15 Delicious Things You Can Make With A Waffle Iron Besides Waffles

Invented in 1869 by Cornelius Swartwout, the waffle iron has indeed withstood the test of time. The simple-yet-brilliant creation has become a staple in kitchens across the world, all the while producing golden brown deliciousness in the form of a timeless breakfast pastry. But what if I told you it could do oh so much more?

Open your cupboards, pull out your waffle irons, and check out these 15 absolutely, positively, life-changing-ly delicious recipes. I guess an old appliance can learn some new tricks, after all.

1. A burger

Recipe: Will It Waffle?
Not trying this would simply be un-American. You don't hate America, do you?

2. This Waffodilla

Recipe: Pure Wow
So fuego right now.

3. Waffle dogs

Recipe: Guava Rose
Because corn dogs are for carnies and five-year-olds. 

4. An omelette

Recipe: The Cozy Cook
"I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food." -Ron Swanson

5. Bacon

Recipe: One Good Thing By Jillee
It's pretty self-explanatory, but still wildly delicious.

6. Piping hot pizza bites

Recipe: Instructables
Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time. When your pizza's made of waffles, you can eat pizza any time!

7. Chocolate chip cookies

Recipe: The Happy Housewife
Short of gorging on the dough before you cook it, this is the best way to eat America's favorite cookie.

8. 3-minute churros

Recipe: Rachael Ray
I normally tune out Rachael Ray whenever I see her. But these waffled churros are 100% changing my mind. 

9. Gooey cinnamon buns

Recipe: A Hen's Nest
**Drooling intensifies**

10. Brownie sundae

Recipe: The Food Network
Yes. Just yes. 

11. French toast

Recipe: Cooking With My Kid
Two of breakfast's most bitter rivals teaming up to combat hunger? It's like Batman and the Joker coming together to fight Mussolini.

12. Pretzels 

Recipe: Will It Waffle?
If you can waffle it, you should waffle.

13. Ham and cheese paninis

Recipe: Foodie with Family
No reason to buy a $200 panini-maker you'll use three times before retiring it in the basement. 

14. S'mores 

Recipe: Serious Eats

15. This delicious chicken sandwich

Recipe: Betsy Life
We've had a great run, life. But now, I can finally die happy. There is nothing else I need to see. Cheers!

Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Supercompressor. He is way too hungry to write this article. Follow him @WilFulton.

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