5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Dust off your waffle iron and try these genius hacks.

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Like the panini press, the waffle iron tends to be one of the most under-utilized small appliances in the typical American kitchen. But not anymore — it's time to reclaim the waffle maker and give your hardworking stovetop a break. Stock up on an oil mister or cooking spray and give these clever recipe ideas a try.

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Make Falafel

Make Falafel

Usually prepared into a ball or patty shape, these popular chickpea bites can also be cooked in a waffle iron. Pulse chickpeas, egg whites, flour, oil, herbs, and seasonings in a food processor until smooth. Lightly mist your waffle iron with oil and preheat it. When the waffle iron is fully warmed through, carefully pour the chickpea batter until it fills three-fourths of the iron on one side. Cook for approximately 6-10 minutes or until the falafel waffle is golden brown and firm.

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