Brown Butter Waffles

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 to 16 waffles
Save Recipe

Ingredients

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 1/2 cups milk

1 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast

2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 3/4 cups plus 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour)

2 tablespoons sugar

Kosher salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Waffle toppings (see below)

Directions

  1. Make the brown butter: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling the pan, until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Skim off any foam; set the brown butter aside.
  2. Make the batter: Warm 1/2 cup milk in a small saucepan over low heat until it reaches about 110 degrees F. Transfer to a large bowl and sprinkle in the yeast (do not stir). Set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/3 cup of the brown butter, reserving the rest for buttering the waffle iron. Whisk in the flour, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and the remaining 2 cups milk. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise overnight at room temperature.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Preheat a waffle iron; brush with the reserved brown butter. Stir the eggs and baking soda into the batter. Spoon 1/2 to 1/3 cup batter into the waffle iron and cook until golden. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you make the rest. Top as desired.
  4. Grape Compote
  5. Bring 5 cups seedless grapes, 1 cup sugar, the juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a wide skillet over high heat. Cook, stirring, until syrupy, 30 minutes. Off the heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3/4 cup chopped almonds; cool.
  6. Orange Glaze
  7. Heat 3/4 cup orange marmalade, 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until warmed through. Remove from the heat and whisk in 4 tablespoons cold butter until smooth.
  8. Cran-Apple Relish
  9. Cook 3 chopped peeled apples in a skillet with 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat, 5 minutes. Add 1/3 cup cranberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 cup apple cider, 1 split vanilla bean and 1 strip orange zest. Simmer until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Simple Waffles from Scratch

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Brown Butter Madeleines

Brown Butter Banana Muffins

Brown Butter Blondies

Wiener Schnitzel with Lemon-Lime Brown Butter, Paprika and Fried Eggs

Chicken and Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles