If we could eat breakfast for every meal, we would. Specifically, we'd eat waffles for every meal. Since so many delicious sweet and savory recipes abound, we'd argue that they're the most versatile breakfast option out there. And those notches that soak up all the syrup don't hurt either. Whether you're getting creative with the batter, or simply craving that perfect texture from the crispy outer shell and fluffy insides, there are endless reasons to whip up some waffles. Is your mouth watering yet?
Don't worry, we went browsing for the best sweet and salty waffle recipes so everyone can get in on the breakfast bliss this weekend. The hardest part was narrowing it down to our favorites, but the end result is a roundup of six delectable waffle recipes you can indulge in morning, noon, and night. Each is completely unique, from eccentric flavor combinations to the classics as well as healthy variations, so you can meet all your waffle cravings. Scroll through to take your pick, and then bring your treats back to bed for a weekend of pure relaxation and simple happiness.
Rose and Chocolate Chip Spelt Waffles
These waffles from Local Milk Blog call for rosewater, a seriously special ingredient. It adds a romantic essence to the dish and also contributes a very distinct, unique taste that you have to try to understand. If you're cooking for guests, they will definitely be impressed by this recipe. In fact, they're good enough to serve as a dessert. Doused in chocolate chips and vanilla extract, this vegan-friendly treat will make everyone happy.
Classic Crispy Belgian Waffles
If you're looking for something more classic, these Belgian waffles will do just the trick. That said, they're these waffles from Half Baked Harvest are better than your everyday waffle—think perfectly crispy and fluffy at the same time. The recipe also includes directions for a delicious whipped spice butter for some extra pizazz if you want to spice things up.
Cheddar Cornbread Waffle BLT
Hungry for something savory? We're obsessed with this recipe from Half Baked Harvest, which is pretty much the best thing you'll ever eat. With a cheddar cornbread batter, these waffles are good enough to eat on their own. But you'll also probably want to start stacking on the bacon, cherry tomatoes, and chipotle butter. Get ready to go to food heaven.
Coconut Banana Yogurt Waffles
That waffle BLT is a hard act to follow, but if any recipe can do it, it's this one. We hope you left room for dessert because these yogurt banana waffles are way too good to pass up. From Minimalist Baker, this recipe is vegan-friendly and full of childhood comfort. It may make you feel nostalgic for those Sunday mornings with grandma, so you'll probably want to build some traditions around this recipe.
Fried Chicken and Waffle Sliders
Chicken-fried waffles are a classic, and this egg sandwich upgrade is really calling our names right about now. If you've never tried this dish, you may be reluctant, but we promise once you do, they'll be a weekend brunch staple. And if you have experienced this delightful combo, you know just how amazing they are. Nothing will meet your sweet and salty cravings like this version from Foodie Crush. It's an easy recipe to follow, yielding a delicious meal you'll want to enjoy again and again.
Cinnamon Sugar Churro Waffles
From Half Baked Harvest, this recipe is a sugar lover's dream. The name speaks for itself. Cinnamon sugar waffles? You're basically mixing our two favorite things—churros and waffles—so it doesn't get any better than that. Oh, and you get to top things off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or dulce de leche, take your pick. Either way your sweet tooth is in for a treat.
Which sweet and savory waffle recipes are you most excited to try? Make your case in the comment section below before you head to the kitchen.