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.

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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.

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!

Homemade waffles

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.

A pan of fresh strawberry sauce.

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.

Strawberry waffles topped with homemade sauce.

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

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Strawberry Waffles

AuthorSara Welch
Strawberry waffles are homemade waffles topped with fresh strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
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
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Serves 8


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.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 33.3mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love waffles and if have them with a topping of red and fresh strawberries, it is divine.Dollops of cream on top of that are sure to take one the heights of ecstasy.

  2. 5 stars
    I think those are lovely! I’ve always loved waffles especially since they’re so tasty and you can have them with fresh fruits. Strawberries go perfectly well with it!

  3. I absolutely love strawberry waffles! These are one of my favorite things to make my kids! So delicious!

  4. I’m such a huge waffle fan. These look so delicious! I love the strawberries on top. I need to try to make these soon.

  5. The strawberry sauce looks so delightful! I am going to whip up a batch for the kids tomorrow, we have a day off from school!

  6. Thinking of what to make this weekend and I am glad I was able to see this recipe. The waffle sounds delicious and makes me excited since I cannot think when was the last time I had eaten strawberry waffles.

  7. 5 stars
    They look delicious! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day but like you I don’t usually go to a restaurant. We love our waffle maker and but adding the strawberries is a nice touch.

  8. Oh, man. My mouth is watering. looks absolutely delish! I know what I can do with my strawberries now.

  9. Oh my goodness, this looks SO good. Also, your waffle maker has such a cool design! I haven’t seen one like that.

  10. 5 stars
    I love breakfast food and that definitely includes waffles. I think these look amazing. Love that you can store them and just cook them whenever you feel like having waffles for breakfast.

  11. Those strawberry waffles look delicious. I like topping my pancakes with strawberries too, gives them a nice sweet flavor.

  12. We do not do waffles all the time but when we do we absolutely love throwing all sorts of stuff into it. Strawberry waffles are at the top of that list. We LOVE Strawberry waffles!

  13. Oh yum!! There are few things I like better for breakfast than waffles with strawberries. They really do go together perfectly.

  14. 5 stars
    Spring is here… well almost but the strawberries and blueberries are in season and on sale at my local grocer.

  15. There is nothing better than a fresh homemade waffle with lots and lots of fruit on it. These look so tasty.

  16. 5 stars
    Yum! I just love strawberries so I know I’ll love them on these waffles. I think we’ll have to have waffles for dinner soon.

  17. I am a huge fan of waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. It’s also really good if you add a little strawberry into the waffle mix too. Now I’m hungry!