When it comes to waffles, we believe it’s past time to move on from the traditional butter-and-syrup combo (though that sounds good as well). A plain waffle, with its honeycomb pattern and fluffy-sweet taste, adds something unique to the plate.
So why not add some unusual waffle toppings to your dinner to make it even more enjoyable? Alternatively, why not try out some quirky batters and over-the-top spreads that will make your loved ones smile?
Waffles don’t have to be piled high with butter and sugary syrups to be tasty. They go from weekend indulgence to workday jump-starter with a whole-grain batter, fresh healthy waffle toppings, and nutrient-rich ingredients. Here are some fun ideas for adding fruit and yogurt to your waffle recipes.
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Waffle
Summer berry season is here, which means it’s time for blueberry waffles again. Blueberries are a great finger food for small toddler hands because they are naturally sweet and high in vitamins.
The perfect vehicle for luscious, juicy blueberries, you can create blueberry Greek yogurt waffles with plain Greek yogurt, whole wheat pastry flour, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
You can eat them plain or drizzle them with pure honey or maple syrup. You don’t need much extra sweetness when utilizing ripe, in-season fruit. Don’t forget the cold milk, though.
Apple and Almond Butter Waffles
These plant-based apple and almond butter waffles are a great way to start the day. This waffle recipe is for you if you’re bored of plain waffles and want to know how to make waffles that taste excellent while incorporating healthy ingredients. These have a flawlessly fluffy texture and are dairy- and egg-free, with a cinnamon taste and the flavor of a beloved fruit.
These apple and almond butter waffles are delightful at any time of year, but especially in the fall. You can also save time using vegan ingredients because there are no eggs to separate and whisk. While you can make them for your weekend breakfast or brunch, you could also serve maybe a quarter of the waffle with some homemade ice cream.
Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole-Grain Waffles
Looking for a delectable berry breakfast? Then try these whole-grain waffles with mixed berries and honeyed yogurt, which are a delicious way to start the day. The berries provide vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, the yogurt provides calcium, and the waffles offer fiber, protein, and B vitamins.
Cornmeal Cheddar Waffles With Fried Eggs and Avocado Pico De Gallo
Light and crunchy cornmeal cheddar waffles are covered with a delicious fried egg and loads of avocado pico de gallo for the tastiest savory variation on waffles you’ll ever eat!
We’ve officially entered the savory side of waffles, and judging by the looks of things, we’ll probably be staying a while. The avocado pico de gallo and fried eggs combination certainly drives a tough bargain.
These waffles will become your new obsession if you like savory breakfast foods. And if you’re not a lover of savory foods, these cornmeal cheddar waffles will undoubtedly change your mind. You could definitely eat the waffles by themselves because they’re so crispy and full of cheddar flavor, but pair them with fried eggs and a little mountain of quick avocado pico for one of the tastiest waffle combinations ever.
Waffle and Fruit Kabobs
Start your morning with these waffles on a stick! When berries are offered in this way, kids are more likely to consume them. Consider making these colorful waffle and fruit skewers with various dips and syrups, bringing snack time or breakfast to a whole new level of nutritious fun.
All you need to do is toast the waffles, then divide each set into four. Next, stick one waffle and different combinations of fruits on each skewer. Place your preferred dip or syrup, such as yogurt or honey, in a small bowl, or you can mix them both to make a fun dip for the waffles and fruit.
Fruit & Waffle Parfait
This fruit and waffle parfait combines yogurt with a delicious fruit and waffle combination, making a sweet and enjoyable breakfast. You can make a delectable, layered parfait with a stack of plain or whole-grain waffles, fruits like peaches and strawberries, and low-fat or Greek yogurt.
You can customize this excellent breakfast parfait recipe to feed just one person or a large party and is equal parts filling, fancy, and quick to prepare. To complement the fruits’ natural sweetness, top your parfait with Tajin spice—a basic seasoning made from dried and powdered red chili, dehydrated lime juice, and sea salt—if you want a little kick.
Rainbow Fruit Waffles
Rainbow fruit waffles are a simple and healthy breakfast that both kids and adults will enjoy. All you need are frozen waffles, fresh fruit, and your favorite creamy spread. These crowd-pleasing fruit-topped waffles tick all the boxes for a fun, quick, and healthy holiday breakfast.
You can prepare them with coconut butter and ricotta, but you can easily substitute them with yogurt, whipped cream, or cream cheese. You may also make the clouds without the creamy spread and use tiny marshmallows or banana slices instead. There’s no such thing as an awful way of preparing a fruity breakfast rainbow.
To make the different colors of the rainbow, here are some fruits you can use:
Red: cherries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate seeds
Orange: oranges, clementine, apricots, nectarines, peaches
Yellow: mango, bananas, pineapple
Green: honeydew, kiwi, pears
Blue: blueberries, grapes, blackberries