Recipe: Rainbow Waffles

by Cate on July 8, 2015

Rainbow waffles … why not?


If you’re a regular visitor, you know I have a thing for rainbows, sunsets, and sunrises. Besides their obvious beauty, I love them because they let us believe that magic exists. And who doesn’t want to believe in a little bit of magic?

I was trying to come up with something for dinner the other night. Something fun, but easy, and that wouldn’t heat up the kitchen too much.

And so I made rainbow waffles.

Stream of consciousness thinking and all.

This is one of those things that looks amazingly hard, but isn’t.

Which is pretty much my favorite kind of recipe.

When Madeline saw them, she took a picture and said “hash tag best mom ever.”

She cracks me up.

Much like when I make our annual rainbow cake, making these waffles is just a question of making your batter, and separating it out so you can color it. For this, I separated the waffle batter into six Ziploc bags, used food coloring to color them, snipped the corner of the bag, and just started piping the colored batter in from the perimeter of the waffle maker in to the center.

I used this basic recipe, which makes roughly eight waffles if you have the type of four-square waffle maker that I do. It made for a fun and colorful breakfast-for-dinner. Something a little unusual, and perfect for the summer (or sleepovers! Which reminds me of these rainbow pancakes, also fun for sleepovers!).

I have had the waffle maker for a few months now and have made everything but “normal” waffles.


We have also had Pizza Waffles, and Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Waffles, and just last night, Falafel Waffles (recipe coming soon).

Life can be pretty colorful … and delicious … if you think outside the box.

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Joanne July 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

Okay, these make me incredibly happy.
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Meg July 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

These make me happy just to look at them! I can definitely see myself going hog wild with fun foods when Oliver gets older.


Patti July 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

I love these! My kids are grown, but I might make them anyway. ;-)

I’m not much of a cook, and these don’t look to difficult.


Patti July 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm

woops! I meant “too” difficult.


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