Sweet Cherry Waffles

Fruity and fluffy, these sweet cherry waffles are a delicious twist on the classic breakfast food — and a great way to use up a batch of ripe cherries!

Sweet Cherry Waffles

Yum yum yum, these waffles are simply and sweetly delicious! Cherries are one of my favorite seasonal produce items! They just remind me of long, sunshiny days and snacking on fresh fruit outside in the warm air. I LOVE sweet cherries through and through. And they make a divine addition to waffles — and somewhat unexpected! I think when people think of fruity waffles, they might expect blueberry or even chopped strawberry or banana.

But sweet cherry waffles totally bring it to the next level of fruit heaven. You are going to LOVE these. They’re moist, fluffy, and have a tinge of sweetness that’s not over the top. The addition of applesauce ups the fruitiness just a tad, and makes these ultra soft and airy! I can’t wait for you to give these lovely breakfast beauties a go… You’ll be blown away by how simple and amazing they are!

What’s in sweet cherry waffles?

This recipe is full of simple, wholesome ingredients, including flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, butter, applesauce, milk, and pitted sweet cherries. The cherries and applesauce work together beautifully to pack a subtle punch of fruit and keep things nice and moist.

How long do sweet cherry waffles keep for?

Sweet cherry waffles keep will in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months! Just store them in a sealable bag or airtight container, and pop them in a toaster to reheat!

What can you eat with sweet cherry waffles?

These are delicious and just sweet enough on their own, or you can put cherry syrup, maple syrup, or powdered sugar on top! If you want a little extra to munch on, you can have bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, or fresh fruit on the side!


Sweet Cherry Waffles

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


Fruity and fluffy, these sweet cherry waffles are a delicious twist on the classic breakfast food — and a great way to use up a batch of ripe cherries!



  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup pitted chopped sweet cherries


  1. In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine all of the dry ingredients, and then make a large well in the center.
  2. Add the eggs, melted butter, apple sauce, and milk to the well, and then start whisking the dry and wet ingredients together. Whisk from the middle of the bowl out, slowly making your way out to the dry ingredients. (You are slowly incorporating the dry so that it doesn’t get clumpy).
  3. When everything has come together into a smooth batter, fold in the chopped cherries.
  4. Cook according to your waffle iron directions.
  5. Serve with fresh cherry syrup, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.
  6. Freeze the extras for a quick breakfast, and reheat in the toaster.


  • The cherries sink to the bottom of the batter, so give the batter a stir each time you scoop some out to put in your waffle iron to make sure some cherries make it into each waffle.
  • You can use whole wheat flour for this recipe with great success — you might just need a splash more milk.
  • Feel free to sub oil for the applesauce if you’d like.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: waffle, waffle recipe, breakfast, cherry

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This post was originally published in 2012, but has been updated and rephotographed in August 2019.

Enjoy whipping up these simple sweet cherry waffles for a bright and flavorful summer breakfast that the whole family will love!

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6 Responses
  1. BeccaMarie

    Beautiful photos! I love that you cook with whole wheat flour. It makes things easier for me 🙂
    And you’ve sure made a lot more money with your blog so far than I have with mine! You’re lovely Melissa, don’t change 🙂

  2. Rob and Marseille

    i read somewhere to keep chocolate chips from sinking- chop them & mix w/some flour. wonder if it would work w/cherries. could you make this from your canned cherries, or do you only eat this during cherry season?

    1. Melissa

      Hhhm. In my mind it would be like throwing in frozen blueberries into the batter. I think you could… I think thawed and drained or frozen would both work though I generally prefer thawed and drained when it comes to blueberries. What do you think?! Let me know if you try it!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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