Recipe By LEXY821
Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 8h 10m Ready In 8h 30m
Servings 12 waffles Calories 204.4

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Stir 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and baking soda into flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  4. 4 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 204.4
  • Carbohydrate 28.8 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  • Sodium 303.3 mg
  • Sugar 4.7 g

Chef'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.


  1. Very good waffles all around! Doesn’t necessarily taste like funnel cake but the taste makes up for that!
  2. Wow!! Love this recipe! When I make it, I add a little bit of cinnamon and didn’t add the vanilla extract.
  3. 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.
  4. My whole family enjoyed these waffles. Very good.
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 - Read more ...

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