Rainbow Waffles Recipe

If Brunch is my favorite meal, then waffles are definitely my favorite brunch dish.

Simpler to make than pancakes (no flipping!) and just as tasty, waffles have been one of my go to moderately sweet breakfast/brunch/tea/supper things to make. It’s got a nice mild flavor that makes it extremely customizable and able to sustain a number of toppings; it’s the ultimate people pleaser.

Plus, it’s really easy. I’ve mentioned that, right? Because honestly, I’m the laziest food blogger to ever grace the internet, and I love easy.

A little mixing, some ladling of batter onto a hot iron and BAM! Instant brunch hit.

The question of the day isn’t whether or not we can make waffles because of course we can, it’s the easiest thing on the planet. The question is:

Can We Rainbow It?

(Yes, yes we can.)

Waffle Batter

Making waffle batter is a 5-minute process:

Flour+sugar+milk+melted butter+beaten eggs (+vanilla extract if you like it) = fluffy waffle batter.

Waffle batter isn’t complicated to make; the measurements I present below are just the ones that work the best for me. I tend to add more sugar than most people, but you can cut the sugar if you prefer.

Tip: If the batter is lumpy at the end of the mixing, blending it for a few minutes will fix it right up.

Rainbowing It

Now, the tricky part came with the rainbow.

First, I split the batter into six smaller bowls (I got about 150ml each) and added food coloring (a mix of gel and liquid that worked out well). So far so good, the batter turned the beautiful colors I wanted

The iron was the issue.

Normally, when making waffles, I grease the waffle iron and turn it on. When it’s hot, I ladle batter into it and close it. The waffle is done in a couple of minutes.

Here, however, I’m using six colors, so I can’t exactly drop the whole thing and pray for the best.

I mean, I can, but it’ll look like this:

So instead, I tried carefully scooping the different colors, with the waffle iron on.

Mistake. Big mistake. The center cooked way before the borders, the whole thing stuck to the iron. It was terrible.

On my second attempt, I turned off the iron and proceeded the same way as before, starting from the center and ending in the borders. Then I plugged it on and oh yes.


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Rainbow Waffles
A colorful take on a brunch essential!
  • 300 grams flour
  • 350 ml milk
  • 50/100 grams sugar
  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • a splash vanilla extract
  • a pinch salt
  • vegetable oil
  • food coloring
1. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.2. If ingredients are lumpy, use a blender to smooth it out.3. Split the batter among 6 bowls. Add food coloring to taste.4. Grease the waffle iron. Using small spoons, ladle the colorful mixture onto the iron, starting from the middle. Once all the batter is in, plug in the iron and let the waffle cook until crispy.Serve on its own or with toppings.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 Servings


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