Cinnamon Waffles

No ratings yet

Cinnamon waffles are easy to make and perfectly spiced. Enjoy them any morning or on a breakfast board with fresh fruit and whipped cinnamon butter.

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Cinnamon waffles are my go-to when I want something a little extra for breakfast but not over the top. They’re packed with flavor from the cinnamon and just a pinch of nutmeg. The best thing about these cinnamon waffles is that they come out so fluffy and light, thanks to the mix of Greek yogurt and milk in the batter!

Two cinnamon waffles on a serving plate, topped with whipped cinnamon butter and fresh fruit.
Want to save this recipe?
Just type your email below and I’ll send it to you. And as a bonus you’ll get delicious new recipes from me!

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Waffle Iron
Dietary Info: Vegetarian
Key Flavor: Cinnamon-spiced
Skill Level: Moderate

  • Homemade goodness: Frozen waffles can not even begin to compete with waffles made from scratch and when you add cinnamon and top with whipped butter… no words!!
  • Flavors everyone loves: The warmth of nutmeg and the sweetness of cinnamon make these waffles taste like more than just flour and sugar.
  • Special morning treat: There’s nothing wrong with regular waffles, but when you want to treat someone special with a special breakfast, these cinnamon waffles are your best beat.
  • Easy breakfast: The ingredient list may appear long, but I promise you – these easy cinnamon waffles come together effortlessly. It’s just bc we are making the waffle itself from scratch that makes it look like a lot.

Ingredients to Make Cinnamon Waffles

Ingredients for recipe in individual bowls: Greek yogurt, butter, cinnamon, eggs, nut meg, sugar, milk, vanilla powdered sugar, baking powder, and flour.
  • All-purpose flour: This is the base that gives structure to the waffles.
  • Greek yogurt: Adds moisture, tanginess, and a touch of protein to the waffles. It also helps to keep the waffles soft and fluffy.
  • Eggs: Acts as a binder, helping to hold the shape of the waffles during cooking.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and helps create a consistent batter.
  • Maple syrup: Use pure maple syrup to add sweetness and a hint of caramel flavor. It also complements the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Unsalted butter: Melted butter is added last to help create a soft, pillowy, and tender texture in the waffles.
  • Cinnamon & nutmeg – These spices give the waffles warm, comforting flavor. The cinnamon adds a subtle sweetness while the nutmeg adds a touch of spice and nutty flavor.
  • Aluminum-Free Baking Powder and Salt: These essentials help the waffles rise and enhance their flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar: Just enough to sweeten the batter lightly.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances all the flavors with its sweet, aromatic notes.
  • Cinnamon butter: You’ll need softened salted butter, powdered sugar, and cinnamon to make this luxurious topping.
  • Sweetener: Swap out the maple syrup with honey or agave syrup for a different flavor profile.
  • Hearty topping: Want to increase the protein and make this a heartier breakfast? Swap the whipped butter for Greek yogurt. Mix in cinnamon and maple syrup for a sweet and wholesome topping.
  • Add a nutty crunchiness: Chopped nuts such as toasted pecans, walnuts, or toasted almonds can be folded into the batter and also sprinkled on top of the whipped butter.

How to Make Cinnamon Waffles

Don’t let the elegance of these waffles intimidate you. They are easier to make than they look. Once you have the whipped butter chilling in the fridge, the waffles come together fast. Just mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine them, pour the batter into the waffle iron, and you’re on your way.

Make the Cinnamon Whipped Butter

Butter, cinnamon, and powdered sugar in a bowl.
Step 1: To a small bowl, add softened butter, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
Whipped cinnamon butter in a small bowl.
Step 2: Whisk together until smooth and creamy. Chill in the refrigerator while working on the waffles.

Make the Cinnamon Waffle Batter

Eggs, yogurt, milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Wet ingredients combined with dry ingredients added on top.
Step 2: Fold the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together until no streaks of flour remain.
After wet and dry ingredients are combined with melted butter added on top.
Step 3: Pour the melted butter.
Final waffle batter in a bowl.
Step 4: Stir until smooth and combined.
Waffle batter added to a hot waffle iron before cooking.
Step 5: Ladle enough waffle batter to fill the waffle iron almost to the edges. Close the iron.
After cooking and golden.
Step 6: Cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp.

Tips for Making the Best Cinnamon Waffles

  1. Don’t overmix the batter. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient mixture with a rubber spatula just until there are no more flour streaks.
  2. Preheat the waffle maker properly. Make sure the waffle maker is fully preheated before adding the batter (some waffle makers come with a ready light). This helps to get even cooking and crispy waffles.
  3. Don’t own a waffle maker? You can make this in a Waffle Cake Pan. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and the centers spring back when pressed. 
  4. Try making waffles in a cake pan! You’ll need a greased 8-inch round pan. Prepare as directed, scrape into the pan, and bake for 35 minutes.
Waffle breakfast board with fresh fruit, whipped cinnamon butter, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup.

What to Serve With Homemade Cinnamon Waffles

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store & reheat cinnamon waffles?

Store leftover cinnamon waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can reheat in a toaster or a countertop toaster oven for a few minutes. Skip the microwave as it makes the waffles soggy and unappetizing.

Can I freeze homemade cinnamon waffles?

Yes! These waffles are excellent for batch making and freezing for an easy breakfast. Freeze in a freezer-safe container or a zip-top bag with a piece of parchment paper separating the waffles. You can freeze these waffles for up to 4 months. When ready to enjoy, grab a few and reheat in the toaster.

How can I prevent overflowing my waffle maker?

Pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron and let it spread towards the edges, leaving a little space for expansion as the waffles cook. Depending on your waffle iron, you’ll need about ¼ cup of batter per waffle. I recommend starting low and increasing as needed so you don’t have a mess on your counter from the overflowed batter.

How can I avoid the waffles from sticking to the waffle maker?

Most waffle irons have a nonstick coating, but it’s still important to spray the iron with nonstick cooking spray before the first batch of batter is added. After that, you should not need additional coating, but if the waffles begin to stick, do a light spray again. You also want to make sure it’s preheated well before adding the batter, as that will also reduce sticking.

Maple syrup being poured over a serving of cinnamon waffles with whipped butter and fresh fruit.

Change up your waffles and make these delightfully delicious homemade cinnamon waffles. With warm, cozy flavors and that fluffy texture, these will become a favorite morning treat for all your special occasions.

More Waffle and Pancake Recipes:

If you try this feel good Cinnamon Waffle recipe or any other recipe on Feel Good Foodie, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave a comment below! It helps others who are thinking of making the recipe. We would love to hear about your experience making it. And if you snapped some shots, share it on Instagram so we can repost on Stories!

order MY book

The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook is now available everywhere books are sold!

Cinnamon Waffles

Cinnamon waffles are easy to make and perfectly spiced. Enjoy them any morning or on a breakfast board with fresh fruit and whipped cinnamon butter.
No ratings yet
Servings 6 servings
Calories 415
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Email This Recipe
Enter your email and I’ll send this directly to you. Plus you’ll get new recipes from me every week!

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder aluminum free
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup plus more, for serving
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the Whipped Cinnamon Butter

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, then whisk in the sugar.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, folding with a rubber spatula until no streaks of flour remain. Whisk in melted butter.
  • Ladle in enough waffle batter to fill the waffle iron almost to the edges (about heaping ¼ cup), and close the iron. Cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp, 6-8 minutes, then remove the waffles to a plate and repeat with remaining batter. Makes 12-15 waffles.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Dollop on top of the hot waffles and top with fresh fruit, if desired.

Equipment

Notes

The nutrition label does include the whipped cinnamon butter used for serving.
Storage: Store leftover cinnamon waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can reheat in a toaster or a countertop toaster oven for a few minutes.
Freezing: Freeze the waffles in a freezer-safe container or a zip-top bag with a piece of parchment paper separating them. You can freeze these waffles for up to 4 months. When ready to enjoy, grab a few and reheat in the toaster.

Nutrition

Serving: 2waffles, Calories: 415kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 440mg, Potassium: 169mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 733IU, Vitamin C: 0.05mg, Calcium: 183mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Breakfast, Brunch

Rate and comment

Recipe Rating