My mother-in-law shared the recipe for these golden waffles our daughter, Kayla, loves. Just add a few ingredients to the mix and you'll be enjoying their homemade whole-grain taste in minutes. —Michelle Sheldon, Edmond, Oklahoma
Pancake mix gives a jump-start to this hearty hurry-up breakfast from MarGenne Rowley of Oasis, Utah. "Including bacon and cheese in the waffle batter makes an all-in-one breakfast flavor," she assures. Freeze extras to reheat another day.
I've tried for years to duplicate a delicious waffle I ate at a restaurant chain here in the South. This is the closest I've come, and they're crisp and nutty. Butter and maple syrup are my family's favorite toppings. Why not serve them for your holiday brunch?
-Susan Jansen, Smyrna, Georgia
For a delightful breakfast or brunch surprise, serve crisp golden waffles that feature portobello mushrooms and bacon in the batter. They're topped with tangy goat cheese butter and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. (This creative recipe took first place in the Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest "Fun Fungi" category).—David Bridges, Shreveport, Louisiana
I like to serve these crisp, golden brown waffles with honey and applesauce. For a change-of-pace, serve the waffles topped with creamed chicken. It's a perfect meal for busy days. —Maxine Reese, Candler, North Carolina
You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and Nutella, but the secret here is using really juicy strawberries. Never tried Nutella? Look for the hazelnut-flavored spread near the peanut butter at the grocery store. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas
This recipe was created one summer Sunday morning when I was looking for a more healthful alternative to butter and maple syrup to top my waffles. I was amazed at the results! -Brandi Waters of Fayetteville, Arkansas