Homemade Merry Christmas Tree Waffles Recipe

Make your Christmas morning breakfast even more special this year with this yummy and festive Christmas tree waffle recipe the whole family will love. There is not anything more Christmas-y than looking down at a plate of waffles that look like your holiday tree.

Christmas Tree Waffles recipe for holiday breakfast fun.  Three green waffles lined up on a white plate decorated with colorful candy and a star at the top - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make homemade Christmas Tree waffles for breakfast!

Christmas Breakfast Idea

Christmas morning is the most anticipated day of the year. In our house, we have a tradition of making breakfast (and coffee) before we open presents. One thing we started making last year was Christmas Tree Waffles.  

Related: Christmas breakfast ideas for kids, adults and elves {Giggle}

Once your kids see this fun waffle recipe on Christmas morning, it will become  their new favorite way to enjoy waffles.

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Easy Christmas Tree Waffle Recipe

Making homemade waffles is so much tastier and easier than you might think. Follow these simple waffle making steps to make your own Christmas tree waffles to decorate and eat!

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cups of 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Chocolate Candies (M&M’s work great)
  • 1 Banana, Sliced into rounds
  • Syrup
  • Waffle Maker
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray

How to Make Christmas Tree Waffles

Step 1

Mix all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl. Blend well.

making Christmas tree waffles step 2 - combining dry and wet ingredients in a medium bowl and stirring
Mix waffle batter together.

Step 2

In a second medium bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients until well blended.

Step 3

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine. Mix until the batter is slightly lumpy.

Add green food coloring to the waffle batter in this step to make Christmas tree waffles for breakfast - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s add a festive green color to our holiday breakfast!

Step 4

Put 15-20 drops of green food coloring into the mixture and stir until well incorporated.

Related: If you would prefer to use natural food coloring, check out our big list of natural food coloring alternatives.

Step 5

Plug-in your waffle maker and allow it to warm up. If it has a setting to change the heat, I suggest using a light setting so you don’t get browning on the top of the waffle.

Spray the waffle maker with non-sticking cooking spray.

Step 6

Carefully pour the mixture into the waffle maker and close. Allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes checking it to ensure it isn’t burning or turning brown.

Step 7

Remove waffle from the waffle maker using a fork and place onto plate.

Waffles removed from waffle iron and arranged in a tree shape ready for Christmas decorations and ornaments - step 8 - Kids Activities Blog
Our Christmas tree waffles are now ready for ornaments & decorations!

Step 8

Break up the waffle pieces and arrange in a Christmas tree-like shape.

Christmas tree waffle decorations - step to add christmas balls in the form of round colored candy like M&ms
We are decorating our waffle trees.

Step 9

Place chocolate candies into the holes of the waffle. These will resemble the ornaments.

christmas tree waffles recipe finished and on plate with banana star on top
Add a banana star at the top of your Christmas tree

Step 10

Cut the banana into rounds then carefully cut off triangle pieces to make the shape of star.

Serve with warm syrup and enjoy!

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Christmas Waffle Irons We Love

If you would rather have a holiday waffle iron instead of using a traditional shape one, we have some favorites for the Christmas season.

Related: Fun breakfast ideas for kids that adults like too.

How did your Christmas tree waffles recipe turn out? What did you use for ornaments and decorations for your tree?