There’s nothing better than a classic, comforting meal on a cold winter morning. The holiday season is filled with so many good memories of family and food, why not make one more? Christmas waffles fit the bill of classic and comforting, and pears are a traditional way to celebrate the holidays. Together, they make a delicious Christmas breakfast that’s hard to beat!

Christmas morning traditions are some of the most special. I still remember what my mom made every Christmas morning. My goal is to start a Christmas breakfast tradition that everyone in my family remembers too, one that we can all look forward to. This Christmas waffle recipe is it.

These spiced waffles come studded with flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla. Their fluffy, cloud-like texture makes them the perfect base for serving syrupy, cinnamon pears. Royal Riviera Pears caramelize with a bit of brown sugar to create the most delicious waffle topping. It’s like a faux pear compote, quickly thrown together on a chilly morning and enjoyed with waffles, extra powdered sugar, and too much coffee. It sounds like the kind of Christmas breakfast we should all be enjoying!

Spiced Waffles with Cinnamon Pears

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


For the waffles

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)

For the pear topping


For the waffles

  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients until a batter starts to form. Stir in the melted butter until combined.
  • Heat your waffle iron to the desired setting. Once hot, make your waffles according to the iron’s directions.
  • Serve the waffles immediately, topping with cinnamon pears and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

For the pear topping

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Once melted, add the pears and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes, just until the pears soften slightly.
  • Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir and toss gently.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the pears are syrupy, caramely, and soft.
  • Serve immediately on top of your waffles.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pears, waffles
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Jessica Merchant is a full-time recipe developer and food writer who is intensely passionate about food and writing, and loves to share her food through her blog How Sweet Eats. Bacon makes her beam. Chocolate makes her shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables are her biggest frenemy (her perfect world would include none of them).

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    Ryan Gianos Reply

    Well, I’m a little bit late for Christmas, but these waffles sure do look delicious. Thanks for the post – wonderful recipe. Happy New Year!

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