Need a bit of sweetness in your life? Feast your eyes on our most indulgent waffle ideas, and tips on how to make perfect fluffy waffles at home. From classic maple-syrup-drenched Belgian waffles, to trendy chocolate-orange ones and inventive bubble waffle cones, we’ve got a range of moreish recipes and serving suggestions to tempt your tastebuds. Perfect for a special brunch or dessert, all you need is a waffle pan to cook the batter, then prepare to pile on all your favourite toppings!
1. Belgian waffles
Starting with a classic, these easy Belgian-style waffles are the perfect introduction for beginners. After whisking the ingredients to form a thick batter, use a ladle to pour it into a lightly oiled waffle maker. Cook until the waffle is golden brown on both sides, about 2-5 minutes, and keep your waffles warm in a low oven. All that’s left is to decorate with toppings of your choice – we’ve suggested strawberries, maple syrup, ice cream, chocolate sauce or even bacon. If you don’t have a waffle maker, try cooking the batter in an oiled griddle pan, flipping when the underside is golden and crisp.
2. Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce
Looking for an all-out indulgent brunchtime treat or decadent dessert? Try these banoffee waffles smothered in a dreamy combo of fried bananas, vanilla ice cream and warm salted caramel sauce. If you aren’t a fan of caramel sauce, chocolate would also work perfectly.
3. Chocolate orange waffles
Chocolate and orange are becoming a popular flavour combination in desserts, and we aren’t surprised! Give your waffles an extra touch of indulgence by adding cocoa powder and dark chocolate to the batter, along with tangy orange essence. This speedy crowd-pleasing pud is perfect for entertaining friends and family. Finish the chocolate orange waffles with whipped cream, fresh orange or clementine segments, and dark chocolate.
4. Bubble waffles
A fun and trendy treat from Hong Kong, bubble waffles are both a joy to look at and to eat. Create the distinctive honeycomb pattern by using a special bubble waffle pan to make these. The result is a satisfyingly crispy golden exterior and soft, chewy bubble centres. Fill these high with your own ice cream sundae creation, topped with sauces, fruit, matcha powder or anything that takes your fancy.
5. Sticky banana waffles
If you need a speedy but scrumptious dessert, these irresistibly sticky and nutty waffles are a must. Load up toasted shop-bought or homemade waffles with a dollop of praline ice cream, sliced bananas, pecans and a good drizzle of maple syrup – they’ll be ready to devour in just 15 minutes!