These rainbow waffles are a huge hit with my young nieces, and I love that they are all natural and healthy.

Note: I wanted pastel colors so I added water, but you can use undiluted vegetable/fruit juice for more vibrant colors.


1 cup Bisquick or your favorite pancake mix

½ cup oat flour

1 tbs ground flax

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Warm water

Natural juices – beet (red), spinach (green), blackberries (violet)


I wanted muted pastel colors so I first created a thick batter by adding warm water to the basic ingredients. Then, I added 1/3 of the batter to each of the juices. Layer the batters carefully in a waffle iron (I used a round shape and cut it in half to look like rainbows). I finished the waffles with banana clouds, maple syrup, and rainbow sprinkles.

Here are the various natural food colors that I use in recipes. You can use these juices to color all sorts of foods – roti, fresh pasta, bread, dhokla, cake, etc. To get a more vibrant or bright color, you can reduce the juice (boil it until it is half of the original amount). Also, not all natural food colors are the same – DM me if you have any questions on how to use a particular one. Save this post for a quick reference to the color guide!

Pink/Red: strawberries, raspberries, beets, tomato

Orange/Yellow: carrots, saffron, turmeric, mango

Green: matcha, spinach

Blue/Purple: blackberries, blueberries

Brown: coffee, cocoa powder

Tags: Breakfast, Quick & Easy

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