5 delicious recipes that prove waffle irons aren’t just for breakfast

A waffle iron is a breakfast-lover’s best friend, but the appliance can be used to make yummy lunch and dinner recipes, too! Waffle irons are a versatile tool that can turn simple ingredients into a crispy and tasty dish. Here are some creative savory and sweet non-waffle dishes from around the internet that you can make using a waffle iron. 

  1. Keto-friendly waffle pizza

This keto-friendly pizza from @ketokravings on TikTok requires only three ingredients: pepperoni, cheese and an egg. What could be bad? After cooking the ingredients in your waffle iron, dip your pizza waffle in tomato sauce for a cheesy treat that’ll make you forget all about the missing crust.

2. Vegetarian waffled falafel

Why eat falafel when you could eat fa-waffle? After making your own falafel mix, you’ll pour it into a waffle iron to create the perfect, crunchy waffle-shaped falafel, inspired by the Food Network. Pack it in a pita with fresh veggies and hummus, and you’ve got the perfect waffle falafel — which is as fun to say as it is to eat. 

3. Delicious waffled gingerbread cookies

These cookies from TikTokker @tuuliannatola look super satisfying to make, and they also look super delicious. The recipe uses a floral-shaped waffle iron, but it should work fine with whatever iron you have. Feel free to toss in some fun toppings like marshmallows, and don’t forget to cook multiple cookies at once. Remember, it doesn’t have to be the holiday season to enjoy gingerbread! 

4. Vegan BBQ waffle iron tofu sandwich 

This vegan recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen uses a waffle iron to cook tofu, creating a chewy, flavorful dish that’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike. Feel free to follow the recipe for the BBQ sauce, but you can also make your own or use your favorite sauce from the pantry. This tasty tofu would work well both on a sandwich and on its own. 

5. Crispy, easy waffled hash browns

All you need for this breakfast staple from Sheri Silver is a potato and an egg. Grate the potato, soak it in water, dry it off, and place it in the center of the waffle iron with a little butter. Cook for about 10 minutes, and top it with a fresh fried egg with some salt and pepper. Yes, it’s that easy. And yes, it’s as good as it looks. There’s no reason to “hash” this one out. Start grating!

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