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Let's Eat Waffles!

Updated on May 14, 2015

Easy Waffle Recipes and Toppings

The one thing that I defintiely know about waffles is that they are yummy, delicious, crunchy goodness all wrapped together in one package. These easy recipes are the reason that I like making waffles, because they leave more time to enjoy sharing waffles with friends and family.

Not only are waffles fun to make, but there are many, many variations. Waffles range from sweet to savory and the ingredients and toppings make waffles fun to eat. There are so many things you can do with waffles!

Hope you find everything you need to make and enjoy waffles and more. And that's why I say "Let's Eat Waffles"!

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The first step is to have

a good basic recipe.

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Best All-around Waffle Recipe

A classic waffle recipe that can't be beat

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

4 tbls. sugar

5 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs, beaten

3 cups milk

1/2 cup melted butter

Directions:

1. Pre-heat waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

3. In another bowl combine eggs, milk and butter.

4. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and beat until combined.

5. Use about a 1/2 cup of batter for each waffle.

6. Add your favorite topping and enjoy!

Serves 6.

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter

Delicious on waffles, muffins and toast!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. butter, softened

4 tbls. heavy cream

2 tbls. lt. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

Beat butter with heavy cream. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Continue to beat butter until it reaches a

spreadable consistency. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Some Stuff About Waffles

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The Great Waffle Takeover

Why the waffle is taking over the world!

The world has finally succumbed to the Great Waffle Takeover. Waffles are everywhere! It's no wonder that waffles are so popular. They have everything wrapped into one. They are chewy, crunchy, warm, comforting, yummy and delicious. Waffles are SPECIAL!

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Frozen Waffles

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Too Many Choices!

STEP into the frozen food aisle of the supermarket and you will see the Great Waffle Takeover firsthand... waffles, waffles and more waffles!

There are plain, buttermilk, low-fat, chocolate chip, cinnamon, blueberry, strawberry, mini waffles, homestyle, added fiber, all natural, gluten-free and who knows what other waffles are coming. There are so many waffles that it takes forever to make a selection. And who can possibly buy only one package? Someday there will be so many different kinds of waffles that there will be "The Waffle Store" standing by itself to house all of the various waffles.

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HomeMade Waffles

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What kind of waffles do I make?

FOR the diehard waffle lovers who are also cooks, making your own waffles is a kitchen pastime. Here again, we see how the waffles have taken over. Try sorting through the hundreds of waffle recipes to find the perfect one! There are yeast waffles or baking powder waffles and which are better? Should I make them plain, add nuts, fruit or spice? There are too many decisions in this Great Waffle Takeover. Be prepared to spend several years trying out all of the combinations!

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Waffle Makers

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But Homemade is good!

AFTER the perfect recipe is found, something is needed to cook this amazing waffle. This is where the Great Waffle Takeover becomes downright confusing. Which waffle maker is the best? An online search will produce hundreds of choices with so many different options. There are round waffles, square ones, heart shaped, Belgian, rotary/flip, non-stick, stainless steel and even a combo waffle maker that also makes pancakes and muffins. If you want to make waffle cones, there is even a maker for those too. I think the waffles are winning.

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Toppings

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Waffles = 3 Meals A Day

THE delicious waffle is now made, and it still rules because now we have to decide what to put on it. Butter, syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, preserves, honey and cinnamon sugar are a few choices that come to mind. It doesn't end there. Suppose we decide to serve a savory waffle for dinner and then the possibilities are endless! We could add chicken, gravy, chili, stew, bacon, cheese or how about a pizza waffle? Once again the waffle has won the takeover battle.

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I am sure the waffle has

other tricks up its' sleeve.

I wonder what the waffle will do next?

Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker
Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

A classic waffle maker from Cuisinart makes round, evenly cooked waffles. Features several browning temperatures and stick free waffle plates for easy removal.

 

Best Waffle Makers

Presto 03510 Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker
Presto 03510 Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

This Belgian waffle maker flips from side to side to insure even cooking. Cooks a thick, delicious waffle in a matter of minutes.

 

Waffles can be served in many different ways

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Be daring and eat a waffle plain. Enjoy the crunchy outside and the chewy moist inside.

Savory Onion Waffles

Not sweet, but full of flavor! Serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup of cornmeal

2 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 tbls. vegetable oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup butter

Directions:

In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, milk, eggs, vegetable oil and garlic powder.

Set aside. In a medium skillet, sauté onion in butter 5 minutes. Add onion mixture to flour

mixture. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers directions. Cook waffles until crisp. 6 servings.

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Just For Fun!

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Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add remaining ingredients, stir until combined. Cook according to waffle iron directions.
Cast your vote for Chocolate Chip Waffles

Visit the Waffle House Museum in Avondale, Georgia. It has been restored to replicate the original Waffle House of 1955.

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  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 16

Homemade Cinnamon Maple Syrup

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat, add extracts and let cool.
  2. Serve warm over waffles or pancakes. Store in refrigerator and warm in microwave before using.

New Ways with Waffles

  • Make a waffles and peanut butter sandwich.
  • Add cheese to hot waffles for an instant "grilled" cheese.
  • Serve waffle wedges instead of bread at dinner.
  • Make thin, crispy waffles and serve with ice cream.
  • Spread cream cheese and chives on waffles for a taste treat.

Fun Idea!

Throw a Waffle Party and have

each guest bring a waffle ingredient and a topping.

To break the ice, designate the first hour of the party to stricty waffle talk!

Have Fun with Waffles! - Make princess crown shaped waffles.

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  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 4-6

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbls baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbls melted butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, butter and pumpkin until combined. Stir in pecans. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

What do you like best about Pumpkin Pecan Waffles?

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Batter Bowls - East pour and no mess!

The word waffle is derived from the Dutch word wafel

How to make perfect waffles!

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      Glenn McCarthy 3 years ago

      I love waffles. They are one of those foods that you can eat any time of day or night. I always think of waffles as smile food.

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      I love waffles. I must try your different recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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      sbconcepts 4 years ago

      Now all I can think about is eating a Waffle! This was so cute and some really great ideas. Don't think I have ever had a savory waffle, but would be willing to give it a try. Great Job!

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Mm....Yummy yummy yummy! I love waffle!!!

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      Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      Mmmm I love waffles! Great yummy lens! Blessed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderful Waffles ! Best Wishes :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is really cool, I like these, it is helpful to me, thank you. :)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Its funny haow the shape of something changes it so much. Waffles are just pancakes - but do taste different.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Ok. So today was a BAD time for me to drool over this lens since I'm trying to eat veggies this week. I LOVE waffles! :) My favorites is waffles with butter, pure maple syrup AND just a dollop of whipped cream as well... Oh... I'm swooning... :) Wonderful Lens! :) Hugs to you! Kath

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      jolou 5 years ago

      I absolutely love homemade waffles, with lots of fresh strawberries and whipping cream.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I am generally a pancake girl ( I make the best whole wheat, oatmeal blueberry pancakes!), but this is making me hungry. Frozen waffles aren't good to me. I'd have to have fresh made.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I haven't really eaten many waffles in my life, but freshly made ones are definitely worth having. I don't really like Maple Syrup, so a fruit sauce or jam would go best on mine. I think it would be great to have a waffle maker at home.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love waffles, they taste amazing and they are a snap to make! they are also very easy to make. good new recipe and thanks for posting!

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      Perrin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      I love waffles! What a great lens. I will have to throw a waffle party!

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      kateclough lm 5 years ago

      HI! I made chocolate chip waffles for 200 people every Sunday morning for 5 years! Those I REALLY know how to make! lol! Will have to try the onion waffles for sure! They sound very interesting! Nice lens! Thumbs up! :)

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens and delicious waffles thank for sharing thumbs up

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wow.. there are a lot of nice waffle recipes here.. LUV it! Thumbs up and angel blessed.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I make waffles regularly and I'll have to try the cinnamon brown sugar butter on them. Good article.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Yummy lens, I love a waffle with butter and syrup :)

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      have loved making and eating waffles, always have!!!!! Thanks for a fun lens and great recipes!

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      I love chocolate chip waffles.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, now this makes me want to make my own waffles! I have always made pancakes, but I have never tried my hand at making waffles.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Mouthwatering delicious!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i like belgian waffles. i also buy them ready-made and heat them up in my bread toaster when i have no time. i make them also fresh.

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago from Redcar

      Just love waffles - and love the lense

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      kimark421 6 years ago

      Awesome lens. I looooove waffles, therefore I love this lens!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      Wow so many kinds of waffles...never heard of Onion Waffles, and not sure I will try it, but some of the others sound delicious. I like melted butter and warm syrup on mine :) *Blessed*

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      Just saying hi.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      I love waffles! My favorite topping (other than syrup) is strawberries with whipped cream. I also love them with just butter. Yummy any way you fix them!

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      I've always preferred my waffles with just sugar (and milk, of course).

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      MariaMontgomery 6 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      These recipes sound yummy. I never thought about savory waffles, though. I'll definitely have to try that.

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      APackageAtTheDoor 6 years ago

      We love waffles! The recipes here look great.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      Oh yes please, let's do eat some waffles, because my mouth is watering after taking a look through this tasty page! I like them fresh-made, topped with something sweet.

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      You had me at "waffles"! ...yum!

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      @Tamara14: Hope you enjoy the recipes! Thank you so much for the blessing!!!

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      Tamara14 6 years ago

      So many variations indeed. I come from the country where pancakes (actually crepes) are still more usual treat than waffles, but there's a waffle shop open in my town since recently and people responded very well. I'll try some of your recipes here, I'm sure my family is going to love them. Thank you for making them so simple. Squid Angel blessed~

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      AngryBaker 6 years ago

      Yum... chocolate waffles... going to give those a try this weekend.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 6 years ago from Albany New York

      I love waffels...don't know about onion waffels though!

      I've gone over to the frozen waffels, but they don't compare to the home made ones.

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      Trulee Ann 6 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas

      Waffels are the food for the gods of the tongue! I like mine with peanut butter and fresh home-made maple syrup.

      Thnks you for the lens sharing!

      Blessings.........Annlee

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      fashionistadiva 6 years ago

      Great poll and lens!

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I like waffles for sandwiches - especially peanut butter and banana. I have never eaten an onion waffle, but that recipe has me intrigued. The other thing that caught my eye is the image you've got there of an older waffle maker - because I have one just like it. I picked it up to put it on eBay, but I haven't been able to part with it just yet. Enjoyable lens on a topic I am quite fond of!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Now I'm got waffles on my mind...gotta have them soon!

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      You have a nice lens here, very interesting and helpful. Good work. I like plain waffles with maple syrup, that's it. Oh, don't forget the scrambled eggs, bacon & sausage, runny grits, and orange juice.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      @anonymous: Thank you and I will check it out!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh my, you have plenty of waffle wonderfulness here! I had never heard of chicken and waffles, now that's broadening out thinking right there. Your Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter sounds like yummy to me. Very nicely done. I wonder if you know about the recipe module we have available, it sure is nice to use and allows for a printable version.

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      raffael lm 6 years ago

      So wonderful and yummy waffles lens of you.. dear lady Maree :) I do love waffles til so far. Thank you so much for your beautiful tribute. Tweeted this lens to all my fans. Have a wonderful time.. always :)

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      ForestBear LM 6 years ago

      Yum makes me hungry :-). Great lens, thank you

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      poutine 6 years ago

      My husband liked his waffles with real Canadian maple syrup.

      I like mine with vanilla ice cream and strawberry jan.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      My husband liked his waffles with real Canadian maple syrup.

      I like mine with vanilla ice cream and strawberry jan.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Fantastic lens. This is also the first time that I have seen the new squidoo theme and it looks gorgeous on this. Absolutely wonderful :)

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      That waffle poll was just plain unfair - making me pick how I like my waffles best! They're good every way. :)

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      LOVE waffles! The cinnamon brown sugar butter and those chocolate Belgian waffles sound amazing. You should try the Liege waffle recipe on my The Best Waffles Ever lens (http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-waffles-ever)........ really are the best waffles I've ever had.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I love pecan waffles with LOTS of butter and some honey