We respect a plain old, well-made buttermilk waffle. Truly, we do. Crunchier than pancakes, but still delightfully fluffy, waffles are more than satisfying on their own. But we have to admit, their flat shape and deep, square divots are just asking to be filled with toppings and loaded with flavors.
Of course, fruits such as apples and berries are at home atop these breakfast treats, but some unexpected flavors work nicely, too — cornbread, zucchini, and even pumpkin spice. If you’re looking for a break from your tried-and-true plain waffles, check out these recipes that add a bit of sweetness or spice to your batter (and breakfast).