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Skip the Syrup: Tasty Ways to Jazz Up Your Waffles

Next time you're preparing breakfast or brunch, make sure you cook up some waffles in the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Stainless Steel Flip Waffle Maker. Waffles are basically the perfect breakfast food. They're both sweet and warm, yet plain enough to act as a vehicle for whatever topping you want. However, unlike pancakes, waffles have ridges and grooves for added texture and the ability to grab in toppings.

While powdered sugar, whipped cream and maple syrup are among the most popular waffle toppings, they're far from the only ones that are delicious and fun. Check out these different waffle toppings that will help you upgrade your brunch game. 

Fruit Butter 
Syrup works so well on waffles because it injects a bit of sweetness and moisture into the waffle to enhance the overall experience. Just a little bit will add a lot of flavor. Apple, plum or any other fruit butter can do a very similar thing. 

Just scoop out a hearty amount of fruit butter and spread it over a waffle that's warm and fresh from the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Stainless Steel Flip Waffle Maker. It'll soak into the waffle's pores and make a breakfast snack that's perfect for anyone who enjoys syrup. 

There's no wrong way to enjoy a waffle. There's no wrong way to enjoy a waffle.

Waffle Sundae
Whether as breakfast for a person with a major sweet tooth or an afternoon treat that reimagines waffle cones, this waffle topping is probably the most fun topping option. Simply use the waffle as the base for a full-sized ice cream sundae. Top it with a few scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce and - of course - a cherry. It might be a little much for most people in the morning, but it's a great way to enjoy a waffle the rest of the time. 

Fruit and Chia Seeds 
If you want to try a healthier topping than ice cream, fruit and chia seeds are great options. These common smoothie ingredients are packed with vitamins, minerals and flavor. Just pour them all over a freshly baked waffle and enjoy. Try starting with strawberries, bananas and blueberries. 

Loaded Waffle
You've probably heard of loaded waffle fries or baked potatoes, but what about loaded waffles? Use your waffle as a canvas for you to pile on tasty savory ingredients. Add bacon, cheese, sour cream, chives and anything else you want for a late night warm waffle snack that you'll love. 

Toss an omelette on your waffle for a full meal. Toss an omelette on your waffle for a full meal.

Southwestern Omelette
For a truly bold brunch or breakfast, top your waffle with a Southwestern-style omelette. Make the omelette with pepper jack cheese, Southwestern veggies and some salsa and toss the whole meal on top of your waffle. Eat it with a fork and knife or like an open-faced sandwich. It's a great option for when you need a big breakfast. 

Don't Forget: You Can Change the Batter, Too 
It's not just the toppings that can help you change the flavor of your waffles. You can use the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Stainless Steel Flip Waffle Maker to cook up all kinds of batters, from those made with chocolate chip to ones infused with cheese and bacon.