There’s a reason it’s called a waffle iron because it’s meant for waffles, right? Not so! Well, yes, but you know what I mean. If you’ve ever done any experimenting with your waffle maker, you know that it can produce some pretty good scrambled eggs, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and much more.
All you need to make meals in a waffle iron is to have plenty of cooking spray as things tend to stick! I’ve compiled a list of 23 waffle iron recipes that are definitely worth a try.
Meals You Can Cook in a Waffle Iron
1. Waffle Iron Bacon
Bacon cooked to a crisp in the waffle iron! It sounds like this might actually work (that bacon looks good!), but I’m a little concerned about how hard it would be to clean. Bacon grease in all of those little crannies could be a pain to get out.
2. Waffle Iron Scrambled Eggs
And, what better to go with bacon than scrambled eggs? I’ve done this many times and it works like a charm. However, I like to do it a little more omelet style by adding chopped peppers and ham. Bacon bits, onion, or any other breakfast goodies would be good, too.
3. Waffled Egg Sandwich
Even better, how about a waffled fried egg breakfast sandwich? Croissant dough can be used in the iron the same way you would cook a waffle, with the egg cooked afterwards without closing the lid to get it sunny side up style.
4. Waffle Brownies
A batch of yummy brownies without the oven? Yes! I have a feeling my teenage son would be all over this. Why not save a little energy (and wasted heat in the summer time) when you can just bake them in your waffle iron? Now, I’ve heard good and bad stories when it comes to brownies in the waffle iron. I would think you’d need a rather dry brownie mix as opposed to a runny batter to get good results. This one may take a little experimenting!
5. Waffled Cheeseburger
That waffled bun looks amazing, don’t you think? Cooked to a buttery crisp! Even the patty was cooked in the waffle iron, with the cheese placed on top for the last few seconds. This could get addicting.
6. Waffled French Toast
French toast, waffle style. Two in one– how can you go wrong with that? Now you don’t have to decide between waffles or french toast. Just have both! You can cook a lot more at once this way, too.