Vanilla Waffles

The word “waffle”, as we know it today, first appeared in English language in a 1725 printing of Court Cookery, by Robert Smith (according to the Wikipedia article). Did you know that there are more than 10 different types of waffles? Well, let’s start with this recipe. It is based on the Belgian style of waffle, the most popular one here in North America.

Do you know that August 24th is National Waffle Day in the USA? It's the anniversary of patenting of the first US waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. In Sweden, National Waffle Day is on March 25th. In India, National Waffle Day is celebrated July 19th. Why is it that we don't have a National Waffle day in Canada? We should pick a date, don't you think :)!

Vanilla Waffles

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 16 waffles
PREP TIME10 minutes
COOK TIME40 minutes
TOTAL TIME40 minutes
A waffle is a dish made from a leavened batter that is cooked between two iron plates. You can find them into the frozen section of any grocery store, but honestly, making waffles is not any more difficult than making pancakes! You just need a good waffle machine.
If your waffles keep sticking to the hot plates all the time, it is time to choose a new waffle machine! I know, because I went through 4 different machines and finally the last one, that my hubby found for me, is great! I can cook two waffles at once and the waffles don't stick. I don't need to put a lot of oil on it. So check out my future post in the Kitchen Tests section, I will give you my complete review of my new waffle machine. For now, let's get cooking!


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups unbleached white flour (sifted)


  • Preheat the waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the brown sugar with a whisk until fluffy.
  • In another bowl, mix the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda.
  • Mix alternating the vanilla yogurt and the dry ingredient to the egg batter. Mix the batter is smooth. Please note that if you overmix the batter, the gluten will develop too much, and therefore the waffles will have the texture of a bread. It is not the result you are aiming for.
  • Spray or use a small brush to put some vegetable oil on the waffle iron before pouring the batter. You should repeat this step before each new waffle, otherwise, the batter will stick to the waffle iron.
  • For the quantity of the batter, please refer to the manual of the waffle iron you have at home.
    Vanilla Waffles


If you make this recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandgames on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keywords: batter, belgium, breakfast, cinnamon, dough, eggs, fruits, honey, pancakes, vanilla, waffle


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Written by Melanie Dompierre

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