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Make Way More Than Waffles in Your Waffle Maker

With so many appliances on the market, many people are choosing to invest in appliances that can serve multiple purposes. A great example of a versatile appliance is the Belgian waffle maker. People often make the mistake of assuming that a it’s only good for cooking waffles, but that is not the case at all. The following guide provides you with a few great ways to make the most of your Belgian waffle maker.

Amp Up the Flavor of Your Waffles

Since the waffle maker is designed to create delicious waffles, consider boosting the flavor of your Belgian waffle recipes by adding a few different customizations to them. You can add chocolate, peanut butter, or even caramel chips to the batter. You can also mix in some sprinkles, diced fruit, or crushed nuts to create unique flavor combinations.

Create Foods from Scratch in the Waffle Maker

You can also use the waffle maker to make homemade items from scratch. Make mini-doughnuts or biscuits from scratch within minutes in a waffle maker. Cooking in the waffle maker takes far less time and uses far less energy than your traditional oven, making it more economical, as well. Be sure to read the recipes closely to ensure that you put the proper measurements of each ingredient in the mixture. When using a sticky dough, be sure to grease the plates of the iron well, so that it does not stick as it cooks.

Another delicious item to make in the maker is a grilled cheese sandwich. Put butter on the outer sides of the bread, place a piece of cheese between the pieces, and then place the sandwich in the waffle iron. The cheese will melt nicely and the bread will become toasty and warm.

Cook Prepared Foods in the Waffle Maker

You can also cook items that have already been prepared in the waffle maker. Items that simply need to be heated up or cooked in the oven often cook well in the maker. Cinnamon rolls and hash browns cook very evenly in waffle makers. Be sure to check them regularly as they may cook slightly faster than they do when they are in the oven because they are thinner in the waffle maker than they are when they cook in the oven.

Use Box Mixes to Create Sweet Treats

There are many great cake, brownie, and muffin mixes available that make the preparation for baking much easier. Create one of the mixes per the instructions on the box and then pour a small amount of the mix into the waffle maker at a time. Allow it to cook through and then you can serve the items warm with ice-cream or allow them to cool and ice them. It can be a great way to make customized desserts for a large group in a very short period of time.

When purchasing a waffle iron, be sure to take the time to choose an iron that has adjustable heat settings so that you can set it to the right temperature for whatever item you plan to cook. Be sure to clean the iron after every use so that it is always ready to use when you want to use it. Cleaning it while it is still warm can make removing any stuck to the plates easier and cut down on cleaning time, as well.

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Comments

  1. Now I am craving Belgian Waffles for breakfast…preferably today!

  2. kathy downey says:

    Oh,this certainly looks delicious !!

  3. Nena Sinclair says:

    I’ve heard of people making all kinds of things with their waffle makers! I’ll have to give it a try!

  4. Dana Miller says:

    I have been debating whether or not to buy a waffle maker. Now I can justify it knowing I can use it for many foods and get more frequent use out of the appliance. I look forward to using it for hashbrowns!

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