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The Absolute Best Rainbow Waffles Recipe

Looking for a fun and colorful way to start your day? These Rainbow Waffles are sure to put a smile on your face!

Made with a simple waffle batter and a few drops of food coloring, these vibrant waffles are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Not only are they a fun twist on a classic breakfast dish, but they’re also perfect for celebrating Pride Month, birthdays, or any other occasion that calls for a little extra color and flair. Plus, they’re a great way to get kids excited about cooking and trying new foods.

To make these Rainbow Waffles, simply mix up your favorite waffle batter and divide it into separate bowls. Then, add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl to create your desired colors. Heat up your waffle iron, and start making your rainbow waffles!

Top them off with whipped cream, fresh fruit, or your favorite syrup, and enjoy the burst of color and flavor with every bite. These Rainbow Waffles are a fun and delicious way to brighten up your morning and start your day off on the right foot.

What can you serve with these rainbow waffles?

Try a side of scrambled eggs or fresh-squeezed orange juice, and you have yourself a complete breakfast. Don’t forget the maple syrup!

Rainbow food is so fun and you can have kids help with the colored batter. These colorful waffles are great for sunday brunch, birthday parties, or even a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. It’s a magically delicious way to start your day!

For an extra special treat, why not try making some homemade rainbow waffle ice cream sandwiches? Simply make your waffles as usual and let them cool completely before adding scoops of your favorite ice cream between two waffles.

Then, cut into triangles and serve! It’s a fun twist on the traditional ice cream sandwich, and sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

No matter how you serve them, Rainbow Waffles are sure to make your morning extra special.

When is a good time to serve these rainbow waffles?

Rainbow Waffles are perfect for any occasion that calls for a little extra color and cheer. They make an especially great treat on special occasions like birthdays, holidays, or Pride Month celebrations. Of course, even on regular days they’re guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

These delicious waffle recipes uses your favorite waffle mix, rainbow colors and you can add rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream clouds for added fun!

What are some helpful tips for making the best waffles?

For light and crispy waffles, be sure to use a nonstick waffle iron. If you’re making more than one at once, make sure you adjust the temperature of your iron between batches so that each waffle is cooked evenly. Lastly, for the most flavorful results, try adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to your batter.

You can make these as belgian waffles too! This rainbow waffle recipe is such a fun way to start the day! You get to choose the drops of each color for these colorful rainbow waffles.

Grab. you bowl of batter, hot waffle iron, a couple drops of food coloring and get ready to taste the end of the rainbow!

What ingredients do you need for these rainbow waffles?

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose or gluten free 1:1 flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 drop of each americolor gel color

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The Absolute Best Rainbow Waffles Recipe
Yield: 8 servings

The Absolute Best Rainbow Waffles Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These rainbow waffles are so good and fun to make for any occasion!


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose or gluten free 1:1 flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 drop of each americolor gel color


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter.
  2. Sift in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Remove ½ cup batter into multiple bowls
  5. Add one drop of gel color to each bowl
  6. Mix until fully saturated.
  7. Add colors to piping bags for ease (optional)
  8. Layer in the colors, bake in waffle iron
  9. Remove, serve with waffle favorites and enjoy


If you do not use gel colors, your colors will not be as vibrant. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 33mgSodium 241mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 3g

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