Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside epitomizes waffle perfection! A crispy and fluffy buttermilk waffle is certainly not to be discounted, but today’s waffles push the proverbial envelope. From Savory Falafel Waffles With Artichoke Tzatziki to Cornbread Waffles With Chicken, Avocado, and Sweet and Spicy Crema, waffles can be a substantial main dish for brunch or dinner!
You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!
~~ Lauren Myracle, ttfn
The first known waffle recipe was written in the 14th century by a young French husband to his young wife. His recipe included beating some eggs with salt and wine, flour was to be added, and the mixture was to be poured into an iron that cooked on both sides. He did not include leavening in the recipe, but did have variations that included placing cheese between two layers of waffle batter… Fast forward several centuries, and waffles became a favorite sweet breakfast treat with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fruit, etc. In recent years, though, waffles have evolved to include both sweet and savory ingredients, and a variety of grains and leavening methods.
I am writing to you today from Charlotte, NC. while visiting and helping to care for my new grandson Carter James Andersen (born July 7) and my 2 year-old grandson Cade Christian Andersen. 🙂 Developing, testing, and photographing new recipes is a bit out of the question right now, so it’s a great time to gather some awesome waffle recipes from a few of my food blogging friends!
Main Dish Waffles
This group includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Add a side salad or fresh fruit, and you’ve got a spectactular brunch or dinner meal!
Bloody Mary Infused Fried Chicken and Waffles from The Flavor Bender
Cornbread Waffles With Green Chile and Sausage Gravy from Beyond Mere Sustenance
Savory Falafel Waffles With Artichoke Tzatziki from The Organic Dietician
Croque Madame Recipe from Mon Petit Four
BBQ Pulled Pork Savory Waffles from Pressure Cook Recipes
Cornbread Waffle With Chicken, Avocado, and Sweet and Spicy Crema from Shockingly Delicious
Pretzel Crusted Chicken and Cheddar Waffle Sliders with Bacon Jam from Ready To Yumble
Multigrain Spinach and Cheese Waffles from Naive Cook Cooks
Waffle Sandwich from Homemade and Yummy
Savory Buckwheat Waffle With Spinach, Crimini, and Caramelized Onion from Beyond Mere Sustenance
Parmesan Waffle, Ham, Cheese, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich from Supergolden Bakes
Sweet Potato Waffles With Cheese Shards from Veggie Desserts
Breakfast Poutine Waffles from She Loves Biscotti
This group includes savory waffles that aren’t quite a meal, but would make an excellent side dish (ie. an alternative to rice or pasta). You might even consider 2 waffles in place of the bread in a sandwich… 🙂
Sweet Potato and Spring Onion Waffles from Every Nook and Cranny
Savory Cheddar and Jalapeño Waffles from Rhubarb and Honey
Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles from Just a Little Bit of Bacon
Ham and Manchego Waffles from Garlic and Zest
Herbed Ricotta Waffles from Crumb
Black Sesame Brown Rice Moffles from Scratch Eats
Zucchini Cheddar Whole Wheat Waffles from Family Food On the Tables
Hummus Waffles With Sausage and Sun Dried Tomatoes from Sew You Think You Can Cook
This last group includes sweet waffles (because we all need to indulge now and then!). 😀 These are not your typical sweet waffles, however, and you simply must scroll all the way to the end!
Gaufre À La Glace from Mon Petit Four
Coconut Waffles from Omnivore’s Cookbook
Dark Chocolate Waffles from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Spiced Peaches and Malted Waffles from Basil and Bubbly
Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles With Maple Cinnamon Drizzle from Natural Girl Modern World
Banana Split Waffles from Cravings of a Lunatic
Is that enough to whet your appetite? If you don’t currently own a waffle iron, I highly recommend consider purchasing one… and now, a very busy 2 year-old needs some Gramma loves. 😀