24 Comfort Food Waffles For A Delicious Brunch

We are entering brunch season, and the waffle recipes abound. Comfort food waffles are an important aspect of a good brunch. They usually take center stage along with other main courses such as eggs and breakfast meats. Topping ideas are endless and can accommodate everyone’s tastes. So make sure your brunch is the best with one or more of these delicious waffle recipes.

1. Chestnut Flour Waffles with Vanilla Cranberry Compote

Chestnut flour waffle quarters on a plate with compote on one quarter.
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Like the flour that makes them, these waffles are nutty, malty, and earthy. A delicious option for any brunch with friends or family. But unlike traditional waffles, they won’t sit in your tummy like a brick.

2. Belgian Waffles

A plate of Belgian waffles with fresh blueberries on top.
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These Belgian Waffles are the perfect morning treat if you want something crispy for breakfast. You can top them with your favorite fruits or even some maple syrup.

3. Vegan Chocolate Waffles

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These vegan chocolate waffles are simply delicious and to die for! Like having brownies for breakfast.

4. Buckwheat Waffles

A stack of buckwheat waffles with fresh berries and syrup on top.
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When you think of buckwheat, you probably think of pancakes and not waffles, but it works well for both. These buckwheat waffles are easy to make, they taste amazing, and you can top them with many amazing things.

5. Blueberry Waffles

A closeup of a blueberry waffle with fresh blueberries on top.
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Soft and delicious, these blueberry waffles are a treat the whole family will enjoy. These waffles are made with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and almond extract. Serve them with more fresh blueberries on top, or top them with maple syrup or honey. 

6. Pumpkin Waffles

A large stack of pumpkin waffles served on a plate with chocolate syrup and whipped cream over the top.
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Fall is here, and that means the return of everything pumpkin spice, and that includes waffles. These pumpkin waffles are crispy and delicious. If you have pumpkin puree in your pantry, you probably already have everything else you need in there, too. 

7. Brownie Waffles

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Brownies for breakfast? Yes, please! That’s what you’ll get when you make a batch of these brownie waffles. The best part? These brownie waffles are healthy and NOT filled with sugar. You can even make a double batch and freeze them for breakfast later on. 

8. Sweet Potato Waffles

A closeup of a single sweet potato waffle with apple sauce on top.
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Looking for a waffle that’s a cross between a hashbrown and a waffle? That’s what you’ll get with these crispy sweet potato waffles. Sweet potatoes, eggs, and a few spices are all that you need for these tasty waffles. 

9. Egg Waffles

A closeup of a stack of two egg waffles with syrup on top.
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No flour? No problem. You can still make delicious, tasty egg waffles. They may be a little unconventional as far as waffles go, but they still make an amazing meal for breakfast. 

10. Gingerbread Waffles

A stack of gingerbread waffles on a white, square plate.
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If you are looking to make some waffles with a twist, you might like these gingerbread waffles. Gingerbread spice added to oat flour, milk, and eggs make for an amazingly flavorful breakfast treat. These would be perfect for serving around the holidays.

11. Almond Flour Waffles

A stack of almond flour waffles with syrup and a pat of butter on top.
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If you love your waffles for breakfast but are trying to be more mindful of your health, particularly your blood sugar, then these are the waffles for you. Almond Flour Waffles are still delicious, but they won’t shoot your blood sugar up after eating them. Top them with some fresh fruit or unsweetened apple sauce, and breakfast is ready to go.

12. Protein Powder Waffles

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Trying to add a little more protein to your diet? Maybe you’re looking for a little boost of extra energy for your day. Try out these protein powder waffles. They are easy to make, and you won’t even notice the protein powder in them. 

13. Saturday Morning Waffles

A stack of Saturday Morning Waffles on a white plate.
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What better way to start the weekend than with some yummy waffles for the whole family? That’s why you need this Saturday morning waffles recipe. You don’t have to wait till Saturday to make them either…I won’t tell.

14. Spelt Waffles with Strawberry Compote Sauce

An overhead view of a stack of waffles with strawberry compote on top.
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

These delicious ancient grain, spelt waffles are a great way to start your morning, especially if you are sharing with others. Perfect for brunch or just a weekday morning, these delicious waffles are amazing with an all-natural strawberry compote on top.

15. Chocolate Waffles with Peanut Butter Sauce

A portion of a stack of chocolate waffles with peanut butter sauce drizzled over the top.
Photo Credit: Running to The Kitchen.

For peanut butter cup lovers, these chocolate waffles with peanut butter sauce are a perfect component of brunch. With a crispy outside and some decadent sauce drizzled over the top, you can’t go wrong.

16. Lupin Flour Waffles with Cream Cheese Topping

An overhead view of two lupin flour waffles on a plate with fresh blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
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Lupin flour is a high protein and fiber flour made from lupin beans, and it makes delicious waffles for a Sunday brunch menu. Low-carb-friendly and delicious, you’ll fill up without filling out while you enjoy a Sunday brunch.

17. Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Two large oatmeal waffles on a plate with fresh blueberries on top.
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If you like crispy edges and fluffy insides, these are the waffles you want for breakfast or brunch. They are simple to make and actually healthy to boot.

18. Savory Hummus Waffles

Savory hummus waffles on a cooling rack.
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If you’ve never tried savory waffles before, now’s your chance. Filled with Italian sausage and sun-dried tomatoes, these are delicious with eggs. They even have a hint of basil which really puts them over the top.

19. Sourdough Waffles

An overhead view of sourdough waffles on a plate.
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If you love making sourdough bread but aren’t sure what to do with the leftover starter, try making sourdough waffles. They are every bit as good as they sound and are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

20. Cheddar Waffles with Bacon & Chives

Cheddar waffles on a plate with a fried egg on top.
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These may be better than any sweet waffles you’ve had. This savory combination of cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives is quite the perfect start to your morning, whether it be for breakfast or brunch. Serve these with a fried egg over the top for a delicious meal.

21. Chicken And Waffles With Jalapeno Honey Butter Sauce

A waffle cut in half with a piece of fried chicken next to it.
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If you love chicken and waffles, just wait until you try it with homemade jalapeno honey butter sauce. The combination is slightly sweet and savory and has a little jalapeno kick to it. It’s a delicious way to start your morning or to have breakfast for dinner.

22. Jackie Kennedy’s Fluffy Waffle Recipe

Waffle quarters on a pink plate.
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This easy waffle recipe was a favorite of JFK himself. They have a lightly crisp outside and a nice and fluffy inside. Whether Jackie Kennedy ever actually cooked these herself is up for debate, but you can eat like American royalty with these delicious waffles.

23. Crispy Red Lentil Protein Waffles 

A closeup of waffles with berries and berry sauce over the top.
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Red lentil flour is an unusual but delicious option for making waffles. These have no dairy or gluten and are delicious with fresh berries sprinkled over the top.

24. Sweet Potato Waffles

An overhead view of a plate of sweet potato waffles with fresh blueberries and a pat of butter.
Photo Credit: Running To The Kitchen.

These hearty, wholesome waffles will fill you up without leaving a brick in your tummy. They are diet-friendly if you want to enjoy brunch without getting off track.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually, doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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