Greek yogurt waffles are crunchy outside, soft and fluffy inside. Drizzle with maple syrup, top with your favourite fruits, start the day right!
(Love waffles? Try these strawberry waffles with chocolate chips. They’re so easy and simple to make but sure to make any morning special!)
Greek yogurt is a healthy, high-protein ingredient you can incorporate in lots of different recipes like in these delicious white chocolate blackberry muffins or these super easy 2-ingredient frozen yogurt cups.
Today we’re making Greek yogurt waffles — your favourite buttermilk waffles made more fabulous with the addition of Greek yogurt.
What is Greek yogurt?
If you’re not familiar with Greek yogurt, it’s the thicker, creamier yogurt variety.
While normal or regular yogurt is runny and pourable, Greek yogurt is thick and dense. If you tried to pour it, it would probably stay in place or drop into your bowl in one big blob.
It’s fairly easy to find Greek yogurt in stores these days and there are 101 choices but if you’re looking to make your own, check out this easy recipe.
What’s the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?
The main difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is the texture and it’s due to how Greek yogurt is made.
Both Greek and regular yogurt are made from milk that’s cultured then fermented. Except Greek yogurt is strained and regular yogurt is not.
This means liquid is drained from it resulting to a thicker, denser yogurt.
Greek yogurt is also higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates.
Whether one is healthier than the other largely depends on what you consider healthy. Check this out if you want to read up on the other differences between the two yogurt types.
Personally, we prefer Greek yogurt.
What we do tend to stay away from are the flavoured yogurts because those are packed with added sugar (and believe me, we don’t need more sugar in lives. Have you seen my blog? LOL!).
How to make Greek yogurt waffles
Now that’s out of the way, we can start making Greek yogurt waffles! And it’s very easy.
1. WHISK DRY INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, cornmeal, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt until combined.
2. WHISK WET INGREDIENTS. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, Greek yogurt, large eggs, vanilla extract and canola oil until incorporated.
3. COMBINE WET AND DRY INGREDIENTS. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir until thoroughly combined.
4. MAKE WAFFLES. Prep your waffle iron and cook according to machine instructions.
Ingredients for yogurt waffles
As you can see, making homemade waffles is so simple and straightforward. They taste better than the frozen, ready-to-eat waffles too.
All you need are these pantry staples:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking soda
- Greek yogurt
- Vanilla extract
- Canola oil (or another flavourless oil)
Tools you need to make homemade waffles
I was on the fence about getting a waffle iron for a long time because really, who needs another kitchen contraption you’ll only use once?
But lemme tell you, my waffle maker is one of the most-used “specialty” gadget in our kitchen! I haven’t stopped making waffles since I got it.
This is the exact one I have and I’m very happy with it. Not too expensive and doesn’t take up a lot of counter/storage space.
Apart from that, all you really need are mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, and whisks.
How to make perfect homemade waffles every time
Making waffles are fun and here are some tips to make perfect homemade waffles each time.
- Follow your waffle maker’s instructions. It’s the simplest tip but the most overlooked. Your waffle maker dictates whether you need a coarse batter or a smooth batter, or the temperature you need to cook at and for how long. Follow that and you’re on your way to fantastic waffles.
- Whatever texture you need though, do not vigorously stir the batter. Gentle does it.
- For that crunchy outside, soft and fluffy inside texture, I like adding a tablespoon or two of cornmeal. It doesn’t affect the taste but adds to the waffle’s outer crunchiness.
- And while it’s best to serve the waffles fresh, if I can’t, I set them on my cooling rack so they don’t get sad and soggy.
How to freeze waffles
I also freeze waffles. This way, we can enjoy waffles any time, any day!
And it’s really simple as well. Just place the completely cooled waffles in a large ziploc bag separated by pieces of parchment paper, put the bag in the freezer and you’re done.
You don’t need to thaw them either. Just pop it in the microwave for few seconds and that’s it. They won’t be as crunchy as the day you made them but they will still be delicious.
Simple delicious homemade waffle recipes
If you love making homemade waffles as much as I do, you’ll enjoy making these:
Double chocolate waffles that are super chocolatey and fantastic for breakfast or as a decadent dessert or as dessert for breakfast! Double the chocolate, double the fun.
Do you prefer savoury waffles? Treat yourself to these scrumptious jalapeño cheddar waffles. Top them with fried egg and start the day right!
Greek yogurt waffles are delicious. They have that distinctive tang from the buttermilk and the yogurt which goes perfectly with maple syrup.
And you can dress it up however you like: add chocolate chips, your favourite jam, whipped cream. It’s a lovely basic waffle base for you to build your ultimate waffle on.
Greek Yogurt Waffles
- In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients until combined. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk all wet ingredients until incorporated.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir until smooth.
- Cook according to waffle iron instructions.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Happy waffle making!
Did you make Greek yogurt waffles? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.