Almond Poppyseed Heart Waffles

January 28, 2021

Classic waffles with an almond poppyseed flair. Perfect when made in your heart shaped waffle iron for Valentine’s Day.

A match made in heaven

Nothing beats a fluffy, buttery waffle with a crispy exterior. And if we’re being honest…a good waffle is simply a vehicle for a good old fashioned maple syrup drizzle. The only thing that beats a classic waffle in my book, is one with an almond poppyseed flavor profile. It’s like taking your perfect muffin and introducing it to the classic waffle. A match made in heaven! Almond Poppyseed Heart Waffles are sure to be a new family favorite for Valentine’s Day Brunch.

Dash Mini Heart Waffle Iron

While this recipe is simple when it comes to the ingredients, it has huge impact in the flavor department. The thing that makes it extra special though is using the world’s cutest heart shaped waffle iron for…wait for it…MINI heart waffles. They’re perfect if you have young kids in the house or you’re looking for an excuse to throw back 5 waffles on a weekday morning. If you want a more standard waffle-making experience, check out my review here.

Simple Waffle Variations

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that the base recipe is a classic waffle recipe that works every time. All it takes to transform these waffles is two simple ingredients – almond extract and poppyseeds. It’s just as easy to leave them out as it is to throw them in. So you can determine what you’re in the mood for and head in that direction. I’ve also been known to add in a little lemon zest with the almond and poppyseeds or simply just a splash of vanilla extract in place of the other additions. Almond Poppyseed Heart Waffles are simple and delicious, but feel free to make it how you like it and treat the recipe like a blank canvas.

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Almond Poppyseed Heart Waffles

  • Author: Kelsey Nixon
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 mini waffles or 6 standard size waffles 1x


Classic waffles with an almond poppyseed flair. Perfect when made in your heart shaped waffle iron for Valentine’s Day.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppyseeds*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract*
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, almond extract and melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. 
  3. Grease your waffle iron with non-stick spray. Based on the size of your waffle iron, pour in an adequate amount of batter and cook until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter. (for this mini heart waffle iron I use 1/4 cup batter)
  4. Serve with berries, a drizzle of maple syrup, or whipped cream.


  • You can eliminate the almond extract and poppyseeds for a more classic waffle.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

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