Rainbow Waffle

Taste the Rainbow: DIY Kids Rainbow Waffles Recipe

What better way to add a splash of color and cheer to your breakfast table than with homemade rainbow waffles?

Making rainbow waffles is not just about creating a delicious breakfast; it’s an adventure in creativity and color! With every pour of vibrant batter, you’ll watch the colors blend and swirl into a mesmerizing masterpiece.

Rainbow Waffle

It’s a fun activity for the whole family, perfect for bringing everyone together in the kitchen for a morning of laughter and delight. Plus, who can resist the excitement of diving into a plate of warm, fluffy rainbow waffles?

Rainbow waffles are a great breakfast treat for St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, a birthday, or a sleepover party.  

Follow the step-by-step directions below to make yummy rainbow waffles.



Rainbow Waffle Instructions

Step 1: Make the waffle mix according to the box.

Step 2: Place a quart-sized food storage bag or piping bag inside the tall cup, folding the edges around the outside of the cup. This helps when pouring the waffle mix inside the bag, especially if a child does it. If you do not have a tall cup, no problem. You can hold the bag with one hand and our the mixture in using the other hand. You will need one storage or piping bag for each color.

Step 3: Place about 1/2 a cup of the mixture into the bag.

Step 4: Add red gel food coloring to the mixture.  Secure the bag with a twist tie.  Mush the bag with your hand until the color is completely blended.  Have the kids mix the colors; they’ll love it, and it keeps them busy. 

Repeat this step with each color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. I just did purple instead of indigo and violet. Missing a color, no problem. Use the primary colors Red, Blue, and Yellow to make all the other colors.

Color Chart

Blue and Red: Purple

Yellow and Red: Orange

Yellow and Blue: Green

Step 5: Place all the colors in a row in order of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  Place them with the tips facing up.  Snip off the very tip of the bag.

Step 6: Starting with red make a circle around the waffle iron, repeat this with each color.

swirl each color around the waffle maker.

Step 7: Break the waffle in half and put on the plate.  Squeeze some whipped cream on each side to represent clouds.  Enjoy!


Have fun trying different colors to make your waffle. My daughter named the one below a sunset waffle. Trying mixing different colors to see what you come up with. Have fun!

Sunset Waffle