Waffles are my favorite breakfast food, compared to pancakes and french toast. I love the taste, variety, and ease of making them.
I have a good collection of waffle recipes here on the blog and I have another one to add in to the mix. This one incorporates Greek and vanilla bean. I love the texture and added protein that you get with the addition of the Greek yogurt. It also uses seltzer water which helps make a light texture.
The vanilla bean added an lovely intensified vanilla flavor to the waffles. Now a vanilla bean is the best way to get that wonderful vanilla flavor in these waffles. However, I know that vanilla has been super expensive for a bit now. Heck, I’ve now even switched to imitation vanilla which I would usually never do, but the price of vanilla was killing me. So 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract would be an acceptable substitution for the vanilla bean.
Since this waffle does have a more intense vanilla flavor, it is really great topped with some kind of fruit when serving. The fruit just pairs so well with the vanilla flavor.
- 2¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup seltzer water
- In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk and blend together.
- Cut the vanilla bean down the center and us a knife to scape of the seeds (AKA caviar). Add the seeds to the bowl along with the eggs, oil, and yogurt. Blend together with a sppon or silicone spatula.
- Add in a little of the seltzer water to thin the batter to the point you can switch to a whisk. Then whisk in the remaining seltzer water.
- Allow the batter to rest while you preheat your waffle iron. The cook batter according to waffle iron instructions. makes 5-6 large waffles.
Recipe adapted from A Spicy Perspective.