How To Make Strawberry Waffles


This post is about how to make strawberry waffles. Having a good breakfast every day is a key part of being in control of your diet. Not many people put much thought into how to make waffles, so I thought I would share this with you.

You’re looking at this recipe and think to yourself, this isn’t a blog! But it is…I’m showing you how to make strawberry waffles in under 10 minutes.

Strawberry Waffles

A rather quick and easy waffle recipe, with the added goodness of fresh strawberries. Serve warm, topped with warm maple syrup, or the fruit syrup of your choice.


Strawberry Waffles

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Recipe Summary


15 mins


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6 servings


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  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek-style yogurt
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped strawberries, or more to taste

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Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat and grease a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Step 2Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk, yogurt, butter, eggs, and sugar together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is smooth. Fold strawberries into batter.
  • Step 3Pour about 1/3 cup batter into preheated waffle iron; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Strawberry Waffles

Strawberry waffles are light and crispy waffles with real strawberry pieces. Topped with homemade strawberry sauce, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fresh strawberry slices! This is the perfect treat for breakfast or Sunday brunch!

Strawberry waffles on a large white platter with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, topped with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and fresh strawberries.

Skip the freezer aisle or the waffle house on a weekend and make fresh Strawberry Waffles from scratch. They’re SO easy to make and taste much better than store-bought waffles! Follow this simple recipe to make the perfect sweet and tasty breakfast or brunch for your family.

These strawberry waffles are also great for Mother’s day brunch! Pair them with this easy egg custard quiche, asparagus tart, berry bread pudding, and some refreshing cocktails! Or go alcohol-free, and make this easy strawberry lemonade!

Strawberry Waffles

If you enjoy waffles, and strawberries are one of your favorite fruits, you will love this recipe for Strawberry Waffles. They are easy to make with simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store, including fresh diced strawberries, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour. You may already have all or most of these ingredients in your pantry already. 

My nieces and nephews love waffles so they are made fairly often at our house. They like all kinds of waffles but their favorite is strawberry waffles. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even breakfast for dinner! And I have to say, even the adults go crazy for these easy strawberry waffles. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  1. The waffles contain fresh pieces of strawberries. You do not have to worry about any artificial ingredients!
  2. It does not take long to make these waffles. Once you mix your ingredients, you can add them right onto your waffle iron. They will be ready for you to eat in no time.
  3. You can serve the waffles with a side of syrup or homemade strawberry syrup, fresh sliced fruit, or even whipped cream! They are also great plain with nothing on them but a slab of butter. 

Ingredients Used

You will only need a handful of ingredients to prepare the Strawberry Waffles from scratch. The ingredients needed include:

  • All-Purpose Flour. Start with the flour as the base for your waffle batter.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract. Add pure vanilla extract to the mixture to give your waffles a sweeter taste.
  • Sugar. The added sugar enhances the flavor of these homemade waffles.
  • Baking Powder. Make sure your waffles cook perfectly and rise well by adding baking powder to the mix.
  • Strawberries. Dice your strawberries into small pieces before tossing them into the bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Eggs. You just need 2 eggs for this easy strawberry waffle recipe. It helps bind the dry ingredients together. 
  • Milk. You can use regular whole milk or your favorite milk substitute. 
  • Butter. Use unsalted butter or omit the salt if you use salted. 
  • Salt. 
Ingredients for strawberry waffles including strawberries, flour, butter, milk, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

How To Make The Strawberry Waffles

  1. Preheat your waffle iron to make sure it is ready for when you add your batter to it. While waiting for it to get hot, grab a large bowl and combine your eggs with melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk, whisking these ingredients together. 
  2. Sift through your flour and combine it in a separate bowl with the sugar, baking powder, and salt before folding it into the bowl with the wet ingredients. 
  3. Fold your strawberries into the mixture and set it off to the side. 
  4. Open your waffle iron and coat it with cooking spray. 
  5. Place your batter on the waffle iron, close it, and allow the waffles to cook until they become a bit crispy on the edges with a fluffy center. 
  6. Serve them while they are hot with some of your favorite toppings, such as powdered sugar, whipped cream, fresh strawberries, or homemade Nutella. Or if you like, just drizzle some maple syrup over the waffles and serve.
A collage with 6 images on how to make strawberry waffles from making the batter to cooking in a waffle iron

Recipe Success Tips

  • You can easily make these Strawberry Waffles by using all the right ingredients. Make sure to use fresh strawberries. They provide the best flavor and texture.
  • Also, make sure your baking powder is fresh. If your waffles are flat, it could be old baking powder causing the issue.
  • It is a good idea to stand close to the waffle iron to keep track of cooking time. If you lose track of time, you could end up burning the waffles. Some waffle makers come with a timing light, which is super handy.

Strawberry Waffles

Strawberry waffles are the perfect breakfast! Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and loaded with strawberries in every bite.

Strawberry Waffles

Strawberry Waffles

Breakfast is one of my favorite foods to make, my kids are big fans of waffles and pancakes and I love that there are so many variations for each. I recently made these strawberry waffles and the kids gobbled them up! They are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They are the perfect breakfast waffle!

homemade strawberry waffles stacked on a plate with maple syrup being poured on top.

During the holidays I like to make things fun and make our meals themed. This strawberry waffle recipe is my go to for Valentine’s Day breakfast. I use red food coloring to make them pink, but you can skip that part if you are not wanting to make them themed. Although for some reason kids really love it when you make their food fun colors.

This homemade waffles with strawberries recipe is perfect for breakfast, having breakfast for dinner or a brunch.

Strawberry Waffles

What to Serve with Waffles

As far as side dishes for waffles, the list is basically endless. When I am making these as our special Valentine’s Day breakfast I do like to make Valentine’s Day recipes to go with them like Fruit Love bugs and heart shaped bacon.

Anything that counts as a breakfast recipe will work as a side dish for waffles. I try to make a balanced meal when I am serving waffles, we have lots of easy breakfast side dishes that we go to when we make waffles for breakfast:

  • Bacon – we love brown sugar bacon
  • Sausage
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Scrapple
  • Pork Roll
  • Eggs
  • Fruit Salad
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Smoothie Bowl
Strawberry Waffles

Tips for Making Homemade Waffles

Using Fresh Strawberries. If you are using fresh strawberries up the milk to 2 cups of milk to make up for the liquid from the frozen strawberries.

Use Egg Whites. They are so light and fluffy from the egg whites.. Don’t overfold the egg whites into the batter, it’s okay to have a few lumps.

Food Coloring is optional. If you are making these waffles for a regular daily breakfast then you do not have to put in the food coloring. We put the food coloring in when we are making them specific for Valentine’s Day. You will want to add enough red food dye to give you a bright red color.

A GOOD Waffle maker. For me it is important that I have an amazing waffle maker, seriously you need a good one. Spend the extra few bucks to get a good one, it is so worth it! It doesn’t matter if it is a square waffle maker or a round waffle maker, either one will work.

Let the waffle maker heat up completely. It is important that the waffle maker is heated completely before you put any waffle batter on.

Grease the waffle maker. Greasing the waffle maker will keep the waffles from sticking and will help them get crispy. Use a silicone brush and brush oil on the heated waffle maker before pouring the waffle batter on.

Do not peek! It might be tempting to open the waffle maker to check on them, but that is not good for making the perfect waffle. Wait the full cook time before opening the waffle maker.

Strawberry Waffles

How to Freeze Homemade Waffles

To make my life easier I like to make a large batch of waffles and freeze them. Then we have tasty waffles with out all the work for breakfast.

It is easy to freeze waffles. Let the waffles cool and then wrap each waffle individually with plastic wrap. Place wrapped waffles into a freezer bag and zip shut. Place waffles in the freezer. They will stay fresh for about 2 months in the freezer.

To cook your waffles from the freezer, just pop them in the toaster in the morning when you want to eat them.


These strawberry waffles are light and crispy homemade waffles smothered in a fresh strawberry sauce then topped with whipped cream. An easy yet decadent breakfast or brunch option!

Skip your local diner and make these strawberry waffles at home for a leisurely weekend treat that will please both the kids and adults in your life.

Strawberry waffles are homemade waffles topped with fresh strawberry sauce and whipped cream.

I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve taken my kids out to breakfast. We tend to not venture out to a restaurant for breakfast because who wants to get up early on a weekend? In my town, a lot of the breakfast spots also have long lines on the weekends. We typically skip the local waffle house and instead make these amazing strawberry waffles at home.


This recipe starts with a basic homemade waffle batter that’s lightly flavored with vanilla. This is my go-to waffle recipe that I’ve been making for years and it never lets me down. You can even freeze any leftover waffles for up to 2 months!

While the waffles are cooking away in the waffle iron, I whip up a simple strawberry sauce. I really recommend using fresh strawberries here as they’re much sweeter than frozen strawberries and they don’t release as much liquid when they cook, which leaves you with a thicker sauce.

If you absolutely have to use to use frozen strawberries, you may need to add more sugar to the sauce and double the amount of cornstarch. You can either quarter or halve your berries depending  on how large they are.

The final step is to pour all of those beautiful berries over the waffles and serve! Whipped cream is a must here to make you really feel like you’re at a restaurant.

Not a strawberry fan or can’t find any fresh ones? You can also top these waffles with raspberry sauce for a fun treat.

Strawberry Waffles

These strawberry waffles are light and crispy homemade waffles smothered in a fresh strawberry sauce then topped with whipped cream. An easy yet decadent breakfast or brunch option!



 Prep Time10 minutes

 Cook Time20 minutes

 Total Time30 minutes




For the waffles:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • cooking spray

For the strawberry sauce:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries hulled, then halved or quartered
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For serving:

  • Whipped cream
  • Mint sprigs for garnish optional


  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir to combine.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and milk to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Slowly add the butter, stirring constantly.
  • Coat the waffle iron plates with cooking spray and cook the waffles according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • While the waffles are cooking, make the sauce.
  • Place the strawberries, sugar and cornstarch in a pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until berries are soft and sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the strawberry sauce over the waffles. Top with whipped cream and serve, garnished with mint sprigs if desired.

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