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Rainbow waffles - Homemade

Rainbow waffles are a bright and fun and cheeful way to start your kiddo's day. Add some whipped cream and sprinkles and they will be gone in no time at all.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
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