Yogurt Waffles

I love making soda breads with yogurt. It is acidic so you can add baking soda as well as baking powder as a leavening agent. One day I went to the grocery store to buy a bottle of Kéfir. On accident I bought drinkable yogurt. What an interesting opportunity for waffles. This morning I made waffles with 2 pots of raspberry yogurt with the balance in orange juice. YUM

The trick in using yogurt is factoring in how stiff the yogurt is and how much sugar it has. Plain Greek yogurt has no added sugar but it is stiff. I thin it with some milk and add the usual amount of sugar. If using Drinkable Yogurt, drop sugar as the drink is sweetened and no need to thin.

Yogurt Waffles
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Use Yogurt rather than milk. Adds a wonderful flavour to the waffles.
Recipe type: Waffle
Serves: Two or Four 8" Waffles
2 Cups Batter
  • 1 cup (125 g) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 TBSP (15 g) Granulated Sugar (omit for sweetened yogurt)
  • 1 tsp (5 g) Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp (4 g) Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) Sea Salt
  • 1¼ cup (300 g) yogurt
  • 1 (50 g) Egg
  • 3 TBSP (45 g) Unsalted Butter, melted OR Sunflower Oil
  • ½ tsp (3 g) Vanilla extract (optional)
  • For waffle maker surface Non-stick Spray or vegetable oil
4 Cups Batter
  • 2 cups (250 g) All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 TBSP (25 g) Granulated Sugar (omit for sweetened yogurt)
  • 2 tsp (10 g) Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp (7 g) Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp (3 g) Sea Salt
  • 2½ cups (600 g) Yogurt
  • 2 (100 g) Eggs
  • 6 TBSP (85 g) Unsalted Butter, melted OR Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp (5 g) Vanilla extract (optional)
  • For waffle maker surface Non-stick Spray or vegetable oil
  1. Heat waffle iron
  2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine all wet ingredients and whisk.
  4. Thin yogurt with milk if stiff like Greek Yogurt (1 cup yogurt to ¼ cup milk)

Using a separate bowl for wet mixture then adding to the dry mixture results in less clumps
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk. Do NOT whisk again later. You will flatten the batter.
Bake a waffle
  1. Use non-stick spray or brush some oil on waffle iron plates
  2. For an 8” round iron, pour 1 cup of batter in centre. The amount depends on your waffle maker size. The instructions will usually say how much to use.
  3. Bake for about 5 min. Time and temp effect how a waffle bakes. Higher temp uses lower time. The shorter the time the bigger the difference between crust and inside softness. Do not open early to check as this will tear the waffle. If waffle too dark, lower temperature setting. Auto waffle makers will beep when waffle is done.
  4. Remove the waffle by gently loosening the edges with a heat-proof plastic spatula, wooden spatula or non-stick coated tongs.
  5. Serve immediately or place in a 200F (90C) oven to keep them warm.
Thin yogurt with milk or juice. Greek Yogurt is stiff. I thin mine with ¾ cup Greek to ½ cup milk.
Drinkable yogurt is thin but has added sugar so I omit the sugar in the recipe.


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