Orange Yogurt Waffles

These crisp orange yogurt waffles are perfect for a ladies-only brunch.

Orange Yogurt Waffles // savvyeat.com

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Don’t know what Galentine’s Day is? Then you clearly don’t follow along with one of my and Dan’s favorite shows, Parks and Recreation. According to Leslie Knope, February 13 is all about women celebrating women. It’s the day to “leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and…just come and kick it, breakfast-style… It’s like Lillith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

So naturally, when I was invited to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year, I immediately knew I needed to make waffles. Not only are crispy orange yogurt waffles perfect for a ladies-only brunch, but waffles are also Leslie Knope’s favorite food. So that was an easy decision.

Orange Yogurt Waffles | savvyeat.com

This morning, I raise a forkful of waffles in a toast to my closest girl friends, all of whom amaze me in different ways. I’ve got a waffle for the friend who’s been by my side since seventh grade, and I’m so grateful that we live in the same city again, despite the fact that our busy schedules keep us from meeting up as often as we’d like. There’s one for the college friend who was there for the beginning of my and Dan’s relationship, who got ordained to officiate at our wedding, and is now off getting both her MD and PhD at the same time (she’s crazy and brilliant and we love her for it). And of course, there’s one for the best friend we left behind in Ithaca, with whom I exchange dozens of emails and an hour-long Skype call on a weekly basis. I wouldn’t have gotten through this move without her.

Take some time today to send some love to your girl friends and the women who inspire you. It is Galentine’s Day, after all!

Orange Yogurt Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 waffles

Orange Yogurt Waffles

These crisp orange yogurt waffles are perfect for a ladies-only brunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

Instructions

  1. Preheat a classic-style waffle maker.
  2. Whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the milk, yogurt, oil, eggs and marmalade. Stir until there are no dry spots left.
  4. Cook the waffles, 1/3 cup of batter at a time, according to the instructions for your waffle maker. Serve warm.
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Here’s how to freeze waffles for later!

I’ve joined up with 17 other bloggers to bring you all sorts of recipes for Galentine’s Day. Happy celebrating!

Ganache Topped Truffle Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Chocolate Honey Bombs from The Live-In Kitchen

Brownie Batter Chocolate Tart from Melanie Makes

Coeur a la Creme with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Strawberries from Heather’s Dish

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Puffs from The Redhead Baker

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Chocolate Cheesecake from NeighborFood

Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles from Girl Versus Dough

Cheesecake Milkshakes from Chocolate Moosey

Campari and Passion Fruit Sorbet from Food Lust People Love

Boston Cream Trifles from gotta get baked

Grilled Cheese & Chocolate Sandwich with Ganache Dipping Sauce from Climbing Grier Mountain

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Namely Marly

Red Wine Ice Cream Floats from Mind Over Batter

Wicked Waikiki Sour from Pineapple and Coconut

Anise-Scented Ice Cream with Candied Fennel Seeds from girlichef

Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Whipped Cream from A Cookie Named Desire

Nutella Fudge with Raspberries from The Food Charlatan

White Chocolate Pudding (with Strawberry Jam!)

White chocolate pudding is made with strawberry jam for a sweet treat that will show your valentine how much you love them. Grab a spoon!

White Chocolate Pudding Made with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Happy Valentine’s Day Week!

The last time my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the traditional fancy dinner out was 2006, just a few weeks after we started dating. I think we actually celebrated twice that year, once a few days in advance and once on the 14th.  But since then, dealing with the crowds and pricey fixed menus and everything else that comes with going out to eat on Valentine’s Day hasn’t felt worth it. So instead, we celebrate our dating anniversary, January 29, with a big night out, and stay in for a nice dinner at home come mid-February instead.

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Since I’m the cook in our family, the menu for our Valentine’s Day dinner often comes down to me. Typically, I figure out the main dish (last year it was lasagna bolognese) weeks in advance, and choosing dessert takes considerably more time. This year, though, the process seems to have flipped: I had two stellar ideas for dessert by the end of January, and I didn’t decide on dinner until a few days ago.

The first dessert I came up with is a blood orange pound cake topped with candied orange slices. The second was a white chocolate pudding made with strawberry jam. The cake ended up winning out for this Saturday’s dessert, but only because Dan is more of a cake person than a pudding person (and I can’t decide which of these desserts I like better!).

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam | savvyeat.com

But, the margins on that win were very, very narrow. Strawberry white chocolate pudding is fruity and creamy and perfect for showing your sweetheart how much you love them. And I know that homemade pudding may sound intimidating, but it really doesn’t need to be. If you go with a cornstarch-based pudding, there is no messing with tempering egg yolks required! Just melt the chocolate and strawberry jam with the milk, whisk in a cornstarch slurry, and pour it into bowls or ramekins to set. You’ll be done in ten or fifteen minutes, plus the setting time.

If you feel like mixing up the flavors even further, I’m sure this would be delicious with strawberry rhubarb jam as well!

This post originally appeared on Food Fanatic.