Fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these lemon poppy seed waffles are a crowd pleaser! Topped with whipped honey lemon cream that’s bursting with fresh lemon flavor and just the right touch of sweetness. These waffles are like summer in your mouth.
I just love breakfast. I think it might be my favorite meal of the day.
Maybe it’s because so many types of food are acceptable for breakfast. Waffles are practically a dessert. But, I’m OK with that. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast? Yes, ma’am. Chicken and waffles. Yep. Bacon. Potatoes. Quiche. Doughnuts. Steak and eggs. Breakfast enchiladas. I mean come on…the options are practically endless.
And, you know what. I really like to sit down for a good, hearty breakfast with a cup of coffee (or kombucha) before I start the day. It just brings a sense of peacefulness, ya know? Time to breath and wake up before hitting that endless list of tasks.
My breakfast typically consists of eggs and some kind of breakfast meat or toast, and I’ll occasionally mix it up with oatmeal. By the way, who else really loves super seedy bread?? My brother always gives me crap and says it’s for the birds.
When it’s the weekend though, I LOVE to play around with breakfast and put together something a little more elaborate… and it almost always includes bacon on the side. Mmmm bacon.
My favorites are definitely Cheddar Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Skillet, Next-Level Cheesy Breakfast Tator Tot Skillet (O.M.G.), Leek, Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat cheese Quiche, Hot Buttered Rum French Toast Bake, and, of course, these Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles(!!!).
As you can see, I have a hard time narrowing it down. And as I write this, I’m realizing even more so my love for breakfast. Also, I’m a very indecisive person, so there’s that. You too?
But, let’s talk for a second about these glorious waffles.
The waffles themselves are so light and airy but have a crisp exterior, and they’re not overly sweet or overly lemony.
The whipped honey lemon cream is out of this world. I practically licked the bowl clean. No, really. It’s what takes these waffles to the next level. It packs so much lemony flavor, and its like summer in your mouth.
And, you definitely can’t beat the fresh lemon juice and zest. On top of that, it takes less than 15 minutes to make the batter and whip up the cream. Then it’s into the waffle iron for all the magic to happen.
I love to eat my waffles with a big dollop of the whipped honey lemon cream, a hearty drizzle of real maple syrup and fresh strawberries. Amazing.
But before you rush off to make these waffles, I have a quick funny story for you (BTW… I’m enjoying sharing these funny stories with you guys. Check out my previous post).
The other evening, I was wandering around outside, admiring the chickens as they roamed freely, plucking bugs from the ground and enjoying (what’s supposed to be) spring. Then bam, out of nowhere, one of our roosters attacked me!
I couldn’t believe it. A chicken has NEVER attacked me in all my life growing up on a farm… 26 years! Until now.
Honestly, I didn’t know what to do. It all happened so fast. The thing lunged at my upper leg, clawing me and pecking me with its beak! I immediately started running (and screaming like a little girl), and as it was chasing me, I pretty much ran into the exterior barn wall. The thing had me pinned. So, naturally, I started kicking towards it as my defense. It finally calmed down a bit, and I snuck into the barn where I told my dad and brother what had just happened, and can you guess what they did? They laughed.
Well, since them, the rooster has tried to attack both of them as well. So, ha. The thing literally came behind my dad and knocked a pail right out of his hand. Hahaha.
I now have two bruises on my leg and a small spot where he drew blood with his beak. Not to mention the fact that he pretty much protects the coop, so now I refuse to collect eggs if he’s around.
But anyways, I hope you enjoy your waffles 🙂
Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Whipped Honey Lemon Cream
Yield 4-6 people
Fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these lemon poppy seed waffles are a definite crowd pleaser! Topped with whipped honey lemon cream that’s bursting with fresh lemon flavor and just the right touch of sweetness. These waffles are like summer in your mouth.
Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 2 ¼ cups buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons honey*
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ½ tablespoon lemon zest
- ¼ cup lemon juice
Whipped Honey Lemon Cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons honey*
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, eggs, honey, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
- Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions (see notes). Serve topped with whipped honey lemon cream and fresh strawberries!
Whipped Honey Lemon Cream
- Using an electric mixer, whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice on low until smooth.
- Add lemon zest, honey and whipping cream, and whip on medium-high until soft peaks form.
*If your honey is a little cold and stiff, warm it up a bit so that it mixes in easier.
- Begin cooking your waffles right after your batter is mixed up. If you let the batter sit too long, it starts to thicken up a bit.
- Keep in mind, the batter is supposed to be slightly thick though. I had to spread my batter in the waffle iron. If the batter is too thin, your waffles will come out thinner and flimsier.
- For reference, my waffle iron makes four square waffles at one time, and I used about 1/3 cup of batter for each square.