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Malted Yeast Waffles with Apple Cranberry Compote

Malted Yeast Waffles
These Malted Yeast Waffles are rich in flavor, crunchy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. The Apple Cranberry Compote makes them perfect for a fall weekend breakfast for your family.
Yield 6 -8 waffles




  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Waffle batter

  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into 8 pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • Chopped pecans
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup


  • Make the compote: In a sauce pan on medium-high heat, add the apples, apple juice, dried cranberries, lemon zest, and brown sugar. Simmer over medium heat until the apples are tender and the juices are thickened to a thin syrup, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt. Set aside. (Serve warm or room temperature.)
  • Make the waffles: In a small pot over medium heat whisk the milk, malted milk powder, and butter pieces until melted and warm, but not simmering, about 110-115°F. Add the salt and sugar, whisk, and remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl combine the 1/2 cup warm water with the yeast. Let sit until bubbles form, about 5-10 minutes. Add the milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Using a wooden spoon or dough whisk, stir in flour until fully combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit at room temperature for 2-3 hours until it doubled in size.
    (Note: If you want to let it rise overnight, simply place it in the fridge overnight. Remove from fridge and let sit on counter for 1 hour before proceeding.)
  • Add the eggs and the baking soda. Whisk until combined.
  • Using baking spray or melted butter, lightly coat the waffle maker. You can make Belgium or regular size waffles.
  • Cook waffles until golden and crisp (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn).
  • Top with compote, pecans, butter and maple syrup; or use your favorite toppings.
  • Serve immediately.


Recipe by Sweet Recipeas.

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Review & Comments

Doris | Reply

What can I use instead of malted milk powder? I do not like it,

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Doris,
You can use nonfat dry milk in place of the malted milk powder.
Happy baking!

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