Waffle Iron Chef

See what we did there? 

Since we are all still at home having to get creative we thought we would pass along some things we do here that add a little fun – as well as ease and convenience – to the “every day”. Most of these ideas are self-explanatory but we’ve listed a few embellishments on some to get your own creative juices flowing.

We use our waffle iron to make waffles BUT we also use it for:

Cinnamon Roll ka-bobs: This is our #1 go-to with the waffle-iron. Heat the iron, spray, pop the tube and then cook the cinnamon rolls. Next put two or three on a ka-bob stick and add icing! These work for breakfast, snack, and even breakfast for dinner!

Tater tots: Set several tater tots in the iron and you have a fun hash brown. Shredded sweet potatoes work too.

Cake mix: Cake waffles are always a hit. And they are way less work than regular cake. (Yay!) Add any and all kinds of toppings to make a waffle sundae and if the batter is white or yellow – add food coloring. We make green cake waffles every year at Christmas time and decorate them.

French Toast: A novel way to eat an oldie but a goodie!

Waffle biscuits and gravy: Cook biscuits on your waffle iron and add gravy.

Muffins and other breads: Think blueberry muffin waffles; or banana or zucchini bread waffles – just add whip cream, or chocolate syrup! Cornbread can be cooked this way as well and used for tacos! Breadsticks, pumpkin bread, etc., etc.

 Cookies: Chocolate chip cookies (make ice cream sandwiches!). Snickerdoodles (add a cream cheese glaze). Sugar cookies, etc.

Sandwiches: Grilled cheese or any other warm sandwich you crave. You can use waffles as the bread or cook it bread and all right on the waffle-iron

Leftovers: This works great for leftover steel-cut oats – add your favorite fruit. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. Mac and cheese.

Quesadillas: As with sandwiches you can use the waffle as your “tortilla” or put the tortilla right on the iron. You can have a waffle quesadilla or a waffled quesadilla.

Other things that you can cook on the waffle iron: 


Baked apples


Soft pretzels



Enjoy – and  please pass along your ideas on what else might work – or how you use everyday items in a novel way – in the comments below!!


  1. Mandy on August 3, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, I had never thought of using a waffle iron these ways! How very deliciously interesting!

  2. Alberta McDonald on August 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    These are all “waffly” clever!

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