Top 28 Best Waffle Recipes

Wake up to waffles with our collection of the best sweet and savory waffle recipes. From classic breakfast waffles and sweet Belgian waffles to crispy gluten-free waffles, holiday gingerbread waffles, savory fried chicken and waffles, and more, your search for the perfect waffle recipe ends here.

Basic Breakfast Waffles

Basic Breakfast Waffles
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Whip up a batch of traditional, fluffy breakfast waffles with this foolproof recipe, and your trusty waffle iron. Adjust your waffle iron setting to get your perfect texture, whether you prefer them lightly cooked, or crispy and browned on the outside.

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberry Compote

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberry Compote
The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Crispy, airy buckwheat waffles are gluten-free and full of fiber, with a naturally toasty, nutty flavor you’ll come back to again and again. This special occasion-worthy dish would make an elegant Mother’s Day breakfast treat. The recipe adds a sweetened yogurt glaze and a strawberry-cherry compote on top, for a breakfast plate that looks as great as it tastes.

Homemade Dairy-Free Waffles

Dairy free waffle recipe
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Waffles made with almond milk, soy margarine, and soy yogurt in place of the usual dairy ingredients make wonderful comfort food at breakfast or brunch for those eating dairy-free. Add a little cinnamon to the batter, if you like a hint of spice for these homemade dairy-free waffles.

Raspberry Whole Wheat Waffles

Raspberry Whole Wheat Waffles
The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

Waffles made with whole wheat flour let you indulge in all the fluffy sweetness of your favorite breakfast waffles, and feel virtuous, too. These nutritious, high-fiber waffles are topped with fresh, juicy raspberries in season, plus a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffles

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffles
The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Warm, homemade waffles with a savory surprise inside make a filling hand-held breakfast. Layer bacon bits, an egg, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese onto the batter in your waffle iron, then cover with more batter and cook for an instant, portable breakfast waffle sandwich.

Low-Calorie Waffles With Blueberries

Low-Calorie Waffles With Blueberries
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Waffles don’t have to break the calorie bank, as this health-conscious recipe proves. It calls for whole wheat flour for added nutrition, just a scant bit of sugar and oil, and no butter, for waffles you can enjoy without the guilt.

Overnight Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles

Overnight Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles
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Wake up to waffles with this easy, awesome overnight Belgian waffle recipe suitable for gluten-free diets. Mix up the yeast batter the night before, and leave covered on the kitchen counter. Pour it into your waffle iron in the morning, for wonderfully pillowy, raised waffles you can serve with syrup, chocolate sauce, or fresh fruit.

Sugar-Free Dinner Waffles

Sugar-Free Dinner Waffles
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Waffles are a popular breakfast treat, but they can also work for dinner, topped with fried chicken, pulled pork, or other savory ingredients. This simple recipe omits the sugar from the batter, transforming waffles into dinner-ready vessels.

Potato Waffles

potato waffle on plate
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Rethink everything you know about the waffle and try potato waffles! They’re similar to potato pancakes, and the waffle batter includes a shredded potato, cheese, and bacon. It cooks up wonderfully in the waffle iron and makes a delicious, unique brunch dish or dinner side.

Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potato waffles
The Spruce Eats / Jennifer Perillo

Sweet potato waffles are delicious, easy, and a perfect way to use leftover sweet potatoes from dinner. This recipe uses oat flour, so it’s also naturally gluten-free. You can also add spice or use dairy alternatives to customize it to your family’s needs and tastes.

Mochi Waffles

mochi waffles
Leah Maroney

Add an Asian twist to your morning with this recipe for mochi waffles. Mochi refers to a sweet rice flour that is traditionally used to make Japanese rice cakes. When added to the batter, the waffles take on a pleasing chewy texture on the inside while staying nice and crispy on the outside. Delicious topped with fruit, syrup, or even ice cream.

Chicken and Waffle Sandwich

Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social

Use sugar-free dinner waffles (or frozen waffles in a pinch) for this mouth-watering, filling, Southern-style lunch or dinner dish that pairs crispy waffles with down-home buttermilk fried chicken, applewood smoked bacon, maple syrup, and hot sauce.

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles
Kristina Vanni

Tired of plain old waffles? Stir some melted chocolate into your batter and make decadent chocolate waffles. Serve topped with cocoa powder and strawberries for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate sauce for a delicious dessert.

Pumpkin Waffles With Cinnamon Caramel Syrup

Pumpkin Waffles With Cinnamon Caramel Syrup
The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Indulge yourself at breakfast or brunch with these sweet, spiced waffles that are full of autumn flavors. Pumpkin puree, pie spices, and vanilla in the batter deliver a fantastic, dessert-like taste, and the included cinnamon caramel syrup topping sends these waffles right over the top!

Red Velvet Waffles

red velvet waffles
 Leah Maroney

Red velvet waffles make a colorful addition to your morning meal. They have all of the flavors of the famous cake, with chocolate in the batter and a vanilla cream cheese drizzle. Red velvet cake fans will love this unique waffle.

Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles
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Use fresh or frozen blueberries to make these classic waffles that are extra-puffy and light-tasting, thanks to whipped egg whites folded into the batter. Don’t miss the included recipe for delicious blueberry sauce, which turns this simple breakfast into a dish elegant enough for Mother’s Day or Easter brunches.

Keto Waffles

Keto waffles
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Gluten and grain-free, these high protein keto waffles swap wheat flour for almond flour. Almond butter adds a pleasantly nutty flavor and whipped egg whites create a fluffy texture. The waffles reheat well in the oven or toaster for an easy weekday breakfast.

Churro Waffles

churro waffles
 Leah Maroney

Brushed with butter and dusted in cinnamon sugar, churro waffles are a delicious way to start the day. Drizzled with chocolate sauce, they also make a decadent dessert. They’re sure to be popular with the whole family.

Sweet Corn Waffles

Sweet corn waffles recipe
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Fresh sweet corn kernels are used to make these homestyle corn waffles, which also include cornmeal and buttermilk in the batter. They are fantastic for breakfast topped with bacon and maple syrup. Or go savory and serve with chili and shredded cheddar for dinner!

Belgian Sugar Waffles

Belgian Sugar Waffles
The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Soft, chewy Belgian sugar waffles have a sweet, crunchy sugar coating, a lovely golden color, and will fill your kitchen with the homey aromas of vanilla cake. No wonder they are a favorite European dessert, to enjoy with Nutella or chocolate sauce.

Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles
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Buttermilk in the batter creates thicker, puffed-up waffles in this classic recipethat tastes wonderful topped with sliced bananas and maple syrup, or whipped cream and fresh berries in season.

Mini Chicken and Waffles

Mini chicken and waffles recipe
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Serve these fun, scrumptious, Southern-style chicken and waffle bites when you host guests for brunch. Coat chicken breast tenders in buttermilk and panko and fry, then load onto miniature waffle squares, and top with warm honey and parmesan cheese. Yum!

Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles
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Spiced gingerbread waffles make a wonderful Christmas breakfast treat, but feel free to enjoy them all year-round. They smell fantastic while cooking and have a rich, dessert-like flavor that practically begs for whipped cream on top!

Peanut Butter Waffles

Peanut Butter Waffles
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Peanut butter-lovers are sure to flip for these easy, nutty breakfast waffles. Simply add some peanut butter and hot water to basic waffle batter for a delicious waffle breakfast. Top with Nutella, fresh banana slices, or maple syrup.

Fluffy Pecan Waffles

Fluffy Pecan Waffles
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Chopped pecans add a welcome crunch and great nutty flavor to traditional, fluffy breakfast waffles. Be sure to check out the great ideas and tips for variations in the recipe, for waffles made to order.

Low-Fat Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles

Low fat whole wheat vegan waffles
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Enjoy waffles on a vegan, low-fat diet with this must-know recipe. Applesauce is used in place of the usual oil or butter, along with soy milk instead of dairy, for nutritious, lower-calorie waffles that are satisfyingly tasty.

Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social

The popular Southern dish of fried chicken and waffles converges with America’s favorite grilled cheese sandwich in this breakfast-meets-lunch mashup. It’s a little bit crazy, and a lot delicious. Serve it with a side of fries for a filling, diner-style lunch.

Waffle Quiches

Bacon and eggs on waffle
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You can use store-bought frozen or homemade waffles, to make these kid-friendly, hand-held waffle “quiches.” Waffles are layered with a quiche filling of eggs, diced cooked ham, and cheese, and baked in the oven until puffy and golden brown.