What to Serve with Waffles for Breakfast or Dinner (Delicious Toppings + Side Dish Ideas)

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you purchase something I recommend- at no additional cost to you! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for supporting this blog! Full disclosure here.

Sharing is caring!

Need an easy family dinner idea that everyone will love? Try mixing it up this week and serving waffles for dinner! In this post you’ll find out how to turn this breakfast favorite into a delicious meal, and what to serve with waffles, including the best waffle toppings!

  • Save

This past weekend we had waffles for dinner, and we made it a super special occasion! The kids were so excited to eat breakfast for dinner, and therefore I was excited to go the extra mile to make it memorable.

We are Catholic, and I recently picked up a book called The Catholic All Year Compendium by Kendra Tierney. It’s a book for bringing more Catholic traditions into your home, and I love all of her ideas so far!

Since we are in Lent, I dove right in to see what fun traditions we could start right away, and this past Friday (March 25th) was the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord or “Lady Day”. This is the day that the angel Gabriel visited Mary and to bring the news that she would give birth to a son (hence our $3 Dollar Tree blue decorations).

In Sweden, they eat waffles on this day, and so we did too! I used this as a fun way to get the kids excited to learn more about our faith, and of course it created a very memorable start to a family tradition…along with a very memorable mess! 🙂

If you want to create a fun “Waffles for Dinner” bar, or spice up your next brunch or family gathering, you’ll love these ideas for waffle toppings and side dishes that will help you turn this delicious breakfast into a hearty meal!

  • Save

Why You Should Make Waffles for Dinner

  • Breakfast for dinner is a fun way to start an exciting family tradition.
  • Everyone in the family (especially picky eaters) will look forward to dinner on waffle day!
  • This is a quick and easy dinner idea that doesn’t take much planning or effort (perfect for busy school nights).
  • Waffles are cheap and easy, and you can add toppings and side dishes to make it more complex, or just serve with simple syrup and butter.

Equipment needed to make Easy Waffles at Home

Ingredients for Easy Waffles for Dinner (or Breakfast)

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup oil (canola, vegetable)
  • 3 tbsp syrup
  • 3 cups flour
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • Save

Best Toppings for your Waffles

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Honey butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Maple Syrup

For Savory Waffles add cheddar cheese, make cornbread waffles out of a cornbread mix, or top waffles with sour cream, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, or pizza toppings! There are a variety of ways to serve waffles to your family for a fun family night dinner or afternoon snack.

  • Save

What to serve with waffles for Breakfast (or Dinner!)

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Fruit Salad
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Fried chicken or chicken tenders
  • Hashbrowns
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Sausage

Easy Waffle Recipe to Serve a Large Family or Crowd

This large batch of waffle mix makes about 24 regular size waffles or 6 Belgian waffles, which will serve a large crowd or family for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

There are different ways to make waffles, but we love to make them in our Belgian waffle maker that we got as a wedding gift. It’s fun and easy for the kids to make on their own as well.

Step 1: Whisk together egg, milk, oil, and syrup in one bowl.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • Save

Step 3: Add dry mixture to wet ingredients, and stir just until mixed. For fluffy waffles , make sure that you don’t over mix! It’s okay if the batter is slightly lumpy.

Step 4: If you want to add in chocolate chips, blueberries, or other mix ins do that now and fold in gently.

Step 5: Use non stick cooking spray on a waffle iron or Belgian waffle maker. Heat per appliance instructions and add 1/4 cup waffle batter per waffle (or per Belgian waffle triangle…one cup total).

  • Save

Step 6: Cook waffles until golden, crispy perfection. Usually about 5-6 minutes, however we just use the timer on our waffle maker.

Step 7: Add your favorite toppings and serve!

Storage

You can refrigerate extra waffles in an airtight container or bag for 3-4 days. Freeze in an airtight freezer bag for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Waffles

You can reheat frozen waffles in the microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or place in toaster just like a store bought toaster waffle.

Yield: 24 waffles (or 6 Belgian waffles)

Easy Waffles for Breakfast (or Dinner)

Easy Waffles for Breakfast (or Dinner)

An easy batch of homemade waffles to serve your family for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup oil (canola, vegetable)
  • 3 tbsp syrup
  • 3 cups flour
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Non stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Whisk together egg, milk, oil, and syrup in one bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients, and stir just until mixed. For fluffy waffles , make sure that you don't over mix! It's okay if the batter is slightly lumpy.
  4. If you want to add in chocolate chips, blueberries, or other mix ins do that now and fold in gently.
  5. Use non stick cooking spray on a waffle iron or Belgian waffle maker. Heat per appliance instructions and add 1/4 cup waffle batter per waffle (or per Belgian waffle triangle...one cup total).
  6. Cook waffles until golden, crispy perfection. Usually about 5-6 minutes, however we just use the timer on our waffle maker.
  7. Add your favorite toppings and serve!

Notes

Freeze extra waffles in an airtight freezer bag for up to 3 months. Reheat in microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or place in toaster just like store bought freezer waffles.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Image

hi! I'm shannon

I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.

Leave a Reply

There are currently no comments. Why don't you kick things off?