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Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries. The BEST.

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If there was ever a way to kick off the weekend, it’s with these waffles. These are honestly just so delicious. Light, fluffy, a little sweet, topped with whipped (MEYER!) lemon cream, and all the early spring strawberries (OMG these are early, but so good). Oh, and then real maple syrup too because you cannot have a stack of waffles without some good maple syrup to drizzle all over top. It’s a must.

The one question I get asked all the time is how I come up with so many different recipes every single day.

Well, wait. I take that back…

Recently, the most asked question I have been getting is, am I Red Gerard’s sister? Yes, for real. People have been asking me this daily on Instagram since that day he won that gold meal over in South Korea. Then some people ask if that makes me upset. My response? Hell no. Absolutely not, Red’s my brother and I love that kid. He puts a smile on my face whenever I see him. I’m pretty damn proud to be Red Gerard’s sister…even if he’s a million times cooler than me.

Soย yeah.

And moving along. The second most asked question I get is, how do I come up so many recipes. The answer? Some days it’s super easy and I’m feeling really creative and everything just flows. Other days, it’s hard and it feels like I’ve already made everything there is to make on this planet. What do I do when that happens? I brainstorm, then jot down a few recipes ideas that sound ok to me, and then send that list of recipes off to my mom, my siblings, friends, pretty much anyone who I’m feeling is a good person to ask that day, and I have them pick a recipe that sounds delicious. This past week, I did just this and I sent a few recipes ideas to my mom, since I hadn’t asked her opinion in a while.

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

To be expected she chose these waffles, and at first, I wasn’t sure if it was a good pick, but as always, mom knows best. Waffles are always a good idea, especially when they’re these waffles.

If you’ve never had an overnight, yeasted waffle, prepare to be amazed. These are possibly life changing, depending on how much you enjoy breakfast. Over here we enjoy breakfast a lot!

Allowing the batter to sit overnight is not only convenient for a quick breakfast in the morning, but it allows the waffle batter to develop a deep, rich flavor, with a fluffy, chewy texture. It’s the simplest step, but one that makes all the difference. And of course possibly the best part is the fact that in the morning, all you have to do is preheat your waffle iron, whisk the eggs into the batter, cook, dress um up with cream and strawberries, and eat. It’s about a ten to fifteen minute process and then you’ll have light, fluffy, hot, buttery, perfect waffles ready for eating.

YESS PLEASE.

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Now, the waffles are great on their own, but in my opinion, they still need some toppings. Butter would do, but trust me, this whipped Meyer lemon cream is the better route to take.

If you love whipped cream and you love lemons, you just have to top your waffles with a very generous dollop of this cream. It’s just so so good. Especially with the strawberries…kind of like lemony strawberries and cream with a plate full of carbs underneath.

Again, YESS PLEASE.

And if you’re like me, and have a serious obsession with edible flowers, sprinkle on a generous handful of those too. The edible flowers are definitely not needed, but I dunno, they just make me happy, if you feel the same, go for it.

Also, these waffles…don’t they just feel like spring in breakfast form? I know we still have eighteen days until spring officially starts (not that I’m counting or anything), but I think it’s safe to say I’ve decided to getย a head start on spring eats with these waffles.

PS. these will be perfect for upcoming Easter brunches!

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 12 waffles
Calories Per Serving: 234 kcal

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Ingredients

Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream

  • 4 ounces mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice + 1-2 teaspoons zest, to your taste
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • 1. The night before serving: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk, instant yeast, salt, honey, butter, vanilla, and flour, and mix until combined. Cover and let sit overnight at room temperature. 
    2. In the morning: Preheat your waffle iron. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and baking soda. Mix the eggs into the batter that has sat overnight.
    3. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron's directions. Serve topped with lemon cream, strawberries, and maple. Enjoy! 

Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream

  • 1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese and lemon juice together until smooth. Add the cream and whip until soft peaks form. Add the honey and lemon zest. Whip once more until combined. Serve atop the waffles. 

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Let the weekend begin!

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  1. Hi Tieghan,

    I know this a newb question but how warm should the milk be? I know we need it to activate the yeast but not sure how much I should heat up.

    Thanks!
    Lauryn

    1. Hey Lauryn,
      You want it to be lukewarm, if it’s too hot it will kill the yeast. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        Hi Tieghan,

        Just wanted to say these came out great. My picky nephews wanted it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thank you for answering my question and thank you for always sharing your wonderful recipes!

        1. Hey Lauryn,
          Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed and hope you have the best week! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Loved these! They are like true Belgian waffles, you need to make these! I didn’t add the baking soda, they were thick and fluffy regardless. I also love the fact that you basically only need to heat up the waffle iron in the morning and can get started. I am always hungry in the morning, so this is a huge plus, no long waiting period.

    However, we only got out 7 waffles with the same deep and square waffle iron, not sure how you can get 12 from this. But just a minor remark.

  3. 4 stars
    Did not make the topping. JUST bought a waffle maker and decided to try it out with this recipe. Very easy and really nice texture. Reheated well in the toaster the following day.

  4. These worked out great! I made a double batch but the kids could have eaten double that!
    I made a rhubarb-strawberry-compote, which also worked great with the Mascarpone.

    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  5. How thick does the flour come out? I have one of those standing waffles makers that the better may not flow into well.

    Thank you!

  6. Hi, Any thoughts on whether these would work without the eggs? We love waffles but our two year old has an allergy. Thanks!

    1. Hey Kim! Can you use an egg replacement like a flax or chia egg? If so, I would recommend that. I think it should work just great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  7. Hi there, was wondering if you think the recipe would work if I put the batter in the fridge over night and then let it come to room temp before cooking? Thanks for any input you may have for me! Tami

  8. Found your blog through Pinch of Yum and just wanted to say your photography is gorgeous! Do you recommend making the cream right before you serve the waffles or can it be made the night before too?

    1. Hi! Thank you so much! So happy you are enjoying the blog!

      You can make the cream the night before and keep stored in the fridge. Just give it a stir before serving. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. These look DELISH! And my boys will love that they can have waffles before school. Thanks bunches. Question… can I use 2% or almond milk in these?

    1. Yes, 2% or almond will work! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 5 stars
    Made this for my husband’s birthday breakfast this week – omg these are delicious! They came out great, and you must make the lemon whipped cream to go with them because it is awesome.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed these for your husbands birthday! Thank you Kayla!

      Oh and Happy Birthday to him!

  11. 5 stars
    These came out PERFECT.
    I honestly don’t think I’ve ever made a better waffle. Actually, I KNOW I’ve never made a better waffle.
    And the whipped cream was amazing!!

  12. 5 stars
    Made these they were fantastic forgot to take a photo will take one next time in 3 days. Just love your recipes thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Your print instructions DO NOT include the flour! I printed it out, set it up – and because it was late and I was tired, I assumed the flour was used the following morning. Just added now and hoping it will be ok to use later this morning. ?

    1. So sorry for the trouble. The waffles will be still be great. Hope you LOVE them. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for your Advertising I will look more at this project and itโ€™s looks very good and I will pass t to people

  15. Can these be made gluten free? Every summer my friends and I take over a lake house and everyone is responsible for one meal. I always seem to get breakfast and I HATE waking up to make it. I like the idea of making the batter the night before and doing minimal in the morning but we have some gluten free people in the group. What type of flour should be used instead of all purpose?

    1. HI! I have not tried making these with gluten free flour, but I think a gluten free flour blend would work very well. I like Bob’s red milk gluten free flour blend. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I love that you make real food, not just some notion of food. Thank you for being a maverick and embracing food as it should be, something to share with your family.

  17. Hey Tieghan,
    I love these waffles! I’m sorry I haven’t been able to comment in a while. These waffles make me smile too and I love the pictures of the strawberries and flowers (are those poppies?). ๐Ÿ™‚ I made my mom and step dad your chamomile pancakes over winter break, and these seem like a lovely brunch to make when I visit my mom for spring break next week (the 12th). I was going to make your Nonnies Dutch baby from the cookbook, but might make these waffles instead! Haha or both? I know you have a blueberry Dutch baby one, but what about a strawberry or spring one? Or should I make your Nonnies with the toppings (cream, strawberries, syrup) from these pancakes? I’m looking forward to spring too and spring brunch! Haha it somewhat makes me want French style food.
    Either way, I’m glad you’re doing well. I hope you have a restful weekend and I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

    1. Hi Kristin! You should definitely make your mom these waffles, I am sure she will love them! Maybe the dutch baby too.. haha just see how it goes! Thank you so much!

  18. I know you’re super proud of your brother! That’s awesome!

    These waffles are the perfect way to kick off the weekend! Your whipped Meyer lemon cream and strawberry topping is fabulous! And yes, I have a serious obsession with edible flowers too!

  19. 5 stars
    I’ve always considered waffles such a special breakfast treat! These look delicious Tieghan. I bet that whipped Meyer lemon cream is to die for!

    1. HI! I have not tried this out as pancakes. I do think it would work, but I would add an additional 1/2 cup of flour to thicken the batter a bit. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 4 stars
    2 cups of flour! It’s there, between the vanilla and the eggs. Mine is on the counter–breakfast for dinner–yess.

    BTW, Miss Asher is a media pro already. I’m so proud and happy for all of you.

    1. Yes, that will work! Just add the yeast to the warm milk with the honey and let it sit for 10 minutes until foamy, then add the remaining ingredients. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. if you’re talking about the words ‘hell no’ and ‘damn’, i don’t see a problem… it’s not like she’s dropping f-bombs and even if she was i still wouldn’t see a problem…

    2. Hi Val! I am so glad you read my blog and enjoy it! I was simply just expressing my feelings and did not think it was too much. Thank you!

  21. This looks wonderful. Iโ€™m curious if you have ever experimented with a waffle cake? One of my sons is turning 16 next week and has requested a chocolate waffle cake. Iโ€™ve been obsessing for a couple of weeks on finding the right recipe, as I am hesitant to use actual cake batter. If I used this as a base with cocoa added in, what kind of frosting do you think would be light enough to layer in to complement rather overwhelm the waffle layers? Planning to use a deep-hole waffle iron.

    1. HI Maggie! I have never made a waffle cake, but that sounds so fun! I would use a whipped cream instead of frosting. I think that would be great sandwiched between the waffles. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 5 stars
    These look amazing! I haven’t had waffles since I was a kid. I might have to go buy a waffle iron ๐Ÿ˜‰ BTW, I think you’re just as cool as your brother. Maybe even a little bit more ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Ok, normally I wouldn’t pick waffles but, these sound so good!!!!! I love that yeast is used. I will have to get get myself a waffle iron and give these a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Have a Wonderful day!

  24. So excited to try these!! I got your cookbook the second it came out and have literally made your waffles every single week since! I have left over Meyer lemon on my counter right now so this is happening. Keep up the great work!

  25. WAIT – I want to try this… BUT where is the flour ?!?! how much?!?! yeast canโ€™t be enough ! please send a revised recipe, I would love to make these Saturday night for Sunday am! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Kim! So sorry, I forgot to add it to the ingredients list. It is 2 cups of all purpose flour and it is fixed on the blog now! I hope you love these! Thank you!

    1. I wondered the SAME THING! Clearly there is no sibling rivalry, so why would people ask such a bizarre question.

    2. HI! I don’t think anyone thinks I am upset, which I am obviously not. Sorry, not sure I understand your question.

      1. My batters always have lumps. Do I have to mix out all the lumps the night before? Or following day, if still there?

        1. HI! The lumps are a good thing, keep them! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. These look delicious. I’m surprised to see that there is no type of flour in the recipe. What holds it all together so it doesn’t run out of the waffle iron? Just curious. I want to make these tomorrow. YUM!

    1. Hi Karen! I forgot to add the flour to the ingredients, sorry about that! It is fixed now. Thank you!

  27. Are these gluten free?! I donโ€™t see any flour in the recipe. Yippee, if they are!!

    Cindy

  28. Yum, these look great! But wait?… no flour, or is my new-mom sleep deprivation making me miss that step? Thanks!
    Ps, our local market has started selling edible flowers with the fresh herbs and I think they are so fun/lovely! ?

    1. Haha so sorry about that, I just fixed the recipe! There is flour in these waffles. I hope you love these, Lisa! Also, edible flowers are my favs!!

  29. What a great idea to prepare the yeasted portion overnight! Can’t wait to try these! How much flour should we use?

      1. Printed this around noon yesterday. Couldn’t believe there wasn’t any flour. Knew better, but put all of my exhausted, worked-all-week, faith in you, kiddo! Only calling you kiddo because I just woke up in California and dumped out my weird mix of yeasty milk stuff after boiling the first batch in waffle maker. After much caffeine, I read the fixed up version. Thank God for bisquick. I’ll try these again tonight because I refuse to be defeated by some damn flour.

        1. Hi Jennifer! I am so sorry about that, I completely forgot to add it in! I hope you love these and they turn out amazing for you! Thanks!