I think it’s obvious that I’ve come to this conclusion about food: Why make it in the oven when you can make it in a waffle iron? This is most often true when trying to keep the house cool in the summertime. I love not having to turn on the oven!
After so many days of enjoying my waffle iron experiments, my family started suggesting more and more ideas for me. Hmm. Actually, it’s possible they were making fun of me. “Are you going to start making everything in the waffle iron now, Mom? Have you considered spaghetti?”
I don’t think they were serious, but don’t assume that I didn’t give it at least a few seconds of deliberation. I would have called it a Spaghaffle. But that sort of rhymes with awful and that’s where my brainstorm ended. You’re welcome.
Other fun waffle iron experiments that actually work great:
- Waffle Omelets
- Egg and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles
- Muffin Waffles
- Actual Waffles (It is a revolutionary idea to make waffles in the waffle iron.)
Today’s new idea: Strawberry Shortcake Waffles. These turned out fantastic. Also, they are cute. This matters very much.
I adapted my original Strawberry Shortcake recipe and tried scooping it into my waffle iron. We went through several pounds of strawberries and a lot of homemade whipped cream the morning I first made these. Top with Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait filling if you want an even bigger treat!
Strawberry Shortcake Waffles
- 1⅓ cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 4-5 cups of fresh, sliced strawberries
- Whipped cream (fresh cream whipped to form soft peaks, with a bit of stevia or sugar added for sweetness)
- Mix together flour and baking powder.
- Add in eggs, honey, oil, vanilla and milk.
- Mix well.
- Scoop ½ cup batter into a waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Repeat until all waffle cakes are completed.
- Serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
Let’s keep the waffle iron recipes coming, shall we? Anybody have any new ideas for me? And please note that the idea of Tossed Salad Waffles have already been suggested, considered, and thrown out during a Coppinger Waffle Discussion. The sky is not the limit when it comes to waffle iron recipes. Just almost.
Mary Ann says
We’ve done grilled cheese in the waffle iron. Butter the bread and layer it all in the waffle iron. The crunchy crevices are yummy and perfect for dipping in tomato soup or in marinara if doing a pizza grilled cheese with pepperoni.
Another idea: a friend of mine makes cinnamon roll waffles with the cinnamon rolls in a can. It would be more work but maybe try it with homemade cinnamon rolls?
Also, brownie waffles!
Such great ideas! I’ve got a post coming up to share about Grilled Cheese in the waffle iron. I have a past post sharing about brownies and cookies: https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/make-cookies-brownies-waffle-iron
And I love the idea of trying Cinnamon Rolls!
C. Webb says
Do you have any low-sugar treats that work in the waffle iron? It would be nice to make a cookie without heating up the oven.
Can you also give some tips for cleaning waffle irons? It’s so hard to get it completely clean that I sometimes avoid using my waffle iron.
YES! All of the low sugar cookies and brownies work in the waffle iron. Here are the details and recipes: https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/make-cookies-brownies-waffle-iron
Cleaning the waffle iron is a bit tricky, but I just use a wet paper towel to wipe it out. :)
Fun series! You could try waffle biscuits for an oven free biscuits and gravy!
Ooooh. My family would love that!
I was thinking of banana bread made into a waffle somehow. My 2 year old wants to live exclusively on banana bread!
Have you tried any almond flour waffles yet?