All of the Finest Waffle Toppings

What number of waffle toppings are you able to consider off the highest of your head? My household has a well-established weak point for waffles and with that comes a weak point for all of the superior methods which you can high a scorching crisp freshly made waffle.

Is “waffle season” a factor? Or is that simply me? We get pleasure from scorching breakfasts all 12 months lengthy, however there’s something splendidly fall and winter about pulling out the waffle iron and watching the steam rise as they prepare dinner within the mornings.

All I do know is that proper now, we’re deep in waffle season over right here and we’re making all of the toppings to pour, stack, and pile on high of our waffles.

Waffle Toppings

From the candy to the savory there are such a lot of choices relating to dressing up your waffles. A primary buttermilk waffle could be remodeled from easy to spectacular with the appropriate mixture of toppings.

I just lately shared a listing of a few of my all-time favorite waffle recipes. After spending all that point fascinated about waffles, it grew to become clear that I’d want an entire different submit simply to speak about waffle toppings!

Craving one thing candy? My Grandmother’s Waffle Sauce will ceaselessly reign supreme, (simply ask actually anybody who has ever tasted it!) however there are such a lot of different scrumptious methods to high them too.

Grandmother's Waffle Sauce

Candy waffle toppings are hands-down the most well-liked and maple syrup is a virtually common favourite relating to waffle toppings. No self-serve waffle bar is full and not using a bottle of the stuff. You may even make your personal homemade syrup – this one is a specific favourite!

This Maple Cream Cheese Syrup that I initially made for a batch of carrot cake pancakes brings the perfect of a creamy sauce and maple syrup collectively.

Past maple, there’s an entire world of other forms of syrup to discover.

Banana Coconut Pecan Pancakes are fluffy, hearty banana pancakes sprinkled with sweet coconut and chewy pecans! get the recipe at

Buttermilk Syrup first caught my consideration once I tried it on pancakes at a restaurant. As quickly as I managed to recreate it at dwelling, I knew it might be scrumptious on waffles as properly and I used to be proper.

Creamy, wealthy, Peanut Butter Syrup makes a unbelievable topping to your favourite stack of selfmade pancakes or waffles.

creamy peanut butter syrup pour shot over pancakes

Waffle Topping Concepts

This Strawberry Syrup is a candy style of summer season drizzled on high of waffles. Fruit lovers will get pleasure from it on waffles together with sliced contemporary strawberries, blueberries, bananas or peaches.

Strawberry Compote tastes like happiness and sunshine in a jar. (That’s a factor, proper? YES!) Not too candy, with a touch of brilliant lemon, and stuffed with contemporary summer season berries, it is a enormous hit each time I serve it.

Strawberry compote in a ladle over a jar

Talking of peaches, sweet peaches in a lightweight sauce made with a sprinkling of brown sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of bourbon are the right strategy to brighten your morning waffles.

When you like fruity syrups, be sure that to take a look at Meyer Lemon Syrup and Pomegranate Syrup, too.

Oh! And don’t neglect the awesomeness of lemon curd as a tangy candy waffle topping. With a scoop of freshly whipped cream on high together with a handful of berries, that’s a waffle breakfast I may by no means flip down.

The Best Homemade Waffles are crispy, fluffy, buttery, and they're everyone's favorite meal of the day!

Finest Waffle Toppings

My waffle loving household additionally enjoys Brown Sugar Butter Syrup at any time when we’re making waffles and so far as selfmade syrups go, it’s laborious to consider one which’s simpler to make.

Whipped cream is one other basic waffle topping that’s by no means steered me flawed. One thing a couple of fluffy dollop of whipped cream on a waffle makes breakfast really feel additional particular, whether or not it’s selfmade or from a can.

One of many best waffle toppings can be among the many tastiest–easy contemporary fruit.

I may write sonnets concerning the magnificence of contemporary fruit on waffles. Taking a chunk of crisp fluffy waffle paired with a juicy berry, crunch sliced apple, candy banana or tangy peaches is certainly one of life’s best joys.

Crisp, fluffy Zucchini Waffles are a summer favorite

Concepts for Waffle Toppings

Together with contemporary fruit, I additionally prefer to put cooked fruits, jams, or jelly on high of my waffles. Attempt Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce or Homemade Peach Jam in your subsequent batch of waffles for a deal with.

Peanut butter won’t instantly come to thoughts as a waffle topping nevertheless it’s actually certainly one of my favourite fast methods to decorate up a waffle, particularly on a busy morning. (It additionally provides the right savory steadiness to vanilla waffle sauce! We love the mixture.)

Popping a frozen waffle within the toaster and smearing some peanut butter on high makes for a nutritious and straightforward breakfast after we’re operating out the door to a morning exercise. Do that with a smear of Nutella for an additional nice possibility.

Everybody’s had butter on waffles however have you ever tried Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter but? This creamy candy buttery topping is as fairly in pink as it’s scrumptious.

Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter is a dreamy spread for toast, muffins, croissants, rolls, and more! get the recipe at

Savory Waffle Toppings

Have you ever tried a savory waffle? You’re actually lacking out if you happen to haven’t tried them but. Cornbread waffles or Cheddar Chive Waffles are a terrific place to start out.

Mushy fried eggs are a dream on high of a savory waffle. Serve with a facet of bacon for a hearty weekend breakfast nobody will be capable of flip down.

Cheddar Chive Waffles with Sausage Gravy are BETTER than Biscuits & Gravy! get the recipe at

Toppings for Waffles

When you like biscuits and gravy wait till you style waffles and gravy. Attempt a ladleful of Sausage Gravy on a savory waffle for brunch, breakfast or a enjoyable dinner.

When you like chili and cornbread and frito pie, then cornbread waffles topped with homemade chili ought to be in your menu quickly! Add all of your favourite chili toppings like bitter cream, shredded cheese, and avocado and also you’ll be in savory waffle heaven.

Cornbread Waffles topped with pulled pork and coleslaw on a plate. Get the recipe at

When you’ve tried a BBQ Sundae and beloved it, these cornbread waffles with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and coleslaw are going to make you very comfortable.

I really like the concept of those Taco Stuffed Waffles from Past Frosting. It makes excellent sense to take the perfect elements of tacos and stuff them into a superbly cooked waffle. I can’t wait to offer them a attempt.

Ham and Cheese Waffles are a sweet and savory breakfast that everyone loves! get the recipe at

How about candy AND savory? These Ham and Cheese Waffles are fairly superb topped with maple syrup, and so they’re much more superb topped with “hot” maple syrup. (It’s form of superb what a splash of scorching sauce does to easy maple syrup.)

Does your loved ones have a favourite waffle topping? Whether or not it’s basic or utterly non-traditional, I’d love to listen to about it!

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Servings: 10 servings, or about 2 1/2-3 cups

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  • In a small saucepan, whisk collectively the flour and sugar. Add the milk and set the range warmth to medium. Whisk clean and proceed stirring or whisking regularly because it cooks. 

  • Proceed cooking till the sauce begins to bubble and has thickened. Take away pan from the warmth, add the butter and vanilla and stir to mix. Pour sauce over scorching waffles and grate or sprinkle nutmeg excessive.

* Gluten-free different: ¼ cup brown rice flour could also be substituted for the all-purpose flour on this recipe.

Energy: 120kcal · Carbohydrates: 19g · Protein: 1g · Fats: 3g · Saturated Fats: 2g · Ldl cholesterol: 10mg · Sodium: 41mg · Potassium: 64mg · Sugar: 17g · Vitamin A: 150IU · Calcium: 55mg · Iron: 0.1mg

initially revealed 11/22/19 – recipe notes and images up to date 11/29/23

All the best Waffle Toppings - from savory to sweet!

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