8 Cool Things to do With a Waffle Iron, Besides Make Waffles.

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

You know that waffle iron you got as a wedding gift?  It’s probably in the dark recesses of your kitchen cabinet behind all the other things you use once a year.

Well, I’d like to let the humble waffle iron see the light of day!

There’s no room for a one trick pony in any kitchen because the real estate is so valuable. So, I got creative and decided to make breakfast, lunch and dessert using mine.

Here are 8 things I’ll bet you never thought to do with your waffle iron.

 

Tater Tot Hash Browns 
Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

This is delicious and sooooo easy! Making hash browns on the stove top takes forever and you have to flip them if you like them crispy on both sides, but not with a waffle iron. I placed mine 3 by 3 in the surface and closed the lid for about 5 minutes. They came out perfectly. Very crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, delicious!

 

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

Oh yes, I did! If you only try one new thing in your waffle iron; try this! Just place the dough on the waffle maker and close the lid for 2 to 3 minutes. The best part about this is the square pockets to hold the icing.

 

French Toast Waffles

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

Crisp on the outside and custardy on the inside, the best of both worlds. And did I mention the square divots you can fill with butter and syrup?

 

Grilled Cheese

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

You can make a wicked grilled cheese sandwich in the waffle maker. Be sure to brush the outside of the bread with butter so it comes out golden brown and crisp.

 

Bacon!

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

Everything’s better with bacon.  I like that the waffling held the bacon out of the grease and cooked it lean and flat. Perfect for a BLT or club sandwich.  No splattering either, bonus!

 

Pressed Sandwiches

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

Dress up any sandwich by warming and crisping it in the waffle iron.  For maximum crisp; brush the outside of the bread with butter or, if you want it absolutely over the top, bacon drippings. Oh yeah!

 

Pizza Pocket Dippers

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

I took pizza toppings, like cheese and pepperoni, and placed them inside crescent dinner rolls and folded them to make a sealed pocket. I can’t recommend using pizza sauce in the pocket because that made a rather gooey mess but instead use pizza sauce as a dipping sauce.

 

Waffle Wraps

 

Go find your waffle iron! Here are 8 great things you can make in your waffle iron besides waffles. Cinnamon rolls, hash browns, paninis, inside out pizza and more!

 

Take a tortilla and fill with sandwich makings, roll it up like a burrito and warm in the waffle iron. I used thin sliced turkey, cheddar and a schmere of cream cheese to hold it all together.  You could add tomatoes and spinach too.  Melty gooey goodness!

 

I hope this inspires you to dust off that waffle iron and enjoy a quick and easy way to make fun food for the whole family. If you don’t have a waffle iron, I can recommend this one: Hamilton Beach Belgian Style Waffle Baker  I LOVE it because it’s inexpensive, reliable, easy to care for, and if you run out of other things to do with it . . . it makes beautiful WAFFLES!

 

 

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About the author

I’m penny pinching, party planning Diva Patti AKA Patti Diamond and I’ve been saving the world one dime at a time for years.

Divas are rich even when they’re broke because they know life isn’t about money. I’m here to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to live a life filled with style, elegance and grace.

My spirit animal is bacon and vodka. I can have two animals, right?

3 comments on “8 Cool Things to do With a Waffle Iron, Besides Make Waffles.”

  1. Pat in CO Reply

    Suddenly want a wafflemaker. Started with Corn bread waffles topped with chili & Such to this blog. So many ideas! Made a folder and even have the cleaning tips there.
    Thanks

    • Patti Diamond Reply

      Thanks so much, Pat! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. I hope you have a blast experimenting with your waffle maker 🙂

    • Patti Diamond Reply

      Did you get your waffle maker yet??? My kids and I play “Will It Waffle?”, LOL! You must try the cinnamon rolls in the waffle maker. AMAZING – (caps lock justified!) Thank you for taking the time to comment 🙂

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