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Cinnamon Waffles with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

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Homemade cinnamon waffles with vanilla cream cheese icing make the perfect combination for a breakfast treat.

Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this recipe for cinnamon waffles topped with a glaze made from cream cheese and vanilla takes breakfast waffles to a new level.

cinnamon waffles with vanilla cream cheese frosting

Cinnamon Waffles

If you usually keep a package of frozen waffles in the freezer, I am warning you that once you make this recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

Traditional waffle batter with a sprinkling of cinnamon cooked to perfection on your waffle maker is then topped with a cream cheese vanilla icing that will have you ditching the frozen boxed waffles in no time.

Serve these waffles at your next kids’ sleepover or brunch buffet. Dress them up with some sprinkles, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or maple syrup on the side.

cinnamon waffles

Why You Should Make This Cinnamon Waffle Recipe

  • Delicious – Crispy outside and chewy-soft inside. Slightly sweet and the cinnamon flavor really shines.
  • Fun and festive – It makes a great holiday breakfast or perfect for a weekend brunch or celebratory breakfast.
  • Simple recipe – No crazy ingredients – just basic pantry staples; plus, they are so easy to make.

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Ingredients And Tips For Making Cinnamon Waffles

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

Cinnamon Waffles:

  • Milk | I used skim milk in this recipe, but any kind of milk will work; even non-dairy is fine.
  • Oil | I use canola oil in my baking, but you can use any mild flavored oil. Grapeseed also works well.
  • Vanilla extract | I prefer to use real vanilla extract, but imitation also works.
  • Eggs | Large.
  • Flour | Pantry staple all-purpose flour is the best to use in this recipe.
  • Baking powder | Baking powder helps these waffles rise.
  • Salt | A touch of salt enhances the flavor of these waffles.
  • Brown sugar | Brown sugar adds a bit of sweetness.
  • Cinnamon | Cinnamon adds sweetness and some spice.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Cream cheese | I used block cream cheese and allowed it to soften.
  • Butter | I used unsalted butter and also left it to soften.
  • Powdered sugar | Powdered sugar creates a nice smooth texture for the icing.
  • Vanilla extract | I also used pure vanilla extract in the icing but imitation also works.
  • Milk | Any kind of milk will work in the icing.

How To Make Cinnamon Waffles With Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Waffles:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon until blended. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined (a few small lumps are okay).
  3. Preheat your waffle iron. Add the batter and cook according to your waffle maker’s directions.
  4. Serve warm, and top with Cream Cheese icing.

Icing:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add vanilla and four tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth.
  3. Add powdered sugar, about a half cup at a time, and blend till smooth. For thinner icing, you can add up to 2 additional tablespoons of milk. (Only add about 1/2 tablespoon at a time to get the desired consistency.)
  4. Pour over waffles.
cinnaamon waffles with cream cheese icing

Cinnamon Waffles Recipe Tips

  • Bring your ingredients to room temperature before you begin preparing.
  • Grease the waffle maker, so the waffles don’t stick.
  • Make a double batch and freeze the waffles, so you have them on hand for busy mornings.

Cinnamon Waffle Variations

  • Add chocolate chips to the waffle batter; semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate will all work well.
  • Top the waffles with fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries.
  • Grate some fresh lemon zest into the batter or the icing.
  • use maple syrup instead of the cream cheese icing.

Recipe Notes:

  • Technically, any waffle recipe will work, so you can use your favorite recipe. To adjust your favorite waffle recipe, just use brown sugar instead of white, increase the amount to three tablespoons, plus three teaspoons of cinnamon.
  • For even more pourable icing, you can warm the icing in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.
cinnaamon waffles with cream cheese icing

Storage: 

Refrigerate cooked waffles in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze them for up to 2 months.

Waffle batter can be frozen for a few months as can cooked waffles. Pop the frozen waffles in the toaster for a few minutes to reheat them.

FAQs

Can I use pancake mix?

Yes, you can with a few changes. The main difference between waffle batter and pancake batter is that waffle batter is thicker and requires a bit more fat and sugar to create that crispy exterior. To use pancake mix, use two cups and increase the oil to 1/2 cup and add two tablespoons of brown sugar and three teaspoons of cinnamon.

You can also use the recipe right off the Bisquick box plus cinnamon with great results. (My 15yr old son makes these for the family using Bisquick all the time, and they are delicious!)

Can I use store-bought icing?

Definitely! While the homemade icing version is absolutely delicious, if you are in a hurry, store-bought cream cheese icing can be used; just warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds to make it pourable.

Can I use white sugar instead of brown in the waffle batter?

Yes, either type of sugar will work in the waffle batter though the taste and texture may be slightly different.

What kind of waffle maker do you recommend?

I have used all types of waffle makers over the years, and they have all been pretty good. The two waffle makers I have high now are the Dash single-serve waffle maker (it’s only $10) and the Cuisinart Flip Belgian Waffle Maker. (I used the dash single serve for today’s photos, just because it makes the prettiest sized round waffles, but when cooking for the family, we use the larger Cuisinart waffle maker.

cinnaamon waffles

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cinnamon waffle recipe

Cinnamon Waffles with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 8 4-inch waffles or 4 7-inch waffles 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: waffle iron

Description

Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these cinnamon waffles topped with cream cheese icing take breakfast waffles to a new level!


Ingredients

Scale

Cinnamon Waffles:

  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons of milk
 

Instructions

Waffles:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon until blended. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined (a few small lumps are okay).
  • Preheat your waffle iron. Add the batter and cook according to your waffle maker’s directions.
  • Serve warm, and top Cream Cheese icing.

Icing:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add Vanilla and 4 tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth.
  3. Add powdered sugar, about a half cup at a time, and blend till smooth. For thinner icing, you can add up to 2 additional tablespoons of milk. (Only add about 1/2 tablespoon at a time to get the desired consistency.)
  4. Pour over waffles.

Notes

For even more pourable icing, you can warm the icing in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

 

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