How to make a waffle bar

Today I’m going to share with you how to step your brunch game up a notch by showing you how to make a waffle bar.

How to make a waffle bar, waffle bar for brunchWaffles waffles waffles. I love waffles! Do you love waffles?

Bob's Red Mill waffle mixI don’t have them nearly enough, yet they’re one of my favorite breakfast/brunch foods. Whenever they’re on the menu at a restaurant I always get them.

How to make a waffle bar, breakfast waffle bar, waffle bar for brunchRemember when I made these whole wheat banana chocolate chip waffles and told you how my hubby got me a waffle iron and it was such a great gift? Well, I’ve made those waffles a few times, but then my waffle iron was just sitting dormant. The main reason is because I always want to make healthier waffles and sometimes that just takes a little too much work than I want to think about on the weekends.

Waffles with granola toppingsEnter Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain Waffle Mix.

The waffles the mix makes are healthy and nutritious and SUPER DELICIOUS and so so SO easy to make! I truly truly am in love with this product.

All you do is mix in an egg, milk, a little bit of oil and stir and voila, you’re done. It really takes the guess work out making waffles. Texture is also something that is super important with waffles, and this mix makes the perfect textured waffles – crunchy and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Waffles with butter and maple syrupAs the weekend was approaching, I was thinking about how my hubby and I were going to be going over to my in-laws for brunch, and I thought about one of my most popular posts how to make a mimosa bar, and then asked my hubby “what do you think of me making a waffle bar for brunch?”

Waffle toppings, how to make a waffle bar, brunch waffle barThe question was answered with lots of enthusiasm and suggestions for different toppings.

The day of the family brunch, after a quick stop at the grocery store, we set everything up and had one of the best brunches with this waffle bar I have ever had. It was surprisingly easy to put together, and I LOVED seeing everyone’s unique topping combinations.

For 5 adults I made 2 recipes of the Bob’s Red Mill waffle mix which made about 6-7 waffles, and then I cut each waffle into quarters. It was plenty of food. The waffles are really filling and 1-1 1/2 (about 4-6 quarters per person) was perfect!

Another thing I definitely have to mention about the waffles is that they freeze really well. After they’re frozen, just pop them in the toaster in the morning for a quick breakfast (another quick breakfast I love from Bob’s are their on the go oatmeal cups that I talked about in this post.)

What are your favorite waffle toppings?

Here are the different ingredients and toppings you’ll need to make a waffle bar:

  • 1 package Bob’s Red Mill 7 grain waffle mix (2 recipes from the back of the package made for 5 adults)
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas)
  • Granola (I used this Honey Oat Granola)
  • Syrups (I had a plain maple syrup and a raspberry syrup)
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Sprinkles
  • Nutella
  • Butter

banana caramel waffles, waffle toppings, how to make a waffle barThis post is brought to you by my partnership with Bob’s Red Mill, a company whose products I truly use and love. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the Sweetphi blog possible, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Be sure to check out BobsRedMill.com for more delicious healthy recipes, coupons and to find stores carrying products near you.

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  • Mary W
    Reply

    Our favorite waffle toppings are fresh fruit in season, Real Creamery Butter and real Maple Syrup. The kids still like Mrs Butterworth’s syrup but the adults prefer maple syrup.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I too love real butter and maple syrup on waffles, the quality ingredients are just SO good 🙂

  • Mary
    Reply

    Your waffles look amazing but my favorite is the frozen strawberries in syrup with whipped cream on top, a soggy sweet mess, yum!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Mary – you’re a girl after my own heart, that’s exactly how I love my waffles too 🙂

  • Sara
    Reply

    Great blog and recipes! Your photos of ingredients and foods are beautiful. Lately my favorite waffle toppings are salted butter and plump, fresh raspberries or blackberries.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Sara! Oh yum, salted butter and fresh fruit – that salty and sweet combo sounds amazing!

  • Lisa A
    Reply

    Love your blog Phi! Your waffle bar looks delish! I love to add a little honey and chopped pecans to my batter and top with whipped butter, maple syrup and a few more or pecans. Yummy!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Lisa, so glad you like my blog, that means a lot to me. And your waffle toppings, omg, I’m seriously going to go make those this weekend!

  • Rust
    Reply

    My favorite toppings are cane syrup and chopped pecans. Yum!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Those sound like delicious waffle toppings!

  • Christina
    Reply

    Butter and Fruit syrup are my favorite toppings. Blueberry syrup is my favorite, followed by strawberry.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum! I’ve only recently tried fruit syrups and love them, I’ve tried raspberry but will now be on the lookout for blueberry!

  • Mary
    Reply

    My favorite toppings are fresh strawberries and blueberries with a blueberry syrup YUM.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Love the fresh fruit toppings, yum!!

  • Ashley
    Reply

    My go-to has always been butter and real maple syrup, but I’m also quite partial to whipped cream topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

  • Nancy S.
    Reply

    I like to mix chocolate chips and syrup on top of the waffles.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Those sound like amazing toppings!

  • Sharon Sinnott
    Reply

    My favorite waffle toppings are strawberries, bananas and Nutella. Yummy 😋

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Yum! Love fruit and Nutella on waffles!

  • s
    Reply

    Peanut butter is the best! With syrup of course

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Waffles just have to have syrup 😉

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