I think it’s obvious that I’ve come to this conclusion about food: Why make it in the oven when you can make it in a waffle iron? This is most often true when trying to keep the house cool in the summertime. I love not having to turn on the oven!
After so many days of enjoying my waffle iron experiments, my family started suggesting more and more ideas for me. Hmm. Actually, it’s possible they were making fun of me. “Are you going to start making everything in the waffle iron now, Mom? Have you considered spaghetti?”
I don’t think they were serious, but don’t assume that I didn’t give it at least a few seconds of deliberation. I would have called it a Spaghaffle. But that sort of rhymes with awful and that’s where my brainstorm ended. You’re welcome.
Other fun waffle iron experiments that actually work great:
- Waffle Omelets
- Egg and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles
- Muffin Waffles
- Actual Waffles (It is a revolutionary idea to make waffles in the waffle iron.)
Today’s new idea: Strawberry Shortcake Waffles. These turned out fantastic. Also, they are cute. This matters very much.
I adapted my original Strawberry Shortcake recipe and tried scooping it into my waffle iron. We went through several pounds of strawberries and a lot of homemade whipped cream the morning I first made these. Top with Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait filling if you want an even bigger treat!
Strawberry Shortcake Waffles
- 1⅓ cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 4-5 cups of fresh, sliced strawberries
- Whipped cream (fresh cream whipped to form soft peaks, with a bit of stevia or sugar added for sweetness)
- Mix together flour and baking powder.
- Add in eggs, honey, oil, vanilla and milk.
- Mix well.
- Scoop ½ cup batter into a waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Repeat until all waffle cakes are completed.
- Serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
Let’s keep the waffle iron recipes coming, shall we? Anybody have any new ideas for me? And please note that the idea of Tossed Salad Waffles have already been suggested, considered, and thrown out during a Coppinger Waffle Discussion. The sky is not the limit when it comes to waffle iron recipes. Just almost.