Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)
WAFFLE CINNAMON ROLLS
Use the slice-and-bake kind and press with the iron. It’s that easy.
More exciting than your average Belgian.
Sweet Potato Hash brown WAFFLES
You had us at three ingredients.
Grilled Cheese WAFFLES
In case you needed an excuse to call grilled cheese fancy.
Fritaffles are the new Cronuts.
Campfire stories welcome.
Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. (We’ll understand if you want to eat these somewhere private.)
Bacon Cheeseburger Waffles
Because why choose between breakfast and dinner?
Just add avocado.
For all the health nuts out there: Homemade apple chips that take only one minute.
Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
Hey, you just ate an apple, right?
Corn bread WAFFLES
Jalapeños take this Southern side up a notch.
Cake Batter Waffles
Breakfast for dessert, anyone?
WAFFLE Mac and Cheese
Your kid’s new favorite dinner.
Banana Bread WAFFLES
WAFFLE DOUGHNUT CHIPS
The cinnamon-sugar-to-bite ratio is really outstanding.
Chicken and Waffles
The greatest union since Harry met Sally.
One less dirty pan.
Apple Pie WAFFLES
See ya, crust.
A Spanish breakfast fit for dessert.
WAFFLE Ice Cream Sandwiches
Waffle cones? Yawn.
DEEP-DISH PIZZA WAFFLES
Make the dough the night before, then assemble in five minutes for a dinner that feeds five.