Rice in a rice cooker, beans in a pressure cooker, stew in a slow cooker and waffles in a waffle iron. I love making straightforward recipes using specialty cooking equipment. However when you spend money on a single-use kitchen appliance it can feel a bit limiting.
However, have you ever tried making Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese, Pressure Cooker Black Beans, Oatmeal in a Crock Pot or my new favorite, Waffle Iron Eggs? This recipe was a bit of a science experiment, resulting in me cracking several dozen eggs just to get the recipe right, but it was a ton of fun to do. I used both heart-shaped and Belgian waffle iron pans to ensure the recipe would work with different types of waffle makers and was both thrilled by and surprised with the results.
These Waffle Iron Eggs are incredibly light and airy -- crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The eggs keep their shape, so you're able hold them just like you would a regular waffle, so they're really fun for little ones to eat -- and an especially good option if you have a new eater to whom you want to offer a protein boost.
For added flavor I like sprinkling some grated cheese (like cheddar, jack or Colby) to the egg mixture, but you can add diced veggies or even bacon.
So if you think your waffle iron can only be use to make waffles, think again. Try it out to make out-of-the-box recipes like the World's Greatest PB&J or these tasty Waffle Iron Eggs!
Waffle Iron Eggs (serves 1 )
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon Milk*
- pinch of salt
1. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
2. Pour the mixture into a greased waffle iron, making sure to pour the egg mixture all across the griddle, and cook according to manufacturer’s directions, about 3-4 minutes.
NOTE: if you are using a Belgian waffle iron, you will need to double the recipe and cook for 4-5 minutes.