For working Dads and Moms, the struggle to prepare food for the whole family can be extra challenging on manic Mondays. Luckily, there are easy ways to prepare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snacks using a simple waffle iron. To kickstart your gourmet chef skills, here are 12 of the easiest but unique waffle iron recipes to begin your week right.
1. Blueberry Cinnamon Muffles
Kids and adult love blueberry muffins but they can be a tad time-consuming to prepare. With blueberries in season, why not make use of available stuffs in your kitchen and concoct one of the best and easiest waffle iron recipes of all time—blueberry cinnamon muffles (muffins/waffle).
If there’s no real blueberry in sight, make good use of instant blueberry pre-mix packs. Go for all-natural ingredients though before adding one to cart. For more information, check out the video on how to cook blueberry cinnamon muffles.
4 easy steps to make this blueberry cinnamon muffles
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2. Apple Cinnamon Pie
Simply whisk everything in a large bowl (dry ingredients first then, liquid) leaving some sliced apples to be sautéed for toppings later on. Keep it warm in a 200F microwave oven and you’re good to go.
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Apple Cinnamon Pie.
How to use Waffle Iron To make Apple Pie
3. Tomato Waffled Cheese
One of the easiest gluten-free waffle iron recipes is the waffled tomato grilled cheese.. A quick alternative to stove-top browning of your bread, this ensures that all the delicious goodness of tomato and the texture of grilled cheese are kept locked for your palate to enjoy.
Don’t forget to grill your tomato by drizzling it with copious amount of olive oil and a dash of salt. You may also squeeze some lemon for that tang-y taste.
Check out the video below for more information on how to cook Waffled Tomato Grilled Cheese.
Waffled Tomato Grilled Cheese
4. Banana Bread Waffles
This one’s a no-brainer. Cooking bread has long been practiced by many homemakers using their waffle irons. Banana bread waffle iron recipes, however, are the easiest to make. Simply mix dry and wet ingredients separately then, combine them all together ensuring that no lumps occur prior to pouring it into the waffle maker. Topped with maple syrup, bananas and pecan pies for that awesome starter breakfast. Some also add chocolate chips for added flavor and texture.
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Banana Bread Waffles
How to make banana bread waffles
5. Crispy Chorizo Cheese Quesadilla
Go Mexican for dinner with this crispy chorizo cheese quesadilla. The waffle iron naturally seals the edges leaving the cheese, chorizo and all the good stuff enclosed. No oozing out, no mess. If you don’t have chorizo, use last night’s leftover meat.
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Crispy Chorizo Cheese Quesadilla
How to use waffle iron to make crispy Chorizo Cheese Quesadilla?
6. Waffled Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are many waffle iron recipes that make use of chocolate chip cookies. This one is, by far, the simplest. The important preparation here should be that the dough must be kept in the fridge for at least an hour or so before hitting the waffle iron. It’s one way to enjoy fluffier waffles.
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Waffled Chocolate Chip Cookies.
How To Make Waffled Chocolate Chip Cookies
7. Waffled Falafel
Falafels are great for lunch or dinner. When cooking this waffled falafel, make sure to fill the waffle iron at least three quarter of the way and when cooked, must be kept warm in a 90-C oven. Add your choice of toppings (the list could go on according to your preference).
Drizzle with hummus and, if you want, a dash of Tabasco sauce. You can prepare falafels for up to a month by freezing them in resealable plastic bags for reheating anytime you feel like munching one.
For an easy take on waffled falafel, check out this video.
How to make Waffled Falafel
8. Waffled Brioche French Toast
No one loves French toast more than a healthy all-American family. Conveniently easy, it takes no rocket science to prepare this one. If you don’t have an over, simply cover the cooked waffles with aluminum foil to keep it warm. The key here is to soak bread with the mixture of milk-sugar-vanilla-salt-eggs for 2 minutes per side.
To fully enjoy, top this with maple syrup, raspberries and confectioner sugar. A scoop of whipped cream may also come handy.
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Waffled Brioche French Toast.
Waffled French Toast
9. Pecan Biscuit Waffles
Don’t you just love biscuits and pecan nuts? Definitely this is one of the easiest waffle iron recipes to make using Pillsbury frozen biscuits. When cooked, splurge on fruits and maple syrup as toppings. A scoop of whipped cream may also be added to make it more savory.
To cook your own Pecan Biscuit Waffles, check out this video.
Pecan Biscuit Waffles
10. Waffled Hash Brown
When cooking waffled hash browns, it is important to take as much water from potatoes to prevent it from flaking off. For more savory taste, add butter, chives and pepper to the usual salt and olive oil mix. When cooked, top with poached or sunny side-up eggs. Or if you prefer, go for smoked salmon and a dollop of sour cream. Simply divine!
Check out the video for more information on how to cook Waffled Hash Brown.
Waffled Yummy Hash Brown
11. Waffled Margherita Pizza
Go Italian on a Monday night to surprise the kids or the hubby. One of the tastiest waffle iron recipes, the waffled Margherita pizza is definitely no sweat. The key to the flavorful sauce lies in the preparation. Let it sit at room temperature for at least an hour to allow the flavor of the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, basil and garlic to meld harmoniously.
To prevent the cheese from sticking, just help the upper cover of the waffle iron a minute away to allow it to melt from the heat.
To get it right, check out this video.
Waffled Margherita Pizza
12. Waffled Brownie Sundae
Birthday surprise on a Monday? No problem. This waffled brownie sundae is definitely to die for! You may even save the remaining waffles by freezing on a resealable bag. If time is of essence, simply use pre-mix chocolate flavored powder mix. The most important part is the toppings.
Top your waffles with a generous dollop of whipped cream and vanilla or your preferred ice cream flavor drizzled with caramel sauce and sprinkled with colorful confetti-like marshmallows and cherry for that awesome birthday – or anniversary—treat!
Check this video for more information on how to cook Waffled Brownie Sundae.
Waffled Brownie Sundae
There is no limit to the imagination on how a waffle iron can make Monday meals easier and tastier for the whole family to enjoy. Apart from making cooking a breeze, waffle irons also ensures healthy food preparation and a lot less effort in cleaning, too. These easy Mondays waffle iron recipes are just a few of the hundreds of concoctions out there. Enjoy!