These Greek yogurt waffles hit the spot for a delicious, cozy breakfast! They are sweet and fluffy in the center with crispy edges and a tart cherry sauce to drizzle over the top.
Whether you have a round or square waffle maker, this is one recipe you’ll want to print and make asap!
Waffles with Greek Yogurt
I love the light and airy texture that Greek yogurt gives waffles. Unlike traditional waffle batter, Greek yogurt reacts with the baking powder and helps give waffles a cake-like texture we all love.
I use this same technique to achieve a light and airy texture in my Greek Yogurt Pancakes recipe and my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread batter. The Greek yogurt makes each slice super moist and feels decadent.
Greek yogurt, when added to a recipe, helps reduce the amount of butter (or fat) the recipe needs -like in the case of the banana bread.
To these waffles, they add 25g of protein to the recipe; that’s 4 grams of added protein to each waffle!
Greek Yogurt Waffle Ingredients
In addition traditional waffle ingredients, you’ll need your favorite Greek yogurt.
To make these waffles, you need:
- eggs: bind the ingredients and help the waffles rise.
- milk: use regular milk or a non-dairy alternative such as almond and soy.
- Greek yogurt: the acids in Greek yogurt work with the baking powder to create a fluffy texture. For lower sugar, use plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt.
- vanilla extract: for delicious vanilla flavor.
- butter: thanks to the yogurt, you only need 2 tablespoons of butter.
- honey: is optional but lightly sweetens the waffles.
- all-purpose flour: use regular wheat flour or make these gluten-free waffles with a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour.
- baking powder: a leavening agent that turns the thick batter into a light and fluffy waffle.
- salt: enhances the flavors of butter, vanilla, and honey.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Waffles
Greek yogurt waffles are just as easy to make as regular waffles. Just mix the batter in a bowl and cook and heat up your waffle iron to get these going.
- Combine the wet ingredients
Whisk the eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla, and honey until smooth in a large bowl.
- Make the batter
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and slowly mix until there are no clumps, but don’t overmix.
- Preheat the waffle maker
Grease the waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the hot iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions or until the waffles are golden brown.
Remove the waffle from the waffle iron and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve the waffles with a generous drizzle of homemade cherry syrup (recipe below).
Plain Greek yogurt is a smart way to add protein and texture to your favorite breakfasts, like these waffles, Greek yogurt pancakes, and even creamy overnight oats! It makes them super creamy and tacks on an extra 6 grams of protein. Watch these Greek Yogurt Waffles come together in this recipe video!
Can You Freeze Greek Yogurt Waffles?
These Greek yogurt waffles are easy to freeze and reheat for easy morning breakfasts. Place them onto a baking sheet and freeze for an hour or until the waffles are solid. Transfer the waffles to a large zip bag and freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat, thaw them for 5 minutes before toasting in the toaster oven.
The combination of homemade cherry syrup over a stack of fluffy waffles is divine. You could also serve them with one of the homemade syrups below or some of these toppings ideas for pancakes and waffles.
Fluffy Greek Yogurt Waffles with Cherry Sauce
Greek Yogurt Waffles
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk, or non-dairy alternative
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey, optional
- 2 cups all-purpose flour*
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups frozen cherries, pitted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup water, divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch*
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla, butter, and honey until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth and there are no clumps- do not over mix.
- Lightly grease a preheated waffle maker with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to fill the bottom plates.
- Close and cook the waffle according to the manufacturer’s directions or until the waffles are golden brown.
- Remove the waffle from the waffle iron and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the waffles with homemade cherry syrup.
To make the cherry sauce:
- In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining water, sugar, and cherries to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the water-cornstarch mixture. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes and remove from heat.
- Allow the sauce to cool slightly before adding to a blender and processing until smooth.
- Store the sauce in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Remove the sauce from the refrigerator and reach room temperature before serving.