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It's National Waffle Iron Day! Here are some unique waffle iron recipes you need to try

Calling all waffle lovers! June 29 is National Waffle Iron Day—the *perfect* excuse to enjoy this iconic treat. Stuck on what kind of waffles to whip up? No need to worry! We've rounded up seven easy recipes for foods you can upgrade with your trusty waffle grill. 

Cinnamon Roll Waffles


@natalie.hungry

It's impossible not to love a sweet cinnamon roll with some gooey cream cheese glaze. But we'll do you one better—put your cinnamon rolls in the waffle maker to spice up your fave dessert. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can even make the frosting from scratch! Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:

FOR THE WAFFLES:
+ 1 tube of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough of choice

FOR THE GLAZE:
+ 3 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
+ 2 tbsp salted butter (at room temperature)
+ 1 cup powdered sugar
+ 1/2 tsp maple extract or vanilla extract
+ 2-4 tbsp heavy cream or buttermilk

Quesadilla Waffles

Quesadillas are perfect for when you need a satisfying meal but are also in a huge rush. They're super quick and easy to make—and, ofc, they're delicious! You can get creative when it comes to fillings and dipping sauces, but this recipe is a great place to start. Plus, you won't have to flip your quesadilla, so there's no limit to your topping choices!

What you'll need:
+ Cooking spray
+ 8 small flour tortillas
+ 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
+ 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack
+ 1 cup black beans
+ 1 cup corn
+ 1 avocado, sliced
+ Sour cream (or your dip of choice) for serving (optional) 

Brownie Waffles


@activatewamelia

Not sure what to do with that box of brownie batter in your pantry? Try out some brownie waffles! Whether you're feeling like dessert for breakfast or you're just in the mood for a sweet treat, these waffles are the way to go. You can even top them with your faves—we're thinking fruit, whipped cream, sprinkles or ice cream for a truly amaze brownie sundae. Check out this recipe!

What you'll need:
+ 1 box brownie mix of your choice
+ Eggs, oil and water, as directed on the brownie mix box

+ 1 additional egg
+ Your selection of toppings

Mac 'n' Cheese Waffles

Time to make everyone's fave comfort food even more comforting! Luckily for you, we found the perfect way to level up your classic boxed mac 'n' cheese. You'll *so* be going back for seconds! Get the recipe here

What you'll need:
+ 1 box macaroni and cheese 
+ 2 tbsp butter
+ 1/4 cup milk
+ 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
+ 1 egg, beaten
+ 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

+ Nonstick cooking spray for your waffle iron

PB&J Waffles

Everybody loves a good PB&J! Such a simple sandwich, yet it is always delish. It's time to put a new spin on this classic childhood fave! Check out the recipe here

What you'll need:
+ 1 can refrigerated Pillsbury biscuits (or you can substitute the bread of your choice)
+ 1/2 cup peanut butter
+ 1/4 cup grape jelly
+ 1 tbsp powdered sugar
+ 1 cup fresh fruit for garnish (optional)

Grilled Cheese Waffles

You can never have too many cheesy recipes! And we couldn't leave this one off of the list. This waffle grilled cheese is a total go-to for a yummy snack or a foolproof meal. Try out this recipe!

What you'll need:
+ 2 cups waffle mix
+ 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
+ 1 egg
+ 2 tbsp vegetable oil
+ 1 1/3 cups milk
+ 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, sliced

Traditional Waffles


@maurizio

Of course, you can't celebrate National Waffle Iron Day without shouting out the classic waffle itself. Needless to say, you can never go wrong with the original (plus some butter and maple syrup on top, natch)! Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 2 cups all-purpose flour
+ 1 tsp salt
+ 4 tsp baking powder
+ 2 tbsp white sugar
+ 2 eggs 
+ 1 1/2 cups warm milk
+ 1/3 cup butter, melted
+ 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Did you try out any of these recipes? Tell us on Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Samara Smukler | 6/29/2022
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