Rainbow Fruit Waffles

These colorful Rainbow Fruit Waffles are a quick breakfast that’s fun for kids and adults. All you need are frozen waffles, fresh fruit, and your favorite creamy spread. They’re the perfect start to St. Patrick’s Day or any spring morning!

Plate with waffle topped with fruit in the shape of a rainbow.

How to Make Rainbow Fruit Waffles

Start by preparing the frozen waffles according to the directions on the box. Then let them cool for a few minutes.

Once cooled, spread each waffle with some ricotta, cream cheese, or Greek yogurt. Then, arrange the fruit into a rainbow, beginning with the strawberries.

To make the clouds, dollop a few teaspoons of your spread or some whipped cream at the base of the rainbow. Banana slices or mini marshmallows also make for tasty clouds.

Fruit Options

Building the fresh fruit rainbow is my favorite part. Below are some ideas for different fruits that you can use to represent each color of the rainbow.

  • Red: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate seeds
  • Orange: clementine, oranges, peaches, nectarines, apricots
  • Yellow: pineapple, bananas, mango
  • Green: kiwi, honeydew, pears
  • Blue/Purple: blueberries, blackberries, grapes

We don’t usually have fruit for each of the colors on hand but no one seems to mind. Creating and eating these fruity waffles is just so much fun!

Fresh fruit arranged in the shape of a rainbow on a toasted waffle.

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Plate with waffle topped with fruit in the shape of a rainbow.

Rainbow Fruit Waffles

Yield: 2 Rainbow Fruit Waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Although we've listed specific fruits for the rainbow, feel free to substitute whatever fruit you've got on hand!


  • 2 Frozen Waffles
  • 1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese, (see notes for substitutions)
  • 2 Large Strawberries, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 Clementine, segmented and thinly sliced
  • 1 Pineapple Ring, (fresh or canned in juice), finely chopped
  • 1 Small Kiwi, peeled and finely chopped
  • 15 Small Blueberries


  1. Prepare the waffles according to the package directions. Then let them cool for 2 to 3 minutes before topping.
  2. Reserve a few teaspoons of ricotta to make the clouds and then spread the remaining amount in a horseshoe shape on the upper 2/3 of each waffle.
  3. Starting with the strawberries arrange fruit in the shape of a rainbow on top of the ricotta.
  4. Make clouds by using a teaspoon to dollop the remaining ricotta at the ends of each rainbow.


1. Plain or flavored Greek yogurt or cream cheese can be substituted for the ricotta.

2. The clouds can also be made with whipped cream, banana slices, or mini marshmallows.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 Rainbow Waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 36.1mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 28.5gFiber: 3.1gSugar: 11.5gProtein: 6.1g

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