Plain ol' waffles drenched in syrup have no business here! We've put together some of our best out-of-the-box waffle recipes to take your Sunday brunch to the next level. Mimosas optional (but not really).

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Southwest Chorizo-Cheese Waffles

Southwest Chorizo-Cheese Waffles
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

Channel your southwestern side with these chorizo-spiked waffles and fried eggs.

Loaded Potato-Parmesan Waffles with Eggs

loaded potato-parmesan waffles with eggs

Think of this recipe as hash brown's hotter cousin. Bonus: You can make the egg any shape you want with a cookie cutter!

Waffled Ham & Cheese

Waffled Ham & Cheese

This recipe is way more fun than your standard ham and cheese sandwich, and even more delicious! 

Coco-Mango Waffles

choco-mango waffles

Who needs syrup when you can top your waffles with a delicious homemade coconut custard?

Cheddar-Whole Wheat Waffle BLT Sandwiches

cheddar-whole wheat waffle blt sandwiches

These are so good, you'll want to make them every weekend.

Waffled Tuna Melts 

waffled tuna melts

You don't need waffle mix for this recipe—just pop some whole-wheat sandwich bread inside the waffle iron and you're on your way to tuna-melt heaven. 

Sausage, Potato and Cheese Waffles

sausage potato and cheese waffles

Savory breakfast lovers, this one's for you. Since the sausage and potatoes are right inside the batter, you can think of this as an all-in-one type of breakfast. 

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Charred Scallions

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Charred Scallions
Credit: Photography By Tara Donne

Bacon and waffles and eggs? Our Sunday morning is made with this breakfast of champions!

Beer-Battered Fried Chicken & Cornmeal-Scallion Waffles

Beer-Battered Fried Chicken & Cornmeal-Scallion Waffles

BEST. BRUNCH. EVER. And yes, it's more than okay to swap mimosas for beer with this dish!

Jalapeño-Cheddar Waffle Sticks

Jalapeno-Cheddar Waffle Sticks

Waffles as an appetizer? Don't mind if we do!

Spiced Pears & Waffles

spiced pears waffles

Oh look, it's a totally acceptable way to have wine for breakfast. You're welcome!