As we head into the warmer months, I find myself craving fresh fruits and lazy weekend brunches. These Strawberry Waffles are an easy way to make a beautiful and delicious breakfast or brunch that is sure to please a crowd. They're also very easily adaptable and you could make these with any berry!
Why you'll love this recipe
- These waffles include sliced strawberries, but if you wanted to make pink waffles, you could purée the strawberries before adding to the batter!
- This is an easy recipe that comes together in about 30 minutes!
- Top these Strawberry Waffles with whatever you like: fresh bananas, blueberries, additional strawberries, and of course, butter and maple syrup.
- This a great way to use an abundance of strawberries, and if they're a little bit over-ripe, that's ok! They'll still work well here!
There are just a few things you'll need to make these Strawberry Waffles. And of course, the berries are the star of the show!
- Non-dairy milk: This will also work with dairy milk. Make sure to use unflavored and ideally unsweetened milk. Personally, I like to use almond milk.
- Non-dairy yogurt: This will also work with dairy yogurt. Make sure to use plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt.
- Vegetable oil: Using vegetable oil in a recipe for waffles helps make them fluffier than if you were using another fat, such as butter.
- Fresh strawberries: This recipe works best with fresh strawberries, but you could also use frozen berries in a pinch! If you're using frozen berries, make sure to let them thaw to room temperature and discard any excess juices before adding to the batter.
See full recipe below for detailed instructions.
Substitutions & Variations
This is a very adaptable recipe and you can easily modify it to make it your own. Below are a few of my favorite variations:
- Blueberry Lemon Waffles - Instead of strawberries use fresh blueberries! Add 1-2 Tablespoons of lemon zest with the wet ingredients to give the batter a bit of a citrus kick.
- Chocolate Chip Waffles - Looking for something sweeter? Use chocolate chips instead of strawberries!
- Raspberry Waffles - Instead of strawberries, use fresh raspberries! No need to slice the berries - you can use them whole!
- Strawberry Banana Waffles - Mix up the fruits a bit and add sliced or mashed bananas to the batter along with the sliced strawberries.
I have not tested this recipe with other variations, but if you do, let us know how it turns out in the comments! I always love to hear how you're adapting these recipes and use those as ideas for future recipes as well!
How to make Strawberry Waffles
These Strawberry Waffles are very easy to whip up and serve in just a few minutes.
Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to remove any lumps.
Trim and slice your strawberries. You can keep these fairly large as they will soften as they bake in the waffle iron.
Gently fold the berries into the dough using a large spoon or spatula.
Heat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray or brush with melted butter. Add batter to the center of the iron and cook until golden brown.
Serve immediately, or let the waffles cool completely on a cooling rack (don't skip this step if you're making a batch to freeze for later!).
Expert Baking Tips
- Slice and cut the berries to your preferred size. You can keep the strawberry slices fairly large as they soften while they are baking in the waffle iron.
- Top these waffles with your favorite toppings. They're very customizable, so top with additional fresh fruit, butter, syrup, powdered sugar, or other favorite toppings!
- If you'd like the waffles to be pink, purée the strawberries before adding them to the batter.
- The amount of batter that you'll need to make one waffle will vary depending on your waffle iron. For me, I use a Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker and use about ⅓ cup of batter in each of the four waffle quadrants. With my waffle iron, this recipe makes 12 waffles (6 servings).
You can use any kind of waffle iron to bake these waffles. I use this Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker with removable plates (it makes cleaning up so much easier!).
Room Temperature Storage: Once the waffles have cooled completely, store in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freezer Storage: These waffles also freeze well! Let the waffles cool completely, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months. The waffles will likely stick together, so I find it easiest to freeze them in individual servings (rather than one large bag full of waffles).
To reheat, you can toast the in the toaster, or heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to make them warm again.
Yes! Make sure to let the frozen berries thaw to room temperature and discard any excess juices that separate from the berries before you add them to the batter.
Yes! You could easily substitute strawberries for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or even other fruits.
You can top these waffles with your favorite fruits (strawberries, bananas, and blueberries all work really well!), butter, syrup, powdered sugar - any of your favorite topping ingredients!
Yes! If you'd like the waffles to be pink, purée the strawberries before adding them to the batter.
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup non-dairy milk unflavored
- 1 cup non-dairy yogurt unflavored
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries trimmed and sliced
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, yogurt, and vegetable oil and whisk until combined.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk to remove any lumps. Gently fold the sliced strawberries into the batter until combined.
- Heat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray (or brush with melted butter). Pour batter into the center of each waffle and cook until golden and crisp. Serve with butter and maple syrup, or your other favorite toppings.