Waffles sit upon a syrupy throne at breakfast, holding court with pancakes and French toast as a terrific trio of sweet indulgences first thing in the morning. With a bit of perfectly soft butter to spread across the craggy, crispy surface and some pure maple syrup to pour over and collect in puddles like rock pools on the ocean’s edge, waffles are a wonderful way to begin any day.
What happens, though, when the day grows older and the shadows longer and yet you still harbor an unsatisfied craving for waffles? Never fear! There are plenty of recipes that can be made and consumed free from the constraints of breakfast. We have gathered, to satisfy your wonderful waffle-y appetite, a plethora of recipes that can be enjoyed any time of the day. From breakfast through lunch, ending with dinner and dessert, there are enough waffle recipes both savory and sweet to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. So hurry up, read on, and discover 20 great excuses to eat waffles any time of day.
For an elegant breakfast, brunch, or even dessert, make these carrot waffles with mascarpone cream. Hearty and sweet, these waffles taste as good as they look.
No-bake cheesecake meets waffles with these sweet, cream cheese-laden waffles that are just as perfect for dessert as they are for breakfast.
For a sweet afternoon treat, make these tasty cinnamon roll waffles that will fill your kitchen with the divine scent of cinnamon and go perfectly with a hot cup of tea.
Replace the standard English muffin with a waffle and enjoy two fantastic brunch dishes together!
Those who have gluten troubles shouldn’t be condemned to a life without waffles. Make this gluten-free waffle recipe and substitute it in any of your favorite waffle dishes.
A hash brown waffle combo is one of the best! Serve these potato waffles any time of day with eggs, or even as a tasty side at dinner that everyone will love.
Fancy a waffle for lunch? Here’s the perfect recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious, this ham and cheese waffle sandwich is sure to become a waffled favorite.
For a decadent breakfast that can easily become dessert (with a scoop or two of ice cream perhaps), these lemon ricotta pancakes are a must.
A bite of creamy macaroni and cheese in every delightfully waffle-y bite! These waffles are great for any time of day and add a tasty twist to two beloved menu staples.
Take fried chicken and waffles to another level. Rice flour adds a chewier texture to these waffles, which are perfect for a fun dinner.
Transform leftover mashed potatoes into wonderful waffles! These savory waffles are a great addition to any meal; pair them with eggs, salad, chicken, or steak and you won’t be disappointed.
Celebrate pumpkin spice first thing in the morning with these lovely waffles!
A nutritious boost from wheat germ makes these a perfect snack to fight any afternoon slump as well as a delicious way to start the day.
Bring a hearty waffle Monte Cristo to the dinner table. This sandwich is a delightful mix of savory and sweet, an easy and delicious way to satisfy those hunger pangs.
Trusty breakfast staple meets a sacred lunchtime trinity in this savory waffle BLT.
Take your waffles to the savory side with these ham, cheddar, and Brussels sprouts waffles, perfect for a brunch, lunch, or dinner.
These smoked salmon-topped waffles are great to make for an easy but delicious meal.
Pair this dish with a side of vegetables and you have a meal complete with carbs and protein, and ready to satisfy any appetite.
Fried chicken and waffles is a classic that can be enjoyed any time of day. One needs no excuse to enjoy that dish! Pair these waffles from the buzzy New York City eatery with your favorite fried chicken recipe for an utterly divine meal.
A delicious and hearty breakfast waffle is a great recipe to have in one’s repertoire. Kick-start your morning with this whole-wheat waffle that uses the natural sweetness of bananas to avoid too much unnecessary added sugar. It’s a nifty trick to have up one’s sleeve that can also be used when making better-for-you cookies.
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