Reminiscing over Waffles

I made my go-to Honey Yogurt Waffles for breakfast this morning.  I make them quite often and sometimes I make a double batch because they are great to have in the freezer for mornings when time doesn’t allow me to make them fresh. Not like these days when time almost seems to stand still because we’re all homebound.

I actually never had a waffle for breakfast until I came to the U.S.! In Denmark it just isn’t, or at least it wasn’t when I grew up, something considered appropriate to eat in the morning. It’s more of an afternoon treat or perhaps a mid-morning Sunday treat.

Thinking of waffles and my childhood I can easily tell you where I had the best waffles! My parents, sister and I had traveled to Sweden during the summer to visit family and to join them for a trip to the Swedish fell (fjäll) where we had rented a house. While there, we did lots of outdoor activities and one of course was to hike. On a hike that lasted all day (at least in my memory it did), we took a break at a cozy cabin café and this is where I had the most delicious waffles. I am sure it had something to do with the cozy surroundings, the craving I felt for something sweet but it definitely also had something to do with the whipped cream and the outstanding cloudberry jam that topped the waffles.  To this day I can still taste them.

The waffles that I make for my family now are different for sure. But that’s probably good. Good because those waffles in Sweden will forever stand as a delicious and unmatched memory for me.  But also good because they are healthier, as they should be when they are served for breakfast on a regular basis. 🙂

If you want to try the waffles I make for my family, here comes the recipe.

Honey Yogurt Waffles



  • 3 Tbs salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (not quick oats)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, honey, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Fold in the melted butter.
  7. Lightly butter or spray the grids of the waffle iron. Spray again if the waffles stick.
  8. Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto the waffle iron (or whatever amount works best with your iron). Close the lid and bake until the waffles are golden and set.
  9. Serve immediately or keep them warm in the oven (preheated to 200°F). Place the waffles on a rack in a single layer.


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