Waffles are a delicious breakfast indulgence; however, with time, the standard butter and syrup combo has moved to various spreads that have made this dish special and quirky. So instead of adding boring combinations always, why not try something new and exciting that makes this meal fun.
We have added some unexpected topping ideas to get you started. The syrup isn’t the only game in town; here are some alternative weekend treats you should try.
Make your waffles healthy.
It’s unnecessary to load your waffles with butter and syrups to make them delicious. Instead, go for whole grain, fresh toppings and nutritious ingredients to make them jump starters rather than weekend indulgence.
Here are some handpicked ideas you can try;
- Fried eggs
- Apple sauce
Indulge in waffles at dinner or lunch
Who said waffles are meant to be eaten only during breakfast. When combined with hearty ingredients, Waffles can be consumed for lunch or dinner. Here are some toppings you can go for digging them way past mornings.
- Pork chops
- Sliced pears
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Sweet corns
- Sour cream
- Fried chicken
- Goat cheese
Combine these ingredients and get yourself a perfect meal. For instance, combine fried chicken sliced between waffles, caramelized onions and Escuminac maple syrup. You can even sprinkle some goat cheese on it.
Add toppings that are over the top.
Suppose you plan to consume waffles on a special occasion, such as birthdays or as a part of a weekend indulgence. Add some ingredients to make it extra delicious and special. Here are some elements you can try combining.
- Combine peanut butter, bananas, kiwi and bacon strips
- Combine waffles with ice cream, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and complete this with some cherries
- Marshmallows, crumbled graham crackers, chocolate sauce.
- Macaroni, cheese and crumbled bacon on your waffle
- Nutella, strawberries and pistachios
- Bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
Make them something more with S’mores.
Who doesn’t love s’mores, so why not combine it with waffles. Spread some marshmallow fluff, some crushed Grahams and top with chopped chocolates. Adding melted chocolate will taste even better. You can also go for choco chips, dark chocolates or any other alternative.
Make your batter interesting.
Another way to make your toppings interesting is by adding healthy and unique ingredients and making the batter unique. Here are some fun twists you can start with.
- Mashed potato waffles
- Hashbrown waffles
- Falafel mix base
- Biscuit dough
- Red velvet cake batter
Have some fun
Mix and have some fun with the ingredients. If you plan to throw a brunch party for your guest, set up a waffle bar and try out different combos.
Drizzle: You can drizzle maple syrup, hot fudge sauce, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, strawberry syrup, black currant or blackberry sauce.
Spread: Add whipped butter, peanut butter, Nutella, cream cheese, marshmallow, yogurt or whipped cream.
Sprinkle – You can sprinkle powdered sugar, rainbow sprinkles, bacon crumblers, pistachios, walnuts, pecans or almonds.
Fruits: Add some sliced strawberries, bananas, kiwi, peaches, apples, blueberries or raspberries.
Here are some tips for setting up your waffle station;
- Sort out the toppings based on flavor and texture to make it easy for guests to pick what they want.
- Keep sweet toppings away from the savory ones.
- Try to prepare different kinds of waffle sizes. Kids will find eating small-sized waffles easy.
- Add a diverse variety of toppings. More, the merrier.
The above sweet and savory toppings can make your waffle interesting and exciting to indulge in. Try something apart from butter and syrup. These tips will help you host an ultimate brunch waffle party for your guests.
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