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Grown-Up PB&J Waffles with Boozy Toppings

Why Boozy Waffles?

Well, the first question I have is, why not? Boozy Waffles are always a good idea, whether it’s breakfast, brunch, brinner, late-night drunken snack, and everything in between. If you haven’t noticed by now or you’re new around here, I love taking childhood faves and putting an adult spin on them. If you’re into that, too, then you should definitely take a look at some of my nostalgic cocktails or try out my other boozy breakfast recipe: Peanut Butter Whiskey AND Bacon Pancakes

Ever since I made those mouth watering pancakes, I knew I wanted to do another boozy breakfast; Mother’s Day gave me the perfect excuse to come up with something new. I sure hope that if you’re able to be with your mama on that day, you bring her breakfast in bed. And I might be biased but I can’t think of anything better to serve her than these waffles. After all, she probably made you tons of PB&Js growing up. Now it’s your turn.

Stacked Waffles with strawberry compote on top with syrup being drizzled on top.

Special Items You Need To Make These:

  • Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • Strawberry Liqueur
  • A Waffle Iron (this is the one I use, not an affiliate link)

There is a full list of ingredients at the bottom, but the majority of people probably already have them at home. These, however, are crucial to the recipe but aren’t as common as the other required tools/ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes these “boozy” waffles?

There is peanut butter whiskey in the waffles and the syrup. There is also strawberry liqueur in the compote. However, everything is cooked so the alcohol is “cooked off” but leaves a unique and delicious flavor.

Can people under the legal drinking age eat these?

That’s up to the guardians. It will not give anyone a buzz by any means as the alcohol gets cooked off, but use your best judgement.

Can I make these into pancakes?

Absolutely! Just follow the directions on the box mix for pancakes instead.

Stacked Waffles with strawberry compote on top with syrup being drizzled on top.

Boozy PB&J Waffles

Serving Size:
6 Large Waffles
30-40 minutes

For the Pancakes

  • 2 cups Buttermilk Pancake/Waffle Mix (prepared as instructed)
  • 4 TBSP Peanut Butter Whiskey, divided
  • 1/3 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 TSP Strawberry Liqueur
  • 1 LB Strawberries, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch mixed with 3 TBSP Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • A dash of Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: Powdered Sugar for serving


  1. Add 2 TBSP of peanut butter whiskey and 1/3 cup of peanut butter to the waffle batter. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour into preheated waffle maker and cook until golden brown.
  3. While the waffles cook, add the strawberries, sugar, cornstarch/water mixture, lemon zest, and strawberry liqueur to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring regularly.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes and take the pan off the heat. The sauce will continue to thicken while it sits. I recommend letting it sit for at least 5-10 minutes, allowing it plenty of time to thicken.
  5. Meanwhile, add maple syrup, remaining peanut butter whiskey, and vanilla extract to a separate small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes. You should still be able to taste the whiskey flavor, but it will muted and not overpowering.

If you end up making these yummy waffles, be sure to tag me on social media!

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