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:
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:
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?