Big FLUFFY Belgian Rainbow Waffles are easy to make, taste delicious and will make any celebration even more special! This rainbow waffle recipe is the perfect birthday breakfast in bed and a good one to serve up on St. Patrick’s Day (or any day)!
Whether it’s your birthday or not, you totally deserve these festive, fun and absolutely scrumptious rainbow waffles to wake up to in the morning! YIPPEE! Let the party begin.
For family birthdays and other special days or even when I’m hosting a celebratory brunch, I love to bake up these Sprinkle Birthday Cake Muffins, Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake and, of course, these simple, satisfying, colorful rainbow waffles.
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Sometimes when we’re all enjoying a leisurely weekend morning, I whip these up for no good reason at all. It sure does get everyone’s day off to a great start! I’ve been making these rainbow waffles for years, and they come out perfect every time! It’s time that you guys give them a try!
How Do You Make Rainbow Waffles?
This recipe starts with your basic waffle ingredients of flour, sugar, baking powder, sugar and salt. The wet ingredients of milk, oil and vanilla extract are mixed into the dry ingredients in a large bowl to form a smooth batter.
Separate the batter into four small bowls (one bowl for each different colored waffle). Add 2-3 drops of different colored food coloring into each bowl. Stir each bowl with a clean spoon, separately, getting the color mixed in completely with the waffle batter. Use more drops if you want the color to be more dramatic and vibrant.
It’s totally up to you on what colors you want for your waffles and if you want to go bold or pastel. I was in the mood for a soft rainbow that morning, so I used just a bit of food coloring of blue, purple, yellow and pink to get the pastel effect.
Warm up your waffle iron. Once heated, add about 3/4 cup of batter to the iron and cook each waffle for 4-5 minutes. Continue until all batter is gone.
Top your waffles with plenty of maple syrup and berries, then serve and enjoy.
Tips For Making Rainbow Waffles
- The batter can be made ahead of time. You can refrigerate the batter for up to 4 hours before you plan to use it.
- Not all waffle makers cook the same way. Make sure to check the instructions that come with your waffle iron for the manufacturer recommendations on cooking time.
- Be careful not to cross contaminate colors when mixing, always use a new spoon for each!
Rainbow Waffle Variations
- Not a fan of maple syrup? Top waffles with whipped cream or try a drizzle of peanut butter, spread on some homemade strawberry jam or dust on some powdered sugar instead!
- You can enhance your waffle experience by adding ¼ cup of milk or white chocolate chips to the batter. You can even make things more festive and add in some sprinkles.
- For healthier waffles, try substituting one cup of the all purpose flour with one cup of whole wheat flour.
How Do You Store Waffles?
Not only are these waffles fun to look at and delicious to eat, these homemade rainbow waffles also keep super well. They last about 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
If you’re planning to keep your waffles in the refrigerator, once completely cooled, you can store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to reheat them. To store your waffles in the freezer, after they are completely cooled, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place all the wrapped waffles in a gallon size freezer bag.
How Do You Reheat Waffles?
The easiest way to reheat waffles is in the toaster oven. The waffles will come out crunchy and golden brown. If you’re starting with frozen waffles, you’ll want to add an additional 1-2 minutes to the toasting time.
I love how light and fluffy these waffles get! And surprisingly there’s not even any eggs in the recipe?!
These waffles are the perfect birthday breakfast in bed for someone special. Make it a true party by throwing some candles on top. Don’t forget to make a wish!
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- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- dash of salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- food coloring of your choice I used blue, pink, purple and yellow
- Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl.
- Create a well in the middle and add wet ingredients.
- Continue to mix until everything is combined.
- Separate the batter into 4 small bowls, dropping 2-3 drops of food coloring in each. Stir each bowl separately getting the color mixed well. Use more drops if you want the color to be more bold.
- Warm up your waffle iron. Once warmed up add 3/4 cup of batter to the iron and cook each waffle for approximately 4-5 minutes.
- Continue until all batter is gone. This should make 3-4 waffles.
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