Yogurt Waffles are the perfect healthy breakfast made with whole wheat and oat flour and Greek yogurt. They’re protein-packed and freezer-friendly.
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why it’s so great to find new Healthy Breakfast Recipes. There’s nothing like starting off your day with a delicious, low calorie, high protein breakfast, served with Oven Baked Turkey Bacon.
Nutritious Belgian Waffles made with Greek yogurt are a hit with everyone who tries them! They come out perfectly soft and fluffy from the waffle iron every time. Sure to be your go-to waffle recipe for weekend mornings, or brunches.
These low-fat oat waffles are the perfect main dish to serve with all kinds of classic breakfast side dishes. Make some Mini Spinach Frittatas, and Candied Turkey Bacon for healthy sides to serve with your waffles. You can even make morning margaritas if you’re making the Belgian waffles for a brunch with your friends.
And your kids will love all the delicious toppings you can put on these waffles. Of course there’s always the classics like butter, maple syrup and whipped cream. But you can put out so many more options than maple syrup. Try making some Strawberry Chia Jam to spread over the top of your waffles. Put out fresh fruit like sliced strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. You can also sprinkle powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar over them. There are honestly so many toppings that will taste amazing on these waffles. Put out a few options along with the maple syrup to see what you and your family likes best.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST WAFFLES
- Make sure your waffle iron is hot enough. To cook Healthy Waffles to the perfect golden color, it’s important to cook them on a hot waffle iron. Let your waffle maker heat up for 5-10 minutes before baking the waffles.
- Be careful not to overmix when you’re combining the wet and dry ingredients. It’s normal for waffle batter to be a little lumpy, so don’t go overboard mixing you Healthy Waffles.
- Don’t overfill your waffle maker. This Healthy Waffle recipe makes about 14 waffles if you’re using a 4 inch waffle iron. About ¼ a cup of waffle batter should be plenty to make a serving-size waffle.
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VARIATIONS ON YOGURT WAFFLES
- Yogurt pancakes: When it comes to breakfast recipes, pancakes and waffles are the reigning champions. Fortunately, you can use the same ingredients in this waffle recipe to make Greek yogurt pancake batter with just one alteration. Instead of using 2/3 of a cup yogurt, you only need ½ cup for pancakes. Once you’ve whisked the pancake batter together just cook them on a skillet instead of in your waffle iron. Easy as that, you’ll have fluffy yogurt pancakes!
- Add-ins: The next time you make Greek Yogurt Waffles there are so many ingredients you can add in. Try adding some frozen blueberries or chocolate chips to the Whole Wheat Waffle batter. Try putting a bit of cinnamon in the mix for some extra flavor. You can even mash up a banana to add to the ingredients, and make Banana Oat Waffles.
- Dairy-free: If you need a dairy-free waffle recipe there are a few ingredients you can exchange the plain Greek Yogurt for. Firstly, there are some store-bought dairy-free Greek Yogurt brands. Kite Hill’s Almond Milk yogurt is an excellent option. You can also try replacing the yogurt with applesauce. Use unsweetened applesauce, so it won’t effect the flavor of the waffles as much.
- Flour Alternatives: This Healthy Waffle recipe uses a combination of whole wheat flour and oat flour. But you can change the flour in the recipe depending on what you have. You can leave out the oat flour to replace it with wheat flour or do the opposite for to make oat waffles. You can also substitute the whole-grain and oat flour for all-purpose flour. Just keep in mind that white flour is not as healthy of an ingredient. And of course if you need your waffle gluten-free pick a plant-based flour without any gluten. Almond flour is a popular options, but oat flour also doesn’t have any gluten.
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HOW TO STORE YOGURT WAFFLES
- Serve: Once you’ve made the waffles, don’t leave them at room temperature for longer than a couple hours.
- Store: You can keep leftover waffles in the fridge for 2-3 days. Cover the waffles in plastic wrap or seal them in an airtight container.
- Freeze: Waffles can last in the freezer for up to 3 months. For meal prep make a double batch of the batter and freeze half the waffles to eat later. When you’re ready to eat the frozen waffles let them defrost in the fridge overnight. Then reheat the waffles up in your toaster or in the oven to keep the waffles crispy.
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2/3 cup greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oat flour , (rolled oats in food processor)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Whisk together buttermilk, yogurt, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
- Sift together whole wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Scoop ¼ cup of batter into small waffle maker and cook until crispy on the edges, about 3-4 minutes.