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Real Men Make Waffles: A Romantic Breakfast Guide for the Man in Your Life


A Breakfast for Your Sweetheart That She'll Never Forget!

The one gift I firmly believe wins a place in a woman’s heart, and stomach, is a beautiful and delicious breakfast prepared by her "One and Only." It’s the perfect way to start her day off by showing her just how much she is loved.

There are men who know exactly how to be the true romantic. They have a firm grasp on how to show or tell what their sweetheart really loves.

Then there are those who struggle on what to get or do. Their hearts and minds are in the right place, but have a hard time deciding, and once they do decide, have no clue where to begin.

What can be helpful, is to have a little knowledge or guidance on what you can do and how to make it happen.

Your Blueprints!

Gentlemen, to help you plan the perfect breakfast for your sweetheart, I have designed three scenarios for you to work with, depending on your current relationship. Keep in mind that you can follow them to the letter, or better yet, add your own personal touch!

You could call these blueprints. You start off with a plan, but add to it as you see fit!

You are going to create the perfect waffle breakfast for your sweetheart.

Not pancakes, WAFFLES! Why waffles? For two reasons:

1. Waffles give off the persona that you slaved all morning in the kitchen. That you took the time to carefully plan this breakfast to show her just how much she means to you.

2. Waffles are very sexy! Therefore YOU will be very sexy! *wink*

Your Special Breakfast will consist of the following items:

1. Waffles with whipped butter and her favorite syrup or heavy whipping cream (whipped) and fresh berries.

2. Yogurt (her favorite brand and flavor)

4. Granola (to sprinkle on your yogurt)

5. Beverage (choose only two )
~Orange juice
~Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea ( I prefer teas by Good Earth )

This is your menu. Simple, Light, and Sexy!


Scenario One - "First Timer"

Now that you have your menu, the following scenarios (or blueprints) are to help you create that perfect Breakfast!
Remember, these are only blueprints. You can change anything to your accomodate your own situation.

This is for those who have been dating for a short time but would like to take it a step further. What a perfect way to let her know that she has become very special to you.

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  • Make arrangements to pick her up in the morning.
  • Show up at her door with a bouquet of spring flowers.
    (Don’t forget to tell her how amazing she looks!)
  • Drive to a beautiful location such as the beach, park, or mountains.
  • Once you arrive, take out the picnic basket you will have hidden in the trunk.
    (Be sure to use insulated containers to keep your waffles warm)
  • Lay a beautiful blanket/Quilt on the ground.
  • Add some music to the ambiance from
    (your choice of music device such as your phone.)
  • As you enjoy the incredible breakfast you made, get to know her more:
    Talk about each of your childhoods, your parents, work, your likes and dislikes.
  • After you finish your meal, present her with a single rose
    and thank her for being there with you.

This is to be a simple, intimate, "getting to know each other" moment for you both. It doesn't need to be anything dramatic, or complicated. Enjoy being with her and remember, less is more.

Scenario Two - "Newlywed Waffles"

This scenario is for those who have been married for a short time and without kids….yet. However, this breakfast may change that status! Keep in mind just because you are married now, you stop being the romantic. My grandmother always said, "the reason grandpa and I have been together so long, is because he wooed me every day!"

While your bride is still slumbering, get yourself up and into the kitchen to prepare her this amazing breakfast.
Now I bet you thought I was going to suggest “Breakfast in Bed,” didn’t you?
Nope! That might be expected; however, you want the element of surprise for her!

  • Prepare your breakfast as quickly and as quietly as you can.
  • You can prepare quite a bit the night before.
    For example: have your yogurt in two bowls covered
    with saran wrap and placed in the refrigerator.
    All you have to do is uncover the yogurt in the morning and place the granola on it.
    (no mess, no noise).
  • Have your tableware together in one place so you can set the table fast.
  • Place a beautiful Vase of Spring flowers in the center.
  • Once your table is set, place the bowls of yogurt with granola near each plate setting.
  • Before you begin mixing the waffles (which will make noise of course,
    and possibly wake her up) you will “get yourself ready.”
  • Brush your teeth, put on her favorite cologne of yours, brush your hair, and
    put on something sexy. A couple of my favorites I like seeing my man wear are: a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt (or no shirt), or pajama bottoms and an opened robe.
  • Now take a bag of rose petals you were able to get from the florist
    and spread a path of them from the bedroom door to the table.
  • Start the coffee maker (The aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning makes me happy)
  • Turn on some soothing, sexy music and begin cooking.
  • The combination of the music, the smell of coffee and your
    cologne will awaken you bride and also arouse her senses.
  • There is nothing sexier and more sensuous than waking
    up to your man making you breakfast wearing nothing but blue jeans.
  • When she walks into the kitchen....
    Stop what you’re doing for the moment and give her a passionate kiss.
  • Return to making her breakfast, talk sexy to her while you are creating this masterpiece.
  • After your breakfast together, pull her up from
    her chair and dance with her.
    Tell her “sweet-isms” into her ear while you’re dancing.
  • When the moment is right, present her with heart pendant
    and tell her, “You have my heart forever.”

Scenario Three - "Forever Family Waffles"

Ahhhh! There you are! You, your sweetheart and you are...... “Married with Children.” How are you going to pull off a romantic and sexy waffle breakfast now? Elementary my dear Watson!
This is a family affair! It’s a great way to set an example and to
show your children just how much you love their mother!

Plan ahead of time with the kids and give them assignments that are appropriate with their age.

Examples of responsibilities for each child:

  • Setting the table
  • Fixing yogurt bowls
  • Putting the Flowers in a Vase
  • Making homemade "I Love you Mom"cards
  • Create a Mom’s Wish list (a list of "To-Do's" for you and the kids!)
  • Enjoy this beautiful breakfast with your beautiful wife and your kids.
  • After breakfast, pull your wife aside and present her
    with a night on the town (just the two of you)

Not only does this reaffirm your love for your beautiful wife and the mother of your children, but it also teaches your sons how to treat their future wives and women in general, and your daughters to accept nothing less than love and respect.


Alright gentlemen, there are your three scenarios to choose from!
It’s up to you to add your own touches!

Below is a fabulous recipe for making the perfect waffle.

Have a wonderful day and remember….. “Real Men Make Waffles”

Real Men and Their Waffles Unite!

Preparation and Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

Makes approximately 4 regular size waffles

Ingredients for Amazing Waffles

  • 1-3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1-3/4 cup Whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Egg yolks, (Beaten)
  • 3 Egg Whites, (Beaten till stiff peaks form)

Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  3. Place egg whites in medium mixing bowl and beat till peaks form)
  4. Wisk egg yolks and milk.
  5. Add dry ingredients. Add oil and wisk.
  6. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Be sure to not over mix.
  7. Pour ½ - ¾ Cup into heated waffle iron. Cook according to the instructions of your waffle iron.

Additional Waffle Making Tips

  • Take real butter and whip it with your mixer. place it in a pretty dish for display.
    There is nothing worse than trying to spread cold, hard butter across your waffles.
    It will rip them apart!
  • Be sure that your syrup is room temp. Who likes cold syrup on their hot waffles?
    I certainly don't!

How would you rate this recipe?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Liz Rayen

Comments: Real Men Make Waffles: A Romantic Breakfast Guide for the Man in Your Life

Liz Rayen (author) from California on May 04, 2020:

Thank you khalidsaeed. I appreciate your comment.

Have a truly wonderful day!


khalidsaeed from hamzatown phes 1 kahna nu lahore pakistan on April 27, 2020:

Great advice and your style is also very romantic. I liked it very much.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on October 09, 2012:

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about KDuBarry! Awesome! Thanks for your comment! :)

KDuBarry03 on October 09, 2012:

Definitely great information :) Whenever I bring someone home, I make it my obligation to cook the first meal to make sure it's great for the family and my guest. A nicely cooked dinner or any time cooking is a great idea for any guy out there :)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on August 26, 2012:

Thank you so much Pavio! :)

Pavlo Badovskyi from Kyiv, Ukraine on August 26, 2012:

Romantic and amazing!! I like your advises. Shared.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on July 05, 2012:

hahaha Kelly.. well.. I try to make all my friends "happy" *wink*

Thanks sweetie :)

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 05, 2012:

Ahhh Lisa's bringing sexy back! With a waffle in his hand....hahaha!

Awesome hub Lisa! I laughed, I smiled - I laughed and cried then! Hahaha good one girl!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 31, 2012:

lol Turtlewoman, or should I call you Honu Wahine? I say.. buy him a waffle iron for his birthday and Wa-La.. your job is complete! :) Thanks so much for the vote up! :)

Kim Lam from California on March 31, 2012:

This is such a cute hub! I have to show my fiancé this idea...hint hint. Oh, I guess we must first buy a waffle iron! *doh!*

Voted up and beautiful!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 24, 2012:

I totally agree with you jpelczar! :)

jpelczar on March 24, 2012:

There is nothing better than a thick, fluffy waffle with real maple syrup.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 23, 2012:

Thank you so much sen.sush23! What a sweet comment.:) I originally wrote this hub centered around Valentines day and thought to myself.. Hey! Men should make us waffles all year around!.. So I revised it! Heheh I'm glad you liked it! Aloha!

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on March 23, 2012:

Lisa, I was browsing the Hubs you are writing as tribute to co-hubbers, and I thought, let me check out this wonderful woman first. I came upon this Nugget. I have many friends who love to cook breakfast for the girls around. I am going to share this Hub with them. A well deserved accolade you have on this Hub.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 22, 2012:

LOL Molometer.. You could try Ebay.. but they might be slightly used! LOL... Thanks for the vote! ?

Micheal from United Kingdom on March 22, 2012:

Voted up useful and awesome.

These are great ideas to inject some romance into our lives, and the recipe for waffles is very handy.

Now where can I get a pair of 'red satin pants? lol

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 20, 2012:

Thank you Lilleyth. It was a surprise to me and a wonderful honor! Thank you for you vote! :)

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on March 20, 2012:

Congrats on the award! Terrific ideas. I voted "awesome".

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 14, 2012:

Updated the guide to help our men and their waffle needs!:)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on March 10, 2012:

LOL emilybee! It's the red satin boxers that kick it into gear (per say) I'm glad you liked the hub! thank you so much for the vote up! :)

emilybee on March 10, 2012:

I like this because normally I'm the one who makes the waffles around here :-) Waffles are delicious and great tips for different Valentines Day scenarios, also love the red satin boxers idea!! lol Voted up!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 14, 2012:

Well how lovely.. and pancakes are wonderfully yummy!

Happy Valentines Day!:)

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 14, 2012:

I love Waffles any time. However, I had a good breakfast today (Valentines Day) with Hash Browns and Pancakes... Yummy!!!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 14, 2012:

ooooooo.... I would love to hear that recipe! Have a wonderful Valentines Day! :)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 14, 2012:

lol, Thanks Brett. But, it's not just the waffle itself..... it's in the preparation and serving that makes them sexy! ;) Thanks for dropping by!

cebutouristspot from Cebu on February 13, 2012:

I am preparing a great valentine home dinner. Since we found out that going out for a lovely dinner is more trouble than its worth. I will try to make this waffle with ice cream for dessert. Thanks for sharing

Brett C from Asia on February 13, 2012:

Good advice for those in a relationship and those still hunting for a little romance. The line "Waffles are very sexy!" made me laugh, can't say I've heard them called that before :-p.

Thanks for SHARING.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 08, 2012:

Thank you Cwanamaker! I'm glad you think so! Thank you for your comment. :)

Christopher Wanamaker from Arizona on February 08, 2012:

Some great ideas here. I just may have to try them. And yes, Waffles are way better than pancakes!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 08, 2012:

Thank you so much imatellmuva! I know I don't need much for my man to warm my heart. He does it every day! I sure appreciate your warm comments! :)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 08, 2012:

Oh My Gosh! I did too.. AND what about the Mickey Mouse Pancakes??? There is nuttin wrong with pancakes! :)

imatellmuva from Somewhere in Baltimore on February 08, 2012:

Rusticliving, you have absolutely and unequivocally outlined everything...I mean everyt-h-i-n-g!!

Women don't need (most women) a big-ta-do!! it's the simplist things that warm our hearts...and of course waffles too!!

I love how you break it down from, dating, to newly married, and then married with children. You just take the same initial idea, and alter it slighlty to fit the new easy is that?!

Kris Heeter from Indiana on February 08, 2012:

Love the waffle idea! Great hub!

Although, I have to admit that as a child, I always loved the heart shaped pancakes my dad would make for us on Valentine's Day:)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 02, 2012:

Thank you amberld! I appreciate you sharing it!

Have a great day! :)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 02, 2012:

Thank you MsDora! and I totally agree. Sometimes we need a little hint as well. :-)

Amber White from New Glarus, WI on February 02, 2012:

Great hub, and SHARED!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 02, 2012:

Congratulations on your nomination. Great valentine hub! All the men should take heed (Interesting for women, too).

Liz Rayen (author) from California on February 01, 2012:

Awwwe thank you Stephanie! How sweet you are. :)

Stephanie Henkel from USA on February 01, 2012:

Waffles are my favorite! What a lovely, romantic way to start off a Valentine's Day! Congratulations on your HubNugget nomination - it's well deserved!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 29, 2012:

Awwweee missolive... you are so sweet and kind!

I am a true romantic and I love to create scenarios that would make our lives happier in some small way.

(you should read my scenario for chocolate toes!);)

Thank you for the votes on the nomination!

Pssst! You are one of my favorite writers (Hubbers)

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on January 29, 2012:

Rusticliving - Lisa, first and foremost I thought I had already commented on this. I must have clicked away before my comment registered - sorry!

I LOVE my husband and I LOVE waffles - the two together with the scenario you described would make me one happy women walking on cloud nine! You are such a romantic! Me too!

Congratulations on the HubNugget nomination - I already voted for you, I'm SURE of it.

voted up up up and yum yum yum :)

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 28, 2012:

Thank you Cindy!! and for the record.... Pancakes work just as well!! *Big smile*

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on January 28, 2012:

This looks like so much fun. My husband surprised me today with pancakes. Congrats on your nomination.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 28, 2012:

Thank you VC! I was really surprised! The other Hubs that are nominated are amazing!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on January 28, 2012:

Congratulations on your Hubnugget nomination. Very proud of you and you certainly deserve this. Way to go!!!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 28, 2012:

Mahalo nui loa "thoughtforce" "Robin" and "Audrey". It was a lot of fun writing it. I appreciate your visit. I'm really excited about this Hub being nominated for Hubnugget as well. How wonderful is that!

Audrey Howitt from California on January 28, 2012:

This is such a romantic hub! And so clear! Loved this!

Robin Kemp on January 28, 2012:

Absolutely delightful hub. What a fantastic presentation with such an array of thought provoking ideas for your special Valentine. Thank you.

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on January 28, 2012:

So many great Valentines breakfast tips and the recipes sounds so tasty! Thanks for the inspiration, now I only need to make sure my husband read this:))

Voted up,


Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 27, 2012:

Thank you so much GoodLady!(I love your Hub Name) The only thing sexier than your man making you waffles is if he serves them to you with just an apron on! (just sayin)


Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 27, 2012:

Ripplemaker! I am so honored to be nominated for Hubnugget. WOW! I'm walking on air! Thank you! I will get out there and post it and talk about it. My honey said I would get an extra waffle if I win! Woo hoo!!!! :)))

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on January 27, 2012:

It's incredible! all week I've been thinking how sexy it is to have breakfast made by our beloved men...and wondering vaguely how to turn it into a Hub

And you did it!

And it's fun.



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Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on January 27, 2012:

These are wonderful and romantic ideas for Valentines! The women will be thrilled! LOL

NEWS FLASH: Congratulations on your Hubnuggets Nomination! As the Hubnuggets Team official cheerleader, I urge you to join and participate the great fun provided by the Hubnuggets program. Read, Vote and Promote! yay! Be sure to read your email for the official notification or visit this hub

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 26, 2012:

Vocal Coach wrote......"My partner and love has 4 legs, a lovely tail and very sexy growl. I doubt that he will follow any of your marvelous tips. He is very into himself these days. But I will make valentine's day extra special for him. I will give him a good brushing, put extra ice cubes in his water, feed him pupperoni and rub his little belly!

I hope your partner is a dog!! *chorkle*

Thank you for the vote. I love you too!!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 26, 2012:

hehe... so they say SanneL! Thank you for your visit and comment! have a great day!


Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on January 26, 2012:

ooooo~ Love those waffles. Especially when they are nice and crispy! Your idea on keeping the butter soft is wonderful, along with the room temperature syrup. This is just an excellent hub and so very helpful for couples.

My partner and love has 4 legs, a lovely tail and very sexy growl. I doubt that he will follow any of your marvelous tips. He is very into himself these days. But I will make valentine's day extra special for him. I will give him a good brushing, put extra ice cubes in his water, feed him pupperoni and rub his little belly!

How does that sound?

You are one of my favorite writers, Lisa. May I tell you "I love you?" Voted up and across! VC

SanneL from Sweden on January 26, 2012:

Oh my. . .so waffles are the secret!!

Well I guess it's never too late to learn new tricks. Hehe!

Thank you for this fun, creative, delicious and fantastic V-day's hub!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 26, 2012:

haha... It's never too late billy!! :-)


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 25, 2012:

Waffles are sexy? How come I never knew that? No wonder I'm divorced; I sure could have used this hub twenty years ago. Great hub!

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 20, 2012:

Thank you Marcy! It was quite fun writing it! I showed it to my honey and yesterday morning.. guess who made waffles?? :)

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on January 20, 2012:

Very fun and timely piece! And I love the photos you picked.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 19, 2012:

Thank you Alocsin! I certainly appreciate it!

Hahaha Susan... but of course he does. (But ask him to clean the kitchen in his red satin boxers.. tell him that the dishes get cleaner that way! *smirk*) Thanks for the vote!

My sweet Sunshine! Thank you! Your opinion always means so much!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on January 19, 2012:

Outstanding, yummy, funtastic, creative hub! Well thought out! Consider this masterpiece shared!:)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on January 19, 2012:

I am going to insist that my husband read your hub. Waffles yummy! Does he have to clean up after cooking these as he is a really messy cook :)

Up and awesome!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 19, 2012:

Yumyum. Thanks for these delicious waffle options. Voting this Up and Useful.

Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 19, 2012:

hahaha Thanks Ardie.. I think I know which photo you're talking about! (I have it on my desktop)

Thanks for the vote!!!

Sondra from Neverland on January 19, 2012:

Hey, I agree - waffles ARE sexy! And not the ones that fit in the toaster either hahah

Now I am getting ready to print this out and hand it to my that too subtle?

Great Hub, voting up and all across (beautiful because some of those are VERY nice pics *wink*)

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