Sweet Polenta Yeasted Waffles Recipe

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Sweet Polenta Yeasted Waffles

Serves 4

Yeast makes these waffles super light and airy, and an overnight proof creates a dough that’s complex and flavorful. Pair these with Parmesan Chicken Tenders for an easy weeknight dinner that is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup polenta or medium grind cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place milk and butter into a small saucepan. Bring to simmer. Watch carefully so that it does not scald and bubble over.
  2. Whisk in cornmeal and sugar. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Stir occasionally while cooling to ensure lumps of cornmeal do not form.
  3. While mixture cools, place 1/4 cup room-temperature water into a large bowl. Sprinkle in yeast and whisk. Set aside.
  4. Once cornmeal mixture has cooled, transfer to bowl of yeast. Stir in eggs, flour, salt, and vanilla. Whisk until just combined and no lumps remain. Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next morning, remove batter from fridge. Cook on a heated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Cook’s Tip:
  7. If you’re short on time, an hour proof on the countertop will suffice. However, proofing the dough overnight in the fridge will result in better flavor.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 470 undefined
Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 135 mg
Sodium: 370 mg
Carbohydrates: 62 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 16 g
Added Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 13 g
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