Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

Can I share something with you guys? I think I prefer waffles to pancakes! I hope you’re clutching your chest in horror, some of you might even have fainted in shock. OK, I might be a little dramatic here but I take breakfast food very seriously. Now, don’t think I’ve gone and shunned pancakes, I still love me a fluffy stack but when I’m making breakfast at home, I’ll always choose waffles.

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

Strangely enough, I hardy ever share waffle recipes here. I think I’m just in too much of a rush to eat the crispy little suckers, my camera is the furthest thing from my mind when the maple syrup is pouring. I promise that the waffle drought on Katiecakes ends today. And what a way to start than with these overnight lemon and strawberry waffles.

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

Wanna hear something ridiculous? I actually own two waffle irons. One square and one round. You’d be fair in thinking I’m a ludicrous human being, that is until I plugged my square waffle iron in and the bloody thing tripped the electric in my house. Uh oh. Suddenly the girl with two waffle irons is a genius. A genius with no lights, but still…

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

I absolutely love these waffles, it’s my go to recipe. Not only because it’s utterly delicious but you can prepare the batter the night before. That’s right, you’re one step closer to living your best life and eating waffles before you’ve even rubbed the sleep from your eyes.  I’ve included lemon zest in the batter here but you can just as easily leave it out of both the batter and the cream and have vanilla waffles. No harm no foul.

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

What’s your favourite breakfast treat, or if you love waffles as much as me, how do you like em? Let me live through you!

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

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Overnight Waffles

Overnight Lemon and Strawberry Waffles

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  • Author: Katie Deacon
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 12 waffles 1x


These waffles have a batter which can be made the night before. So with just a tiny bit of prep you can go to bed happy knowing you’ll have waffles on the table in no time come morning.


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For the Waffles:

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 60g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2tbsp lemon zest
  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • maple syrup or powder sugar, for serving

For the Lemon Cream:

  • 125g mascarpone
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 50ml double cream


  1. Make the waffle batter the night before, heat the milk and butter together over a low heat until melted and warm. If it gets too hot allow the milk mixture to cool to just warm or you’ll kill the yeast. Combine the milk, butter, yeast, salt, vanilla extract and flour in a large bowl and mix together. Cover the bowl with cling film and let it sit overnight at room temperature.
  2. When you’re ready to make the waffles preheat your waffle iron. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, baking soda and lemon zest. Mix the egg mixture into the batter.
  3. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s instructions and serve topped with lemon cream, strawberries, and maple syrup.


If you have any leftover waffles (I know, what’s that like?) you can freeze them and pop them in the toaster directly from the freezer. Hey presto, instant waffles.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus resting
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Baking


  1. July 13, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Wow! Those waffles look amazing. And that topping. Where do you find the time to make such delicious looking breakfast?! I’m quite jealous and will have to immediately try your recipe as I get the feeling we are missing out. X

  2. July 13, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    I have never made waffles myself but these look so tasty, I love the lemon and strawberry flavour combination x

  3. July 13, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Good lord these look immense. And your styling is on point as always. I will be trying these as I’m with you on waffles ruling the breakfast menu.

  4. July 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    This looks a great recipe. I LOVE waffles anyway so am going to give this one a go I think over the weekend!

  5. July 13, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    These look like waffle heaven – if only I wasn’t on a keto diet!

  6. July 13, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    oh my goodness these look amazing! I love the combo of strawberries and lemon. I need a waffle maker in my life 🙂

  7. July 13, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Oh wow these look and sound incredible! The perfect way to start any morning 🙂

  8. July 14, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Oh wow, these waffles look amazing. I could just eat them now 🙂 i keep thinking I need to buy a waffle maker, now you have reminded me.

  9. July 14, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Absolutely PERFECT! My favourite flavours and I love a good waffle. Your images are making my mouth water as I view them – thanks for sharing

  10. July 15, 2018 / 9:41 am

    wow those look delicious! I like my waffles with chocolate and some whipped cream. But as a matter of fact, I have not had any for way too long! Now you make me feel like doing some 🙂

  11. July 15, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    OMG this looks super amazing and we would love to have this. Loving all your photos as well.

  12. July 16, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I love waffles and having strawberries and lemon waffles would make these way to irresistible and I would munch through these in no time.

    Thanks for sharing

    John M

  13. July 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

    My boyfriend was born and spent a large amount of his childhood in Germany, so he also prefers the classic waffle to our pancakes. Sadly we don’t own a waffle iron, although i expect if I bought one, I’d be the best girlfriend around haha! These waffles look so tasty, they’re making my breakfast of wheetabix look awfully boring.

  14. July 16, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Oh man they look super tasty. I haven’t made yeasted waffles before. Gotta try this!

  15. July 16, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    I love love waffles and I am salivating just reading this post, I need to give your recipe a try

  16. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    July 18, 2018 / 7:17 am

    OMG! This lemon and strawberry waffles look really delightful. I bet my hubby would love this for his breakfast tomorrow. I will absolutely give this a try.

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