If you are looking for a fun and festive Christmas morning breakfast, make these Christmas Tree Waffles. Top with your favorite sprinkles for a delicious breakfast idea.

Christmas Tree Waffles stacked on a plate
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These Christmas Waffles make everyone smile on Christmas morning. The waffle batter is made from scratch and add in green food coloring for a fun and festive breakfast idea.

The kids can add the favorite sprinkles and toppings to make them their own. These waffles are quick and easy to make and taste delicious too. Surprise the kids this holiday season with these delicious Christmas Tree Waffles.

They are even delicious served as a dessert.

How to Decorate Christmas Tree Waffles:

There are many ways to decorate these delicious tree shape Waffles. We even like using these toppings when making Gingerbread Waffles.

  • Sprinkles
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • M&M’s
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Fruits
  • Drizzle Melted Chocolate
Ingredients needed for Christmas Tree Waffles

Ingredients: 

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter cut into pieces
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Whole Milk
  • Large Eggs Yolks
  • Green Food Coloring 
  • Banana (for the stars) 
  • Syrup (for serving) 
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles (for serving) 

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to see the recipe card.

How to Make Christmas Tree Waffles: 

Step 1 – Add the ½ cup of butter and milk to a large microwave safe mixing bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, whisking after each interval, just until the butter is melted and combined.  Stir in the vanilla extract and set aside.

Step 2 – Let the milk mixture cool.  Then whisk in the egg whites and yolks, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until just combined.  There will be some lumps in the batter.  Be careful not to over mix.  

Step 3 – Add in the green food coloring until the batter is a bright green color.  Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

Step 4 – Preheat a waffle iron while the batter is resting.  Pour the batter into the hot waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.  Continue this process until all the batter is used.

Step 5 – Cut the waffles into 4 pieces and form the pieces to form a Christmas tree on the serving plates. 

Step 6 – Use a star cookie cutter to make a star topper out of banana slices.  Place the star on top of the trees on the plates. Serve topped with syrup and sprinkles for the ornaments then serve this fun treat.

Recipe Tips:

  • Waffle Batter – If the batter is too thick, gradually add in more milk until the batter is a thinner consistency.
  • Melt Butter – Melt butter and milk together in microwave. Slowly melt the butter so it does not burn.
  • Mixing Waffle Mix – Allow milk to cool and then mix in the dry ingredients.
  • Green Food Coloring – Add the green food coloring so that it is a vibrant green color.
  • Christmas Tree Star – You can use different types of fruit to make the star to top the waffles. Use a cookie cutter start to cut a start out of a banana, mango or even strawberries.
  • Cooking Spray – Spray the waffle make with cooking spray before pouring waffle batter. This helps for it to not to stick to the waffle maker.
  • Waffle Iron – Make sure that the waffler maker is set on the lowest setting so that the waffles do not turn brown while they are cooking. 
Christmas Tree Waffles stacked on a plate

How to Make Christmas Tree Waffles with a Square Waffle Maker:

If all you have is a square waffle maker, you can still make these Christmas Tree Waffle Recipe. Once the waffles have been cooked, cut the square waffles diagonally to create a triangle.

Then stack the triangle waffles, serve and enjoy.

What is the Best Food Coloring to use?

To create a vibrate green color waffles, use gel food coloring. Regular food coloring is watered down and you will need a lot more of it.

Christmas Tree Waffles stacked on a plate

Why are my Christmas Tree Waffles Brown?

These Christmas Tree Waffles will turn brown if they cook to long. Make sure your waffle maker is set on the low setting. Watch the waffle maker closely to ensure they do not burn.

I recommend cooking one and they checking it after a few minutes. You can then determine how low long it takes to cook the waffle perfectly.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftover waffles in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 5 days. 

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Christmas Tree Waffles

4.34 from 3 votes
If you are looking for a fun and festive Christmas morning breakfast, make these Christmas Tree Waffles. Top with your favorite sprinkles for a delicious breakfast idea.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 556

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Banana for the stars
  • Syrup for serving
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles for serving
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Instructions

  • Add the butter and milk to a large microwave safe mixing bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, whisking after each interval, just until the butter is melted and combined.  Stir in the vanilla extract and set aside.
  • Let the milk mixture cool.  Then whisk in the eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until just combined.  There will be some lumps in the batter.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • Add in the green food coloring until the batter is a bright green color.  Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat a waffle iron while the batter is resting.  Pour the batter into the hot waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.  Continue this process until all the batter is used.
  • Make sure that the waffler maker is set on the lowest setting so that the waffles do not turn brown while they are cooking.
  • Cut the waffles into 4 pieces and form the pieces to form a Christmas tree on the serving plates.
  • Use a star cookie cutter to make a star topper out of banana slices.  Place the star on top of the trees on the plates.
  • Serve topped with syrup and sprinkles for the ornaments. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover waffles in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 5 days. 
If the batter is too thick, gradually add in more milk until the batter is a thinner consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 556kcal, Carbohydrates 60g, Protein 13g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 157mg, Sodium 723mg, Potassium 276mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 1002IU, Vitamin C 0.02mg, Calcium 396mg, Iron 4mg

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