17 Waffle Recipes You Have To Try

Having a good collection of waffle recipes on hand is always a surefire way to start the morning on the right foot. Whether sweet or savory, a plate of waffles with just the right toppings can create a delightful and delicious morning that everyone will love. Feel free to double any of these recipes and freeze the waffles without the toppings for quick and easy future breakfasts.

1. Buckwheat Waffles

A stack of buckwheat waffles with fresh berries and syrup on top.
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Enjoy a stack of buckwheat waffles topped with fresh berries and syrup. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a type of wheat but a gluten-free seed that makes for delicious waffles. Ideal for a healthy start, these waffles are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Top with your favorite syrup and some fresh fruit.

2. Egg Waffles

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Whether you want to make sweet or savory waffles, these egg waffles are perfect high-protein waffles, thanks to their being made of nothing but eggs. There is no flour at all in these delicious waffles, and you can enjoy these with syrup for sweet waffles or cheese and other savory toppings for savory waffles.

3. Almond Flour Waffles

A plate holds homemade almond flour waffles drizzled with syrup and fresh blueberries.
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Almond waffles have a fantastic almond flavor you’ll enjoy morning after morning with your favorite waffle toppings. These go particularly well with a cup of coffee. Great topping ideas are fresh fruits and maple syrup. Fresh berries, in particular, are fantastic with these.

4. Chocolate Waffles

A single chocolate waffle with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle on a white plate.
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Chocolate lovers will enjoy these chocolate waffles for breakfast. They give you just the right amount of chocolate balanced with your favorite toppings for an epic breakfast you’ll want to enjoy again and again. These are great served with whipped cream and some chocolate drizzle.

5. Plant-Based Waffles

Plate of belgian waffles with ice cream, caramel sauce and fresh berries.
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If you eat plant-based, it can be hard to find breakfast foods that don’t include eggs or dairy. Often, the best and most delicious option is to make breakfast at home. These plant-based waffles are easy to make, freeze well for future meals, and taste great with any topping you care to enjoy them with.

6. Brownie Waffles

Two brownie waffles on a white plate with fresh cut strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
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If you are crazy for brownies, you’ll go crazy for these brownie waffles, too. They are rich and decadent and hit that chocolatey sweet spot each and every time. You can serve them for breakfast with your favorite waffle toppings, or you can serve them for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

7. Saturday Morning Waffles

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If waffles are a weekly weekend routine for you and your family, these Saturday morning waffles are an option you have to try. The batter can be cooked on a regular waffle iron or a Belgian waffle iron and go well with any type of topping you like. You can add extracts to switch up the flavors, and they freeze really well for future breakfasts.

8. Waffle Iron Omelets

Waffle Iron Omelets topped with cheese and tomatoes.
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If you like the idea of an omelet to go, try one of these waffle iron omelets. You can pack them in a to-go container or literally fold them in half with your favorite savory toppings tucked inside. These are fantastic for melting cheese over and will accommodate any savory topping that an omelet can accommodate.

9. Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles with addition of fresh blueberries sprinkled with castor sugar on a white plate
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If you love a great blueberry waffle, this might be the recipe for you. These classic waffles are made from scratch (no box mix) and have amazing flavor thanks to fresh blueberries. The blueberries are cooked in the waffle batter as well as being served fresh on top of the finished waffles. You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.

10. Belgian Waffles

Belgium waffle topped with boysenberry syrup, whipped cream, walnuts, and freshly chopped strawberries.
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Belgian waffles are a decadent start to the morning. They are perfect for lazy weekend mornings when you don’t have to rush out the door. Drizzle some berry compote or chocolate sauce over the top, and add some fresh, chopped fruit and a dollop of whipped cream for what could be the perfect waffle waiting to happen.

11. Protein Powder Waffles

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If breakfast just needs to have more protein in it, don’t skip the protein powder waffles. The recipe is formulated in such a way that you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the batter to up the overall protein content of these waffles. So dig in and enjoy because now you are getting plenty of protein with that plate of carbs.

12. Homestyle Waffles

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These homestyle waffles are an old-fashioned recipe that doesn’t use waffle mix. This is how waffles were made long before the box mix even existed. They are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They can pair well with any topping you care to add, and they freeze exceptionally well, so you can make a big batch and just pop them in the toaster on mornings when breakfast has to happen fast.

13. Chestnut Flour Waffles

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If you enjoy a nutty flavor, try these chestnut flour waffles. They are rich, delicious, and perfect paired with a fruit compote. To top them off, add some whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

14. Cheddar Waffles With Bacon

A stack of cheddar waffles with bacon. A fried egg lays on top and maple syrup is being poured over the top.
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For those of you who enjoy a more savory breakfast, these cheddar waffles with bacon are an excellent higher-protein option. With this recipe, you get the best of both worlds: delicious bacon flavor and even an egg with your morning waffles.

15. Oreo Waffles

A stack of Oreo waffled with shipped cream between them.
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Dive into a stack of Oreo waffles layered with whipped cream. This decadent treat transforms an everyday dessert into an extraordinary waffle experience, brimming with rich Oreo flavor.

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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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