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10 Things You Had No Idea You Could Make with Your Waffle Iron

posted: 06/22/16
by: Mara Betsch
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    Get 'Em While They're Hot

    You may break out your waffle iron every month or so, when you’re craving a deliciously carb-filled breakfast. But this kitchen appliance is capable of SO. MUCH. MORE. The hot metal is great at searing everything from pizza to cinnamon rolls, and cleanup is a breeze. So what are you waiting for? Put your waffle iron to good use with these mouthwatering recipes.

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    Falafel Waffles

    Instead of pan-frying your falafel, let them crisp to perfection in a waffle iron. My New Roots’ recipe includes chickpeas, loads of herbs and spices, and the perfect amount of lemon juice. Just top it with tahini and cabbage slaw for the perfect meal.

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    Waffle Iron Grilled Cheeses

    Nothing is more comforting than a grilled cheese, and cooking this comfort food on a waffle iron ensures you get at the perfect toasty texture. Fifteen Spatulas show you how to use your basic ingredients to create one memorable sandwich.

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    Waffle Iron-Baked Apples

    Love apple pie? The Cupcake Project has a great, low-calorie idea. Just thinly slice apples, throw them on the waffle iron with a sprinkle of sugar, and let them cook to perfection.

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    Hash Browns on the Waffle Iron

    If you like crispy — as opposed to soft — has browns, we’ve got a trick for you. Throw shredded potatoes on the waffle iron to get the hash browns of your dreams. Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen literally uses one ingredient — potatoes — but you can add onions, herbs, and any other spices you think will work.

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    Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

    Sure, you can bake cinnamon rolls. Or, if you like them a little crispier on the outside, just throw them on the waffle iron, like A Hen’s Nest does. And don’t feel the need to make your dough from scratch — the refrigerated kind work perfectly.

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    Birthday Cake Waffles

    Instead of baking a cake, make cake batter waffles! It’s sure to be a birthday treat your friends and family will remember for years. Dear Crissy uses packaged cake mix plus strawberries, whipped cream, and sprinkles for a delicious birthday cake alternative.

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    Nutella Stuffed Waffles

    Buns in My Oven is a lady after my own heart — she likes to mix savory and sweet flavors. In her recipe, she uses biscuits and Nutella to make a delicious breakfast treat.

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    Mashed Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles

    Try these delicious apps from Joy the Baker. This recipe combines all the flavors of your favorite potato skins with a crunchier texture — thanks to the super hot griddle on the waffle iron. Serve them with a fried egg or some salsa.

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    Pepperoni Pizza Waffles

    How great do these look? A Simple Pantry has a great recipe that allows you to make personalized pies in your waffle iron. Just add dough, tomato sauce, some mozzarella, and a few pepperonis (or any other toppings that come to mind).

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    Waffle Omelets

    Growing Up Gabel makes awesome waffle omelets. Just combine eggs, veggies, and anything else you like in your omelet, pour the mixture on the waffle iron, and let it cook for just a minute or two before you can enjoy a fluffy breakfast.