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Butterfly Waffles

Updated: Apr 26, 2023



Everyone loves to have fun with their food. Kids like to be apart of cooking and this is a great way to have the kids involved to make breakfast fun. Multi colored waffle butterflies. This recipe is quick and easy and fun to make. It doesn't take much to mix the different colors using food coloring. Everyone knows red and yellow makes orange, red and blue make violet, yellow and blue makes green.


Although you can make your own waffle batter this fun project used complete pancake mix

and added oil, vanilla extract, and food coloring. Making waffles in different shapes can be lots of fun. You could make a flower, a rainbow, wherever your innovative mind takes you.

There are so many different things to make with the fruits of choice as well. Have fun and enjoy.











Did You Know?


Non Cooking Fact

Nike's waffle sneakers were originally made with a waffle iron. Bill Bowerman one of the owners of Nike got the idea while watching his wife make waffles for breakfast. He experimented with several different substances. Finally he tried rubber and the waffle outsole was born. He believes the grid like pattern would make the sneaker sturdier.


Ingredients Butterfly Waffles


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup melted butter

3 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 can Whip cream

Food coloring

3 strawberries

1 sausage link

1 eggs (optional)

4 blueberries

gummy worms

Non stick spray




Let's Cook!


  • Heat waffle iron. In a medium bowl 1 cup of pancake mix with 10 oz of water 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil; stir until lumps are gone. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.

  • Pour batter in cups create the different colors for your butterfly.


  • Spray the waffle pan with non stick spray. Pour the batter in one color at a time. Create your own design. Close the waffle iron until the light turns green or your waffle iron let's you know the waffle is done.

  • Once your waffles are done, you can use whip cream or sausage for the butterfly body.



  • Fry an egg for the sunshine which is optional. Sunnyside up or fried hard. (personal preference)

  • Slice your strawberries to create the flower and a dollop of whip cream for the center topped with a blueberry.

  • Gummy worms used for the antennae and flower stem.


Bon Appetit, ENJOY!





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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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