There’s nothing better than waffles for breakfast. Pancakes come close, but the pockets for syrup give waffles the lead. Once you’ve mastered the basics, try your hand at these sweet and savory upgraded versions. And if you’re making a big batch, use this tip to keep your waffles from getting soggy!

1. Essential Raised Waffles: What makes these waffles raised? Adding dry active yeast. Yes, they’ll take a bit longer to make, but we promise they’re worth the wait. (via Smitten Kitchen)

2. Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles: We can’t get enough pumpkin goodies this fall. We’ll be eating these waffles through until Thanksgiving. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

3. Basic Buttermilk Waffles: Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a classic. These buttermilk sweets are the ones to master. (via Brown Eyed Baker)

4. Coconut Raspberry Waffles With Coconut Whipped Cream: Coconut makes everything better, and these waffles are no exception. You could also try them with pineapple for a more tropical taste. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

5. Almond Yogurt Waffles with Orange Honey Syrup: Want to wow your brunch guests? This is the recipe to whip up. Have you ever heard of a more delicious combination of flavors? (via Roost)

6. Banana Walnut Waffles: Another classic, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s the equivalent of a banana nut muffin, just in waffle form. (via Joy the Baker)

7. Rye Waffles With Black Raspberry Sauce: The rye flour in this recipe gives a bit of an earthy flavor. If you can’t find black raspberries, regular raspberries or blackberries will substitute just as easily. (via Naturally Ella)

8. Dark Chocolate Chili Waffles with Raspberry Sauce: Do chocolate waffles still count as breakfast? We certainly hope so! (via Maria Speck)

9. Sour Cream Waffles: If you don’t want your sweet waffles too sweet, try this sour cream based recipe. It has just the right amount of sour for a well-balanced flavor. (via 101 Cookbooks)

10. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Waffles: If you or your friends are avoiding gluten, try this recipe. It reminds us of cinnamon toast. Yum! (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

11. Mashed Potato. Cheddar, and Chive Waffles: Somewhere between a hash brown and a waffle, this recipe is just plain delicious. (via Joy the Baker)

12. Savory Southwest Cornmeal Waffles: Make these waffles breakfast ready by putting an egg on top! (via The Perfect Pantry)

13. Bacon Cheddar Waffles: Yes, you still put syrup on top of these savory waffles. Maple always seems to make bacon better. (via Shutterbean)

14. Chicken & Biscuit Waffles: Fried chicken and waffles is one of those combinations that just work. And putting them together into a sandwich could be the tastiest thing we’ve seen. (via The Little Kitchen)

15. Cornmeal Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs: Think of this as the waffle version of the breakfast burrito. It could become our new favorite. (via Annie’s Eats)

What’s your favorite waffle recipe? Tell us in the comments!