12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Waffle Iron

These waffled breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts from Food Network Kitchens prove that the humble waffle maker is a lot more versatile than you think.
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These waffled breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts from Food Network Kitchens prove that the humble waffle maker is a lot more versatile than you think. Happy waffling!

Waffled Brownie Sundae

Cooking the batter on a waffle iron cuts your brownie baking time in half and eliminates cooling time altogether. Pile ice cream and toppings onto these cakey brownies hot off the press for an instant sundae fit for celebration.

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Waffled Margherita Pizza

Yes, pizza is not only possible but worthwhile as a waffle, with an extra-crisp ridged crust and little wells for sauce and cheese to run into. Your waffle maker does double duty as both an oven for the crust and a broiler for melting the cheese.

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Waffled Falafel

Besides just tasting wonderful, these easy waffled falafel are much lower in fat than their deep-fried relatives.

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Waffled Biscuits and Gravy

Waffling biscuits adds a lot more crispy surface area and creates the perfect nooks for the sausage gravy to pool in. This would also work with your favorite homemade cut biscuit dough.

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Waffled Banana Bread

Forget the loaf pan; we used the waffle iron to make fresh, warm banana bread in a fraction of the usual baking time. If you like your bread a little chunkier, go easy on your bananas when you're mashing them.

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Waffled Chorizo-Cheese Quesadilla

With super-crisp edges, these quesadillas also borrow some of nachos' best features. Quick-pickled onions add a tart kick to the rich chorizo and gooey melted cheddar.

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Waffled Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best part of these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-in-the-middle cookies is they're ready in a snap: no oven preheating required. We prefer thicker waffle irons for these cookies, but if your iron is thinner, be sure to adjust your timing since they'll cook faster.

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Waffled Bibimbap

A traditional Korean dish, bibimbap's defining — and most delicious — feature is a layer of browned, crunchy rice. While the dish can be a bit time-consuming to make from scratch, our abbreviated waffle-iron version makes this easy to conquer for a weeknight meal. Waffle an egg to top it off — no need to turn on the stove!

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Waffled Brioche French Toast

No skillet — or stovetop — required for this quick, decadent French toast. Waffling creates two textures: thin and crunchy, and thick and fluffy, for variation in every forkful.

Get the Recipe: Waffled Brioche French Toast

Waffled Hash Browns

All-purpose potatoes are the key to the caramelized, crunchy crust on these quick hash browns. Top them off with smoked salmon and sour cream to transform hash browns from a side dish into a complete breakfast.

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Waffled Tomato Grilled Cheese

Waffling your grilled cheese is a quick alternative to standing over the stove waiting for your bread to brown. With roasted tomatoes tucked inside, each bite tastes like tomato soup and grilled cheese at the same time.

Get the Recipe: Waffled Tomato-Grilled Cheese

Waffled Carrot Cake

With no oven, baking pans or cooling required, these tender cakes have the added bonus of extra surface area for cream cheese frosting. They are great for breakfast, brunch or topped with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

Get the Recipe: Waffled Carrot Cake

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Get more sweet and savory waffle recipes that are worthy of breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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