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How to make Rainbow Waffles

Rainbow Waffles topped with whipping cream and unicorn sprinkles will brighten your kiddo’s breakfast and put a smile on their face. They are also delicious tasting and so easy to make.

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Use sprinkles that are free of food dyes. Supernatural makes a variety of sprinkles that are free of food dyes. (click here to purchase)

I made these mini waffles in the most adorable mini waffle maker I’ve ever seen. The waffle maker comes with a bunch of colors and designs. I love it. (click here) to purchase it. These waffles are also delicious with fresh strawberries or my Strawberry Sauce made from frozen strawberries. Either way, don’t forget to top it with lots of whipped cream and unicorn sprinkles. (click here) for the Unicorn sprinkles.


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Rainbow Waffles - How to make them

What Do I need for Rainbow Waffles?

The batter for these waffles is easy to make. I’ve adapted my favorite waffle recipe to create these yummy rainbow waffles. I’ve added cornstarch to help thicken the batter without making a dry waffle. Both baking soda and baking powder are in this recipe. The baking soda keeps the waffle tender and helps with the crispy crust. The baking powder gives the waffles a nice lift. I usually separate the egg whites and beat them until they are fluffy. I then fold them into the batter. However, because you are coloring the batter and putting it into the plastic squeeze bottles this extra step is unnecessary.

The buttermilk adds a tang to their flavor and the sugar lightly sweetens them. For extra flavor, I’ve added vanilla extract. Almond extract is also delicious.

Let’s Make these Waffles – Step by Step.

  1. Preheat the waffle maker.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until nearly smooth. Small lumps are ok, but larger lumps will clog the squeeze bottle tip.
  4. Divide the batter into four bowls and color each bowl of batter. I used blue, green, yellow, and pink. Put the colored batter into the 4 squeeze bottles and cut about half of the tip-off to enlarge the opening in the tip.
  5. Star with the blue and make a small circle in the center of the waffle maker. Then add a ring of green, a ring of yellow, and finally, the outermost ring is pink. Close the waffle maker and cook until lightly browned and crispy on the edges.
  6. Serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream and top with Unicorn Sprinkles. Strawberries and Syrup are also delicious on top of the waffles.

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Rainbow waffles - Homemade

Rainbow waffles are a bright and fun and cheerful way to start your kiddo's day. Add some whipped cream and sprinkles and they will be gone in no time at all.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, homemade, rainbow, rainbow waffles, waffles
Servings: 15 mini waffles
Calories: 129kcal


  • mini waffle maker
  • 4 squeeze/decorating plastic bottles


  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour(240g)
  • 2 tbsp granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp. melted Butter Let cool a bit before adding so it doesn't cook the eggs.
  • 1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Extract


  • Preheat mini waffle maker.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Flour, sugar, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the liquid ingredients: buttermilk, eggs, flavoring, and melted butter.
  • Whisk together until smooth. (lumps in the batter will clog the tip of the bottles)
  • Divide into 4 bowls and add 2 or 3 drops of food coloring to each bowl to make blue or purple, green, yellow, and pink batter. Fill a plastic squeeze bottle with each color of batter. You may need to cut the tip to give a larger opening. (see notes for a dye-free coloring)
  • Use the different bottles of colored batter to create a rainbow waffle in the mini waffle maker.
  • Bake the waffles in the mini waffle maker or a larger Belgian waffle maker.
  • Serve with whipped cream, strawberries, sprinkles, and syrup.



Waffles can be made ahead of time and reheated in the toaster before serving.
Store left-over waffles in an airtight container.
Freeze waffles on a baking sheet and store in a ziplock bag for up to a month. Remove one or more waffles,  defrost and heat in the toaster for a quick and easy breakfast.
Here are the plant-based food dye-free coloring alternatives.
Use plant-based, dye-free, all-natural colors. Click here to purchase.
Use sprinkles that are free of food dyes. Supernatural makes a variety of sprinkles that are free of food dyes. (click here to purchase)


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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