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8 Surprising Things You Can Make with a Waffle Iron

If you're using your waffle iron only for waffles, you've been missing out!

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Waffle-Iron Pizzas

Waffle-Iron Pizzas


“These little pizza pockets are a fun mashup using the waffle iron. Try your favorite toppings or even breakfast fillings like ham and eggs on this waffle pizza.” —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Check out these foods that even professional chefs cook in the microwave.

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Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes

Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes


“One of my best friends loves chocolate as much as I do, so I like to make this over-the-top treat when we’re together playing board games or cards in the winter.” —Vicki DuBois, Milltown, Indiana

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French Toast Waffles

French Toast Waffles


“I’m a from-scratch cook, but I also like shortcuts. Since we love French toast and waffles, I use a waffle iron to make a hybrid French toast.” —Linda Martindale, Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Try these other 12 quick breakfast ideas ready in seven minutes or less.

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Waffle Iron Acorn Squash

Waffle Iron Acorn Squash


“I love to get the kids involved in cooking, and this squash is so simple even a small child can cook it with minimal adult supervision. The recipe is fun, fast, and no-fuss, and it doesn’t use valuable oven space before big family meals.” —Donna Kelly, Orem, Utah

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Turkey Wafflewiches

Turkey Wafflewiches


“Who knew sandwiches could be so fun? This medley from our Test Kitchen will bring smiles to the whole table with its fantastic taste and whimsical fun.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You’ll want to know about these surprising things you can (and can’t) make in an air fryer.

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Waffle-Iron Cookies

Waffle-Iron Cookies


“The recipe for these cookies is the easiest to find in my book because it’s a beautiful mess. It’s covered with fingerprints, flour smudges, and memories of more than 30 Christmases! I made these with my daughters, and now I make them with my granddaughters.” —Judy Taylor, Quarryville, Pennsylvania 

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Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs


“Refrigerated hash brown potatoes help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own.” —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah. Memorize these 25 brilliant kitchen shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.

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Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies


“Making cookies was never so much fun! Kids will love the flavor and novelty, while you appreciate their smiles. (And, of course, a cookie or two.)” —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Next, check out these other 32 secret uses for your ordinary kitchen gadgets.

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Originally Published on Taste of Home