This kitchen hack is going to make your day. This is your busy morning, picky people, grab it and go breakfast or snack hack. Allow me to introduce you to Muffin Waffles!
Is it a waffle. Nope, it’s a muffin. Ain’t that somethin?
Indeed. I think my waffle iron is going to find a permanent place on my counter-top beside my coffee pot what with the frequency I’ve been using it lately.
First I tried these Waffle Omelets. Then I made Egg and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles. Now we’re using the waffle iron to make Muffins? Yep! Someday soon we might actually use it make regular ol’ waffles too. Won’t that be a treat?
Why make muffins in a waffle iron? To avoid heating up the oven on a hot day! Also, you can make each Muffin Waffle special and to each person’s preferences.
To make Muffin Waffles, you can use any muffin recipe that is your favorite. Allow me to start you off with a huge list of our favorites
- Almond Flour Muffins (gluten free/dairy free)
- Bacon Cheese Muffins
- Banana Muffins
- Blueberry Streusel Muffins
- Breakfast Cake Muffins
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Chocolate Swirl Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Coconut Flour Muffins (gluten free/dairy free)
- Coconut Flour Banana Muffins (gluten free/dairy free)
- Cornbread and Cornbread Muffins
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins
- Eggnog Muffins
- Honey Cinnamon Muffins
- Orange Muffins
- Pancake and Sausage Muffins
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Snickerdoodle Muffins
- Strawberry Cream Muffins
- Sweet Potato Streusel Muffins
- Vanilla Muffins with Cinnamon Crumb Topping
- Whole Wheat and Honey Zucchini Muffins
Want an even better idea? Mix up a batch of the Basic Muffin Batter I am about to share with you. Then as you make individual Muffin Waffles for your family members or guests, sprinkle in their choice of berries, chocolate chips, or other add-ins!
Basic Muffin Batter
- 3 cups whole grain flour (I use freshly ground soft white wheat)
- ⅓-1/2 cup sucanat or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups milk
- ½ cup melted coconut oil or butter
- Your favorite add-ins like chopped berries or chocolate chips
- Mix together dry ingredients
- Whisk in eggs, milk, and oil until barely combined.
- For Muffins: Scoop mixture into 18-24 prepared muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
- For Muffin Waffles: Scoop ⅓ cup of batter into a hot waffle iron. Sprinkle on the add-in of choice. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Spread butter on the hot Muffin Waffle and serve!
There are more waffle iron ideas where this came from, so prepare yourself for the fun. I’d love to hear your suggestions for good add-ins to the Basic Muffin Batter!
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One could argue that muffin waffles are still regular waffles….. And one could also argue that we now need a post on “waffle muffins” ????
My kids assumed these muffin waffles would be just like regular waffles, but they aren’t because you can eat these muffin waffles on the go, mostly because they are already sweet so you don’t need to add syrup!
Lisa W says
I attempted the “womelettes” the other night, and while they were delicious and a big hit with my family, they were VERY hard to get out of the waffle maker. I’m wondering what you did to make them come out actually looking like a waffle!! ;)
Thanks for always giving us helpful tips!
Mine came out just fine, so I’m not sure what the problem could have been – what a mess!! I did butter my waffle iron as best as I could before putting in the egg mixture, so I suppose that helped. :)
Did you happen to use non-stick spray on your waffle maker? I always have better luck using plain butter.
1. My waffle iron has sat untouched for almost 10 years. A month or so ago our young families group dinner theme was “breakfast.” I was looking for something easy last minute (and all my friends beat me to the delish breakfast casserole spots), so I decided on chicken (Chick-fil-A, actually) and waffles. We had SO MUCH FUN making waffles! And they were the first platter gone at our group dinner. SOOO, we’ve been making waffles almost weekly! I think my kids would LOVE muffin waffles. I’m gonna try it this weekend!
2. Thanks for the reminder about the book. I picked up one for myself (but I’ll take a Dr. Pepper in my mug, please), and an extra to keep on hand for a mom friend who needs encouragement.
3. I am rediscovering your blog. Thanks for posting. :) I’m really enjoying it. xo
Bryn, it makes my day to see your name and read your ideas! Love and hugs to you and your sweet family!!!
I’ve been loving your blog. Thanks for taking the time to share recipes and things from the heart. You’ve blessed me with sharing. I have 4 kiddos (a girl that’s 7, three boys 4, 3, 1). They wanted more muffins since my last 3 frozen pumpkin muffins didn’t cut it this morning, so i will take a go at these today. Maybe i will make a strawberry slurry from the freezer to add. Also chocolate chips sound yummy. That’s again! Oh! I totally thought the prayer book was a new line of coffee mugs. Maybe a future installation? ;)
It would be amazing to offer a line of mugs to go with this book. I have already started looking into it! :)