Strawberry Waffles

These strawberry waffles are light and fluffy, with little tart bits of strawberry throughout. The sweet strawberry topping adds an extra layer of fruitiness.

strawberry waffles
Photo: Jen Causey
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ¾ pounds fresh strawberries (about 7 cups), hulled

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cups low-fat buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Finely chop 8 ounces (about 2 cups) strawberries; set aside for batter. Quarter the remaining strawberries; set aside for sauce.

  2. Preheat waffle iron to medium-high. Whisk all-purpose flour, pastry flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl until well combined. Add buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined and evenly moistened (some lumps may remain). Fold in the finely chopped strawberries.

  3. Lightly coat the waffle iron with cooking spray; spoon on about 3/4 cup batter. Cook until golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

  4. Meanwhile, combine the quartered strawberries and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the strawberries release their juices, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in maple syrup. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; add to the strawberry mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve the waffles with the sauce.

To make ahead

Wrap cooled waffles individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe container; freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
11g Fat
63g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 22g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Vitamin A 377IU 8%
Vitamin C 80mg 89%
Vitamin D 14IU 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 119mcg 30%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Calcium 335mg 26%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 96mg 23%
Potassium 397mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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