.

      • I have so far since having kids enforced Christmas morning at home. I’m stuck on breackfatnthough. I don’t want to be in the kitchen but still want something good lol.

        • Yep, I love that cozy Christmas morning in the pajamas –When our kids were little, a couple years I just splurged on fancy pastries from a bakery –with eggs & ham, it was enough and I wasn’t stuck in the kitchen. What do you usually make Lacey?? Hope it’s the best Christmas for you all! xo

          • I might consider that this year Rhonda, that’s a great idea.
            We usually do pancake, but try to put a spin on the Christmas morning ones like lemon riccotta or chocolate chip. Not terribly time intensive but still . . . lol.

            • Oops Lacey– hit send too soon! was going to say– I love love chocolate chip pancakes– we have a beach walk with friend that ends up at a place on the beach with the best chocolate chip pancakes, I order them every time! All that to say– whatever you end up fixing for breakfast, hope the day is sweet and tons of fun with your kids (and husband!!)

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