Funnel Cake Waffles


These funnel cake waffles are so light and crispy right off the waffle iron, they taste just like fresh funnel cakes! Crunchy on the outside with a tender middle, you'll swear they've been fried!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
12 waffles


  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


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

  2. Add flour, 2 cups water, melted butter, and salt to yeast mixture; stir until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight; dough will rise quite a bit.

  3. When ready to make waffles, stir 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and baking soda into batter until smooth.

  4. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Lightly grease the hot iron.

  5. Working in batches, pour in about 1/4 cup batter for each waffle. Cook until waffles are golden brown and the iron stops steaming, 5 to 10 minutes.


In Step 1, use a bowl that seems ridiculously big for the batch of ingredients. The final batter will rise immensely and could likely overflow on your counter if the bowl is too small. Big mess!

To preserve a crisp waffle texture, don't cover the waffles with toppings. Instead, serve the waffles plain, then cut pieces and dip them into desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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