These little star-shaped waffles are as fun to make as they are to eat! Top them with your favorite syrup, or try the easy-to-make homemade brown-sugar syrup.
Cute and Festive Star-Shaped Waffles
I love to make shaped waffles and pancakes! As a result, I have a growing collection of little Dash waffle makers! Little waffles are cute and festive, but, for me, making waffles comes down to this: It is a way to spend quality time with my family. Children love to help make them, and mini waffles are small enough to feed little appetites without a lot of waste. However, if you are making them for those with large appetites, you might need more than one waffle maker!
Use any syrup you like on these pancakes. But I have included a recipe for a buttery, brown sugar syrup that is the same one I use on Croissant Bread Pudding. It is so buttery and delicious that you won’t need to add butter to these waffles. It is made with butter, brown sugar, and buttermilk–yes, buttermilk! If you worry that it might not be the taste you want in syrup, don’t worry. This syrup doesn’t have a buttermilk tang. It is buttery and delicious from the added brown sugar.
The syrup only takes a few minutes to cook. Once the sugar melts, add baking soda, which will foam and rise in the pan. But be careful because it can splatter too! The baking soda adds air to the syrup, so spoon it immediately over hot waffles.
Use a Cookie Cutter To Make Star-Shaped Waffles
Even if you do not have a star-shaped waffle maker, you can still make waffle stars. Just use a traditional waffle maker instead. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star shape from the middle of the cooked waffle. Then serve the leftover waffle with the cutout too. Fill the cutout hole with fruit, pecans, and whipped cream. Be sure to drizzle a little brown sugar syrup on top too! Enjoy!
Another Recipe to Try
If you like this recipe, try the Croissant Bread Pudding with the same brown sugar syrup.
Star Waffle Maker
You can link to the Dash website to find a star waffle maker by clicking here.