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101 Awesome Waffle Toppings

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101 Awesome Waffle Toppings

101 Awesome Waffle Toppings

There are few breakfast foods as well known as the simple waffle. They can be found on pretty much every restaurant breakfast menu and even on a few dinner ones too.

Waffles can be sweet or savory. If cooked properly, they have a crunchy outer crust and a light and fluffy inside. The really fun thing about waffles is that their nooks and crannies which get filled with all of the delicious toppings that get added.

There are lots of popular toppings like syrup that everyone knows about, but there are a lot of other toppings that taste really good even though people might not think so.

So here is a list of 101 waffle toppings, some popular, and some not so much. Some are sweet, some are savory and some are a little of both. There are surprises on this list, but all of them are pretty good.

Plain waffles are best with these toppings, but any flavor can be used.

If using a frozen waffle, make sure to toast it well so the outside is crunchy. If it's homemade, cook it thoroughly so it holds up well to anything. Enjoy!

Apples and peanut butter are delicious and healthy toppings for a toasted waffle.

Apples and peanut butter are delicious and healthy toppings for a toasted waffle.

Sweet Waffle Toppings

ToppingNotes

1

Ice Cream

Make it even more special with some whipped cream and hot fudge for a waffle sundae.

2

Peanut Butter

Crunchy or smooth, add one tablespoon.

3

Fresh Fruit

Any type of fresh fruit chopped into bite-sized pieces. Add whipped cream if desired.

4

Whipped Cream

 

5

Chocolate Chips

Sprinkle a few on right after toasting.

6

Marshmallows

Put on the waffle when it's still warm and the marshmallows will start to get soft.

7

Peanut Butter and Jelly

 

8

Syrup

 

9

Butter

Spread a tablespoon of butter over the top of the waffle.

10

Powdered Sugar

Sprinkle on a light coating of the sugar.

 ToppingNotes

11

Frosting

Spread on a tablespoon of any type.

12

Peanut Butter and Banana

One to two tablespoons of peanut butter and 1/2 a banana sliced on top.

13

Honey

Drizzle honey all over the top.

14

Cinnamon Sugar and Butter

Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of a butter covered waffle.

15

Flavored Powdered Sugar Glaze

Stir powdered sugar with a little bit of water and flavoring and drizzle over waffle.

16

Chopped Candy Bars

Chop up a favorite candy bar and sprinkle some on top.

17

Maple Butter

Use one to two tablespoons on top.

18

Pie Filling

Spoon two to three tablespoons of pie filling on top.

19

Almond Butter

A nice substitute for people who can't eat peanut butter.

20

Pudding

Two to three tablespoons.

There aren't too many waffle toppings that can beat a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

There aren't too many waffle toppings that can beat a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

More Sweet Toppings

 ToppingNotes

21

Yogurt

Two to three tablespoons on top.

22

Nutella

Two to three tablespoons of this chocolate hazelnut spread.

23

Lemon Curd

Two to three tablespoons on top.

24

Jam

Two to three tablespoons on top.

25

Fruit Coulis

This fruit sauce is a cross between jam and syrup and is made with fresh fruit.

26

Melted Candy Coating

Dip part of the waffle into candy coating, wait for it to set.

27

Vanilla Sauce

Pour two to three tablespoons on top.

28

Caramel

Pour two to three tablespoons on top.

29

Fruit Salsa

Two to three tablespoons on top.

30

Hot Fudge Sauce

One to two tablespoons on top.

 ToppingNotes

31

Bananas Foster

Prepare the banana fosters and then put them on a waffle.

32

Chopped Nuts

Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the toasted waffle.

33

Streusel

Mix together some oats, brown sugar and cinnamon for a quick streusel topping.

34

Fruit Compote

Put 2 - 3 tablespoons of compote on top.

35

S'mores

Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs, add melted chocolate and marshmallow fluff.

36

Apple Butter

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons on top of waffle.

Leftover taco meat and some cheese on top of a toasted waffle makes a perfect lunch!

Leftover taco meat and some cheese on top of a toasted waffle makes a perfect lunch!

Savory Waffle Toppings

 ToppingNotes

37

Pizza

Add pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese and place under broiler until cheese is melted.

38

Cheese

Add cheese of your choice.

39

Turkey & Cheese

Layer turkey and cheese and place under the broiler until cheese is melted.

40

Fried Chicken

Chop up some fried chicken and sprinkle on top.

41

Avocado

Add thin slices of avocado.

42

Scrambled Eggs

Scramble some eggs and top waffle.

43

Taco Meat

Add taco meat and some cheese, lettuce and tomato.

44

Sausage and Peppers

 

45

Bacon and Eggs

Layer cooked bacon and eggs cooked any way on top.

46

Salsa

One to two tablespoons on top.

 ToppingNotes

47

Cream Cheese

One to two tablespoons on top.

48

Cream Cheese and Lox

Spread a couple tablespoons of cream cheese on the waffle and top with slices of lox and onion.

49

Tuna Salad

Place some lettuce leaves on the waffle then add a scoop of tuna salad.

50

Macaroni & Cheese

Top with one scoop of the mac & cheese.

51

Sauteed Mushrooms

Saute mushrooms in butter and garlic until tender.

52

Refried Beans

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons of beans over waffle.

53

Crab Salad

Place some lettuce leaves on the waffle then add a scoop of crab salad.

54

Chicken Salad

Place some lettuce leaves on the waffle then add a scoop of chicken salad.

55

Caramelized Onions and Cheese

Save some of the onions that were made for french onion soup and try them on a waffle. Melt some cheese on top.

56

Waffles Benedict

A slice of Canadian bacon, a poached egg and top with hollandaise.

 ToppingNotes

57

Pork Barbecue

 

58

Reuben

Thousand Island dressing, sliced corned beef, sauerkraut and some swiss cheese, then under the broiler until cheese is bubbly.

59

Shrimp Salad

Lettuce and a dollop of shrimp salad.

60

Pesto

One to two tablespoons on top.

61

Baked Beans

 

62

Sauteed Spinach

Saute some spinach in a little butter and give a squeeze of lemon.

63

Dahl

A delicious Indian condiment made from lentils and spices.

64

Chopped Liver

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons on top.

65

Nacho Cheese

 

66

Pate

Good with sliced cornichon pickles too.

 ToppingNotes

67

Marinated Feta and Olives

Chop up some of this mixture for a nice salty topping.

68

Bruschetta

Chop tomato, onion and basil and add balsamic vinegar.

69

Olive Tapenade

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons on top.

70

Bechamel Sauce

 

71

Honey Mustard

 

72

Mint Chutney

An Indian condiment.

73

Raita Sauce

An Indian cucumber sauce.

74

Mango Chutney

A savory fruit spread.

75

Pickled Onions

 

76

Garlic Aoili

 

Barbecue as a waffle topping is surprisingly good!

Barbecue as a waffle topping is surprisingly good!

More Savory Toppings

 ToppingNotes

77

Roasted Garlic

Roast an entire garlic bulb and spread the garlic on the waffle.

78

Giardiniera

A mixture of pickled vegetables that can mild or spicy.

79

Hummus

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons of this chickpea spread on top.

80

Sweet Chili Sauce

 

81

Pimento Cheese

 

82

Beer Cheese Spread

 

83

Egg Salad

Place some lettuce leaves on the waffle then add a scoop of egg salad.

84

Watercress Sandwich

Slice a hard-boiled egg, add some watercress and a little bit of mayonnaise.

85

Chili

Spoon some leftover chili onto a waffle and add some cheese.

86

Blue Cheese Crumbles

 

 ToppingNotes

87

Cucumbers

Slice some fresh cucumbers on top.

88

Marinated Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chop up some sun-dried tomatoes marinated in oil and spread on top of waffle.

89

Marinated Artichokes

Chop up some artichokes marinated in oil and spread on top of waffle.

90

Meat Sauce

Spoon leftover meat sauce on top.

91

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy.

92

Flavored Butters

 

93

BLT

Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and a little bit of mayonnaise.

94

Sloppy Joes

Spoon some sloppy joe filling on top.

95

Ceasar Salad

 

96

Smoked Fish Spreads

Spread 2 - 3 tablespoons of fish spread on waffles.

 ToppingNotes

97

Garlic Cheese Spread

 

98

Goat Cheese and Dried Cranberries

Sprinkle the ingredients on top and then drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top.

99

Roast Beef and Gravy

Add sliced roast beef covered in gravy on top of a waffle.

100

Pico de Gallo and Guacamole

A spoon of each with some cilantro sprigs on top.

101

Monte Cristo

Mayonnaise, mustard and ham slices topped with gruyere cheese and put under the broiler until cheese is melted.

I'd love to know what you think!

Give Some a Try and Let Me Know What You Think!

When I was just out of college and in my own apartment I lived off of frozen waffles because they were budget friendly. I got pretty creative with the toppings so I've tried most of these.

Some are better than others, but they are all tasty.

© 2015 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

S.B.Ravina Sri on June 06, 2020:

Thank you , very much …….

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 26, 2019:

Thank you Regina - I hope you enjoy some of the the toppings.

Regina Autrey on February 25, 2019:

great ideas... i am going to try the sweet and some savory.

thank you

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 17, 2018:

Thanks so much Larry. Hope you got some waffles so you can try some of these toppings.

Larry W Fish from Raleigh on April 06, 2018:

My wife and I love waffles, but you have given us many new experiences to try. You have made me hungry now and darn we have no waffles in the apartment, hahaha. A great list, I love it.

Shiba Prasad Jana from Kolkata, India on January 03, 2018:

yummi

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on December 28, 2017:

Reading this is making my mouth water. :o

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 21, 2015:

Your comments are always so lovely and so appreciated Audrey. I hope you'll give some of these a try. I may for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks again and have a great weekend.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 16, 2015:

Is it any wonder that I can't get enough of your hubs? This one is an example of how much information the reader receives with clear instruction and magnificent photos! I love it!

Voted up and across and will share for sure. Thanks again for another marvelous hub.

Audrey

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 15, 2015:

Hi Charito1962 - Glad you stopped by to read this article. I'm with you and love waffles for dessert. Of course, ice cream is really good too! Thanks for the comments.

Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on August 15, 2015:

I love pancakes and waffles even for dessert!

The vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce topping sure looks yummy!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 12, 2015:

Thank you for reading and commenting Mihnea Andreescu - I hope you give a couple of these toppings a try.

Andrei Andreescu from Seattle, Washington on July 11, 2015:

Very interesting and unusual cullinary ideas!Voted up.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 07, 2015:

Thanks so much pstraubie! Thanks for the Angels too! I am loving waffles more and more. They really are very versatile.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 01, 2015:

Yummmm yummmm amd yummmm. Waffles ate an awesome delivery syste.m for so many things. I must try all of tjese!! :). Angels are on the way. ps. Voted up++++

Claudia Mitchell (author) on June 28, 2015:

Hi aviannovice - I didn't forget your comments, I've been out and about. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you tried a couple of these. If you think about it, a plain waffle is pretty much like piece of bread. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks again.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 23, 2015:

This brings new meaning to waffle toppings. Great tips, and you can bet that I will try several.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 26, 2015:

Hi Thelma - I like them with ice cream too. Nice change to a regular treat. Have fun trying some of these thanks for stopping by!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 22, 2015:

Wow! This has loads of waffle topping variations. I love eating waffles but I have only eaten them with maple syrup, honey or vanilla ice cream. I have to try some of these. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 22, 2015:

I love the idea of hors d'oeuvres RTalloni! I think they would be a great hit at a party. One could have a waffle party with everything on waffles! It also takes the waffle bar at a restaurant to a whole new level. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have fun making your waffles!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 22, 2015:

Thank you for reading randomcreative!!! This was a fun list to make and it was interesting to me that it turned out that there were more savory options than sweet ones. Enjoy your waffles! Enjoy your weekend.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 21, 2015:

Bill - I guess it's time to shake up your breakfast with some of these! Have fun trying them and thanks for stopping by!

RTalloni on May 20, 2015:

I will never look at waffles the same again! I'm seeing hors d'oeuvres for a party, fun stuff with kiddos, and satisfying snacky meals for game nights. And a hub of the day award… :)

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 20, 2015:

Wow, you've covered everything! I love the extensive range of both savory and sweet toppings. Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous resource!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on May 19, 2015:

Hi Glimmer. I love waffles but seem to rarely eat them. Most of my toppings have been of the normal, boring variety. Some of these sound great and I will try a few. Very creative to come up with these. I would never think to put some of these toppings on a waffle. Great job.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 19, 2015:

DirtFarmer - It's nice to hear from you again!!!! Thanks for reading and sharing. I love Belgian waffles and they hold up well to all sorts of toppings. On another note, my garden is doing well this spring except for a few things which got way too cold.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 19, 2015:

Hi breakfastpop! Thanks for the interesting title. Hopefully you like some of the suggestions here. I appreciate you stopping by!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 19, 2015:

My pleasure Glimmer. I might do one sweet and one savory to kick things off. I might have to print out this hub for future reference someday.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 19, 2015:

Thanks for the vote Kristen. Have fun choosing which waffle topping to choose! That's that hard part. Honestly sometimes for a quick breakfast just a little bit of powdered sugar tastes great and is easy to make. Thanks for stopping by!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 19, 2015:

Thanks so much tillsontitan! This was a fun one to write and boy was it tough sampling the ones I took for the photos (especially the ice cream sundae one). Glad that there are gluten free options for you. Enjoy your waffles!

Jill Spencer from United States on May 19, 2015:

We just got a new Belgium waffle maker and will have to try out some of your topping suggestions. Thanks!

breakfastpop on May 19, 2015:

I love waffles and now, thanks to you, I have a waffle bible!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 19, 2015:

Glimmer, these toppings were pretty awesome and interesting to try out, depending if you can stomach them. I would love to try them a bunch of them within the next year. Voted up for useful!

Mary Craig from New York on May 19, 2015:

I can taste that waffle with ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup! Lucky for me there is gluten free waffle mix and gluten free frozen waffles. You certainly compiled a comprehensive list here and your opening photo is good enough to be in a magazine!

Voted up, useful, and awesome.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2015:

Thanks poetryman - I'm partial to the Maple Butter and the honey too, but I bet if you tried one of the savory options you might be surprised at how good it tastes. Have a good evening and thanks for visiting.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2015:

I really appreciate all of the support Heidi! Hopefully this inspires you to make some waffles soon.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2015:

Thanks so much FlourishAnyway. I hope you give a couple of these a try. They are sure to jazz up your next waffle!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2015:

I love waffles too Bill. Hopefully you can surprise Bev with some fancy waffles for dinner and try out one or two of these toppings. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2015:

Hi Rebecca - I love goat cheese too. Love the salty tang to it. It's pretty cool how a plain waffle changes so much depending on the topping! Thanks for reading and commenting.

poetryman6969 on May 18, 2015:

Pretty awesome collection of toppings. Voted up.

I am not putting chili on a waffle.

I could go for some of the following:

Honey

Cinnamon Sugar and Butter

Maple Butter

Pie Filling

Almond Butter

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 18, 2015:

Oh my! Now I want some. Voted up, awesome and sharing!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 18, 2015:

Absolutely amazing! I am such a plain Jane when it comes to this, but you have provided so many ideas it is mind boggling.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 18, 2015:

It's funny. I love waffles but I never get around to eating them. Not sure why, but you have given me incentive to get the waffle-maker out and try some of these great suggestions. Thank you!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on May 18, 2015:

Awesome! I like the goat cheese with dried cranberries. And I love waffles! These ideas really will make them special. Thanks!