Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles + Giveaway

Happy National Waffles Day! Today I’m sharing the best waffle recipe for classic pile’m high waffles:  Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles. These homemade waffles are always a hit and make a fabulous platform for all the toppings you can handle.

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Alright, alright, alright…

When you say “best” there’s always someone close by to disagree with you.

So let me clarify. This is MY best waffle recipe for traditional homemade waffles. However, the word traditional might raise alarm as well, since I’ve added a hefty dose of greek yogurt to the batter.

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So let’s get down to what’s important…

These homemade waffles are amazing and you should make them.

With a tangy note from the yogurt and a deep vanilla essence from a fresh vanilla bean, these slightly sweet waffles need no toppings whatsoever, but can stand up to the widest array of toppings around.

Not only is the flavor on spot, the texture is deeply alluring! With a crisp outer crust and a moist airy almost custard-like interior, I can think of no other waffle I’d rather serve at a waffle bar party!

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What’s that? Never heard of a waffle bar?

Well, you have come to the right place for National Waffle Day because I’m going to break it down.

A waffle bar party is any party where the main attraction is a waffle maker, a big bowl of waffle batter, and a line of fresh toppings. This works particularly well for showers and brunches, but who’s to say you couldn’t throw an impromptu waffle bar party tonight for National Waffle Day.

I mean you do have the best waffle recipe at your fingertips…

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The main things to remember when making homemade waffles are:

  • Make sure your waffle iron is piping hot.
  • Cook until the majority of the steam escapes.
  • Use thin batter. (Seltzer water helps make the waffles light and airy, but crisp.)
  • Never ever stack waffles on a plate. (I only did it for photography purposes.) Stacked waffles lose their crunch-factor. Always keep a warming draw or warm oven ready to hold the waffles until time to serve.

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Once your hot crispy homemade waffles are ready, pile them high with syrup, yogurt, berries, nuts, granola… the possibilities are endless.

However, I do suggest taking a bite of a naked waffle, just so you know what you’re dealing with. Waffle perfection is hard to define.

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Lacking a waffle maker?

Well, guess what! Today we’re hosting a KitchenAid Waffle Baker Giveaway!!!

KitchenAid’s double sided waffle baker makes large crispy waffles that come out of the griddle easily. It flips over, conveniently distributing the batter over the entire waffle iron surface, and allowing you to cook two at a time.

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Yield: 5-6 large waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Best Waffle Recipe

Crispy Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles, a marvelous platform for toppings!


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tb. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup seltzer water


  1. Preheat the waffle maker and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut the vanilla bean down the middle lengthwise, and scrape out the seed paste.
  2. Add the vanilla bean paste, eggs, oil, and yogurt to the bowl. Whisk well, then whisk in the seltzer water to thin out the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the waffle maker. Use enough batter to fill the griddle sections, without overflowing. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the majority of the steam has stopped pouring out of the waffle maker. Then check the waffle for a golden brown color.
  4. As the waffles come out of the waffle maker, place them directly on the warm oven racks, so they stay crisp. Serve with maple syrup, or lots of toppings waffle-bar style!

Disclosure: The giveaway in this post is provided by KitchenAid. All opinions are my own.

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435 Responses to “Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles + Giveaway”

  1. #
    Sarah — March 31, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    These look delicious!…:-)


  2. #
    ellen beck — March 31, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    I love peaches and whipped cream on waffles or honey and butter!


  3. #
    Richard Ahlquist — March 31, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    Yummm waffles!


  4. #
    vena — March 31, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    love freshly made waffles!


  5. #
    Mari — March 31, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    They look yummy and the waffles maker I am pretty sure that I NEED it.


  6. #
    christine jessamine — March 31, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

    I love blueberries on top of waffles.


  7. #
    Jayme J. — March 31, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

    Definitely caramel and bananas! Yum:)


  8. #
    Sandra Ledford — March 31, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

    This looks like it would make wonderful waffles.


  9. #
    Dee Fedor — March 31, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    Strawberry Jam!


  10. #
    Lyn — March 31, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    I love strawberries and whipped cream on my waffles


  11. #
    Yazmin — March 31, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    Recipe sounds so good, and the waffle maker is really nice!!!


  12. #
    Shana — March 31, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

    Vermont maple syrup! Nothing but the real thing for me!


  13. #
    Lauren — March 31, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful! I like to top my waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.


  14. #
    Michelle J. — March 31, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    Strawberries and cream!


  15. #
    Nivedita — March 31, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    Absolutely delicious !! Should try the recipe!!


  16. #
    Pat Yamada — March 31, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    I would LOVE a new waffle iron. I got my first one 42 years ago when I got married. I’m due for another one. And this is a beauty! Thanks for the giveaway.


  17. #
    Kim Bakos — March 31, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    Never met a waffle I didn’t like!


  18. #
    DA F. — March 31, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    Great breakfast recipe and hints. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  19. #
    LINDA QUIGLEY — March 31, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

    I love waffles and to have such a awesome waffle maker would be fantastic. I hope I win this


  20. #
    Natalie G. — March 31, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    Strawberries and whipped cream!


  21. #
    Laurel H — March 31, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

    I guess I’m a traditionalist, I love really good maple syrup on my waffles.


  22. #
    Monica W. — March 31, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    Fresh fruit is the way to go…but I also like shredded coconut! :)


  23. #
    ShaUntei Roman — March 31, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

    Would love this to make cinnamon roll waffles!!!


  24. #
    Stephanie Dalton — March 31, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    Oh my goodness… this looks aMAZing!! I would love to have this and show off to my husband how great I am at making breakfast! ;)


    • Stephanie Dalton — March 31st, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

      Aaaand my favorite waffle topping is just plain ol’ butter and syrup :)


  25. #
    Pam C — March 31, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    Peanut Butter, bananas and honey


  26. #
    Sandra e — March 31, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    I love waffles!


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