These waffles will make you ditch the frozen boxed waffles. They are crispy, buttery, and so delicious, yet they are only 81 calories and 2 WW SP each. Even better, these Greek yogurt waffles freeze well and can be reheated in the toaster like a traditional freezer waffle. If you are looking for a new family waffle recipe, this is for you.
Weight Watchers Waffles
This recipe is very Weight Watchers friendly, but there's a twist. This is not reliant on store-bought pancake mix or protein powder. While those recipes work great for some, I like to make mine from scratch. The protein powder waffles never seem to work right for me and leave me with stomach pains. The protein pancake mix waffles are always dense and flimsy. These waffles are my perfect waffle--buttery and tender with a crispy outside.
What makes these Greek yogurt waffles Weight Watchers friendly? Sure, there is a tbsp of butter and sugar, but it's split between 12 waffles. All the other ingredients are standard ingredients like Greek Yogurt, egg, cashew milk, and self rising flour. Before you ask, you can substitute any kind of milk--don't worry. I tested this with dairy, almond, cashew, and oat milk.
Dash Mini Waffle Maker Recipe
You'll see here I am using my Dash Mini Waffle Maker for my Greek yogurt waffles. I'm not sponsored, but I do like using this because it makes the perfect size waffle for the toaster. The benefits of this waffle maker are: it's cheap, it makes a toaster waffle size, it is pretty easy to use, and it is pretty easy to store. The limitations are: you cannot control the temperature and it can take up to 7 minutes for a waffle.
Even with the limitations, I would recommend this waffle maker. That being said, I did ask my wife to pick up a second one while she was at Target. I like it, but I want a second one to cut down on waffle making time. If you want to buy one, you can pick one up from my Amazon Kitchen Essential's shop.
Freezer Friendly Waffle Recipe
As I said before, this is a freezer friendly waffle recipe. You can make the full batch of waffles and freeze them for later. I find it best to freeze on a sheet pan until frozen solid before storing in a freezer bag. This extra step ensures the waffles will not stick together when frozen. I tried freezing without this step, and I still fared well, but I prefer to be thorough and do it properly.
When reheating, you can reheat in the toaster or you can heat at 350 right on the rack of your oven until toasted to your liking.
Waffle Batter Mix Ins
You can add a wide variety of mix-ins to these waffles. My suggestions are blueberries, chopped bacon, crumbled breakfast sausage, or chocolate chips. When recipe testing, I will say my first mix had an extra tbsp of melted butter. I could eat those without syrup they were so good. I wanted to try and shaving off some points and calories and these are still really good, but if you are making these without Weight Watchers in mind, add extra butter and top with powdered sugar.
- 1.5 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch of kosher salt
- 1 cup 0% Fat Greek Yogurt (I used FAGE)
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- 1 egg
- 1 splash of vanilla
- 1 tbsp melted salted butter
- preferred cooking spray
- Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Try not to over mix.
- Allow batter to sit 5-10 minutes.
- Spray waffle maker and pour in batter. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker takes a little less than 1/4 cup batter and 6 minutes to cook.
All waffle makers are different. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker took 5-7 minutes per waffle.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g