Can You Waffle This? Plus 4 Other Wacky Waffles to Try

We’re constantly impressed with the creativity of our Baking Club members—we know they’re very adept at taking recipes from the books we’re cooking through and adapting them, whether to fit a differently-sized pan or to make up for a missing ingredient. But we did a double-take when Diana Holtzman posted a photo (below, right) of waffles this week. Why? Well, this month, the Club is baking through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours—and there aren’t any waffle recipes in the book.

What happens when you waffle a muffin? Is it a waffin? A muffle? Photos by Bobbi Lin, Diana Holzman

It turns out that Diana successfully waffled a muffin recipe! She turned Dorie’s Great Grain Muffins into waffles by thining out the batter a little and adding “a touch more milk and reducing the butter slightly”—everything else remained the same. They turned out so well that she’s planning on trying this technique with her other muffin recipes, too.

Are you ready to take your waffling to new places? After you test out a waffled version of your favorite muffins, we’ve got four other ideas to get you going:

Waffled Zucchini-Parmesan Fritters

Waffled Zucchini-Parmesan Fritters by Nicholas Day

Yes, you can waffle your vegetables, like these Zucchini Parmesan Fritters. Waffling hashbrowns or tater tots would be a good move, too.

Tomato Soup and Saint-André Waffled Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tomato Soup and Saint-André Waffled Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Feed Me Dearly

Waffle your sandwiches for toasty outsides and gooey, cheesy insides. Who needs a panini press when your waffle iron can do double-duty?

The Best Thing You Can Put in Your Waffle Maker Is Puff Pastry Dough

The Best Thing You Can Put in Your Waffle Maker Is Puff Pastry Dough by Caroline Lange

To make a sweet breakfast without messing around with waffle batter, waffle puff pastry. It’s like a croissant waffle!


PanWaffle by Erin McDowell

And, if you’re waffling on which breakfast dish to make, Erin DcDowell brought to life an idea of Jimmy Fallon’s—the PanWaffle. She says, “One batter. Two textures. The best breakfast mashup since breakfast burritos.”

And, if you’re looking for even more waffle inspiration, Food52er and Club member Joy Huang regularly wows us with her waffling experiments, like the waffled socca and waffled cardamom rice pictured below.

Wondering if it will waffle? Odds are good that Joy has tried it. Photos by Joy Huang

Tell us: What do you like to waffle?

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