How can you bake waffles without a waffle iron?

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Waffles without a waffle iron: have we gone mad at Culy? Maybe a little, but admit it: waffles are such a typical dish that you only make once in a while and for which you don’t necessarily buy a waffle iron. Recognizable? Don’t worry: with a little creativity you can also put waffles on the table without such a thing.

Disclaimer: for waffles without a waffle iron you will have to make some concessions in terms of looks, but in terms of taste that is completely fine.

Do you strive at all costs to put beautiful waffles (with a typical waffle shape) on the table? Then you should consider purchasing a waffle iron. You don’t even have to break your piggy bank for that: good ones are usually not even expensive.

Waffles without waffle iron

Waffles from the grill pan

Do you have a grill pan (preferably with a non-stick coating) at home? Top! Heat it over high heat and brush a very thin layer of sunflower oil into the pan with a brush. Now make heaps of your waffle dough and divide them over the grill pan. Lower the heat if you see that the waffle dough is browning too quickly.

You want them nice golden brown, not dark brown. Turn the waffles over with a spatula so that they can bake on both sides. By turning the waffles a quarter turn during baking, you can also create a beautiful diamond pattern.

waffles as an example of waffles without a waffle iron

Waffles in a sandwich maker

It is even easier than the above method to bake your waffles in a sandwich maker. In fact, a sandwich maker is not very different from a waffle iron, only the shape in which the dough is baked is different.

You can use a sandwich maker in the same way as a waffle iron. Grease it with vegetable oil or butter and divide some of the dough between the hot plates (don’t make too big piles: the dough will still be pressed and will spread even more to the edges).

And finally: thoroughly clean both your grill pan and your sandwich maker before scooping waffle dough into it. It would be a shame if your waffles still taste like your sandwich from the day before…

The best waffle recipes:

  • Delicious breakfast recipe: spelled waffles with fruit
  • Handy: did you know that you can make waffles with just one (!) ingredient?
  •  Vietnamese Bánh mì waffle with pork belly

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