Breakfast food is just the best isn't it? Whether you're serving it up for the family or making a brunch for a special occasion there's something relaxing about enjoying breakfast. Maybe it's because most of the time we're rushing around during the week and clinging to the coffee pot, but on the weekends I like to take the time to make or go out for breakfast. What makes a holiday breakfast even better? When it's easy! 🙂
How easy are pink waffles to make? 7-10 minutes tops if you use a box mix. A few extra minutes if you're making them from scratch. It's worth noting that I do use food coloring for my festive waffles. I've seen a few people have success with dragon fruit to achieve a pink tone, but I prefer to use a few drops of food coloring and have fruit on the side. I call it balance. Totally a personal preference though and do whatever you're most comfortable with.
To make these Galentine's Day waffles (I mean, my husband just isn't going to appreciate them like my girlfriends would let's be real) you can use a box mix and make the recommended serving size. My favorite mix is the Annie's Pancake and Waffle Mix, they have a great texture.
Divide your batter into 3-4 bowls, or into as many colors as you're wanting to make. Add a few drops of food coloring to two of the bowls. For my pink waffles I used 3 bowls and left one without any food coloring. For the other two bowls I used 2-3 drops of each color. The food coloring I used was Soft Pink by Americolor and Tulip Red by Chefmaster, but you can use any gel food coloring you have on hand or that you pick up at the grocery store. Stir until combined.
Pour 2 tbsps of the batter into the most adorable mini waffle maker ever! This pink waffle maker is from Dash and I got it at Target but it's also available at other retailers. I am starting to have quite the little collection of these waffle makers, but I'm not mad about it. Adding a theme to breakfast makes it feel even more special, I love making fun pancake shapes too, and recently started making pancakes with cake mix for an extra special treat!
Watch the waffle maker, it only takes 25-30 seconds depending on the batter. And pink waffles are quick to turn brown if they're left on the burner too long. Which, on the flip side, don't pull them too early or they'll be undercooked. A nice perk of a mini waffle maker is that you have plenty of tries to get a few perfect ones.
Add your butter, syrup and/or whipped cream and sprinkles and you're all set! Pair with my pink hot chocolate recipe, cozy up in some Valentine's day pajamas for the family and your Galentine's is complete. These would also be delicious topped with strawberries and chocolate, bananas...if you make them be sure to tag us so we can see!