Homemade Strawberry Waffles

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My Homemade Strawberry Waffles recipe makes crispy, fluffy, and tender waffles with pieces of strawberry throughout and drizzled with a homemade strawberry sauce.

Homemade Strawberry Waffles

Waffles are always a hit in my household, even if I’m the only one eating them, but every now and then, I’ll have friends over for a Sunday brunch, and I want to show off a little bit. That’s why I created this strawberry waffle recipe with a homemade strawberry sauce. Even if they don’t want to, the strawberry sauce maple syrup will taste fantastic over the top.

I will teach you the best way to whip up some waffles for any occasion. The best part is you can make them in advance, stick them in a freezer bag, and reheat them any time in your toaster oven whenever you’re ready.

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Key Ingredients

Here are the star ingredients you’ll need for some tasty strawberry waffles.

All-purpose flour

Sometimes, all you need is the basics. Good old-fashioned all-purpose flour will do the trick just fine. Of course, if you have dietary restrictions, feel free to use an alternative flour that suits your needs better.

Fresh Strawberries

I like to use organic strawberries because they’re always sweeter than conventional fresh strawberries in and out of season. For my strawberry sauce, I prefer to use frozen strawberries.

Salt

A dash of kosher salt will enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.

Baking powder

Add this to your batter to make sure your waffles turn out fluffy every time. I’ve tried recipes with baking soda before, but in my opinion, baking powder does a much better job.

Sugar

The perfect amount of sugar is key to getting that golden brown color on your waffle.

Eggs

You will need two eggs to make enough waffles for your family.

Buttermilk

I love the flavor that buttermilk adds to my waffles; they always turn out tender and light.

Melted butter

Adding butter to your batter will give your waffles a softer consistency and make them more crispy.

Strawberry Waffles on platter

How do you cut strawberries for waffles?

I like to have smaller bites of strawberries throughout my waffles. So the option is yours for how large you chop them.

Slice off the green tops, turn the strawberry up, so it lays flat, then make small 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices. Then stack them by 3 or 4, cut a 1/4 inch slice, and do the same thing, and you will have even small diced or chopped strawberries for your waffles.

Strawberry Waffles close up

How to make homemade strawberry waffles recipe?

With a homemade strawberry waffle recipe, you’ll get easy, delicious results that will please everyone! It will also make you turn your nose up to any frozen store-bought waffles.

Strawberry Waffles: 

Mix all-purpose flour, kosher salt, baking powder, and granulated sugar in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract; pour the wet ingredients and strawberries into the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. Set waffle batter aside for 5 minutes.

Heat the waffle iron to desired temperature or color and spray it with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to cover the bottom of the hot waffle iron, close the waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes, depending on the desired color. Place cooked waffles in a 200°F oven until all waffles are made.

Strawberry Sauce:

In a medium pot over medium heat, add strawberries, sugar, salt, and orange juice, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Transfer to a food blender, add strawberry extract, and blend until smooth.

Serve warm waffles with strawberry sauce. You can also garnish them with fresh strawberry slices and whipped cream or drizzle them with melted chocolate or Nutella.

Strawberry Waffles with strawberry sauce

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

Here are a few key points I jotted down while trying these delicious strawberry waffles:

  • Be sure to use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. If you can find local strawberries in the summer, use them!
  • Frozen strawberries will work just as well if you don’t have fresh strawberries. Thaw before using so you can chop them up.
  • To get extra crispy waffles, cook them on a higher heat setting.
  • It is best to use eggs at room temperature as they blend better with the other ingredients.
  • If you forget to take your eggs out of the fridge. Cover your eggs with warm water in a bowl for 5 minutes. 
  • To make gluten-free strawberry waffles, simply use gluten-free flour to replace all-purpose flour.
  • I always use my first waffle to test how well my waffle iron cooks because every waffle maker is different.
  • You can use any milk you have at home instead of buttermilk.
  • Have fun using strawberry extract instead of vanilla extract.
  • Try folding in 2 teaspoons of chopped rosemary to make your strawberry waffles really special.
  • For the homemade strawberry syrup, combine 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam with 1/4 cup of maple syrup.
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FAQs

Here are the top questions readers have about making homemade strawberry waffles.

Is pancake mix the same as waffle mix?

These two are always sold as a package. The difference between pancake and waffle mix is that the waffle batter should always be thinner than the pancake batter. A thinner batter creates a crispy golden brown exterior, and a thicker batter makes a soft and fluffy exterior.

Can you put strawberries in waffles?

Absolutely! You can fold fresh strawberries into your waffle batter to create some fantastic waffles.

Why are my waffles not fluffy?

There can be a few reasons why you don’t have fluffy waffles. One reason may be that you are not using enough batter per waffle. Another reason may be that your waffle iron is not hot enough; increase the temperature. Make sure to heat your waffle iron before you start cooking the waffles, and use about ¼ cup of batter per waffle.

How to store leftover waffles?

Strawberry waffles are best eaten immediately, but they will remain fresh in an airtight container for 3 days in the fridge.  

Freeze waffles in a freezer bag for 3 months. 
 
Reheat the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven for 1-2 minutes. 
 
Strawberry sauce will remain fresh for 7 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Before You Begin

If you want to move quickly in the kitchen, follow these steps.

Step 1: Get all ingredients and tools for the homemade strawberry waffles on the counter.

Step 2: Measure everything out into individual bowls.

Step 3: We don’t want any surprises, so ensure your waffle iron is working before getting started.

Step 4: Follow the recipe and get ready for the best strawberry waffles you’ve ever enjoyed.

If you’re in the mood for a delicious breakfast, give my homemade strawberry waffles recipe a try! I hope you will try them and love them as much as I do. If you make them, please leave a comment and star rating below.

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Homemade Strawberry Waffles

Kenneth Temple
My Homemade Strawberry Waffles recipe makes crispy, fluffy, and tender waffles that are drizzled with a homemade strawberry sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 persons
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
  

Waffles:

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 6 strawberries tops removed, chopped small
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • Grade A maple syrup

Strawberry Sauce:

  • 16 oz. frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract

Instructions
 

Strawberry Waffles:

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, kosher salt, baking powder, and granulated sugar. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract together; pour the wet ingredients and strawberries into the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. Set waffle batter aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the waffle iron to desired temperature or color and spray it with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to cover the bottom of the waffle iron, close the waffle iron, and cook for 3-4 minutes, depending on the desired color. Place cooked waffles in a 200°F oven until all waffles are made.

Strawberry Sauce:

  • In a medium pot over medium heat, add strawberries, sugar, salt, and orange juice, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Transfer to a food blender, add strawberry extract, and blend until smooth.
  • Serve warm with strawberry sauce. You can also garnish them with fresh strawberry slices and whipped cream or drizzle them with melted chocolate or Nutella.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
Here are a few key points I jotted down while trying these delicious strawberry waffles:
  • Be sure to use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. If you can find local strawberries in the summer, use them!
  • Frozen strawberries will work just as well if you don’t have fresh strawberries. Thaw before using so you can chop them up.
  • To get extra crispy waffles, cook them on a higher heat setting.
  • It is best to use eggs at room temperature as they blend better with the other ingredients.
  • If you forget to take your eggs out of the fridge. Cover your eggs with warm water in a bowl for 5 minutes.
  • To make gluten-free strawberry waffles, simply use gluten-free flour to replace all-purpose flour.
  • I always use my first waffle to test how well my waffle iron cooks because every waffle maker is different.
  • You can use any milk you have at home instead of buttermilk.
  • Have fun using strawberry extract instead of vanilla extract.
  • Try folding in 2 teaspoons of chopped rosemary to make your strawberry waffles special.
  • To make homemade strawberry syrup, combine 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam with 1/4 cup of maple syrup.
Storage:
Strawberry waffles are best eaten immediately, but they will remain fresh in an airtight container for 3 days in the fridge. 
Freeze waffles in a freezer bag for 3 months. 
Reheat the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven for 1-2 minutes. 
Strawberry sauce will remain fresh for 7 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 362mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 2mg
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