Top It Off: Waffle Toppings

When it comes to topping off your waffles, the possibilities are endless! You can put whatever you want on a waffle. However, here are some traditional and popular toppings.

The Usual

Most Belgian waffles traditionally are served with butter, and then topped further with maple syrup or powdered sugar (also know as confectioners sugar).

Maple Syrup

Don’t worry if you don’t live in New England and don’t have easy access to real maple syrup. It can get very expensive! It is easy to make your own homemade syrup-and it will taste much better than the fake maple syrup you buy in stores.

Add 2 cups sugar to 1 cup water (you can make more, as well, just keep the 2:1 ratio). Bring this to a boil, making sure to not boil the water too fast or the syrup will later crystallize. Low heat takes longer but works best overall. After the water is boiling, turn off the heat. Add a bit of mapleine flavouring to the taste.

Spice Up the Batter

If you want to make your waffles fun from the start, don’t be afraid to add extras to the batter itself! Spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg can be tasty. Other popular options are pumpkin flavouring, nuts or chocolate chips.

Spread Away

It’s always nice when toppings are easy to handle. This is why spreads are so popular! Ready to squeeze out of a bottle, spread with a knife, or dish up with a spoon, here are some delicious and easy waffle toppings that you might not have tried yet.

  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Jams and jellies
  • Whip cream
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Caramel
  • Ice cream


Get a tasty bit of healthy eating in with your waffle by adding some chopped fruit to the top. The most popular options are berries and bananas, but you could do whatever you want! Apples or pineapple would be a tasty and unusual treat atop a waffle.

Of course, these toppings are not exclusive. You can mix and match any way you want! The toppings are what make the waffle personal to your taste.