20 Waffle Recipes That Will Get Anyone Out Of Bed
The Trick to Crispy-Fluffy Waffles
All it takes is a little patience. First, preheat your waffle iron, and start with room temperature ingredients—a cold batter can lead to undercooking. Next, make sure each waffle is fully cooked before you open the lid of the iron—you’ll know it’s ready when the steam stops billowing out. Remove it and gently toss it back and forth between your hands several times, allowing steam to escape before it hits the plate. Finally, top it with syrup and butter just before you’re ready to eat—and enjoy!
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Banana Waffles
No flour here! You only need three main ingredients to whip up these satisfying, protein-rich waffles: peanut butter, eggs, and mashed overripe bananas.
Buckwheat Waffles with Fresh Ricotta and Citrus
Buckwheat flour lends these waffles a lovely toasted flavor. Skip the maple syrup and drizzle with honey instead, then top with fresh ricotta and three types of citrus: blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, and clementines.
Quick Fried Chicken and Waffles
Fluffy buttermilk waffles make an excellent partner for crispy fried chicken cutlets. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and don't forget the maple syrup and hot sauce!
Whole-Wheat Waffles with Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries
Made with whole-wheat flour and topped with Greek yogurt and macerated raspberries and blackberries, these waffles are a healthy but still delicious take on the classic.
Zucchini Waffle with Smoked Salmon and Greens
Waffles go deliciously savory here, thanks to the addition of grated zucchini and Gruyere in the batter. They're crowned with garlicky sauteed spinach, creme fraiche, and smoked salmon just before serving.
Maple-Brown-Butter Dessert Waffles
A maple-brown butter glaze takes crisp, golden buttermilk waffles to the next level. Sprinkle with toasted pecans before serving.
Buttermilk Oat Waffles
Golden Waffles with Tropical Fruits
Coarse-ground semolina flour gives these waffles their unique texture, and homemade date butter, plus kiwi, citrus, and pistachios, add intrigue to the topping.
Better than pie? Try these waffles for breakfast or brunch, and not just at Thanksgiving.
This recipe calls for plain, low-fat yogurt rather than the standard buttermilk. The result? Waffles even lighter than usual.
Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles
Sure, you can make buttermilk waffles and top them with blueberries and maple syrup, but this recipe, where blueberries are added to the batter, ups the berry delicious quota. These crispy and fluffy waffles are sure to become a weekend favorite.
Whole-Grain Waffles with Sliced Strawberries and Yogurt
They're light and fluffy, so no one will believe these waffles are made with all whole-wheat flour. Another difference? They're made with milk rather than buttermilk. Sliced strawberries and Greek yogurt make a stellar topping for just about any waffle!
Peanut Butter Waffles
Peanut butter lovers rejoice! The good stuff is mixed right into this buttermilk waffle batter for a great start to the day. Top with bananas for extra flavor—or berries if you prefer.
An orange triple play—there's orange pieces in the waffle batter, orange segments are served atop the waffles, and a spiced syrup made with orange juice finishes it all off.
A touch spicy and altogether delicious, these gingery, cinnamon-y waffles pair best with tangy sour cream and tart lingonberry preserves or another berry jam rather than the traditional butter and syrup.
This recipe is courtesy of Napa vintner Donn Chappellet and is one of Martha's favorites. The secret behind the waffles' heavenly texture? Sour cream, buttermilk, a touch of cornmeal, and most importantly, whipped egg whites folded into the batter.
These hearty brunch or lunch waffles can be made ahead and reheated. They're perfect topped with soft poached eggs, steamed asparagus, and a sprinkling of coarse salt.
Cornmeal Waffles with Apricot-Cherry Compote
Crunchy, thanks to the cornmeal, and tangy, thanks to the buttermilk, these waffles are the perfect partner for the luscious fruit compote.
Cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate make waffles decadent enough for dessert, especially if you serve them with ice cream.