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Pink strawberry waffles are the best way to start Valentine's Day

Diana Johnson is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, freelance writer and cooking instructor. She's also a mother who believes that kids can love healthy food, and that no child should have to experience food insecurity. ...

Make your valentine's breakfast in bed extra special with pretty strawberry waffles

There's nothing like waking up to a lovely breakfast in bed from the one you love. If you think your sweetie deserves a special treat this Valentine's Day, surprise them with some festive pink waffles to set the mood.

Make your valentine's breakfast in bed extra special with pretty strawberry waffles
Image: Diana Johnson/SheKnows

Freshly juiced strawberries replace the milk in this recipe to create a crispy waffle in a lovely shade of pink. Just process the berries in a juicer, or blend them and strain the juice. Make sure to bake the waffles on the lowest waffle iron setting, or they will start to brown and not look quite as festive.

As you can see, the waffles without food coloring will bake up to a subtle pink color from the natural strawberry juice (as pictured below). You can also add red food coloring if you want an extra boost of color (as pictured above).

Make your valentine's breakfast in bed extra special with pretty strawberry waffles
Image: Diana Johnson/SheKnows

Pink strawberry waffles recipe

To get your waffles super pink, add about 1 teaspoon of Wilton icing color in Red-Red.

Yields 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups strawberry juice (from 12 – 16 strawberries)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Additional sliced strawberries, for topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, use a fork to whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the strawberry juice, eggs and honey.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix in some red food coloring if your batter is not pink enough from the berries.
  5. Cook the waffles according to the instructions for your waffle iron. Place the cooked waffles directly on the oven rack to keep them warm and crisp until ready to serve.
  6. Top with whipped cream and sliced strawberries if desired.

More Valentine's Day recipes

Valentine love bugs
Valentine heart-shaped crepes
Vegan Valentine sugar cookies

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1/22/2016

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