My little tiny adorable baby turned seven this past weekend.

My Parker…

Rainbow Waffles

… has yet to lose a tooth much less even have a loose tooth.

… could sleep in until 10:00am and take three hour naps everyday if I would let him.

… has an odd fear of bug swarms.

Happy Birthday Parker!

… is the most generous soul I know.  He will scrimp and save and work hard to get something he wants then in the next moment give it away because he loves to see people happy.

… is a kind and gentle loving brother.  Eddie runs up to him in the morning for his “morning hug”.  Olivia looks into his eyes and smiles and smiles.  He is adored by us all.

Rainbow Waffles

Rainbow Waffles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
We love this recipe and often use it in different ways!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • **I have a family of seven and doubled the recipe.**
  • Place all ingredients in large bowl and mix until combined. Evenly separate batter into six bowls. Add 1-2
  • drops of red to one bowl, orange to the next bowl, yellow to a bowl, green to a bowl, blue and purple gel food coloring to their each bowl.
  • Pour first batter onto heated waffle iron and heat according to machine directions, about 2 minutes.
  • Place waffles in low temp oven to keep warm while completing rest of the colors.
  • Serve immediately with syrup.

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Rainbow Waffles

… has been asking me for Rainbow Pancakes since I first made them in 2009.  Seriously.

Every. Single. Year.

The night before his birthday he changed it up and requested waffles, and I was more than happy to oblige.  These rainbow waffles were fun and delicious. My husband and I chuckled every time they would say, “I like yellow the best.”

“No, I think green tastes the best!”

“No, I say the purple is the best!”

Rainbow Waffles

 To see his eyes light up and a smile spread across his adorable face is just about all a mom can ask for.

Happy Birthday, Parker!  You are much loved!


We love this recipe and often use it in different ways! I used just a little red food coloring to make PINK waffles for my little girls birthday. Added some whipped cream (homemade so less sugar!) and sprinkles from Sweetapolita’s new line! Try these Waffles of Insane Greatness for another delicious waffle recipe!

Birthday Waffles! Pink for the birthday girl!

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Reader Comments

  1. Question — how did you get them so bright? Other than food coloring ;). I made some and the waffle maker browned them so much that the color was lost. Any tips???

  2. The beginning of your post is hilarious to me!
    I have a son who just turned 6yrs old end of August and he has already lost 6 teeth and he has 4 more loose. He never takes naps and he wakes up at 7am on the weekends……. lol
    and my 7 month old already have 4 teeth…. lol
    I’m gonna have to make these waffles this weekend… thanks for the recipe!!!

  3. My girlfriend is an avid baker and I’ll for sure see about sending her your recipe as she’d love to make them sometime. Seeing as I can eat a lot, I will probably have her double the recipe or if we ever have people over. I’ll probably do what you did in the last picture and add some sprinkles since that would make them taste all the better!

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