Mother’s Day Waffle Feast

May 9, 2017
Entertaining,Food,Food + Drink,Recipes

French toast, pancakes, waffles . . . that was always order of preference before having kids. Motherhood has a way funny way of changing you – even when it comes to personal breakfast choices. Quincy and Coco (who just recently gained two front teeth!) love waffles. So now, of course, I do too. In all honesty, it was Karen’s yeast-raised waffle recipe that won this waffle skeptic over. And if waffles are already your jam, these raise the bar. They’re malty, airy, crispy and versatile enough to experiment with some savory accouterments. We love the idea of serving up a do-it-yourself waffle bar for Sunday’s celebration. Simply cut up fruits, toast up some coconut, fry up some chicken and bacon and warm up maple syrup and caramel sauce. Just be sure to make several batches of the waffle mix the night before so that the yeast has time to do all of its magic. So good, so worth it. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM

Mother's Day Waffle Feast | HonestlyYUM



  • 1 package of dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 2 cup of whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter (or 1 stick), cooled a bit
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the package of yeast with the warm water and whisk to dissolve.
  • Add the milk, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the flour and whisk the mixture together. There will be some lumps in your batter at this point.
  • Add the melted butter and whisk the batter until there smooth and lump-free.
  • Cover with saran wrap and let it rest overnight.
  • The next morning, the batter should smell yeasty and look bubbly.  In a smaller bowl beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda.
  • Add the egg mixture to the batter, whisking just until incorporated.  The batter will deflate into a thin batter.
  • Grease a hot waffle iron with a little butter and pour about a cup of batter in.  The amount will vary depending on your waffle iron.
  • Cook until golden brown.

(images by HonestlyYUM)


Thank you for your beautiful post. I am planning on doing a grazing table for a wedding shower and would love to include these waffles. I would like to know if you serve them warm? How do you keep them warm or do you just serve them room temperature? Thank you so much.

Beyond, beyond beautiful. And that little precious pea – mega heart eyes! xx

this is one of these MOST STUNNING spreads I have seen in a long time (or that I can remember, really) – just screams tropical, warmth, family and the best kind of food. Happy mother’s day!!

I just can’t even get over how gorgeous this spread is! My mommma loves waffles, so she would LOVE this.

I love all of these photos, but I can’t stop staring at that first one. It’s so gorgeous! This is indeed a feast, and now I’m craving waffles.

ummm hello did my invite get lost in the mail or something???

this waffle feast is 100% amazing. the photos are beautiful and yeasted raised waffles are my favorite kind! xo

oh my gosh!! what amazing images! seriously SO beautiful. totally craving waffles right now too Xx

Such amazing photos- and your waffles look perfect! I always manage to burn mine…


Well, this is THE MOST gorgeous set up anyone could dream up. I’m pretty sure my mom would cry with joy at the sight of this. And now all I can think about are waffles. xoxo

Leave a Reply

Link Love