Bust out the waffle iron!

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017

From sweet Belgian waffles topped with warm chocolate-fudge sauce to savory bacon-studded waffles—we never need an excuse to indulge in the brunch favorite. But if you do, here's a good one: It's International Waffle Day! Here, five excellent waffles to make in honor of the holiday.

1. Cornmeal-and-Ricotta Waffles

Star chef Michael Mina's recipe was inspired by his childhood brunch favorite.

2. Classic Belgian Waffles

These light, crispy waffles can be topped with dulce de leche and maple syrup.

You can't go wrong with these light, crispy Brussels-style waffles.

3. Carrot Cake Waffles with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Fluffy and ever-so-slightly chewy, it's hard to believe these waffles are gluten-free.

4. Loaded Potato Waffles

© Nicole Franzen

F&W's Justin Chapple cooks shredded potatoes in a waffle iron until crisp, then tops them with cheddar, bacon, sour cream and chives.

5. Almond Waffles

Finely ground roasted almonds add terrific flavor to these crispy buttermilk waffles.