There’s no question that waffles are a trend that’s still going strong beyond the breakfast table. And if you ask us, it’s a good thing. In honor of Waffle Day, these 26 recipes are reason enough to celebrate. Take your pick from our scrumptious selection of sweet and savory options, including a few hacks that go beyond just batter. As it happens, one could easily enjoy waffles all day long without getting bored — now that would be a fabulous way to observe the day!

Banana Bread Waffles

1. Banana Bread Waffles: You don’t even need syrup for these quickbread-inspired waffles. Simply apply a slick of butter and enjoy them on the go. (via A Cookie Named Desire)

Cornmeal Waffles With Pork Verde

2. Cornmeal Waffles With Pork Verde: The pork verde cooks to tender perfection in a slow cooker, which makes this out-of-the-ordinary selection a solid option for brunch or dinner. (via A Duck’s Oven)

Bacon and Beer Waffle Cake

3. Bacon and Beer Waffle Cake: Bacon and beer are found in every bite of this cake from the top to the bottom. We definitely recommend saving this creation for dessert. (via Brit + Co)

Fried Chicken and Waffle Tots With Honey

4. Fried Chicken and Waffle Tots With Honey: If classic chicken and waffles is too sweet for you, consider this version served atop a bed of crispy tater tots instead. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

Dark Chocolate-Peanut Butter Waffles With Maple-Peanut Syrup

5. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Waffles With Maple-Peanut Syrup (Gluten-Free): With plenty of peanut butter baked right in and poured on top, peanut butter cup cravings don’t stand a chance. (via Kumquat Blog)

Crispy Waffles With Bananas Baked in Ricotta

6. Crispy Waffles With Bananas Baked in Ricotta: The contrast of crispy waffles and creamy baked bananas is sure to please. (via Mitzy at Home)

Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles Giveaway

7. Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles: Here, spiralized sweet potato puts a sweeter, spiced spin the usual hash browns. As a nice bonus, the recipe is scaled perfectly for one or two. (via Edible Perspective)

Peanut Butter Sandwich Waffle Dippers

8. Peanut Butter Sandwich Waffle Dippers: These two-ingredient dippers pull double duty as an easy breakfast or (make-ahead!) lunch. (via Crazy for Crust)

Chipotle Chicken Waffle Sliders

9. Chipotle Chicken Waffle Sliders (Paleo): Make a big batch of these fluffy, soft waffles ahead of time, and then simply toast them up as needed for a fab bread swap. (via Wicked Spatula)

Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

10. Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches: Think of these sammies as a cross between brownie sundaes and ice cream sandwiches. Doesn’t that sound like a terrific way to upgrade store-bought waffles and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time? (via Dessert for Two)

Eggs Florentine on Bacon and Cheese Waffles

11. Eggs Florentine on Bacon and Cheese Waffles: This combo of sauteed spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise all served atop cheesy, bacon-studded waffles is the stuff our brunch dreams are made of. (via Cherry on My Sundae)

Waffled Cheesecake

12. Waffled Cheesecake: Enjoy this cheesecake warm or chilled for two uniquely delicious and distinct textural experiences. (via SprinkleBakes)

Breakfast Waffle Tacos

13. Breakfast Waffle Tacos: Straight off Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, these breakfast tacos are simple, with just a few frozen toaster waffles and your usual eggs and bacon. (via Brit + Co)


14. Miso Chocolate Chip Waffles: If you enjoy salted chocolate, these bad boys that combine salty miso and bittersweet chocolate are right up your alley. (via The Shortbread Cure)

Spanish Chicken and Frittata Waffle Tapas

15. Spanish Chicken and Frittata Waffle Tapas: These tapas may be intended as an appetizer, but they work just as well as a main course. After all, it’s hard to stop at just one. (via The Chick Who Eats)

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

16. Healthy Cinnamon Roll Waffles: You don’t have to worry about your blood sugar crashing after tucking into a stack of these protein-packed cinnamon roll waffles. Even better, you can take your pick between a paleo-friendly and vegan version. (via The Big Man’s World)

Popcorn Chicen and Cornmeal Waffles

17. Popcorn Chicken and Cornmeal Waffles: If you prefer your fried chicken covered in extra crispy goodness, then quick-to-whip-up popcorn style is the answer. Served over crunchy cornmeal waffles with both syrup and Sriracha, it’s sure to be a total delight for the senses. (via The Savoury Cellar)

Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches

18. Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches: You don’t even need an ice cream maker to churn up a batch of the sweet-savory ice cream sandwiched between these waffles. (via Brit + Co)

Carrot Cake Waffle Bites

19. Carrot Cake Waffle Bites: Dipped in cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut, these bites are a terrific addition to a springtime dessert spread. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Waffles

20. Peanut Butter Banana Bread Waffles: Not too sweet, these waffles can be topped to your hearts’ content. Peanut butter, a drizzle of honey and your fave fresh fruit are all delicious choices. (via Cookie Monster Cooking)

Bulgogi Kimchi Jeon Waffle Sandwich

21. Bulgogi Kimchi Jeon Waffle Sandwich: Wake up your taste buds in the morning with this spicy, flavor-packed breakfast sandwich. Loaded with beef, an egg and a handful of greens, it’s sure to keep you satisfied for hours. (via Miss Hangry Pants)

Cake Batter and Oat Waffles

22. Cake Batter and Oat Waffles: Made with both cake mix and oat flour, these waffles offer the perfect balance beween wicked and wholesome. (via A Little Sweet Life)

Buckwheat Waffles

23. Buckwheat Waffles (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free): Nutty-tasting buckwheat waffles are equally delicious served with sweet and savory elements. Consider topping them with a dollop of crème fraîche and a bit of smoked salmon for a playful twist on traditional blini. (via Modern Wifestyle)

Strawberry Waffle Skewers

24. Strawberry Waffle Skewers: There’s no need for a fork and knife to enjoy these skewered waffles. This means they’re a perfect way to ensure that your guests have a hand free to enjoy a mimosa the next time you host brunch. (via A Latte Food)

Cornbread Waffles

25. Cornbread Waffles: Stuffed with scallions, jalapeño and cheddar cheese, these cornbread waffles are delicious served with chili. (via The Chic Table)

Mapo Tofu Waffle

26. Mapo Tofu Waffles: Waffling tofu makes it totally crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, sans frying. In other words: A great base for a well-seasoned mix of pork and aromatics. (via I Am a Food Blog)

Which of these recipes puts you in the celebratory spirit? Share with us below!