Did you know that you can use your waffle maker to make a variety of tasty treats besides waffles? Take a look at our list of 10 amazing dishes you can make in a waffle maker. You will realize that this versatile appliance can do a lot more than making waffles.
If you haven’t been using your waffle maker, now’s the time to take it out of the cupboard and try out some of these amazing recipes. Our list of 10 amazing dishes you can make in a waffle maker is given below:
Waffle maker French toast
Preheat your waffle maker and spray the cooking surface with cooking spray. Whisk the eggs in a big bowl until they are frothy. Add the other ingredients and whisk until they are mixed properly. Dip a slice of bread into the mixture and cover both sides. Put it into your waffle maker and cook until it is golden-brown. Top with powdered sugar or syrup.
8 slices of bread
2 tbsp. of brown sugar
1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
2 cups of low-fat milk
Waffle maker apple chips
Preheat your waffle maker and grease it lightly with cooking spray. Slice the apples into half-centimeter pieces and sprinkle each piece with some cinnamon and sugar. Put the pieces into the waffle maker and let them cook for around 2 minutes. Serve immediately with berries and Greek yogurt.
Brown sugar or coconut sugar
Waffle maker quesadillas
Preheat your waffle maker to the regular setting and spray it with cooking spray. Sprinkle cheese on one tortilla, add salsa and put the second tortilla on top of it. Put the quesadilla in the waffle maker, close the lid gently and allow it to cook for around 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese melts.
2 tbsp. salsa
2 flour tortillas
1/2 a cup of grated Cheddar-Jack cheese
Preheat your waffle maker at a medium setting. Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl and stir in the salt and vanilla. Mix one egg in at a time and then stir in the flour. Place a heaped soup spoon of batter on the waffle grid, close the lid and bake for around 3½ minutes. Try out a few cookies to get the timing right.
4 1/8 cups of flour
1 tsp. of salt
2 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups of white sugar
1 pound of butter
Ham and cheese hash brown waffles
Preheat your waffle maker at a medium setting and coat with cooking spray. Combine the hash brown potatoes and other ingredients in a big bowl and season with pepper and salt to taste. Pour about half a cup of the mixture into the waffle maker. Shut the lid gently and allow it to cook for around 4 to 5 minutes until it is crisp and golden brown.
1/4 tsp. of smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. of dried thyme
2 tbsp. of fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
3 eggs (beaten)
1½ cups of cheddar cheese (shredded)
8 ounces of black forest ham (diced)
1 pack of refrigerated hash brown potatoes (20-ounce)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mini doughnut waffles
Mix the nutmeg, salt, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, milk and eggs and beat well. Add 3 cups of flour and mix well. Preheat the waffle maker and place the batter in the center of each part. Cook for around 3 minutes until they are golden brown. To make the topping, mix the cinnamon and sugar. Dip each waffle in the butter and then dip it in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
1/2 a cup of melted butter
1 cup of white sugar
3 tsp. of cinnamon
3 cups of flour
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
1½ tsp. of salt
4 tsp. of baking powder
1 cup of sugar
Wash the vegetables and dice them to a small size. Break two eggs into a bowl and add salt, pepper and two tablespoons of milk. Whisk and mix in the vegetables. Pour the mixture into the waffle maker and cook until it is firm.
2 tbsp. of milk
2 eggs per omelet
Salt and pepper
Waffle maker pizza
Preheat your waffle maker to high heat and spray with olive oil spray. Roll or stretch ¼ of the dough, so it is a little smaller than the waffle maker. Put the dough in, close the lid and cook it for around 2½ to 3 minutes until it is browned.
Open the lid of your waffle maker and spread a thin layer of marinara sauce over the pizza. Season with oregano and red pepper flakes.
Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella and then sprinkle ham, pineapple, and roasted vegetables. Add another layer of mozzarella, shut the lid and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese melts.
1 cup of grilled vegetables
1/3 cup of canned pineapple chunks
4 slices of ham (cut into slivers)
4 cups of mozzarella cheese (grated)
1/2 tsp. of dried oregano
1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes
1 jar of marinara (14 ounces)
1 pound of frozen pizza dough (thawed)
Cinnamon roll waffles
Heat your waffle maker to medium heat and spray both sides liberally with cooking spray. Place a cinnamon roll in the center and press the lid down. Cook for about 3 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Remove the roll and allow it to cool. Repeat the process with the rest of the rolls. Heat the glaze in a microwave oven for around 10 seconds and trickle it over the rolls.
1 tube cinnamon rolls with icing
Waffle maker grilled cheese sandwiches
Preheat your waffle maker. Butter two slices of bread and place one slice on it with the butter side facing down. Add a layer of cheese and put the second slice of bread over it with the butter side facing up. Close the waffle maker and allow the sandwich to cook for around 2 minutes until it is golden-brown and the edges are crisp. Sprinkle salt to taste.
3 oz. of Raclette, Gruyère or Fontina cheese (grated)
2 slices of bread
1 Tbsp. of softened butter
You can use leftovers and easily available ingredients to make delicious treats quickly and easily in your waffle maker. While some of these dishes are very simple and easy to make, others may require more ingredients and preparation.