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red sweetheart waffles with strawberry sauce

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a recipe by
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Buffalo, NY

Made some healthy waffles tonight with a wheat berry whole grain baking mix, with a homemade strawberry sauce. Delish!! Thought this would be a great breakfast for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day! And yes, a few drops of red food coloring for red waffles. ;)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Homemade waffles are super easy to make and this recipe has minimal ingredients. A delicious way to treat your sweetie to a special breakfast. Turning the waffles red makes these fluffy waffles fun. The fresh strawberry sauce is tasty and a pretty topping. It would be yummy on ice cream or shortcake.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For red sweetheart waffles with strawberry sauce

  • 1 c
    baking mix (used a berry whole grain mix)
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 3
    drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 1 qt
    strawberries hulled and quartered (about 24 oz)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make red sweetheart waffles with strawberry sauce

  • Spraying waffle maker with non-stick spray.
    Spray and heat up waffle iron.
  • Strawberries, sugar, water, and orange juice, and zest in a saucepan.
    In a small pot mix, strawberries, sugar, water, and orange juice, and zest.
  • Adding cornstarch once the mixture is bubbly.
    Cook on med-high until bubbly. Add cornstarch and whisk until it starts to thicken.
  • Slightly mashing strawberries as the sauce boils.
    Turn to simmer and slightly mash. Set aside for waffles.
  • Waffle ingredients mixed with red food coloring.
    Mix waffle ingredients adding food coloring (optional) until the desired color. Stir.
  • Batter added to the waffle maker.
    Following manufacturer instructions for your waffle maker, pour batter into the waffle maker and cook.
  • Waffles topped with strawberry sauce, dusted powdered sugar, and whipped cream.
    Assemble 2 waffles top with strawberry sauce, dust with powdered sugar, and whipped cream!