When you think of waffles, you would be forgiven if the first meal that you think of is breakfast.
That being said, waffles are also an excellent choice as a dessert thanks to just how versatile- and delicious- they are, easily able to be paired with a range of different flavors and ingredients.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at twenty-eight delicious different waffle desserts that are easily able to be made at home to make for an amazingly sweet treat! Let’s get started.
This delicious dessert takes the best of both cake and waffles and sprinkles on some ice cream for an extra dose of delectableness!
To make these waffles, you will need cake batter mix but rather than using it to create a cake, you will put portions of the batter into a greased and well heated waffle iron.
This will lead to a dessert that tastes like birthday cake with the texture of a waffle.
Throw on that aforementioned ice cream, some whipped cream or some sprinkles to create your own birthday cake waffle!
The Kodiak brand of waffle mix is a unique option due to being packed with protein, making it a great option for those looking for a dessert option that has some added protein to hand.
The mixed berry syrup that accompanies this recipe is made from frozen blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, though these can be changed up to suit your personal preferences when it comes to frozen fruit.
This recipe combines three desserts into one, bringing together waffles, ice cream sundaes and brownies together into one scrumptious dish.
As well as being a super sweet dessert treat, this is also one that can be made relatively easily and quickly, taking only around fifteen minutes to prep and thirty minutes to cook.
Along with a waffle iron, you’ll need unsweetened cocoa powder, unsalted butter, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, fine salt, all-purpose flour, eggs, sugar and your chosen toppings- such as ice cream, caramel sauce, maraschino cherries and sprinkles- to make this dessert.
A unique dessert that combines waffles, pancakes, cupcakes and maple syrup, this is a fun idea for kids and adults that is simple to make.
To make the waffle cupcakes, you will need some mini waffles (Eggo ones are a popular choice) along with baking powder, flour, whole milk, salt, sugar, butter and eggs.
For a waffle dish that is the perfect treat for a cool fall day, consider these pumpkin waffles with a tasty cream cheese filling.
You will need to make your pumpkin waffles yourself to get that delicious pumpkin flavor, but it doesn’t take so long to do so.
You don’t need too many ingredients, either! For the waffles, you’ll need pumpkin purée with brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, milk, an egg, ground ginger, vegetable oil, cinnamon and all-purpose flour.
The cream cheese filling only needs three ingredients: cream cheese, ground cinnamon and brown sugar.
We have looked at a few waffle recipes here that combine waffles with other tasty desserts, and this next recipe is no exception!
Combining the wonder of donuts with waffles, this recipe is able to be made in fifteen minutes (or even less) and features waffles that are either glazed or dunked in chocolate and covered in sprinkles, much like a traditional donut.
If you are a fan of both Belgian waffles and ice cream sandwiches, this next waffle dessert is a must.
Another super easy recipe to make, this dessert features crisp waffles that act as a sandwich to a tasty ice cream filling.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is pretty versatile, so you can chop and change it however you so choose to suit your tastes.
For instance, you can add in some sprinkles or different flavors of ice cream to make things interesting.
A slightly different take on the waffle dessert, this recipe features waffles that act as the bowl for some yummy ice cream!
You will need a pizzelle maker- used to make pizelles, traditional Italian cookies- for this recipe so that you can make the waffle cone bowls in the right shape.
You’ll also need baking powder, maple syrup, eggs, flour, melted butter or coconut oil and vanilla extract.
If you have kids who enjoy a little bit of color in their desserts- or if you just want to make something that looks a little more interesting than your standard waffles-, then these Rainbow Waffles are a great choice.
As well as featuring the soft deliciousness of regular waffles, they also have eye-catching rainbow colors thanks to the use of food coloring.
The best way to get an even spread of color on these waffles is to divide the batter up into six different parts and color each section with each rainbow color (not indigo though, as the darkness of the color will overpower the other colors).
Fans of snickerdoodle cookies are sure to love this next recipe, which basically takes the snickerdoodle and creates a waffle version of it.
To make these waffle cookies, you will need flour, salt, an egg, brown and granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla and salt.
Combining the deliciousness of waffles with the home comforts of a fruit pie, this dessert creatively switches up the standard recipe for pies and puts a unique, waffle themed twist on it.
As well as some waffles to act as the pie base, you will also need fruit- this recipe uses blueberries, peaches and strawberries, but you can use whichever fruit you would prefer- as well as vanilla or plain yogurt and frozen yogurt.
This next recipe is a must for chocoholics, featuring chocolate upon chocolate and even more chocolate!
As is to be expected, there are a few different chocolatey ingredients that you will need, including cocoa, chocolate extract and semi sweet chocolate chips.
Strawberry shortcake is a beloved dessert for many, and if you are one of those people, then you need to try these strawberry shortcake waffles.
Made with juicy strawberries, soft and fluffy waffles and decadent maple syrup whipped cream, these waffles are perfect for dessert but are also well suited to breakfast should you choose to indulge in them in the morning.
Do you love smores? Do you love waffles? Then bring them together in one delicious dessert with these tasty s’moreffles!
S’mores are a simple recipe, popular for roasting over a campfire, made with graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. To transfer this over to waffles, you will need to make said waffles out of graham cracker dough.
Once you have your graham cracker dough, turn it into a waffle using your waffle iron and then assemble it as you would a s’more by topping it with marshmallows and chocolate.
Voilà! You have your delectable waffle and s’more hybrid dessert treat.
White chocolate is known for its sweet taste, making it well suited for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
Waffle lovers with that aforementioned sweet tooth are sure to get a kick out of this white chocolate and blueberry waffle cake recipe thanks to the delicious, decadent sweetness of the dish.
You can make this recipe from scratch with waffles, blueberries and white chocolate mousse and the result will be incredibly tasty thanks to the perfect combination of flavors with the blueberries and the white chocolate alongside the crispiness of your waffles.
Much like the cake batter waffle dessert that we mentioned earlier, this is another waffle dessert recipe that uses cake mix in the recipe. This time around, you will need a vanilla cake mix.
Along with that cake taste, this is a recipe that is all about presentation to create that cake like tall and layered look.
You can achieve this by stacking your waffles on top of one another and using whipped cream in between each waffle layer to get the layered cake effect.
If chocolate chip cookies are more your thing when it comes to desserts, then these chocolate chip waffle cookies are sure to be the choice for you.
The recipe involves making chocolate chip cookie batter and then spooning it into a waffle iron to create the waffle equivalent of chocolate chip cookies.
To make these waffles, you will need the same kind of ingredients that you use when making chocolate chip cookies, including sugar, an egg, light brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, melted butter, all-purpose flour and those all important chocolate chips.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are definitely a favorite comfort food for many people, and so if you are a fan, then these waffles are sure to be a treat.
You get to mix three different desserts into one with this dish too, combining peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with ice cream and waffles.
This recipe features peanut butter flavored waffles- made with peanut butter and peanut butter chips- as well as strawberry jam ice cream to create a unique take on the classic peanut butter and jelly recipe.
Everyone loves a good banana split as a dessert, so why not pair it with some waffles to take it to the next level?
To get that cake like style, you will need to sandwich your bananas, cream and strawberries in between the waffles.
For your waffle batter, you will need to cornstarch, sugar, flour, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, milk and baking power. As well as banana, you can also include strawberries, crushed pineapple and whipped cream to finish everything off.
For a fun and delicious twist on ice cream sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and waffles all in one tasty dessert, consider these cinnamon roll waffle ice cream sandwiches.
Your waffles in this dessert will be made from cinnamon rolls that have been cut in half, making for a unique take on your standard waffle recipe.
Spiced gingerbread is a delicious dessert when the nights begin to get colder thanks to the richness of the flavors, and that is exactly what you get with these deep, dark gingerbread waffles.
This recipe for dark gingerbread waffles is the perfect choice for the fall or the winter season, featuring fragrant gingerbread waffle batter made from cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, flour, baking power, salt, baking soda, ginger, molasses, butter, egg and sugar.
Another dessert that is well suited for chocolate enthusiasts, this recipe will lead to a rich and flavorsome chocolate waffle that is topped off with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream, which combines beautifully with the richness of the chocolate.
To make this chocolatey recipe, you will need sugar, vanilla extract, softened butter, eggs, all-purpose flour, powdered sugar, unsweetened chocolate and miniature semi sweet chocolate chips.
Carrot cake is the ultimate springtime dessert, but there is nothing saying that you can’t enjoy it all year round!
If you want to try something a little different with your carrot cake, then these carrot cake waffles could be exactly what you are looking for.
This recipe not only shows you how to make the carrot cake waffles from scratch, but it also provides the recipe for the maple nut cream cheese topping, which finishes off the dessert excellently.
Are you craving a waffle based dessert that is a little more fruity in nature? Then these blueberry cake waffles are a super tasty and fruity choice.
The combination of the crispy waffles with the juicy blueberries make for a taste sensation that is well suited for dessert as well as for breakfast.
The sugary glaze on the top of the waffles also adds a taste similar to that of a glazed donut, making for several delicious sweet treats wrapped into one recipe!
25. Brownie Waffles
These brownie waffles are another treat that will please chocolate lovers everywhere thanks to the gooiness of the various chocolate elements.
The waffles are finished off with some vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup to add to the decadence of the dessert.
To make these waffles, you’ll need eggs, butter, milk, salt, vanilla extract, baking powder, all-purpose flour, unsweetened chocolate, and granulated white sugar.
Oreo, chocolate and cheesecake fans are sure to rejoice at this particular waffle dessert!
The waffle cones of this dessert are these stuffed with no bake cookies and cream cheecakie filling, making for a delicious and decadent dessert that incorporates waffles in a unique way.
27. Waffle Cake
Can’t decide between waffles and cakes as a dessert? Then consider this delicious waffle cake recipe!
Fluffy, soft and sweet, this waffle cake is topped off with buttercream icing, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to make the perfect amalgamation of desserts.
Last but not least, we have these tasty chocolate chip cookie dough dessert waffles which brings together the deliciousness of chocolate chip cookie dough with waffles for the ultimate waffle treat!
Garnish the waffles with whipped cream or caramel syrup for an extra dose of sweetness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whilst it depends on the exact toppings that you use in your dessert, waffle desserts tend to be on the unhealthy side.
That being said, if you pair your waffles with fruit then you are going to have less calories then if you pair it with caramel or chocolate!
Make sure to enjoy waffle desserts in moderation to avoid any unnecessary calories.
So there you have twenty-eight delicious waffle desserts that you can make anytime you feel the urge to snack on something sweet.
We have included a range of different flavors and recipes here- from peanut butter to strawberry, chocolate, gingerbread and more- so that no matter what tastes you like the most- or what flavors you are craving-, you are sure to find a recipe to suit your personal preferences on this list.