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101 Awesome Waffle Toppings

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

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.

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 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

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