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Horizontal image of two golden-brown waffles with bananas on a gray plate, next to a plate of assorted spices.

Overnight Banana Bread Yeast Waffles

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 13 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


Banana bread or waffles? Can’t decide which carb craving to give in to? Whip up these sweet, yeasty treats for the best of both breakfast worlds.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large bananas)
  • Cooking oil spray


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and vanilla. The mixture should be warm but not hot. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt, and spices. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and whisk until smooth.
  3. Stir in the beaten eggs. Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, or up to 24.
  4. About 30 minutes before you want to start cooking, take the batter out of the refrigerator to come a bit closer to room temperature. It should be doubled in size and the surface will be covered in bubbles.
  5. Stir the sour cream into the mashed bananas, then add this mixture to the batter.
  6. Heat your waffle iron and cook in batches as per the manufacturer’s instructions.


The estimated 10-minute cook time is for one waffle, after the waffle iron heats up.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Waffles
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, waffles, yeast, banana, banana bread