Full of fresh strawberries and so easy to make, these Strawberry Waffles are a sweet treat to enjoy any day of the week! Serve them with fresh berries, whipped cream, and pure maple syrup!
This strawberry waffle recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Sunday brunch, or a slow Saturday morning!
In my opinion, there is nothing better than homemade waffles! You can make waffles with self-rising flour, Eggnog Waffles, Apple Cinnamon Waffles, whole wheat buttermilk waffles, or even Nutella Waffles! When making waffles, be sure to check out these recipes for what to serve with waffles.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- You only need a few simple ingredients. These waffles are made with ingredients you probably already have in the house.
- They are easy to make! Unlike traditional Belgian waffles that need the separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, beat the egg whites until they are stiff peaks and then carefully folded into the batter, these are mixed all in one bowl and made right in your Belgian waffle maker! You could call them more of a regular American waffle style.
- They are freezer friendly! These fluffy waffles can be made in advance and frozen for a quick breakfast down the line.
Ingredients You'll Need
- All Purpose Flour. You can use a mixture of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour for a little more fiber.
- Melted Butter. Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil are great replacements.
- Strawberries. Fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries. You can also swirl in strawberry jam instead of fruit.
- Sugar. Honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar are great replacements.
- Baking Powder. This will make the waffles light and airy, but still crisp on the outside.
See printable recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
How To Make Strawberry Waffles
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure add the waffle batter to a hot waffle iron. A preheated waffle iron best. This will make sure your waffles are nice and crisp.
- If your waffle maker does not have a light that lets your know when the waffles are done, it's time to take your waffles out of the waffle iron when steam starts coming out of the iron.
- Do not open the waffle maker once you close it. To get the crispy waffles, it's important that the waffles remain untouched until fully cooked.
- Be very careful when taking the hot waffles out of the waffle iron.
- Making the batter ahead of time. To make the batter ahead of time, mix all the ingredients together and then place it in an airtight container. The batter can be kept in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. If the batter is too thick after being in the refrigerator, simply add a few tablespoons of milk to thin out the waffles.
- Making the waffles ahead of time. The waffles can be kept in the refrigerator once they are cooled to room temperature. Place them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator up to 4 days. To reheat the waffles, place the in the toaster oven in a single layer for 1-2 minutes until they are warm and crispy. You can also reheat them in the oven on a baking sheet for 5-8 minutes.
- Freezing the waffles. Allow the leftover waffles to cool to room temperature. Then wrap the waffles in plastic wrap and place them in a gallon freezer bag. They can be frozen for 3 months. To reheat, place them in the toaster oven right from frozen. Toast them for 2 minutes or until completely thawed.
To increase the strawberry flavor, serve these waffles with fresh strawberry sauce or Instant Pot strawberry jam. Homemade strawberry sauce or store bought would both be great! Add whipped cream, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar for a sweet treat!
Feel free to add some lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, or ground cinnamon for a little more flavor!
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Homemade Strawberry Waffles
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 5 tablespoon Butter Melted, or a neutral oil
- 1 ½ cups Milk Whole milk, 2% milk, or nondairy milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 ¼ cups Strawberries
- In a bowl, add the strawberries and mash them well. Set that aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, melted butter, and sugar. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined, do not overmix.
- Mix in the strawberries into the batter.
- Spray the waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray or spread on melted butter. Add the batter to the waffle maker. Cook based on your waffle maker instructions. Serve with maple syrup and butter.
- For even more strawberry flavor, use strawberry milk instead of regular milk.
- I have a large waffle maker, so I was able to make 5 waffles with this batter. If you have a smaller waffle maker, you might be able to get 8-10 waffles out of this batter.
- Do not overmix the batter. If you overmix the batter, you run the risk of making tough waffles that are not light and fluffy.
- An ice cream scoop is helpful to evenly scoop out the batter and make sure the waffles are even.
- Use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe.