My New Waffle Maker

I have a confession. There are a few “must have” kitchen  that I simply haven’t cared to buy. One of my biggest offenses is THE WAFFLE MAKER.

I’ve never owned one.  See the thing is, I don’t LOVE waffles. I just am not a sweets for breakfast person. Eggs and harsh browns or potatoes O’Brien are my favorite breakfast foods.  However, I’ve been seeing a BUNCH of new articles about things you can make in a waffle maker, BESIDES waffles.  This really peaked my interest so I became DETERMINED to get a waffle maker.

I was in luck! Target had a small appliance sale and a ceramic waffle iron was included. I didn’t take the time to research a bunch of waffle irons, I simply found a sale and purchased it (I did the same thing with my crockpot without issues). The sale price was $29.99 and I still had $28 so I consider this an almost free waffle maker.

Here is the one I went with:

Oster DuraCeramic Flip Belgian Waffle Maker

Oster DuraCeramic Flip Belgian Waffle Maker

As soon as I got home with it, I wanted to test it and make waffles. I didn’t matter that it was 2pm on a Sunday- that still counts and brunch right? I found a recipe online and was happy to see I already had all the ingredients I needed.  I used the Betty Crocker basic Waffle recipe.  If you have a mixer, this recipe is quick and no hassle.  The only problem I had was determining what heat level to set that waffle maker at and for how long. I imagine that is a common new waffle maker issue though.  The results:

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I chose to top my waffle with some frozen tropical fruit that I thawed in a pan with maple syrup. I like frozen or fresh fruits on my waffle, The frozen fruits add flavor to my syrup and the fresh ones add great texture. * please note, not pictured are the mango mimosas paired with this waffle brunch.

Now I need some help on what ELSE I can make in a waffle maker.   Anyone have any tried and true recipes for me?

 

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