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101 Awesome Waffle Toppings

Updated on May 18, 2015
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Glimmer has been writing recipes online for almost 5 years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

101 Awesome Waffle Toppings
101 Awesome Waffle Toppings | Source

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, 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!

Sweet waffle toppings

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. | Source
 
Topping
Notes
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.

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Topping
Notes
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. | Source

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Topping
Notes
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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Topping
Notes
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.

Savory Waffle Toppings

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! | Source
 
Topping
Notes
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.

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Topping
Notes
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.

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Topping
Notes
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.

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Topping
Notes
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! | Source

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Topping
Notes
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
 

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Topping
Notes
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.

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Topping
Notes
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!

Are you going to try any of these toppings on your next waffle?

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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.

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    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

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

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      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!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

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

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

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

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      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.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      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!

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

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

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      Jill Spencer 2 years ago from United States

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      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.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      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.

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      Rose Clearfield 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      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!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      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… :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      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!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      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!

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 23 months ago

      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.

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      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++++

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 22 months ago

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

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      Mordred Amber-Blythe 22 months ago from Tilburg,Netherlands

      Very interesting and unusual cullinary ideas!Voted up.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 22 months ago

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

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 21 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love pancakes and waffles even for dessert!

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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      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.

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      Audrey Hunt 21 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      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

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      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.

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