There’s nothing better than reinventing old favorites and that’s exactly what my 9-year-old and I did recently with our waffle maker! A waffle maker is a great first appliance for big kids to use, so this is a good and easy way to get them excited about cooking in the kitchen. (It would also make a fabulous last minute holiday gift for a budding chef in your life – with these ideas included, of course!).
This is one of those occasions when it’s actually okay to play around with your food…
4 Fun Things to Try in Your Waffle Maker
Note: We greased the waffle iron with a little butter before putting all of these items in there. If I used a recipe on my blog then the picture links to it.
1. Grilled cheese and other sandwiches
3. Scrambled eggs (this one only takes a minute!)
We had fun experimenting with cooking different foods in the waffle maker, but we also had a few fails. As much as we wanted mashed potatoes or frozen hash browns to work, they just did not! And they did leave us with a mess, so I would not recommend trying those.
I’d love to hear about your waffle maker adventures in the comments. Please share some new ideas with us! :)