What’s Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Anchor serves up delectable waffles to locals in Manchester’s Rusholme neighborhood. Photo: Unsplash.com/anchorcoffee

My waffle iron is in constant play lately. To say I’m on a waffle kick is an understatement, I’ve been experimenting every possible way to make a meal using this kitchen gadget. Here are some of my favorite recipes to whet your appetite.

Breakfast

Sure, waffles and syrup go together perfectly but no need to limit yourself. These delicious breakfast recipes are easy to make and freezer-friendly for those mornings when you’re eatting on the go.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com

All the brunch favorites are present in this waffle; bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and cheesy goodness. If you’re short on time, use frozen hashbrowns. Either way, this recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom is a crowd favorite.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Thrivemarket.com

Just because you’re indulging in waffles, doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. This sweet potato waffle recipe from Thrive Market is packed with vitamins. Topped with avocado and an egg, it’s a solid way to fuel up.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Trust me, the night-before preparation required for yeasted waffles speckled with crispy bacon and fragrant rosemary is totally worth it. Sweet Peas and Saffron has the lowdown on this delectable recipe.

Lunch

It’s a no brainer. Anything between two slices of bread is even better between two waffles or tucked into a waffle as a wrap. These recipes are satisfying and travel well for a bagged lunch.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Destinationdelish.com

Imagine the richness of a grilled cheese sandwich. Now imagine it sandwiched between crispy spaghetti squash. Krista of Destination Delish mixes pesto into the combo for a savory meal that delights.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Euphoricvegan.com

When you’re looking for lighter fare, potato and leek waffles paired with an avocado dip will do you well. Lemon and fresh herbs take this Euphoric Vegan recipe to the next level.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Maayeka.com

Load up the lentil dosa batter with veggies like corn, carrots, peppers and tomatoes to make one spectacular savory waffle. Anjana of the Maayeka blog guides you on what Indian spices to add to this recipe.

Dinner

Growing up in the South, chicken and waffles are a favorite supper staple. Start there and expand your dinnertime options.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Thefoodieandthefix.com

For a healthier (and tastier!) take on the classic waffles with chicken, try the Cheddar and Chive Waffles from The Foodie and The Fix. Whip up a batch and serve up with oven-baked fried chicken.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Thecandidappetite.com

For quick dinners, I pull falafel mix out of the pantry and make my own Tzatziki sauce, chopping up tomatoes and cucumbers for a mini salad. Wanting to spice things up, I whipped up the Mediterranean Slaw recipe from The Candid Appetite. It’s the perfect amount of crunch to dress homemade falafel waffles.

What's Cooking — Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Photo: Spendwithpennies.com

Pizza night gets a twist. Holly of the Spend With Pennies blog creates a pizza-flavored waffle you dip into tomato sauce. You can use pre-made crescent rolls for the crust as the recipe suggests or fresh pizza dough from your local pizzeria like I do. Sprinkle in some fresh chopped basil to elevate the dish.

The possibilities with a waffle maker are endless! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below.

 

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