Christmas Morning Breakfast Waffles

We love waffles for breakfast and on Christmas morning it’s one of the days that the kids get a real treat of fun waffles with our delicious Christmas tree Belgium waffles. There’s nothing difficult about them and they take just 10 minutes to prep and look fantastic as well as tasting delicious. As they are so good we had to share them with you so here you go our delicious Christmas Waffles.

pinterest image for Christmas morning waffles in the shape of a Christmas tree

Christmas Belgium Waffles

Whether you have these on Christmas morning like us or you make them for a treat to share with the family these are one of our favourites to enjoy this time of the year.

a plate with a stack of green waffles placed to look like a Christmas tree covered in a glaze and with rainbow sprinkles for Christmas breakfast with the kids

Unlike our easy waffle recipe, these do take a little more prep to get them really fluffy and extra mixing to get the Christmas tree colour right. The key to them is separating the egg yolk and white so that you can beat the egg whites.

The extra fluffiness means that in the holes you get some of the frosting collect and it tastes extra special.

Christmas Breakfast

Growing up Christmas morning breakfast was the one day that we could have a really sugar filled breakfast, my kids may get it more than once a year but I know as a parent I need that sugar fix.

I tend to be one of the first to come downstairs to get the turkey started and then will mix up the batter for these waffles and switch on the waffle iron to heat up. Then head back upstairs to watch the kids open their presents in the stocking.

By the time, that’s done (it’s really quick in our house!) the waffle iron has heated up and I can head down and start to make up the waffles.

Got a family member who doesn’t like waffles then our Christmas Cinnamon Roll Recipe is a great alternative and they will love them.

How to Keep your Waffles Warm so you can Breakfast Together!

My mom had a hostess trolley and Christmas day was the one day of the year that it was used. From breakfast through to Christmas dinner it was on and kept everything warm so that we could all eat together.

plate with waffles stacked on

I don’t have a hostess trolley, so instead we have worked out a system in our little oven. As the oven is heated with the turkey cooking I use the top oven to keep the waffles warm on the plates so that I can decorate them.

How about keeping the waffle iron out and making some delicious Gingerbread Waffles for the adults in the family too.

Plating up your Christmas Waffles

This is the fun bit of Christmas breakfast, plating up the waffles, the glaze or frosting is really quick to make so whilst the waffle iron is cooking I make that up and then start to plate them up.

Our waffle iron is circular and the waffles split into 4 pieces, so I split it up and then to have a more “authentic” Christmas tree I place just 3/4s of the pieces in a stack.

3/4s of a circular waffle plated up on a white plate to look like a Christmas tree with the quarters overlaping

Don’t worry that spare one is great this mix makes 5 servings – 4 waffles in total and then the remaining one is used to create an extra plate that normally the kids share.

Plated Christmas Tree Waffles

With the stack of 3 in the shape of a tree I then drizzle the glaze to look like tinsel and add a few sprinkles I have laying around. They kids love them it’s the best thing for Christmas morning they say!

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The Best Fluffy Christmas Morning Waffles

a plate with a stack of green waffles placed to look like a Christmas tree covered in a glaze and with rainbow sprinkles for Christmas breakfast with the kids

Delicious and fluffy Belgium waffles for Christmas morning, plated up they look just like a tasty Christmas tree.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup whole fat milk
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose or plain flour)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles for decoration


1.      Preheat the waffle iron. See above how we manage this on Christmas morning.

2.      Add the egg yolks to a large bowl and place the egg whites in a separate bowl. Add the oil, vanilla, and
green food coloring to the bowl with the egg yolks. Whisk to combine. bowl with ingredients for making christmas waffles in including green gel food colouring

3.      Then add the milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to the yolk mix. Whisk until just combined.

4.      Beat the egg whites until light and frothy. Pour into the batter and fold in until just combined.fluffy egg whites in a bowl

5.      Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter on the bottom plate. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the waffle iron stops steaming. Continue cooking until all the batter has been used.plate with waffles stacked on

6.      While the waffles are cooking, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth and well combined.

7.      Cut the waffles into quarters and stack three quarters on the plate to resemble a tree. Drizzle glaze over
the top of the waffles and decorate with sprinkles. Plated Christmas Tree Waffles


For timings and top tips for managing this on Christmas morning with kids and the Christmas dinner to get in the oven see our notes above.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 574mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g

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