Chocolate-Chip Yeast Raised Waffles!


Ever since I have had the chance to go to Saul’s Delicatessen in North Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto, I have fallen in love with their yeast-raised waffle. Everyone loves a good waffle, but this yeast-raised waffle was sooooo extraordinary – so fluffy and light, but so crispy at the same time! These waffles did not have anything else, other than a square of butter and maple syrup, but they were to die for!

But now, I have devised my very own yeast-raised waffle recipe, inspired by Saul’s! And, for good measure, I added dark chocolate chips (because they are my Achille’s heel)! Waffles are for sharing, so please enjoy my recipe – with your children, parents, friends, and/or partner. 🙂

Trust me, it is so simple, but you feel like a master chef~~


Makes about 6 Belgian-style waffles, or 12 standard waffles

Note: Use a very large mixing bowl to make this recipe as the batter will double in size as it rises.

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active-dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • Waffle-Maker


The night before breakfast
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast & water. Let stand for a few minutes. Melt the butter over low heat or in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Combine the melted butter with milk and salt. Add the butter/milk/salt mixture to the large yeast bowl and stir. Then add the flour and continue to mix until a thick dough has formed and there is no more visible flour.
2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to sit on the counter overnight.
Breakfast Morning
1. Check on your dough. It will have risen to at least 2x its original size.
2. Beat the eggs together and add them to the batter. Add baking soda to the eggs.
3. Beat the eggs and baking soda to the batter until completely combined.
4. Cook the waffles for approximately 4-6 minutes. Note: It will vary depending on your specific waffle-maker. Repeat with your dough!
5. Serve with a spoonful of butter and some fresh fruit on the side!

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