Wake up and start your day off with a waffle. There is nothing better than taking a bite of a crispy and fluffy waffle first thing in the morning. These tasty waffle recipes will give you breakfast inspiration so you can have waffles every single day of the week!
21+ WAFFLE RECIPES TO MAKE FOR BREAKFAST
Waffles are always worth the effort. Taking out the waffle iron and mixing up the batter from scratch might seem like a hassle, but after one bite of your homemade waffle, you’ll see that it is all worth it.
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Waffles are great for breakfast any day of the week. They may take some time to make in the morning, but they will fill you up and give you a good start to your day.
The best part about the tasty breakfast dish is that you can dress it up any way you want. Add strawberries, sprinkles, or cinnamon and sugar to spruce up the traditional breakfast food. You can even go the savory route with a classic dish and serve the waffles with chicken.
No matter which way you choose to eat your waffles, they are ensured to be delicious. These waffle recipes will provide all of the inspiration you’ll need to get started.
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Waffles are not the quickest breakfast to whip up, but these Bisquick waffles will show you a shortcut to make the dish every single day of the week.
These waffles use Bisquick mix as the secret ingredient in the batter.
The premade mix gets doctored up with a few additional ingredients to create restaurant-worthy waffles.
Chicken and waffles are a traditional combination that isn’t going out of style anytime soon.
While the combination might sound weird if you aren’t familiar with the pair, you’ll quickly reverse that thought after one bite.
The chicken stays super crispy and pairs so well with the waffles topped with sweet maple syrup.
Your tastebuds will appreciate the party of flavors in each bite.
Love banana bread? Waffles too? Then you’ve come to the right place.
These waffles take all of the best flavors of banana bread and combine them into a waffle batter for the ultimate mash-up of flavors.
Save this recipe until you have super ripe bananas. That way, the banana flavors will be extra powerful.
For when you can’t choose between French toast and waffles, why not have both?
That is exactly what you’ll get with these French toast waffles.
The secret to getting the waffles to taste like French toast is all in the batter. The mixture is made with all of the same spices and ingredients that you would use to make French toast.
Your tastebuds won’t be sure what they are eating after one bite. However, they will know that it is mouthwateringly good.
If churros are your go-to when it comes to grabbing something to eat at a street fair or festival, then you are going to fall in love with these cinnamon sugar churro waffles.
The waffles are like giant, flat churros topped with cinnamon and sugar.
Save this one for the weekend, when you’ll have time to run off the sugar rush that comes with every bite.
Adding a dollop of Nutella on top of anything is always a good idea — especially when it is a waffle.
The plain waffle pairs perfectly with the sweet hazelnut spread and fruit topping.
It’s basically like dessert for breakfast.
If you love eating apple donuts during the fall, then these apple fritter waffles will be right up your alley.
These little waffles are basically like apple fritter baked in a waffle iron. These little fritters are so good that you’ll want to eat them all day long.
Any kind of apple will work great in this recipe. However, if you want something a little sweet and a little tart, go with a granny smith apple for a true flavor burst.
Sometimes when it comes to waffles, you just have to keep things plain and simple.
This recipe will put all of your other waffle recipes to shame. It is fluffy, crispy, light, and tender all at the same time.
Go ahead and double this recipe while you are at it. Everyone will be coming back for seconds and even thirds of these classic homemade waffles.
Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with the addition of pumpkin?
These pumpkin waffles are so delicious you’ll want to eat them long after the fall is over.
Not only does the pumpkin provide an outstanding flavor, but it also makes the waffles super fluffy and moist. It’s a win-win all around.
You can’t go wrong by adding strawberries to your waffles.
Strawberries play double duty in this recipe, as they are used in both the batter and as a topping.
Since the strawberries are added directly into the batter, it turns the waffles a nice shade of pink and red, making them extra beautiful to eat.
WAFFLE RECIPES FOR EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK
Make every day as special as your birthday with a stack of these birthday funfetti waffles for breakfast.
Sprinkles are a key ingredient when it comes to these waffles. It’s what makes the plain old boring waffles turn into exciting colorful treat.
Want even more sprinkles for your waffles? Dump a whole bunch on top with some whipped cream to make the celebration extra special.
See you later, chocolate chip pancakes! Chocolate chip pancakes are here to take your spot on the breakfast table.
These chocolate chip waffles will quickly become your favorite thing to eat for breakfast.
The chocolate adds just enough sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth first thing in the morning.
Forget about blueberry muffins! These blueberry waffles are about to become your favorite blueberry-flavored treat to eat for breakfast.
These waffles are loaded with blueberries. So much so that you can ensure you’ll have a mouthful of blueberries in each bite.
Fresh or frozen blueberries will work well in this recipe but try and use fresh if you can. It makes the waffles taste even better.
This banana waffle recipe takes everything you love about waffles and puts a healthy spin on the traditional breakfast dish.
The oatmeal replaces flour in the recipe to keep everything nice and light.
The best part about this recipe is there is no refined flour or added sugar. Plus, they are gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats!
Love lemon poppy seed muffins? If the answer is yes, then you are about to go crazy over these lemon poppy seed waffles.
These waffles have such a bright flavor. Plus, they have a great texture thanks to the poppy seeds.
If you love the lemon flavor in the waffles too, you are going to want to go the extra mile and add the lemon butter cream syrup to go on top. It will make your lips pucker — in a good way, of course!
Want to give your waffles an even fluffier and lighter texture? Make these Greek yogurt waffles.
The waffles have everything you love about classic homemade waffles, with a lighter bite.
Don’t worry about the yogurt giving the waffles a weird flavor. If anything, they make the waffles taste even better.
You are never going to want to eat hash brown from a pan after seeing them made in a waffle maker.
The waffle maker takes the hash browns and makes them super crispy.
They are great to eat alone, alongside eggs and bacon, or next to a classic homemade waffle.
Sometimes savory waffles are the way to go. I mean, just look at these bacon cheddar waffles.
The savory flavor of these waffles is perfect for breakfast or brunch any day of the week.
Each bite of these waffles presents a new flavor. They are smoky from the bacon, sharp from the cheese, and almost peppery-like from the scallions.
You can’t go wrong when it comes to peanut butter and bananas. They are a match made in heaven and even better when they are mashed up inside of a waffle.
If you’ve cooked with peanut butter before, you know it can get messy fast. Luckily, these waffles are made with a blender, allowing the peanut butter to seamlessly flow into the batter without a sticky mess.
And it doesn’t stop there! These waffles are freezer friendly, meaning you can make a double batch and freeze half. That way, you can easily have a peanut butter banana waffle for breakfast whenever you’d like.
Dessert for breakfast? Why not!? That’s basically what you’ll be getting with these tiramisu waffles.
These waffles take the classic ladyfingers and mix them right into the batter. Then they soak in espresso and get stacked between heaping scoops of sweet mascarpone cream.
Drooling yet? I know I am!
It’s almost better than the real thing.
Want to turn your waffles into cinnamon rolls? Well, with this cinnamon roll waffle recipe, it couldn’t be easier.
The recipe takes plain homemade waffles and drizzles a cinnamon sugar glaze and cream cheese icing on top to transform them into a cinnamon roll.
It’s perfect for when you can’t decide if you should make waffles or cinnamon rolls.
If you wish you could eat sweet potato pie for breakfast, then you’ll gobble up this sweet potato waffle recipe.
This waffle recipe is as sweet as it gets. The potato gives the batter a natural sweetness to satisfy any sweet tooth.
The sweetness doesn’t stop there. The waffles get an extra burst of sugar thanks to the caramel pecan topping.
Don’t worry about it being a sugar overload. It’s super sweet in the best way possible.