Did Aunt Jemima get you a waffle iron for Christmas? While few things in life are as awesome as a fresh-pressed waffle, we know you can do better. Here’s some more cool things you can do with your waffle maker.
Waffle Cinnamon Rolls
Pour on your regular batter with some cinnamon sprinkled in, layer up a stack and drizzle some icing on top. Voila! Warning: you may never go to Cinnabon ever again.
Sweet Potato Hash Brown Waffles
Same as above but use yams or sweet potatoes instead.
For this one you’ll need to heat the batter. Bring water, butter, salt, sugar, and cinnamon to a simmer over high heat in a small saucepan. When butter has melted and sugar and salt have dissolved, lower heat to medium, add flour, and stir rapidly. The batter will form quickly as the flour absorbs the water mixture. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute.
Remove saucepan from heat and allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time to batter mixture, stirring until each is incorporated. The batter will be very stiff and look a bit like buttercream frosting.
Make as you would normal waffles, then dip in cinnamon sugar and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!
Waffle Doughnut Chips
Yes, please! For this one you’ll need one dozen glazed donuts and some cinnamon sugar.
Heat your waffle iron. Slice donuts in half, then coat in cinnamon sugar. After 30 seconds, when waffle marks are present and the glaze begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven and let cool. The chips will crisp up as they cool. Serve with anything and everything, but I loved them slathered in Nutella and jam.
Add graham cracker crumbs and chocolate bits to your batter and toss in a few marshmallows to taste. The next best thing to having a campfire.
For the full effect, you can make a bona-fide brownie batter (or if you’re feeling lazy, just add some cocoa powder to the batter… we won’t tell)
Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
You guessed it – just add chocolate chips! We prefer dark, but really any will do.