Our 45 Best Waffle Recipes
Grab your waffle maker and add an easy homemade batter for a delicious all-in-one meal at home.
Hot Chicken and Doffles
Winner, winner, hot chicken doffle. If these glorious waffle-doughnut hybrid chicken sandwiches don’t peel you out of bed in the morning, we probably can’t help you. Chicken cutlets are dunked in hot sauce-laced buttermilk, doused in an oil bath to master the coveted crisp-crunchy skin, and then glossed with spicy melted butter. The heat of the chicken is quelled by the glazed doughnuts, which helps master the crave-worthy sweet-salty-spicy breakfast alchemy we all aspire to. Warning: A fork and knife (or a bib, at the very least) are required to tackle this monster of a sandwich.
Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles with Juicy Berries
I've remade the typical syrup-doused waffle breakfast into a lower-sugar, fruit-forward, gluten-free, whole-grain plate with 273 fewer calories. In place of refined all-purpose flour, I go with gluten-free buckwheat flour, which adds 2.4g filling fiber per serving; strawberries add another 2.4g. Barely sweetened berries and yogurt replace maple syrup, slashing 18g added sugar per serving.
Chicken in Waffles
This decadent brunch recipe is just like chicken-n-waffles, except we literally put the chicken in the waffle—thus, making it easier to eat. Also, incorporating the chopped fried chicken into the delightfully toothy cornmeal waffle batter allows evenly distributed, full-on fried chicken flavor to come through in every bite. While this is an excellent morning-after use for leftovers following a fried chicken dinner, this savory-sweet dish is fabulous enough to merit going out and buying a box of fried chicken specifically for the cause. Top these waffles off with a pat of softened butter, a generous pour of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of leftover crispy fried chicken crumbles for a legendary brunch feast.
French Toasted Waffles
Two breakfast favorites merge for one epically crispy and delicious, maple syrup covered masterpiece.
Frosted Flake Chicken and Donut Waffles
This tasty twist on chicken and waffles might just be the ultimate amalgamation of breakfast food. It may seem over-the-top, but with a finishing sprinkle of flaky salt, this brunch-tactic beauty hits the perfect balance of salty and sweet. If nothing else, a key takeaway from this recipe is that waffling is a genius way to bring new life to day-old doughnuts.
Ultimate Breakfast Wafflewich
These BLT-meets-breakfast sandwiches are just about everything you could hope for in a brunch entree. Offering a perfect balance of savory and sweet, these hearty sandwiches, using maple-flavored waffles as the “bread,” are sure to wow family and friends. Set up all of your sandwich components and condiments buffet-style and allow company to assemble their own just as they like.
Savory Chickpea Waffles
We swap sugary pancake syrup for a poached egg and use chickpea flour in place of refined for an extra punch of protein. Enjoy for a quick breakfast or dinner.
Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles
The perfect waffle recipe looks a lot like this. This fluffy breakfast is fit for royalty and ready to help you start your day.
Hot Chicken-and-Waffle Sandwiches with Chive Cream
We did a taste test and loved the just-fried tenders from the Publix grocery store deli.
After you "Neapolitan" your waffles, use the leftover icings for dipping store-bought baked goods like brownies or doughnuts.
For a healthy breakfast go-to, try a Power Waffle. Spread with almond butter, top with sliced strawberries and banana, and drizzle with agave nectar for a satisfying treat packed with protein and carbs to keep you going.
Berry-Bacon Waffle Minis
Breakfast may never be the same again! This concoction of berries, bacon and waffles will have everyone at the table asking for more.
Ham and Gruyère Belgian Waffles with Sautéed Pears
While traditional Belgian waffles are made with yeast, we use beaten egg whites to give these salty-sweet waffles their light, airy texture and crispy exterior. For freezing and heating instructions, see below.
Buckwheat Belgian Waffles
The buckwheat flour adds an earthy, nutty flavor to these waffles, but it's also a flour that's heavy and dense. Here, it's blended with lighter tapioca flour and white rice flour to balance it. Beating the egg whites and folding them into the batter is also key to keeping the texture light. Top the waffles with slightly warm maple syrup and fresh fruit. They're so dreamy you could serve them for breakfast or dessert.
Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles
A sweet berry mixture tops these ricotta cheese-flavored waffles.
Jeff Potter offers a waffle recipe made with yeast instead of baking powder. A yeast enzyme called zymase helps make the waffles rich and sweet.
You're going to love these fluffy, golden waffles loaded with bacon bits and drizzled with sweet maple syrup.
Poached Fruit over Waffles
Feel free to substitute 2-3 pounds of any fruit you like. Instead of waffles, you can serve with angel food cake or anything that captures the tasty juice--you'll want every drop.
These waffles are packed with coffee flavor! Serve with syrup for breakfast, or add a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce for a fun dessert.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches
Make the filling the night before and in the morning toast waffles and assemble the sandwiches.
Berry and Browned Butter Waffle
The freezer aisle of your grocery store is stocked with a hearty selection of whole-grain toaster waffles that have less than 100 calories per serving. That's a low-calorie, grain-rich base for tasty combos that go way beyond butter and syrup. The fruity options are great, but we love savory ones, too.
Chocolate Chip Waffles
Chocolate Chip Waffles are kid-friendly and quick to make. Sarah Roe's sweet waffles will have everyone at the breakfast table asking for more!
Lemon-Poppy Seed Belgian Waffles with Blackberry Maple Syrup
Sprinkle these fluffy waffles with tangy and sweet fresh blackberries and your tastebuds with definitely thank you.
Top Parmesan-infused waffles with eggs, prosciutto, and a luscious hollandaise drizzle. This waffle is more savory than sweet, giving your taste buds a break from the traditional sweet-style waffle breakfast.
Strawberry Waffle Sundaes
Perfect for a brunch dessert, this sundae recipe calls for frozen strawberries and frozen waffles. It comes together in minutes and offers a fun end-of-meal flourish for your final course.
Spiced Waffles with Sauteed Pears
With flavors like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, these waffles prove that spices can be so, so sweet.
Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole-Grain Waffles
This top-rated breakfast dish has the added bonus of being packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C from the berries and protein and calcium, from the yogurt topping. Online reviewers rave, waffles are a must make!
French Toast Waffles
Cook milk-and-sugar coated French bread slices on a waffle iron to add a crispy bite to the traditionally smooth French toast breakfast. Serve with fresh berries, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.
Chocolate Waffles with Poached Cherries
Perfect as an end to a festive brunch or a new twist on an old classic, these waffles get their color and flavor from cocoa powder. The poached cherry drizzle, featuring lemon juice, orange juice, and vanilla bean, brings out the richness of the cocoa.
Blue Corn Waffles with Lavender Cream and Fresh Blueberries
Serve a main dish that's a treat to look at and to taste. The contrast of the crunchy cornmeal, tart berries, and smooth lavender cream makes this waffle recipe a must-make for your next weekend at home.
Corn and Cheddar Waffles
Enjoy these waffles with maple syrup, or go Southwestern and try them with tomato salsa. Melon or another fresh fruit rounds out the meal.
Bacon Maple Waffles
Combine salty and sweet flavors for an over-the-top breakfast. Crumbled bacon cooks into the syrup-infused batter to create a delicious, salty-sweet morning meal.
Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote
This compote uses frozen fruit, which is as nutritious as fresh and readily available in winter. The honeyed yogurt offers a sweet balance for the tangy compote, which can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week. While Greek yogurt offers a thicker base for the topping, plain low-fat yogurt can be substituted, if desired.
Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles with Apples and Apple Cider Syrup
Enjoy these waffles during harvest time when the autumn flavors are at their best. Fresh apples, canned pumpkin, and a host of fragrant spices make this dish a guaranteed family favorite.
Whole-Wheat Waffles with Spiced Fall Fruit
You can use a wide range of whole-wheat flours for these tender waffles, from milder and softer to heartier. We adapted a recipe created for Community Grains, in Oakland, and added a topping that's fruit and syrup all in one.
Turkey and Waffles
Churro Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Plug in your waffle iron for a sinful, sweet treat! Prepare yourself, these decadent ice cream sandwiches are next level. Mouth-watering, cinnamon-sugar churros (waffled) pair perfectly with large scoops of ice cream and a chocolaty drizzle.
Cornmeal Waffles with Fresh Blueberry Compote
Whole buttermilk is the key to fluffy, tender cornmeal waffles. For an even quicker a.m. meal, make the batter the night before.
Egg in a Waffle Hole Is What Breakfast Dreams Are Made Of
Will we ever tire of egg-in-a-hole foods? No. No, we won't. And why would we—the egg-in-a-hole allows us to to mashup our favorite breakfast food (runny yolk, of course) inside anything that could possibly complement a fried egg. This egg-in-a-hole, waffle edition, takes the trend back to breakfast basics, placing a jammy egg in the center of a classic buttermilk waffle.
Mix up a batch of cornmeal-buttermilk waffle batter that yields crisp, slightly crunchy waffles. Unlike some other recipes, these cornmeal waffles won’t get soggy immediately after you pull them from the waffle iron. This makes the perfect sturdy base for frying an egg inside. Cut a hole in the center of each finished waffle and lay the waffle in a pan foaming with butter. Crack an egg into the hole, flip the waffle, and repeat to your heart’s content. Serve the waffles the traditional way, with a heavy pour of maple syrup, or get creative—this could be the beginning of a pretty epic breakfast sandwich.
Egg and Nova Whole-Grain Waffle
The Savings: 20g added sugar
The Usual: Refined-flour waffle with butter and syrup
How to Make Granola Waffles with Strawberry Compote
Granola is a familiar go-to for “healthy” breakfasts, but isn’t it kind of boring to throw the same granola into the same yogurt every day? So if you also know how to make waffles, then the answer is simple: Turn granola into waffle batter and get out your waffle maker. This granola waffle recipe will help you switch up your morning routine. The crispy exterior of the granola waffles leads to the sweet and almost gooey, strawberry-riddled softer interior. The strawberry compote topping is the perfect excuse to sweeten it up even more if you want to skip the maple syrup (though we can’t wittingly recommend that). Plus it’s still fruit… so, you know, no guilt there.
Granola Waffles with Strawberry Compote
Coconut Oil Waffles
Look for unrefined or virgin coconut oil to provide a hint of coconut essence, which gives these waffles a unique flavor. The batter comes together really easily, but be sure your coconut oil is melted before adding it to your wet mixture, and don't overmix. To continue the tropical theme, top the waffles with mango or kiwi and toasted unsweetened coconut flakes.