How Much Sugar Do Waffle House Waffles Contain?


How much sugar do Waffle House waffles contain? In this post, I am going to share the sugar content of all the waffles available from Waffle House. I will list the sugar content for the four main waffles available from Waffle House – Classic, Pecan Waffle, Chocolate Chip Waffle, and Peanut Butter Chip Waffle. I will also go through each of the sides available and answer some Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to sugar and the Waffle House. You will never be able to look at brunch the same way again…or will you? But first, let’s find out how much sugar is there in Waffle House waffles.

How Much Sugar is There in Waffle House Waffles?

There are 15g of sugar in Waffle House’s classic waffles. There are three main toppings you can add to your waffles. These are Pecans, Chocolate Chips, and Peanut Butter Chips. Adding these toppings will increase the sugar content by the following:

  • Pecans – 1g
  • Chocolate Chips – 13g
  • Peanut Butter Chips – 16g

This results in the following total sugar content for each type of Waffle:

  • Pecan Waffle – 16g
  • Chocolate Chip Waffle – 28g
  • Peanut Butter Chip Waffle – 31g

Do Waffle House Waffles Contain Sugar?

Waffle House waffles contain sugar.

How Much Sugar is in a Waffle House Waffle?

There are 15g of sugar in a Classic Waffle House Waffle, before the addition of toppings such as pecans, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips.

Waffles House Waffles Sugar Content

In this section, I want to share the exact sugar content of the different varieties of waffles at Waffle House. The below table summarizes the sugar content of each waffle available.

Okay, so let’s dig in – how much sugar do the different varieties of Waffle House waffles contain?


Waffle House WafflesSugar Content
Classic Waffle15g
Pecan Waffle16g
Chocolate Chip Waffle28g
Peanut Butter Chip31g

1. Waffle House Classic Waffle – 15g of Sugar

You can’t go wrong with a classic sweet cream waffle, right? A Classic Waffle from Waffle House contains 15g of sugar – this is before you add toppings or sides. If you like your waffles plain and straight up it’s great to know one portion of Waffle House classic waffles contains 15g of sugar.

2. Waffle House Pecan Waffle – 16g of Sugar

If pecan waffles are your thing, then I have good news for you – adding pecans to your Waffle House waffle will only add a mere 1g of sugar to your waffle.

3. Chocolate Chip Waffle- 28g of Sugar

If chocolate chip waffles are your waffle choice, then it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that ordering your waffle with chocolate chips adds to the sugar content. Chocolate chips add 13g of sugar bringing the waffle total (before syrup) to 28g of sugar. The warm meltiness of the chocolate chips may be worth the increased sugar content to you – I’ll leave that to your discretion.

4. Peanut Butter Chip Waffle – 31g of Sugar

Interestingly, peanut butter chips add more sugar to your Waffle House waffles than chocolate chips. Peanut butter chips add 16g of sugar to your waffle. This means if you order a peanut butter chip waffle, the peanut butter chips will contain more sugar than the waffle itself.

Sugar Content of Waffle House Toppings


Waffle House ToppingsSugar Content
Pecans1g
Chocolate Chips13g
Peanut Butter Chips16g

You can add additional toppings to your Waffle House waffle if you want to make it extra fun.

Pecans are the lowest waffle addition available on the menu. Adding only an extra 1g of sugar, Pecans are a great way to add some crunch to your waffle.

Using the above table, you can easily work out how much sugar your deserved waffle will have. For example, if you are set on a chocolate chip waffle and want to add pecans on top as well then, the total sugars for your waffle will be 29g of sugar.

Similarly, if you have your heart set on peanut butter chip waffles and want to add pecans as well, this will bring the total sugars to 32g.

The Highest Sugar Waffle at Waffle House

The highest sugar Waffle at Waffle House would obviously be if you asked for all the toppings a waffle. This would give you a waffle with a sugar content of 45g of sugar.

If you are watching your sugar intake, my main advice is to not order all the main additions, and do not add chocolate chips to your peanut butter chip waffle, or conversely peanut butter chips to your chocolate chip waffle. This would bring the sugar content to 44g of sugar.


Waffle House Waffle & Toppings CombosSugar Content
Chocolate Chip Waffle with Pecan Topping29g
Peanut Butter Chip Waffle with Pecan Topping32g
Chocolate Chip Waffle with Peanut Butter Chip Topping44g
Peanut Butter Chip Topping with Chocolate Chip Topping44g

Waffle House Additional Sides

Whilst you may be content with just a plain waffle, let’s face it a waffle without something on top is just not a waffle. So, if you are a meat fan you can also add additional meat sides to your waffles. As a general rule, the meat sides do not tend to add much sugar if any at all.


Waffle House Additional SidesSugar Content
Bacon (regular size)0g
Sausage (regular size)0g
Sausage (regular size)0g
Country ham0g
Bacon (large size)1g
City ham5g

If you like adding bacon as a side to your Waffle House Waffle rest assured a regular bacon side adds 0g of sugar and a large bacon side still only adds 1g of sugar.

A sausage side, both regular and large, adds 0g of sugar to your waffle.

A side of country ham adds 0g of sugar to your waffle meal. However, interestingly a city ham side adds 5g of sugar. So, if you want to add ham to your waffles and you are watching your sugar content – adding country ham rather than city ham is a super easy way to avoid 5g of sugar.


How Much Sugar Do Waffle House Waffles Contain? – The Final Bite

How much sugar do Waffle House waffles contain? What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to waffles at the Waffles House, if you are looking to keep your sugar content down avoid ordering the Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter Chip waffles. If you stick to classic waffles, pecan topping, and meat sides your waffle treat shouldn’t be too high sugar-wise. After all, waffles are meant to be a fun treat and a classic waffle with pecans sounds great to me.

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