Waffles for Dessert

First off, thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! Everyone was super sweet. Thank you!! I had a great day!! We are having my dessert party tonight. I will be sure to take pictures!

We usually make waffles on weekends or for dinner during the week, but this time we tried them for dessert!! Instead of using waffle cones, we made real waffles to hold our frozen yogurt!!

I used a basic waffle recipe and added in some orange zest…I thought it would be a nice touch and I am loving all things citrus right now! The waffles cooked up in no time, we love our waffle iron. The waffles are nice and thick!! We topped the waffles with vanilla frozen yogurt and a raspberry sauce.

Holy Yum!! The hot, crisp waffle was perfect with the chilly fro yo! The orange and raspberry flavors were great too!! Of course you can top them with anything you like…ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, candies, etc. Make the waffle sundae of your dreams!!

We had extra waffles, so we put them in the freezer. Just reheat them in the toaster and serve for breakfast, dinner, or DESSERT!!!

Waffles with Orange Zest

2 eggs
1 ¾ cup milk
½ cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour

1 T sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
Orange zest, from one orange

Beat eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add in dry ingredients and the orange zest. Don’t over mix. Just mix until blended. Pour batter into a hot waffle iron that has been greased. Cook until the light goes off:)
Top hot waffles with frozen yogurt and raspberry sauce….or toppings of your choice! Freeze leftover waffles in a ziploc freezer bag. To reheat, use your toaster!

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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. happy belated birthday! 😀 glad that you had good time yesterday, and hope you have fun on your today’s dessert party!

    And holy yum to the waffles!

  2. What a fun “cake” for your birthday! Love waffles- can’t wait to have my waffle marker back! Hope the dessert party tonight is fun!

  3. My roommate in college used to eat her waffles like this — it brings back good memories :). Yum, waffles and froyo! (love that name!)

  4. What a fun way to eat waffles. I know if I do this at my house, they will always want waffles for dessert.

  5. What a great way to celebrate! I love how versatile waffles are, and paired with frozen yogurt – yumm!

  6. Yay, so glad you had a great bday! I hope you’ll post pix (and recipes!) from your dessert party tonight! I love the idea of waffles for dessert.

  7. Darn my apartment and lack of storage space for any more kitchen gadgets! I could handle not having a waffle iron to make waffles for breakfast thinking pancakes were a fine sub. But pancakes simply won’t do for dessert!!

  8. I am a HUGE fan of waffles for dessert; in fact, one of my favorite diners has just that on its menu. I can’t wait to try these waffles with the citrus. When I’m feeling extra “sinful,” I add chocolate chips or mini baking Reese’s cups to my waffles!

  9. yum!! what a great idea! waffles and ice cream are such a natural combination. sometimes, even when i have this for breakfast, a little scoop of vanilla ice cream ends up on my plate. i can’t imagine who would put it there… but i eat it anyway 🙂

  10. I made homemade waffles for breakfast. They were so good. YOurs look wonderful.
    I had a question for you..do you shop at Wildoats in Utah? I know they have one in SLC. If yes..do you ever see Chobani Greek Yogurt? Im looking for some and will be is SLC soon.
    Thank you.

  11. a dessert party, eh? i like the way you think. 🙂
    adding orange zest to your waffles is a great idea, both for dessert and breakfast–enjoy your weekend!

  12. During Spring break for a few nights. I believe it’s the last week in March. I want to shop at IKEA and hang out with my kids.. swim at the pool at the hotel..stuff like that!

  13. Happy belated birthday!!!!!!
    Sorry I missed it.
    I love waffles and for dessert, even better!
    I too make my waffles in bulk and freeze them. Eggos gross me out!

  14. I think those boxed frozen waffles must have put me off for all these years. This really is a terrific food, especially like it for dessert. Happy Belated Birthday!

  15. We sometimes eat our waffles with syrup, strawberry sauce and whipped cream. I’ll bet the frozen yogurt would be good too. Yours look delish.

    Happy Birthday!!

  16. I love waffles for dessert! Haven’t thought of it for a long time.. the addition of the orange zest in yours would give it a real grown-up flavour.
    Very nice with the fro-yo!

  17. Hope you have a great time at your dessert party, looking forward to seeing the pics! Those waffles look really delish, as does the frozen yogurt.


  18. happy belated b-day and i say waffles for dessert are always permissible! love the zest.


  19. Waffles for dessert is quite the European thing…I like it! This is also “street food” (belgian waffles)…imagine being able to buy these at a stand? Diet 4ever!