These waffles are so light and crispy right off the griddle, they're just like fresh funnel cakes....but with so much less guilt! Crunchy on the outside with a tender middle, you'll swear they've been fried!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 waffles
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1/2 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar in a bowl; add yeast. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.

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  • Mix flour, 2 cups water, butter, and salt into yeast mixture and stir until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Stir 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and baking soda into flour mixture until batter is smooth.

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. Drop batter, about 1/4 cup per waffle, onto the griddle until waffles quit releasing steam, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Start out with a bowl that seems ridiculously big for the batch of ingredients, as the final batter will rise immensely, and could likely overflow on your counter. Big mess.

The key to preserving the crisp waffle texture while eating is not to cover it with your toppings at the beginning. Keep the waffle plain, cut a bite off, and dip into your topping instead.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 303.3mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2015
These waffles are so easy to put together and DELICIOUS but I wouldn't mistake them for funnel cakes IMO. I did wish they were a bit crispier on the outside but the flavor more than makes up for that. I did check the original recipe from the submitter's personal file and I noticed that she listed oil in the ingredients but butter in the directions so I'm wondering if you were to use oil in the batter if that would make them crispier? Also keep an eye on them as they did not take 10 minutes to cook. In any case the family LOVED these and I will def be making them again YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2015
These waffles are so easy to put together and DELICIOUS but I wouldn't mistake them for funnel cakes IMO. I did wish they were a bit crispier on the outside but the flavor more than makes up for that. I did check the original recipe from the submitter's personal file and I noticed that she listed oil in the ingredients but butter in the directions so I'm wondering if you were to use oil in the batter if that would make them crispier? Also keep an eye on them as they did not take 10 minutes to cook. In any case the family LOVED these and I will def be making them again YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
This is a good recipe takes some planning ahead but the kids enjoyed them. The best part is how crispy the outside of the waffle got. This recipe makes A LOT- approx. ten full sized waffles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
We really liked theses waffles! the only changes I made were to reduce the butter and sugar by half. Then I had to add almost 1/2 c more water in order to make it thin enough for the waffle iron. The cooking time is way too long - makes them really crunchy. The last couple I only cooked for a few minutes and we liked them better. I got 26 waffle squares out of these recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2018
My whole family enjoyed these waffles. Very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
Very good waffles! They are exactly like they say.. light and crispy. Not overly sweet and I found it to be perfect. Served with strawberry compote and cool whip. Followed recipe as written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Wow!! Love this recipe! When I make it, I add a little bit of cinnamon and didn’t add the vanilla extract. Read More
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