12 Waffle Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Breakfast And Brunch

It's such a great moment when you realize you're an adult and that means you can do what you want, when you want — and that includes eating breakfast foods any time you want, however you want. Breakfast foods are great, and waffles are even better — which is why these amazing waffle recipes are pretty much the only things on our minds these days. Eggs, pancakes, and bacon all have their charm, but there's just something special about waffles. Maybe it's their many little pockets of goodness. Maybe it's because they are so versatile — after all, Taco Bell did introduce the Waffle Taco last year.

No matter what the reason is, folks seem to have a strong appetite for waffles, and it doesn't seem to be calming down soon. Here are some absolutely scrumptious ways to kick up your waffle game.

Image: Deliciously Yum

Mashed Potato Waffle, Turkey, Avocado, Cranberry & Brie Melts

With mashed potatoes baked into the waffles themselves, this sweet and savory treat from Half Baked Harvest is the ultimate lunch — whether it’s the day after Thanksgiving or just Tuesday.

Image: Half Baked Harvest

Ham & Cheese Waffles

Tired of the same old ham and cheese sandwich? This I Am a Food Blog recipe introduces an ooey, gooey, and cheesy savory waffle with the ham and cheese baked right into it.

Image: I Am a Food Blog

Waffle, Maple & Sausage Stuffing

Mix up your usual stuffing by using waffles, maple syrup, and sausage in this delicious dish from The Crepes of Wrath.

Image: The Crepes of Wrath

Mashed Potato, Cheddar & Chive Waffles

Mashed potatoes come out heavenly in the waffle iron, especially with cheese and chives in this recipe from Joy the Baker.

Image: Joy the Baker

White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Buttery Waffles Snack Mix

Melted white chocolate, peanut butter, Chex mix, popcorn, and waffles make for a luscious sugary snack. Thanks, Averie Cooks!

Image: Averie Cooks

Chocolate Waffle Cookies

These cookies by Yummy Healthy Easy only have six ingredients and fit right into your waffle maker. Frosting optional and tasty, but not required.

Image: Yummy Healthy Easy

Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich

Get your sandwich on with this turkey, ham, jam, and cheese concoction on frozen or homemade waffles. This recipe from Foodie Crush promises to delight your taste buds.

Image: Foodie Crush

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Why go for a waffle cone when you can just put ice cream between two yummy waffles? Pass the Sushi can guide you through this brilliant and simple idea.

Image: Pass the Sushi

Real Deal Waffle Donuts

Donut hybrids (like the cronut) are all the rage, but too little attention has been paid to the waffle-donut (or the wonut). Deliciously Yum corrects this with a delectable cake donut base that gets cooked in your waffle iron.

Image: Deliciously Yum

Buttermilk Waffle BLT Sandwich

Take your usual bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich to another level with Joy the Baker’s buttermilk waffle addition to the already delicious formula.

Image: Joy the Baker

Grilled Peanut Butter Honey Banana Waffle Sandwiches

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for something completely sweet, and Mom on Timeout gets that. This sweet and creamy combo gets grilled to perfection on a whole grain waffle.

Image: Mom on Timeout

Fruit ‘n Waffle Kabobs with Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Get a taste of sweet and savory flavors on a stick in Mom on Timeout’s creative recipe for a fun snack.

Image: Mom on Timeout