This strawberry waffle recipe creates a waffle that has crispy edges and a soft middle with bursts of strawberry in every bite. Homemade ingredients are mixed with fresh strawberries to create a breakfast treat that is best topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, or sprinkled with powdered sugar.
After absolutely loving the waffles recipe that so many of you have tried, I decided to take it up a notch with the fresh strawberries I had on hand. This recipe combines the buttery flavor of the original recipe but adds the tartness of the fresh berries.
- Strawberries – You will want to chop them up into tiny pieces so that they cook well in your waffle maker.
- All Purpose Flour – Flour is the base of the recipe.
- Granulated Sugar – Sugar adds a sweetness to the waffle batter and is necessary because of the tartness of the strawberries.
- Salt – Salt brings out the flavor of whatever recipe it is added to.
- Baking Powder – The baking powder addition gives a light and airy texture to the waffles. Make sure the baking powder is fresh to get the best results.
- Eggs – Two large eggs give this recipe its structure.
- Milk – You can use buttermilk in the recipe, but because the strawberries are already a little tart, I like to use milk.
- Butter – The addition of butter is what gives you those crispy edges that you love. It also helps keep the batter from sticking to the waffle maker.
- Vanilla – Just a little vanilla takes the flavor up to the next level.
How to Make Strawberry Waffles
Start by preheating your waffle iron. While it is heating up, chop the strawberries into little pieces that are approximately dime size.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Mix them together.
- Add the strawberries and stir.
- Add the waffle batter to your waffle maker according to your manufacturer’s instructions. Bake as instructed.
Strawberry Waffle Topping Ideas
You can top the waffles with your favorites, but I recommend a sugary topping to counter the tartness of the strawberries. Here are a few ideas.
- Maple Sugar – This traditional topping is perfect for every bite of strawberry.
- Whipped Cream – You can make your own, or use store-bought. The creaminess and sweetness of the whipped cream is delicious with the strawberries.
- Powdered Sugar – This one is the easiest and the one I choose every time. Powdered sugar adds a dusting of flavor to each bite.
Expert Tips and FAQ
It’s a taste preference. I prefer a bit more sweetness with the tartness of the strawberries. My personal favorite is powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
Cut the strawberries into dime size pieces or smaller for the best results when making strawberry waffles. If larger, they will create a gap in the batter when cooking them in the waffle maker. This gap can become stuck to the waffle maker.
Yes! Make sure to spray the waffle maker according to your manufacturer’s directions. If the waffles are cooked long enough and you use cooking spray, the fruit will not stick.
To produce a golden brown waffle, you will need to adjust the heat setting on your waffle maker. The higher the heat and the longer you heat your waffles, the more golden brown they will become. The butter in the recipe will provide the crispy edges.
It depends on your waffle maker. Based on my testing, this recipe makes 14 medium square waffles (3 1/2 inches wide).
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Strawberry Waffle Ingredients
- 3/4 Cup fresh strawberries
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups milk
- 1/2 Cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Topping Ideas (optional)
- 3 Cups whipped cream
- 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 Cup maple syrup
- Prep: Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spray with cooking spray or brush with butter. Cut strawberries into dime size pieces.
- Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Using a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Stir in the strawberries.
- Cook: When your waffle iron is heated, add the appropriate amount of batter and cook according to manufacturer instructions. Serve warm topped with maple syrup, whipped cream or powdered sugar.
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