We love the weekends because usually one of the two days allows for a lazy, yummy breakfast where a bit of extra effort can go a long way. Waffles are always a family favourite and there’s so many unique and delicious ways to serve them. Because sometimes maple syrup just doesn’t cut it…
5 delicious ways to top your waffles…
1. Vanilla whipped cream & blackberries
Using whipped cream to top your waffles is not new, but jazzing it up with a hint of vanilla makes breakfast feel like dessert.
- Whip up your favourite go-to basic waffle batter and cook waffles in a waffle maker until crispy and golden brown.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup whipped cream until soft peaks form.
- Add 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract and continue to whip until thick and glossy.
- Transfer waffles to a plate or platter, dollop with vanilla whipped cream and top with fresh blackberries and mango or peaches.
2. Espresso chocolate sauce & raspberries
If you’re a chocolate lover, start off by stirring a little Dutch-process cocoa into your waffle batter. Then, once your waffles are all ready, top them with a drizzle (or a good squeeze) of good quality chocolate or fudge sauce and scatter with fresh raspberries or strawberries.
3. Prosciutto, avocado, sour cream & grated cheddar
Who says sweet cream and syrup are is the only ways to top your waffles? We know savoury is also a great way to go!
- Start off by adding a little grated cheddar and freshly chopped thyme leaves to your waffle batter.
- Then, once your waffles are set to go, top them with thin slices of salty prosciutto, avocado slices, a dollop of sour cream, and more grated cheddar cheese.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
4. Cinnamon sugar, caramelized apples & vanilla ice cream
If apple pie is your thing, or if you’re wondering what to do with all those apples you picked this fall, this is the recipe for you.
- Make a waffle batter with little hits of spice from ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a small bowl, stir together 2 tbsp granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and set aside.
- Core and slice 2 apples into wedges.
- Melt a little butter in a large skillet, add apples and a sprinkle of sugar. Cook, tossing often, until apples are soft and caramelized, about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Once waffles are ready to go, top with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, some caramelized apples and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5. Sliced bananas, salted peanuts & caramel sauce
As this variation is already quite rich, we recommend whipping up your go-to basic waffle batter. Once waffles are golden and ready, top with sliced banana (if you’re looking for over-the-top-indulgence, try caramelizing them first), coarsely chopped salted peanuts. and a drizzle of caramel sauce or dulce de leche.