14 Foods You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron That Aren't Waffles
While we all love a good waffle, your waffle iron can be used for a whole lot more than its name implies. Heat up your waffle maker, and whip out batches of waffled falafel, perfectly crispy grilled cheeses, or even brownie bites. Our 14 waffle iron recipes will show you just how valuable this kitchen tool really is.
Hash Brown Waffles
Just because you're not filling it with batter doesn't mean you can't use the waffle iron for breakfast. Hash browns become perfectly crispy after just a few minutes. Slice and serve on the side, or make it your breakfast base by topping it with an egg, crumbled bacon, and more.
Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
"The sandwich gets super crispy but the cheese is still soft and gooey inside the little squares," says recipe creator Buckwheat Queen. "It's my 'go to' method for grilled cheese now."
Waffle Iron Brownies
The waffle iron is great for whipping up a quick dessert with this easy brownie recipe. Dollops of batter are cooked until just done, begging to be served hot with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
Kitchen Sink Hash Brown and Egg Waffle
Make an all-in-one breakfast with your waffle iron. Hash browns, eggs, and sriracha combine for this savory morning dish.
Easy French Toast Waffles
"Making French toast in your waffle iron combines the best of both worlds," says recipe creator foodelicious." You get all the custardy richness of French toast plus waffle's signature crispy ridges."
Chicken in a Waffle
Creator Snacking in the Kitchen describes this recipe as, "Baked chicken nuggets are coated in savory waffle batter and cooked until crisp and golden in a waffle iron. Dip in barbeque sauce or maple syrup and gobble them up!"
Leftover mashed potatoes lingering in your fridge? Doll them up with some onions, garlic, and a little flour to create these perfectly fluffy potato waffles.
Puff Pastry Waffles
Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, these bite-size puff pastry pieces are perfect for sweet snacking. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, nut butter, or fruit preserves.
Ham and Cheese Cauliflower Waffle
Delicious for breakfast or dinner, these veggie-packed patties are ready in just 10 minutes with the waffle iron. Recipe creator Soup Loving Nicole suggests serving them with a drizzle of cheese sauce and a fried egg on top.
Cinnamon Roll Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Equal parts sweet and savory, this decadent breakfast sandwich will wow guests for your next brunch get-together. Canned cinnamon rolls are cooked until slightly crispy in the waffle iron, then loaded up with layers of ham, cheese, and eggs.
Ready in less than 15 minutes, these waffled pizzas are even faster than getting delivery. Pre-made pizza dough keeps things simple, just layer it up with your favorite toppings.
Chocolate Waffle Cookies
With each cookie needing only one to two minutes in the waffle iron, this recipe is perfect for satisfying a sudden-onset sugar craving.