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
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon milk
- In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
- 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.
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!!
They do look like regular waffles, don’t they? They eggs will brown on the edges when they’re in the waffle iron! 🙂
so the pictures show the eggs in form of waffles?? they look like regular waffles to me
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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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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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I love the waffle maker for not-just-waffles.
I made brownies in mine once. YUM.
Just what I needed, another reason to use my Mickey Mouse waffle iron! 😉
These look great!! My son loves plain french toast, egg in savory dishes, but dislikes scrambled eggs – go figure! I’m also wondering if these can be freezed for later or does it need to be more “bread like” to be freezable? Since the weekday mornings can get busy, I’m trying to find more freezable options!!
Could you freeze these and reheat them in the toaster like a regular waffle?
Love this!! What a creative idea for a portable breakfast!!
Absolute genius! Can’t wait to share these with my readers.
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 🙂
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!
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.
GENIUS! Can’t wait to try these!
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!
Do you think these would turn out okay using just egg whites? Or does it need the fat from the whole egg. Thanks!
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.
You are a genius! My 2 -yr old will totally be fooled by these!
Omgosh, I love you! Thank you for this. Seriously.
My kids are going to love these. So am I !!
Thanks mama!! They’re really cool!
That is so cool, they look just like a regular waffle. Beautiful photos too Lady! xo