Menorah waffles! A quick & easy, fun Chanukah breakfast

This special Chanukah breakfast comes together from ready-made items in under a minute! Decorated with fruit & sprinkles, your kids will love it!

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! My daughter Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, being not really (read ‘not at all’) a morning person, I needed to come up with something really easy. 

Easy breakfasts

Breakfast in our house is usually toast, porridge, or some other extremely simple foodstuff. I’m not great first thing in the morning so anything more complicated is something of a non-starter – except for Sunday mornings, when I usually manage a bit of a lie-in, and once I’ve had a reviving cup of tea I can manage to make homemade waffles.

You could use homemade waffles to make this special Chanukah breakfast, but I took the easier route and used shop bought ones. A few sprinkles, some fresh fruit,  and I had created The Menorah Waffle!

Menorah waffles - quick and easy Chanukah breakfast.

Quick and easy!

This is probably one of the easiest to make and best received breakfasts I have ever made! And it took me about half a minute. Kipper was over-the-moon with it. She was quite annoyed that I insisted on taking photos before she was allowed to eat!

Menorah waffles - quick and easy Chanukah breakfast.

Waffles, fruit and imagination

We used Kingsmill waffles, as Kingsmill products are kosher certified by the SKA. Unfortunately though,  they no longer seem to make the waffles. However, various other brands of kosher toaster waffles are available, so you should be able to pick something up without too much trouble.

Decorations for our Chanukah waffles were raspberries, tangerine segments, and chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. If you have the energy, you could go wild with caramel or chocolate syrup, whipped cream, chopped nuts… You can use just about anything that takes your fancy. 

Fabulous festive breakfast

So there you have it – a fabulous Chanukah breakfast, with very little effort! My Chanukah gift to fellow non-morning-people everywhere.

Menorah waffles - quick and easy Chanukah breakfast.

This special Chanukah breakfast comes together from ready-made items in under a minute! Decorated with fruit & sprinkles, your kids will love it!

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Menorah Waffles - a cute & easy Chanukah breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine jewish
Servings 1
Author Helen


  • 2 small rectangular waffles or 1 big one
  • 1 tangerine
  • Few raspberries
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Any other fruit, syrup, nuts, whipped cream etc that you fancy


  • Cut a strip off the short end of each waffle. Arrange the waffles and the cut strips to make the shape of a menorah.
  • Use the tangerine segments for 'flames'.
  • Decorate with the raspberries and sprinkles, or any other garnishes you want.
  • Eat and enjoy!

If you’re after more Chanukah recipes, check out my spicy Gingerbread Chanukah gelt, these yummy sweet potato latkes in the waffle maker, these delicious oven-fried latkes, this fabulous crispy Chanukah chocolate bark, or these gorgeous spiced olive oil cupcakes. And if that’s not enough, check out my Chanukah Pinterest board for all sorts of festive inspiration – recipes, crafts, games, decorations and more!

Menorah waffles - quick and easy Chanukah breakfast.

I’m linking this fabulous Chanukah breakfast up with Festive Food Fridays, organised by TamingTwins and KerryCooks.



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  2. Such a clever idea. I bet so many kids around the world would love this for their celebration breakfast! Thanks for linking with #FestiveFoodFriday.

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  4. littlesunnykitchen

    Love the idea Helen! I made some waffles today, but they weren’t in any interesting shape haha just the classic ones 🙂

  5. What a great idea! I’m going to make it for my kids for Chanukah!

  6. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Haha this is so clever! Love breakfasts that put a smile on your face 🙂

  7. What a fun idea! I love making shapes out of waffles, and we don;t even have any kids yet 🙂

  8. i love the idea of making things out of waffles – how perfect for kids! and a great way to get some fruit in too

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