New Year’s Tradition | Waffle + Syrup Recipe



2 1/2 cups warm water

1 package active dry yeast

1 tsp. sugar

2/3 cup low-fat dry milk

1/3 cup salad oil

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3 cups all purpose flour


1.In a large bowl, combine water, yeast packet and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes.

2.Add dry milk, oil, baking soda, salt, eggs, vanilla, and flour. Beat until smooth.

3.Cover and chill overnight.

4.Cook in waffle iron & serve with dutch honey. Makes 7-8 waffles depending on size, and batter will keep up to 4 days.



1 sugar

1 cup whipping cream

1 cup maple syrup


Combine all ingredients and stir + cook over medium heat until boiling. Serve hot.

The Story

Tim always tells me how annoying it is when he goes to blogs for recipes, and he has to scroll for hours just to find it because people always put the details and stories before the recipe. Which don’t get me wrong, I get it as a blogger! The whole point is you want people to read what you have to say and get the recipe. But I do agree with him, so I decided to put this part at the bottom!

Ever since Tim and I started dating, we’ve been going to Aunt Vicky’s on New Year’s day for waffles. She only makes these waffles and dutch honey syrup on this day, and it’s something we look forward to every year! As one of my wedding or bridal shower gifts (I can’t remember which), she gifted me a waffle maker and her famous recipe. I was so excited because I’m a huge fan of traditions and I love getting to pass things along. For the past two years on New Year’s day (since we moved away from OC), we’ve been keeping up the tradition at our house. It’s something we plan on doing every year as our kids get older!

These waffles are delicious and not only that, but it’s pretty simple to make! We have these as our tradition on New Year’s day, but you could really make these anytime. Or have them be a first day of school tradition, Christmas morning, the list goes on! If you try out this waffle + dutch honey syrup recipe, don’t forget to tag me!

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