Sour Cream Waffles

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and who’s to say that dad doesn’t want breakfast in bed? I think that’s more associated with Mother’s Day (at least in my mind), but everyone loves to be pampered and have a nice meal prepared for them – especially in bed! I have the perfect fluffy waffle recipe for you, whether or not you want to make it for a special dad. I even snuck in some whole grains to make this a bit healthier without compromising taste.

Recently I had a craving for homemade waffles on a lazy Sunday morning, but discovered we were out of milk. I’d been wanting to use my new waffle maker that I got at Eat, Write, Retreat, for over a month, so I wasn’t willing to give up that easily. I did some Googling and found a sour cream waffle recipe with no milk required! I replaced the regular all purpose flour with white whole wheat flour, which is my go-to trick to make baked goods a tiny bit healthier without making them taste healthy. (I’ve done this with doughnutsmuffins and pizza dough successfully too.)

Next time you find yourself out of milk on a Sunday morning, I hope you’ll have some sour cream and yogurt on hand. You’ll be able to make these lovely waffles without getting out of your PJ’s to go to the store.


Sour Cream Waffles
Adapted from Allrecipes
Yields: 4 servings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, sour cream, yogurt and vinegar. Set aside to sit for a few minutes.
2. In a separate large bowl, combine flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Add eggs to sour cream mixture and whisk to combine.
4. Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture. Stir until smooth.
5. Cook on a lightly greased waffle maker until golden brown. Enjoy immediately.

10 Comments on Sour Cream Waffles

  1. Wheels
    June 13, 2012 at 10:11 am (9 years ago)


    • Stephanie
      June 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

      @Wheels – thanks! 🙂

    • Stephanie
      June 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

      @the wicked noodle – love that we both posted yummy breakfast ideas for Father’s Day today! Your scones look so good.

    • Stephanie
      June 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm (9 years ago)

      @Jen – I love it! It’s a really nice waffle maker. It would make a nice giveaway prize too though…decisions, decisions! 🙂

  2. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    June 14, 2012 at 10:59 am (9 years ago)

    Mmm….there us nothing like a big stack of waffles to start off your day! These look incredible! 🙂

    • Stephanie
      June 14, 2012 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

      @Christina – thanks! 🙂

  3. Cakewhiz
    June 15, 2012 at 8:40 am (9 years ago)

    I know what you mean… Fathers should also be given breakfast in bed….hehe. Our society has somehow put more emphasis on fathers than mothers but i know i love both of my parents dearly and would want to celebrate equally too…

    Those waffles look great and your pictures look lovely!
    Cakewhiz recently posted Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

  4. Barbara
    October 14, 2019 at 6:14 am (2 years ago)

    amazing! Fluffy, light and delicious. I was skeptical od adding vinegar, but no sour taste at all.
    I did use only 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour (to sub gor white whole wheat 2 c), used 100% sour cream (instead of half yogurt) and added a dash of cinnamon.
    Apparently a very forgiving recipe. Will make again/lots!!


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