Homemade funfetti waffles are easy to make and super fun to eat, and they make any day extra special!
If you give your kids some sprinkles, they’ll want to add them to everything, like cookies, cupcakes and even waffles! So yes, this fun breakfast was definitely inspired by my kiddos, but they definitely had the right idea.
We’ve had our waffle maker for a long time. Actually, I believe it was a wedding present, which makes this little appliance practically prehistoric. Did the Flintstones make waffles for breakfast?
Anyway, even though we’ve had the appliance forever, it’s been a long time since I’ve used it. I think it got stashed in one of the kitchen cabinets after we moved, and we just forgot about it. So when one of the kiddos asked why we never had waffles any more, I knew it was time to clean out the cupboards.
I made ordinary waffles the first few times, and then my daughter suggested making funfetti waffles, and of course, I agreed.
First, we made the waffle batter. And then, we added some colorful sprinkles.
The sprinkles melt under the heat, and you get these cool multi-colored swirls in the waffles. It’s almost like tie dye — super fun!
How to Make Homemade Funfetti Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles
Add the eggs to a large mixing bowl whisk together until foamy
Add the milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined
Mix in the remaining ingredients except sprinkles, until batter is fairly smooth
Gently stir in sprinkles
Heat waffle iron, and lightly spray with non-stick spray
Drop a small amount of batter in middle of the iron, and gently spread out towards the ends
Cook for about 5 minutes or until the iron stops steaming
Remove from iron, and keep warm until all waffles are made
Garnish with whipped cream, extra sprinkles or whatever you want
I have a Belgian waffle maker, so the waffles are nice and thick. Your waffles may turn out slightly different depending on what type of waffle maker you have.
And if you don’t want to use coconut oil, melted butter or vegetable oil works just as well.
But definitely keep the sprinkles!
Whenever we make these homemade funfetti waffles, the kids like to set up a waffle bar, complete with every topping in the universe. You can keep it light and healthy, or you can go all out — whatever makes you happy!