While opinions vary on what the best topping is for waffles, Cooking Light suggests that fruit makes a great low-calorie addition to waffles. Some fruits that the magazine recommends on its website include bananas, coconut, peaches and strawberries.
Other toppings that Cooking Light recommends include almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. These toppings work well by themselves or with fruit. People who prefer meat over sweets on their waffles can opt for chicken or ham as a topping. They can also use poached eggs for extra potassium and protein. Individuals who want a touch of sweetness with their meat can pour a bit of honey on top.