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

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

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.

So 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 | #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

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

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

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | #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.


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

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | #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.


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 get 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 | #brunch #breakfast #waffles #east #mothersday

Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries | #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: 226 kcal

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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


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

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  1. I don’t know if anyone will see this to answer 🙂 But can I make this on Thursday evening and cook on Sunday morning? Not sure if that’s too long?

    1. Hi Brandy,
      I probably wouldn’t let this sit in the fridge for more than 48 hours. I hope this helps!! xx

  2. 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.


    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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!!

  13. 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.