A waffle bar is perfect for a Valentine's Day brunch – and it's super easy to set up! My favorite is all the fun toppings we set out for ours….
How to Make a Waffle Bar
I love waffles and so does my family – so I thought for Valentine's Day I might try out a Waffle “Charcuterie” Tray! You can make your waffle bar for breakfast, brunch or even a fun family dinner. This one is soooo simple and oh so fun!
Apparently these little dash waffle irons are all the rage now for cooking all sorts of foods… but we just use our to make plain old waffles.
You can use a traditional waffle iron as well – I just thing these mini-waffles are darling! A waffle buffet is great for Sunday brunches, Baby showers, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or just a special family treat. This turned out *so* stinkin' cute though, and was so simple to do!
Use your favorite waffle recipe (I'll post ours below), and throw together all the toppings to make a regular weekend morning feel extra fancy at your house.
Waffle Bar in 3 Easy Steps:
- Set up a waffle-making station with a waffle irons and batter.
- Let each person cook their waffle as they go through the line.
- Lay out everyone's favorite waffle toppings. I included these cute baking cups so everyone could take their toppings to their seat.
Waffle Bar Ideas
We used some of our favorite waffle toppings:
- Waffles (recipe below)
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Chocolate Chips
- Sausage links
- Hardboiled eggs
More Topping Ideas:
- Peanut Butter
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Caramel Syrup
- Strawberry Syrup
- Mini Marshmallows
- Shredded Coconut
- Chicken Tenders (For a chicken & waffles combo!)
- Sausage Patties
Basically anything that might seem like good ice cream toppings would also be great on a waffle!
Our Waffle recipe
(This is the Oh Boy Waffles recipe from my SERIOUSLY old Better Homes &Gardens Cookbook. We've used it for years and have only tweaked a little bit)!
- 2 1/4 cup Flour (the recipe originally called for 2 1/4 cups flour, but I usually add about 1/8 cup more to get the right consistency)
- 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
- 2 beaten Eggs
- 2 1/4 cups Milk
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet Morsels per waffle (optional)
How to Make Waffles:
- Sift together dry ingredients (I just beat the dry ingredients together for a few seconds with a wire whisk to sift).
- In a separate bowl mix together eggs, milk and vegetable oil.
- Add to dry ingredients and stir just until well moistened (not too long).
- Spray waffle maker with cooking spray
- Pour 1/2 cup waffle mix into preheated waffle iron
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chocolate chips over batter (optional)
- Bake according to waffle iron directions.
- Top with strawberries, powdered sugar & syrup (yummmm!)
Easy Alternative to Homemade Waffles:
If you don't have time to make your own waffles – you can always have a stack of frozen waffles and a toaster at the ready! They won't be quite as good – but it will still be a fun family event 🙂
How to Keep Waffles Warm?
If you want to make lots of waffles ahead of time (how cute are those pumpkin shaped waffles for a Fall waffle bar???) you will just want to make sure they stay warm. You can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven and then just pull out a few at a time. You can also make them the night before, and then reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Cover with foil so they don't dry out!
You can also reheat using the toaster.
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