Waffles. So hot right now (err, or cold — but we’ll get there). Taco Bell launched their new breakfast waffle taco, folks are making incredible Monte Cristo-esque creations and so much more. Here we’ve gathered up 16 genius waffle maker hacks that you can buy or DIY in your own kitchen. Let’s get to it!
1. Waffogato ($7): The cronut-creator not only hacked a waffle iron, but also the affogato. Combining a Belgian waffle-dotted ice cream with maple espresso poured over top, we’re left asking, what will he come up with next?
3. Waffled Pizza: Take your pick: Partially bake your crust on the waffle iron then top and finish baking in the oven, or go calzone style with fillings in the middle! If that sounds like too much work, you can always just reheat leftover delivery. (via Waffleizer)
5. Waffle Biscuits and Gravy: Who woulda thunk it? Homemade biscuits cooked in a waffle iron!? Just think of how much delicious sausage gravy all those nooks and crannies will contain. (via Yammie’s Noshery)
7. Moffles: There’s no need to buy a special maker to cook up a batch of mochi waffles. Take your pick of six clever ways to serve these crisp, chewy treats, both savory and sweet. (via Create Eat Happy)
8. Pull Apart Waffle Fries: Across between pull apart bread and hash browns, these are unlike any waffle fries we’ve ever tried. This technique for reheating leftover fries is pure genius! (via Serious Eats)
9. Bibimbaffle: What a great makeover of a signature Korean dish. Rice and marinated veggies are layered together and cooked until crisp in a waffle iron, then topped with a fried egg and the usual, spicy accouterments. (via Waffleizer)
11. Brown Butter Waffle Cake + Sorghum Meringue Buttercream: How about cake? This might be the easiest — and quickest — way to create perfectly even layers. (via Food52)
14. Fried Chicken and French Toast Waffle: Chicken and waffles is one of those classic combos. Switch things up by serving crispy chicken atop French toast cooked to perfection in a waffle iron. (via I am a Food Blog)
16. Turkey Club Bruxie ($8): Maybe more of a sandwich hack than waffle, but Bruxie’s gourmet waffle sandwiches are like no other with “bread” that’s a creative take on the typical Belgian waffle. If you can’t make it out to one of their locations, we’re thinking you can hack it at home. You can even cook the bacon for your club in a waffle iron!
Have you tried any of these hacks? What creative ways have you come up with to use your waffle iron? Let’s brainstorm the next big thing in the comments!