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Brown Butter Wholemeal Waffle recipe

Brown Butter Wholemeal Waffles

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 Waffles
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A breakfast classic with added pizzaz – a crispy, fluffy wholemeal waffle stack flavoured with brown butter and topped with syrup and more butter. Who’s hungry? View the cook-along video here.


  • 120ml water
  • 3g yeast
  • 240ml cold milk
  • 140g butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 250g whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt


  1. Warm the water to lukewarm, so that when you pop a finger into it feels neither warm nor cold. Add the yeast and mix to combine. Set aside for a few minutes while you brown your butter.
  2. Place a pan on medium heat. Add the butter and cook until golden brown. Be careful not to burn the butter. Once brown, pour the butter into a mixing bowl to stop the cooking and add the cold milk
  3. Pour the milk and butter into a mixing bowl to cool for about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and salt then sift the flour over the wet ingredients. Add the yeast mixture and mix the batter together until smooth. Cover the batter with a cloth and rest overnight.
  4. Once ready to cook in the morning, preheat the waffle iron. Whisk the eggs and baking soda into the batter. Lightly brush the waffle iron with oil then spoon in some batter. The batter will expand and puff so be conservative on the first attempt, using a little less than you think you will need. I used ¼ cup per waffle in my pan.
  5. Cook until golden and crisp. Then stack up and serve with your favourite toppings!

Serving suggestions

  • Maple syrup and butter (a classic)
  • Whipped ricotta and berries
  • Crispy bacon, smashed avo, poached egg and sauted corn
  • Bananas foster and ice cream (so good)
  • Fried chicken
  • Crispy confit duck, and syrup à la @duckandwaffle


  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 220.68kcal
  • Sugar: 3.97g
  • Sodium: 39.07mg
  • Fat: 13.47g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.91g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.47g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 4.45g
  • Cholesterol: 65.77mg

Keywords: Brown Butter Wholemeal Waffles

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