Waffle makers aren’t just for waffles anymore! From savory delights like hash brown and pizza waffles to sweet treats like brownie waffles, your trusty waffle iron is a secret weapon for making quick, amazing meals. This list of recipes goes beyond the traditional, showing you how to whip up everything from breakfast to dessert with ease. So if yours is collecting dust in the back of a cabinet, let’s make delicious use of with some of these fun meals!

Pizza Waffles. Photo credit: Sift and Simmer.
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Egg & Cheese Almond Flour Chaffles

Egg & Cheese Almond Flour Chaffles. Photo credit: My Chef’s Apron.

Whip up egg and cheese waffles in just 15 minutes for a sweet and savory twist on the breakfast classic. These chaffles mix the richness of cheese with almond flour, making them a fantastic gluten-free choice that proves your waffle maker’s versatility.
Get the Recipe: Egg & Cheese Almond Flour Chaffles

Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles. Photo credit: The Healthful Ideas.

Combine the comfort of cheesy hash browns with the novelty of waffle-making for a breakfast that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. Perfect for any meal from breakfast to brunch, these waffles are not only a crowd-pleaser but also easy to freeze for later. It’s a clever way to use your waffle maker for something beyond the expected.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

Pizza Waffles

Pizza Waffles. Photo credit: Sift and Simmer.

Turn pizza night on its head with pizza waffles. By pressing everyday pizza dough and toppings into a hot waffle iron, you get a crustless pizza experience that leaves no room for leftovers. This fun twist showcases the endless possibilities of a waffle maker.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Waffles

Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls. Photo credit: Emily Fabulous.

Imagine cinnamon rolls, but faster and with a unique twist. Use your waffle maker and canned cinnamon rolls for a quick, sweet breakfast treat. This innovative approach delivers all the flavor in a fraction of the time.
Get the Recipe: Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

Falafel Waffle

Falafel Waffle. Photo credit: Ugly Duckling Bakery.

Fuse falafel and waffles into one with this inventive recipe. Perfect for a “breakfast for dinner” vibe, these falafel waffles pair wonderfully with Mediterranean sides, showing off the waffle maker’s adaptability to savory dishes.
Get the Recipe: Falafel Waffle

Hashbrown Waffles

Hashbrown waffles with a poached egg on top.
Hashbrown Waffles. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Start your day with southwestern hash brown waffles, loaded with green onions, ham, red pepper, and topped with a spicy poached egg. It’s a crispy, flavorful breakfast that makes the most of your waffle maker for a savory morning meal.
Get the Recipe: Hashbrown Waffles

Croffle Recipe

Croffle Recipe. Photo credit: My Morning Mocha.

When croissants meet waffle iron, the result is the irresistible croffle. This is not just another breakfast item; it’s a game-changer, pushing the boundaries of what you thought possible with a waffle maker.
Get the Recipe: Croffle Recipe

Mac and Cheese Waffles

Mac and Cheese Waffles. Photo credit: Fresh Flavorful.

Leftover mac and cheese gets a new lease on life in the waffle iron. This easy-to-make treat combines two beloved dishes into one, offering a creative way to enjoy leftovers.
Get the Recipe: Mac and Cheese Waffles

Dosa Waffles

Dosa Waffles. Photo credit: Masala & Chai.

Transform leftover dosa batter into dosa waffles, ready in under 20 minutes. These vegan, gluten-free savory waffles are perfect with coconut chutney and sambar, proving the waffle maker’s flexibility for special brunch spreads.
Get the Recipe: Dosa Waffles

Western Omelet Waffles

Western Omelet Waffles. Photo credit: Get Inspired Everyday.

Reinvent the way you enjoy eggs with Western omelet waffles. These savory, protein-packed chaffles are a fresh take on breakfast, easily made with eggs, cheese, and your favorite omelet toppings. It’s another reason to love your waffle maker.
Get the Recipe: Western Omelet Waffles

Mashed Potato Waffles & Gravy

Mashed Potato Waffles & Gravy. Photo credit: Served From Scratch.

Give leftover mashed potatoes a crunchy twist with this creative recipe. Topped with gravy, these waffles turn a familiar side into a main attraction, showcasing the waffle maker’s ability to repurpose leftovers in delicious ways.
Get the Recipe: Mashed Potato Waffles & Gravy

Waffle Iron Tater Tots

Waffle Iron Tater Tots. Photo credit: Emily Fabulous.

Create the ultimate savory breakfast in just 10 minutes with waffle iron tater tots. Add a fried egg on top for a deluxe meal that brings a new morning routine to your kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Waffle Iron Tater Tots

Savory Waffles

Savory Waffles. Photo credit: Beyond Kimchee.

Whip up a batch of savory waffles filled with spinach, ham, and cheddar cheese for a quick and wholesome start to your day. This recipe gets everything ready in just 5 minutes, proving that your waffle maker can do much more than breakfast sweets.
Get the Recipe: Savory Waffles

Waffle Cookies

Waffle Cookies. Photo credit: Busy Family Recipes.

Waffle cookies offer a quick, easy treat made right on your waffle iron. Stir in some mini chocolate chips for an added touch, and you’ve got a perfect breakfast or dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.
Get the Recipe: Waffle Cookies

Brownie Waffles

Brownie Waffles. Photo credit: Cupcake Savvy’s Kitchen.

Combine the rich taste of brownies with the soft texture of waffles for a truly unique treat. Drizzled with velvety sauce and topped with chocolate whipped cream, these brownie waffles are a testament to the waffle maker’s range beyond traditional waffles.
Get the Recipe: Brownie Waffles

13 Surprising Uses For Rolled Oats That Aren’t Just Oatmeal

Oat waffles with fresh blueberries on a plate.
Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

If you think oats are just for hot breakfast bowls, think again. We’ve whipped up a list of 13 awesome recipes using rolled oats that show just how versatile they can be. From sweet treats like chocolate baked oats to savory snacks like no-bake bites, these creative and unique recipes prove that oats are more than just a one-trick pony.

See Them All Here: 13 Surprising Uses For Rolled Oats That Aren’t Just Oatmeal

11 Veggie Sides Even Picky Eaters Will Like

A plate of spinach and bacon with a fork.
Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ever find yourself staring down a bunch of vegetables, wondering how on earth to make them appealing to the pickiest eaters at your table? We’ve put together a list of recipes that turn the dreaded veggie sides into the stars of the show. These dishes are so good, they’ll have everyone asking for seconds—yes, even those who usually push their greens around the plate.

See Them All Here: 11 Veggie Sides Even Picky Eaters Will Like

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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