This is a recipe that I have used for years. If you are concerned about too much oil you might want to try cutting back a little on the oil. I don't make waffles that much so I don't worry about it! Add couple drops of food coloring to the batter. Red and green food colors for the holidays. Orange for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine's Day, green for St. Patrick's Day, red and blue for Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor day! Optional, dust with confectioners powdered sugar.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; set aside. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with the milk, vegetable oil, and food color. Stir the flour into the egg mixture until only slight lumps remain.

  • Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar to serve.

Nutrition Facts

378.3 calories; 7.5 g protein; 35 g carbohydrates; 52 mg cholesterol; 362.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
Holiday Waffles' Haiku: "These are 4-star taste. Cute recipe in concept. Failed to look 'cute' though." I will describe the appearance of my waffles as "Goblin-with-a-Suntan" as the slight amount of the food coloring called for (which incidentally I doubled) coupled with the natural browning of the waffle batter turned my breakfast a well sickly shade of celadon. (I'll stick w/ a 4-star rating based on it being a tasty waffle.) After a good chuckle and some syrup I ate the waffles but decided that a holiday-themed breakfast might be better suited for something other than the addition of food coloring to batter - maybe green M&M's in regular waffles. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2017
These were so plain and lacking in flavor it was difficult to get through them. Not the one to use at all. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
Holiday Waffles' Haiku: "These are 4-star taste. Cute recipe in concept. Failed to look 'cute' though." I will describe the appearance of my waffles as "Goblin-with-a-Suntan" as the slight amount of the food coloring called for (which incidentally I doubled) coupled with the natural browning of the waffle batter turned my breakfast a well sickly shade of celadon. (I'll stick w/ a 4-star rating based on it being a tasty waffle.) After a good chuckle and some syrup I ate the waffles but decided that a holiday-themed breakfast might be better suited for something other than the addition of food coloring to batter - maybe green M&M's in regular waffles. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
The taste is very good but you need to add more food color or use food color paste....the paste works great. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2011
These are very tasty and simple enough to put together. The amount of food coloring is a bit off though. I made the batter without the coloring removed a small amount and added about 5 drops of red coloring. This resulted in pink waffles. If you look at my submitted photo you'll notice the color is pretty light even with that amount. To actually get red waffles you would probably need to add several teaspoons of red coloring to the whole batch of batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
I made two small changes--I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil and I tripled the food coloring. I made these green and passed them off as "Hulk Waffles". Food coloring amount aside my husband and two boys ate the heck out of these. I served them with warmed maple-vanilla syrup and Night Before Scrambled Eggs. Great waffle recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2016
very easy very good. This is my first time making waffles without a mix. ): Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2015
I used melted Butter instead of vegetable oil and added cinnamon and vanilla extra to the wet ingredients. My Husband and I enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
I added 2 cups of mixed berries and 1/4 cup of potato starch and made them as pancakes on the griddle! Delicious! No syrup needed:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
I halved the recipe and it was enough for two large waffles. I omitted the dye but it was delicious still! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2017
These were so plain and lacking in flavor it was difficult to get through them. Not the one to use at all. Read More