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Waffle Iron Eggs

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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.

Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious

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.

Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious

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.

Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious

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.

Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious

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 from Weelicious

Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious

 

Waffle Iron Eggs  (serves 1 )

  • Prep Time: 1 mins,
  • Cook Time: 4 mins,
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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...

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. 1. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. NOTE: if you are using a Belgian waffle iron, you will need to double the recipe and cook for 4-5 minutes.
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  1. Heidi

    August 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

    My 5-year old girls ate these up then asked for seconds! I made it a little bit sweet instead of savory (added a little vanilla and cinnamon to the egg/milk mixture, then topped the egg waffle with cream cheese mixed with a drop of vanilla and honey); but for myself I made it plain and topped it with salsa. Delicious! Thank you for coming up with a way to get more protein in the mornings!!

  2. dani

    July 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    so the pictures show the eggs in form of waffles?? they look like regular waffles to me

    • Catherine McCord

      July 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      They do look like regular waffles, don’t they? They eggs will brown on the edges when they’re in the waffle iron! :)

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  4. Collette Meal Mom

    June 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I am SO excited to try these tomorrow morning! My 11 month old sometimes will not eat scrambled eggs so I am excited to see if he will eat these.

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  6. Maria

    May 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    You are a genius! We have six chickens and now I know what we are going to make with their eggs!

  7. julia

    May 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love that waffle iron! My son really enjoys waffles on the weekend so I am saving this recipe for him. :)

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  10. USA Kiwi (Kylee)

    May 22, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I love the waffle maker for not-just-waffles.
    I made brownies in mine once. YUM.

  11. JB

    May 22, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Just what I needed, another reason to use my Mickey Mouse waffle iron! ;)

  12. Alicia

    May 22, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Could you freeze these and reheat them in the toaster like a regular waffle?

  13. Leah

    May 22, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Love this!! What a creative idea for a portable breakfast!!

  14. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    May 22, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Absolute genius! Can’t wait to share these with my readers.

  15. kim Lunsford

    May 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    This is awesome!! We just got 20 chickens this year for the first time and I’ve been trying to think of all the ways to eat eggs! Lol Now also I have a great excuse to get a waffle iron :-)
    Thx!!!!

  16. Priya

    May 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I was starting to feel guilty that I bought a waffle maker cause it was only me who craves for waffles in the house not the husband nor the kids. Now I am almost guiltless cause they sure love eggs. Thanks weelicious!

  17. April

    May 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    My son refuses eggs and I’m always trying to get more protein in him. Thanks for this fantastic idea. Now to get a waffle maker! Love your heart one.

  18. Samantha McKenzie

    May 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    GENIUS! Can’t wait to try these!

  19. Heather

    May 21, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Do you think these would turn out okay using just egg whites? Or does it need the fat from the whole egg. Thanks!

    • Catherine McCord

      May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Hmm I haven’t tried it that way, but I think it would work if you cooked it for a little less time! I say give it a try using just one egg white so you don’t waste too many if it doesn’t turn out!

  20. michelle

    May 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

    This makes me actually wish I had a waffle maker. My husband bought one a few years ago and I returned it since I hated the idea of a product for single use and because we never eat waffles. I think I might be regretting that decision.

  21. Brenna Curran Norton

    May 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

    You are a genius! My 2 -yr old will totally be fooled by these!

  22. Evelyn

    May 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Omgosh, I love you! Thank you for this. Seriously.

  23. Christine

    May 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My kids are going to love these. So am I !!

    Thanks!

  24. Amanda

    May 21, 2014 at 7:43 am

    WOW!

  25. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    May 21, 2014 at 4:33 am

    That is so cool, they look just like a regular waffle. Beautiful photos too Lady! xo

    • Catherine McCord

      May 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Thanks mama!! They’re really cool!