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.
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.
How to make strawberry waffles
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.
More breakfast delights
- Cream Cheese Danish
- Breakfast Casserole with Bacon
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Hash Brown Egg Casserole
- Donut Bread Pudding
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
- 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.