Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

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Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries make a wonderful breakfast or brunch.

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries make a wonderful breakfast or brunch.

Josh makes waffles almost every Sunday morning. We usually cook together, but on Sunday, Josh likes to take control of the kitchen and make breakfast for the family. I never complain because I get to snuggle with the boys and get spoiled with a delicious breakfast. Josh recently made Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries for waffle Sunday and they were such a treat!

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries are a family favorite breakfast!

The boys would be fine with regular waffles every week, but Josh knows I like to mix things up so sometimes he surprises us with “special” waffles. My lemon poppy seed cookies are one of our Josh’s favorite cookies, he devours them every time I make them. He used my cookies as inspiration to make Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles. Good call on Josh’s end because the waffles were amazing!

The waffles are soft, tender, and crispy on the outside. The burst of lemon with poppy seeds in every bite will WOW you! The lemon poppy seed is combo is classic and so good in waffle form.

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream makes a great weekend brunch!

Our boys insist on having whipped cream with waffles so Josh whipped up lemon whipped cream to dollop on top of the waffles. Josh decorated the waffles with fresh blackberries and we all went to town on our weekend waffles. They were wonderful!

If you are looking for a special breakfast recipe, I highly suggest you make Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream. They are perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch. You can also enjoy them during the week. Josh put a few waffles in the freezer so we can enjoy them during the week with no fuss. We reheat them in the toaster and have warm and delicious waffles in minutes! FYI-this is our all-time favorite waffle maker.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries make a wonderful breakfast or brunch. Freeze leftovers so you can easily reheat for an easy weekday breakfast! 
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For the Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles:

For the Lemon Whipped Cream:

Optional Toppings:


  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest and sugar. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Add the lemon sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Gently stir in the poppy seeds.
  • Use a measuring cup to pour the waffle batter onto the hot waffle iron, according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron.
  • To make the lemon whipped cream, combine all ingredients in medium bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using electric mixer or the stand mixer, beat to soft peaks.
  • Serve the waffles warm with lemon whipped cream, blackberries, and maple syrup, if desired.
  • Note-to keep the waffles warm before you can keep them in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve. The waffles will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the waffles up to one month. Store in a freezer bag and reheat in the toaster or microwave.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Lemons, poppy seeds, and waffles… This is a breakfast breakthrough! These are amazing!

    1. Yes, we LOVE the KitchenAid waffle baker. I added a link in the post at the end!

  2. Wow, how unusual, I’ll definitely try.
    This is not an ordinary waffle, it’s something more.

  3. these sound divine! i adore lemon and blackberry together! i will be making these this weekend!

  4. I absolutely love anything lemon poppy seed! And these waffles look AMAZING, Maria. Can’t wait to try them!

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy! Will def make again! Convenient ingredients – i never buy buttermilk except maybe at christmas for cinnamon bunks – just did the milk and lemon juice thing.

  6. 5 stars
    Made these for breakfast this morning. Delicious! We found they were great topped with both pure maple syrup and homemade blueberry syrup.

    Thanks for the recipe! It’s a repeater. 

  7. 4 stars
    This was great!  Made it this morning.  I used lemon extract instead of vanilla extract.
    Glad recipe had wheat and white flour.

    I also added 2 TB of flax meal for added health.  You can’t taste it. 

  8. These look great. I love anything with and poppyseeds. Could I use all purpose flour for the entire batch of waffles?

  9. 5 stars
    I made these for breakfast this morning, & they were excellent!
    The texture is light & fluffy on the inside & slightly crispy on the outside. The lemon flavor really comes through!
    Thanks for another great recipe Maria!