This easy make-your-own waffle bar is perfect for a birthday breakfast, back to school dinner or Sunday brunch. Also includes a free printable waffle bar sign that’s great for entertaining!
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Waffle Bar Ideas for the Perfect Brunch
Hosting a brunch anytime soon? If so, this waffle breakfast bar is perfect for you! It’s a fun and interactive way to serve your guests and always gets rave reviews. This easy idea would also work with crepes or pancakes too!
Today I wanted to share a family tradition we started last year when my son started school. Meet the waffle bar. My kids’ favorite thing is breakfast for dinner. So to celebrate the new year beginning and all the fun memories we made over the summer, we have a big ol’ waffle bar.
The kids get to make their own waffles with whatever toppings they want and they think it is the coolest thing in the world. We talk about their favorite things we did this summer and what they are excited/nervous about in the new school year.
This idea is also perfect for feeding a large crowd for Sunday brunch or even to celebrate a birthday party. Everyone always loves making their own plate and adding on all of the delicious toppings. It’s a huge hit every time!
Make the Waffles
First up, make the waffles! I love using my homemade waffle recipe to make them, but you can definitely use store-bought waffle mix too. I’d aim to make 1 waffle per person, plus a few extras in case you have some super hungry guests. :)
I’ll typically make the waffles ahead of time so that step is out of the way. Then I’ll reheat them right before serving. So easy!
TIP: To keep the waffles warm, place on a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F. This ensures they’ll stay warm throughout, without crisping up too much.
Pick your Toppings
Next it’s time for the fun part…toppings!! Pick as many or as few as you like. My ultimate waffle consists of peanut butter, bananas, berries, chocolate chips and toasted coconut. Drizzled with a little syrup on top. YUM!
- Fresh berries
- Sliced bananas
- Peanut butter
- Cookie butter
- Toasted coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar
- Syrup (maple, buttermilk or cinnamon)
Free Waffle Bar Printable Sign
I also whipped up this little sign to add to my waffle bar. It’s especially fun to include when entertaining. Simply enter your info below to snag the free printable.
Instructions: Save the file to your computer and then print out on card stock. Cut down to 4×6″ and then place in a frame. I love these $1 frames from IKEA.
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What’s your favorite way to dress up your waffle?
This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!
I hope you enjoy! :)
This is so fun!! Love those fresh fruits! Such a great breakfast idea!
Such a fun & delicious idea! Everyone loves waffles & this is a great way to make everyone happy!
Such a fun idea for back to school. My kids love waffles, so this would be a huge hit any time of year! I have teenage boys, so I’d have to make at least 4 waffles per person. Haha.
This looks amazingly delicious- do you happen to have a recipe for the yummy looking waffles?
Typically I use a mix, like Hungry Jack. :)
This waffle bar idea is super cute!
What a fantastic post full of great ideas and a darling printable. Your waffle bar sounds and looks fantastic and I know my grandkids will love it. Thanks for sharing your terrific (and delicious) idea.
While my daughter is the queen of foods must not touch, she is a waffle lover and would adore this set up.
Yum! Waffle bars are basically my favorite kind of party! This all looks delicious!
A waffle bar can be a great idea for a breakfast or pajama party! So much fun to plan especially with all the topping choices.