What are the different types of waffles?

If you need something sweet yet fulfilling to the tummy, then you may want to consider getting a waffle (or two). To put it simply, a waffle is a dish made from batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned (or a waffle maker) which gives it a distinct texture. Waffles can be eaten on its own or with various toppings and sauces. And yes, there are different types of waffles you can enjoy such as: 

  • Belgian waffle or Brussels waffle – this is a light and crispy waffle with a honeycomb-like surface which is often served as a dessert waffle. You can sprinkle this with some chocolate syrup or whipped cream and add some toppings such as bananas, strawberries, and nuts. 
  • Liège waffle – also considered as Belgium’s equivalent to a doughnut, this type of waffle is much richer and sweeter than the Brussels waffle and is often eaten as a snack. It features chunks of caramelized sugar. 
  • American waffle – this is a type of waffle that is leavened with baking powder instead of yeast. You can serve an American waffle with sugar or sweet toppings, and can be served as a base for entrees. 
  • Egg waffle – also known as Hong Kong waffle, an egg waffle is mostly sold as street food, and is drizzled with peanut butter and sugar, and usually filled with fruits. 
  • Potato waffle – To put it simply, potato waffles are waffle-shaped version of potato pancakes. 
  • Pizzelle – also considered as a waffle cookie that originated from Italy. It has the texture and looks of a flat, crispy cookie that is sometimes sprinkled with sugar. 

How do you make waffle mix from scratch?

You do not need to go out to your nearest waffle diner to when you are craving from some waffles for breakfast. Making your own waffle mix from scratch only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time! 

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS 

Preheat your waffle iron. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, mix together the eggs and milk. Combine liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk. Stir in the melted butter, and brush some butter in the hot waffle iron. Cook waffle mixture until golden brown. Serve with hot syrup, sliced bananas or strawberries, and/or whipped cream.

What can you cook in a waffle maker?

Did you know that you can cook different types of food in your waffle maker? So no, you do not need to store your waffle maker until you decide to make some waffles. The beauty of a waffle maker is that it applies heat to both sides of its iron which cooks certain foods faster. Another benefit is that cleaning a waffle maker is fairly easier! Here are some foods and dishes you can cook in a waffle maker:

  • Pizza
  • Eggs
  • Brownies
  • Bacon
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Smores
  • Tater tots

 

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The last time I made waffles, I realized that they were essentially just a quick bread recipe.  So why couldn’t I take my favorite quick bread recipes and just make them in a waffle iron?  And thus were Banana Bread Waffles born.  Banana bread waffles with brown sugar caramel syrup, to be precise.

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13. Gingerbread Waffles with Cardamom-Vanilla Butter

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12. Chocolate Waffles Recipe

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11. Chicken and Waffles

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10. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

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9. Award-Winning Strawberry Sunrise Waffle and Chicken Sandwich: A healthier version

I bought my first waffle maker at a garage sale almost 25 years ago, long before Waffle and Chicken Sandwiches were even a thing.

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“I could have been eating chocolate waffles this entire time, instead of boring, old, plain waffles?!” was my first thought. Then, WHY had I not thought of waffles with chocolate before this!?

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Preheat Belgian waffle maker. Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions…

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Comforting American soul food made healthy and plant-based! This Gluten-Free Vegan Chicken & Waffles recipe is not only a meatless wonder, but allergy-free, oil-free, made with crispy air fried cauliflower “chicken” and fresh, fluffy, homemade waffles. Serve it with maple syrup and maybe some hot sauce for an ultimate treat!

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Super easy garlic bread recipe for the BEST cheesy garlic waffle sticks. No bread….No worries make these cheese waffle sticks everyone loves including the kids. Mix up these garlic cheesesticks recipe in no time at all. Serve for dinners, lunch, snacks, side dishes or appetizers.

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Breakfast, lunch, or snack, PB&J is good for any time of day! These Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches are vegan, fun for kids & adults, healthy & protein-packed!

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