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Heart Shaped Strawberry Waffles

These heart shaped strawberry waffles are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Use a cookie cutter or a heart-shaped waffle iron for this sweet pink treat.

heart shaped strawberry waffle being held by a hand

Get ready to fall in love with these delightful heart-shaped strawberry waffles that are as charming as they are delicious.

Homemade waffles are one of my favorite things to make. The best part of this homemade strawberry waffle recipe is that you can make strawberry hearts perfect for any love affair.

Enjoy this lovely breakfast treat and share the love with family and friends!

Strawberry breakfast recipes have been a favorite of mine for a very long time. Whether it’s homemade strawberry cinnamon rolls, strawberry muffins, or strawberry pop-tarts, adding the flavor of strawberry makes a recipe extra special.

These waffles are perfect additions to a Valentine’s Day Breakfast Charcuterie Board!

Strawberry Waffles Ingredients

All-Purpose Flour: The waffle batter’s base dry ingredient provides structure and volume to the waffles. You can experiment with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour alternatives for a different texture or dietary preference.

Granulated Sugar: Adds sweetness to the waffle batter. Adjust the amount according to your preference for sweetness. Consider alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar for a different flavor profile.

Baking Powder: This leavening agent helps the waffles rise and become light and fluffy. Ensure the baking powder is fresh for optimal results.

Salt: Use a pinch or adjust to taste.

Strawberry Extract: Infuses the waffle batter with a concentrated strawberry flavor. You can substitute with vanilla extract or fresh pureed strawberries for a natural fruity taste.

row of heart-shaped waffles

Large Egg (Room Temperature): Room temperature eggs blend more easily into the mixture, ensuring a smoother batter. Consider using egg substitutes or vegan alternatives if preferred.

Melted Butter: Substitute with melted coconut oil or plant-based butter for a dairy-free option.

Milk: Provides moisture and helps achieve the desired consistency of the batter. Whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any alternative can be used based on dietary preferences.

Red Food Coloring: Adjust the amount according to your desired hue or omit if you prefer natural coloring. Natural dyes like beetroot powder or pureed strawberries can also add color without using food coloring.

Diced Strawberries: Adding diced strawberries into the batter provides bursts of fresh fruitiness in every bite. Ensure the strawberries are chopped into small pieces to distribute evenly throughout the waffle. This extra step will make this delicious breakfast extra special!

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How to Make Heart Shaped Waffles

There are two ways to create heart-shaped waffles: 1 – use a mini waffle maker, or 2 – use a regular mini waffle iron and a heart-shaped cookie cutter (like the one I used to make heart-shaped Rice Krispie pops!)

But first, you need to make your waffles.

Begin by preheating your mini heart-shaped waffle iron and greasing it well. Allow it to heat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk these dry ingredients together until well incorporated.

To the dry mixture, add the egg, strawberry extract, milk, melted butter, and, if desired, 4 drops of red food coloring. Use a whisk or a hand-held mixer to thoroughly combine all ingredients until you have a smooth batter.

Once mixed, allow the batter to sit and set for 3-4 minutes. This resting period helps the batter to thicken slightly, making it easier to pour and preventing it from being too runny.

plate of heart-shaped strawberry waffles

Pour approximately ¼ cup of the prepared batter onto the greased mini heart-shaped hot waffle iron.

Close the lid gently and cook until the green light returns, indicating the waffle is ready, typically around 2-3 minutes. Adjust the time according to your waffle iron’s instructions.

Carefully remove the cooked waffle from the iron and repeat the process with the remaining batter.

Adjust the batter quantity to ½ cup per waffle if using a regular-sized iron instead of a mini one. After removing the cooked waffles from the iron, press a heart-shaped cookie cutter into the waffle while it is hot.

Serve your heart-shaped strawberry waffles with your favorite toppings – fresh strawberries, whipped cream, maple syrup, or powdered sugar – and savor every delicious bite.

How to Store Leftover Strawberry Waffles Batter

If you have leftover batter, it can be kept in a Tupperware-style container for 2 days. If you have leftover waffles, place them in a ziplock bag or an airtight container, and they will keep for 4-5 days.

heart shaped strawberry waffle being held by a hand

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Waffles

These heart shaped strawberry waffles are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Use a cookie cutter or a heart-shaped waffle iron for this sweet pink treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 waffles
Calories: 107kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp strawberry extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • red food coloring
  • Optional: diced strawberries


  • Using a mini heart-shaped waffle iron, grease well and allow to preheat.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the egg, strawberry extract, milk, melted butter, and 4 drops of red food coloring.
  • Mix with a whisk or a hand-held mixer until thoroughly combined. If including diced strawberries, add them to the batter now.
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the waffle iron and cook until the green light comes back on
    (About 2-3 minutes)
  • Serve with your favorite waffle toppings.


Serving: 2waffles | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 30.8mg | Sodium: 192.9mg | Potassium: 48.4mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1.7g | Vitamin A: 195.5IU | Calcium: 75.3mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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