Your waffle iron can cook far more than simple waffles. It is an appliance that can speed up the cooking process for many of your favorite foods. What follows are 6 waffle iron recipes that you can prepare with your waffle iron and stove.
There are many easy dishes that a waffle iron can prepare. If you have the tool at your home, you can add fun to your plate and a restaurant can serve crispy, delicious waffles for their customers. Also, you can use these mouth-watering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Moreover, if you have no idea how to use a waffle iron, check out the discussion.
6 Waffle Iron Recipes for You
#1. Banana Bread
Old fashioned banana bread can now be made in half the time using your waffle iron. No need for the loaf pan when you want this delicious treat.
- Sugar: ¾ cup
- All-Purpose Flour: 1.25 cups
- Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
- Ground Cinnamon: ½ teaspoon
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg: ½ teaspoon
- Baking Soda: ½ teaspoon
- Chopped Walnuts: ½ cup
- Fine Salt: ¼ teaspoon
- Vegetable Oil: ½ cup
- Pure Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
- Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: ½ cup
- Two Large Eggs
- Smashed Banana: ½ cup
You can use confectioners’ sugar and soft, unsalted butter if you desire to complete the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 200F degrees to keep the waffles you made warm after completion. Now, whisk together the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flour, walnuts, baking soda, and nutmeg into a large bowl. Use another bowl to whisk together the eggs, vanilla, sour cream, oil, and smashed banana. Then, bring together both mixtures. Do not worry if there are any lumps, that is normal.
Now, brush the top and bottom plates of the waffle iron with oil. Then, fill each section until they are three-quarters full, close, and cook until the mixture is golden brown. That will take about five minutes, give or take a minute. At this point, you can add the sugar or butter as a topping if you desire. When they are completed, move the banana bread waffles to the oven so they stay warm.
#2. Biscuits and Gravy
Who doesn’t love biscuits and gravy? Especially when prepared quickly in a waffle iron? Remember that you can also use biscuit dough that is homemade if you desire.
- Breakfast Sausage: 8 oz.
- Two Scallions w/White and Green Sides separated
- Small Clove Garlic: Minced
- Ground Allspice: 1/8 teaspoon
- Vegetable Oil: 2 teaspoons
- All-Purpose Flour: 1 tablespoon
- Low Sodium Chicken Broth: ½ cup
- Fresh Chopped Parsley: 1 tablespoon
- Milk: 1 cup
- Biscuit Dough: 8 rounds
- Kosher Salt & Ground Black Pepper
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high and add the oil. Once the oil is heated, add the sausage and cook until brown. Break up the sausage and make sure it is thoroughly cooked. Then, add in the garlic, allspice, scallion whites and ¼ teaspoons of both kosher salt and ground black pepper and stir for about a half-minute.
Pour in the chicken broth and milk and let simmer and stir until it becomes thick which should take around five minutes. Add in the parsley and scallion greens and cover to keep it all warm while setting the stove to low heat.
Pre-heat the waffle iron to medium-high heat, then add a single biscuit round into each section until you have four in total. Close the iron, but do not press down, and let the rounds cook until they are golden which should take about four minutes. Repeat with the remaining biscuit rounds.
Once done, remove the biscuit rounds, top with the sausage gravy you made, and then serve.
#3. Brownie Sundae
This is a simple, fun recipe that you can make in a fraction of the time compared to using your stove. Plus, you do not have to wait long for it to cool.
- All-Purpose Flour: ¾ Cup
- Fine Salt
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: 2 Tablespoons
- Semisweet Chocolate: 4 oz.
- Sugar: ½ Cup
- Unsalted Butter: 3 Tablespoons
- Eggs, Beaten: 2
- Toppings of Your Choice
Prep the waffle iron to medium high. Sift the flour, 1/8th teaspoon of salt, and cocoa powder together in a bowl let sit. Combine ½ of the chocolate with the butter and heat in a saucepan on medium for five minutes. Remove and let it cool just a little. Then stir in the eggs and sugar. Add the flour mixture and rest of the chocolate and stir it until it combines.
Brush a little butter on the top and bottom plates of the waffle iron. Fill it about three-quarters full of the mixture. Close the lid and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Once ready, you can keep it warm in a stove set at 200F degrees. Now you can add the toppings you desire, such as ice cream, sprinkles, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.
#4. Quesadilla Chorizo-Cheese
One of the most tasty of the 6 waffle iron recipes, this is an interesting take on the quesadilla. Plus, they will have edges which will be crisp that only adds to the experience.
- Thinly Sliced Red Onion
- Vegetable Oil: 1 teaspoon
- One Juiced Lime
- Fresh Chorizo: 2 oz
- Shredded Cheddar: 2/3rds cup
- Kosher Salt: Just a pinch
- Four Flour Tortillas: 6” to 8” in diameter
You should have some sour cream, chopped avocado, and salsa for serving as well.
Put the onions, salt, and lime juice together in a bowl that is nonreactive. You can toss the mixture if you desire. Then let it sit until the onions turn pink which should take about fifteen minutes.
Now, heat the oil on the stove set at medium. Make sure it is a nonstick skillet. Once heated, add in the chorizo and break it up. Cook it until it browns which should take around three minutes. You can preheat the waffle iron to medium-high and brush one side of the tortillas with oil. Lay it dry side up and add 1/3rd cup cheese and pickled onions. Then make it a sandwich and brush the top with the oil.
Place your quesadilla inside the waffle iron and let it close gently. Cook until the cheese is melted, and the tortilla is golden brown. This should take around five minutes. Once completed, you can repeat the process with each quesadilla. Then cut into wedges and serve with the toppings.
Not only does the falafel taste great when prepared in your waffle iron, you avoid the deep fat associated with frying it on your stove.
- All-Purpose Flour: 2 tablespoons
- Chopped Fresh Cilantro: 2 tablespoons
- Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup
- Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
- Kosher Salt: 1 teaspoon
- Ground Cumin: 1 teaspoon
- Fresh, Chopped Parsley: 2 tablespoons
- Cayenne Pepper: ¼ teaspoon
- Egg Whites: 2 large eggs
- Halved Garlic: 2 cloves
- Ground Coriander: ½ teaspoon
- Chickpeas: 15 oz. can
- Hummus: ¼ cup thinned with water
- Pita Bread: 4 Halves
In addition, you will need sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled beets, onions, hard-boiled eggs, and chopped lettuce for your topping along with the hot sauce of your choice.
Before you begin, preheat the oven to around 200F degrees to keep the falafels warm after preparation. Now, combine the cilantro, parsley, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic, chickpeas, oil, flour, cumin, coriander, and egg whites in a blender on pulse mode until the mixture is smooth.
Use more oil to brush the top and bottom plates of the waffle iron, then fill it about three-quarters the way full with the mixture. Close the lid and cook it until the mixture turns medium brown. This should take around eight minutes, give or take two minutes. Remove the falafels and put into the stove to stay warm. You can create more falafels using this method until you are done.
Now, stuff each pita half with the mixture and add the toppings of your choice. The thinned hummus can be drizzled on top along with a little hot sauce for an extra bite.
#6. Margherita Pizza
When you want a pizza, but just a little you can create this quickly.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Fresh Pizza Dough: 8 oz. ball
- Canned Pureed Tomatoes: 1/3 cup
- Parmesan & Kosher Salt: Just a pinch each
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
- Small, Thinly Sliced Clove Garlic: ½
- Basil Leaves: 2 or 3 torn
Stir together the olive oil, salt, garlic, basil, and tomatoes and let it sit for an hour at room temperature. As the mixture sits, preheat the waffle iron to medium high. Dust the plates with flour and roll out the half of the pizza dough. Brush the one side with olive oil and place down on the iron, then brush the top side with olive oil.
Close the iron and cook for around five minutes, give or take a minute. At the same time, heat up the tomato sauce you created in the microwave. Then spread on the completed pizza dough along with about half the mozzarella. Hold the top of the waffle iron over the cheese until it melts. At that point, remove the pizza, garnish it with basil leaves, sprinkle with parmesan, and drizzle just a little olive oil. Now it is ready to serve.
With these 6 waffle iron recipes, you can create delicious treats for yourself, your family, and customers all with your waffle iron. Besides, you can make so many dishes quickly with the waffle iron as it is versatile and heats both sides of the food.