With perfect waffle texture and some yogurt in the batter for added nutrition, these Yogurt Waffles are a family favorite. Try them for a weekend breakfast, or make a batch to reheat throughout the week!

Yogurt waffles on pink plate with strawberries.

Yogurt Waffles

I am such a fan of using yogurt in baking and breakfast recipes, including Yogurt Muffins, Greek Yogurt Pancakes, and Yogurt Snack Cake, and these waffles are a wonderful addition to the lineup. Yogurt adds protein and calcium, and is such an easy way to make waffles seriously delicious.

You can make the yogurt waffles plain—they have a wonderful vanilla flavor—or you can add diced fruit to vary the flavors. These are delicious served the classic way with butter and maple syrup, or you can serve them with a side of extra yogurt, Strawberry Sauce, Blueberry Sauce, Homemade Applesauce, or a nut or seed butter.

This works well as an easy toddler breakfast, a baby-led weaning breakfast, or as a make-ahead breakfast to make and reheat on a future morning.

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to have on hand to make this yogurt waffle recipe so you know what to have ready to go.

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  • Whole milk yogurt: Full-fat regular plain yogurt is the type that I use here, though you can also use Greek-style yogurt if you prefer. (If you only have vanilla yogurt, simply omit the vanilla extract and use it.)
  • Milk: I use whole milk yogurt, but any type will work here, including non-dairy milk.
  • Butter: I use unsalted butter to add crispiness around the edges of the waffles as they cook.
  • Eggs: I use eggs to help add tenderness to the yogurt waffles. You can use a favorite store bought egg replacer as needed, such as the one from Bob’s Red Mill. (I do not recommend a flax or chia egg here.)
  • All-purpose flour: This type of flour results in light and tender waffles. Swap in whole-wheat flour if you prefer. The batter will be a little thicker.
  • Sugar (optional): You can add a little sugar to sweeten the waffles very lightly. It’s optional.
  • Baking powder: This ensure that the yogurt waffle batter cooks through and fluffs as it cooks. Make sure that yours is fresh.
  • Maple syrup, butter, nut butter, diced fruit (optional, for serving.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s an overview of the process involved in making this yogurt waffle recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full recipe with the amounts and the timing.

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  1. Add the yogurt, milk, melted butter, and eggs to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine into a smooth batter.
  3. Heat the waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. (I do the ⅘ setting on ours.) Grease it with a little nonstick spray.
  4. Add ⅓ cup yogurt waffle batter and cook. Serve warm with desired toppings or place onto a baking tray in a 200 degree F oven to stay warm while you finish the batch.
Yogurt waffles on cooling rack.

How to Store

Store leftover cooled yogurt waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or add to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Toast in a toaster oven to warm through whenever the craving for warm waffles hits.

(We basically freeze waffles the same way we freeze pancakes, which makes the process super easy.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best add ins for waffles?

We like chocolate chips, small wild blueberries, and yogurt, like in this yogurt waffle recipe.

How do you make waffles crispy and not soggy?

When you take a waffle off of the waffle iron, serve it right away or place it onto a wire rack so the heat from the waffle doesn’t get trapped underneath itself—which can steam the bottom of the waffle, making it softer.

What are good toppings for waffles?

Maple syrup and butter is the classic combo, but yogurt waffles are also yummy topped with fruit sauce, cooked fruit, a little applesauce, or even a fried egg for a salty-sweet combo.

Yogurt waffles on pink plate with strawberries.

Best Tips for Success

  • Dairy-free: Use your favorite nondairy milk and yogurt options in these yogurt waffles.
  • If you don’t have Greek yogurt, use regular yogurt. The batter will be a little thinner.
  • Gluten-free: Use a cup for cup style of gluten-free flour blend or buckwheat flour. If using buckwheat flour you may need to add a little more milk.
  • Add ½ cup diced fruit to the batter if you prefer to make yogurt waffles with fruit. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Trade in whole-wheat flour if you’d like. Add 2 additional tablespoons milk to thin out the batter a little.
  • Double the batch to make enough to stash in the freezer for future meals.
  • Try my Whole-Wheat Waffles, Yogurt Pancakes, Yogurt Muffins, and Pizza Cups.

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Yogurt waffles on pink plate with strawberries.

Favorite Yogurt Waffles

With perfect waffle texture and some yogurt in the batter for added nutrition, these Yogurt Waffles are a family favorite. Try them for a weekend breakfast, or make a batch to reheat throughout the week!
5 from 60 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 316kcal
Servings 4 (makes 6 waffles)

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • maple syrup, butter, nut butter, diced fruit (optional, for serving)
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Instructions

  • Add the yogurt, milk, melted butter, and eggs to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine into a smooth batter.
  • Heat the waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. (I do the ⅘ setting on ours.) Grease it with a little nonstick spray.
  • Add ⅓ cup batter and cook. Serve warm with desired toppings or place onto a baking tray in a 200 degree F oven to stay warm while you finish the batch.

Notes

  • Dairy-free: Use your favorite nondairy milk and yogurt options.
  • If you don’t have Greek yogurt, use regular yogurt. The batter will be a little thinner.
  • Gluten-free: Use a cup for cup style of gluten-free flour blend or buckwheat flour. If using buckwheat flour you may need to add a little more milk.
  • Add ½ cup diced fruit to the batter if you prefer. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Trade in whole-wheat flour if you’d like. Add 2 additional tablespoons milk to thin out the batter a little.
  • Double the batch to make enough to stash in the freezer for future meals.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle, Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 118mg, Sodium: 479mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 528IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 195mg, Iron: 2mg
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This post was first published March 2023.

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  1. 5 stars
    My 2yo was really eager to help me make the batter, really sad when I had to stick the waffle in the freezer to cool, and really happy when he finally got to eat it. My 4yo requested “waffle sauce” with his (butter 😂). Great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    My son loved these! Ate every piece that was on his plate. I used a vanilla yogurt for some added flavor

  3. 5 stars
    My kids devoured these – 1 year old & 3 year old and very picky eaters.
    I like that they’re made with greek yogurt for extra protein. I added a tsp of vanilla extract, they were delicious.
    Will definitely make these again!

  4. The best waffles! The whole family loves these and bonus they include great ingredients! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Amazing recipe. I was afraid to make any changes in the recipe. But lately I’m following your web n reading comments how ppl make variations and recipes never fail them.. so i gave it a try. I added mashed banana and cocoa powder and they turned out great. Thank you for sharing all the great recipes

  6. 5 stars
    Yum! My 6 yr old got a mini waffle
    Maker in his Easter basket so we mixed up the batter together and he made the waffles himself! We used honey instead of sugar and fat free Greek yogurt because that’s what we had and it was delicious!

  7. 5 stars
    Everyone in the family loves these so much; we make them all the time. They are so easy to customize, and I love all the protein in them to start the kids’ days. Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    I make a double batch of these almost every weekend for my family of 4 because we all LOVE them and I love having leftovers for an easy reheat during the week. I add vanilla extract to mine.

  9. 5 stars
    We recently got a waffle maker and used these as our first recipe. We love them so much that we no longer buy the kodiak frozen waffles. Some adjustments I’ve made: 1) mix the melted butter with the sugar before whisking in the rest of the liquids, 2) use 1/3 ww flour: 2/3 ap flour, and 3) add 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries. My family loves them! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  10. 5 stars
    These have been such a hit in my house lately. I make a batch and freeze them for the week. Even better with a little cinnamon added to the batter.

  11. 5 stars
    My 17 month old LOVES these waffles. I opted out of using sugar and salt, and my toddler devours it! I make them by the batch and freeze for later.

  12. 5 stars
    These are delicious and I love that they have protein in them to help balance the kids blood sugar. We usually don’t do waffles or pancakes because it makes the kids crazy as they aren’t used to so much sugar in the mornings so this is a great recipe for us!

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