Waffles, whether they’re sweet or savory, are undoubtedly one of the most delicious foods out there. That’s why so many of us own waffle irons at home!
However, if you have a mini waffle iron as opposed to a regular-sized waffle iron, you might be wondering whether your options for waffle iron recipes are limited. The answer is absolutely not!
In this article, we will be sharing 26 amazing recipes for mini waffle irons.
There are sweet waffle recipes, savory options, and twists on classic breakfast recipes in our selection, so all palates are catered for.
1. Oatmeal Waffles
Many people opt to use mini waffle irons rather than regular-sized appliances because they’re trying to be healthier by reducing portion size.
If that’s the case for you, you might like to use your mini waffle iron to make these healthy oatmeal waffles.
You only need 3 ingredients to make these waffles: oatmeal, a banana, and your preferred milk. That means you can make these waffles vegan if you want.
2. Waffle Cookies
You can use your mini waffle iron to make these delicious waffle cookies! You will need flour, baking soda, butter, an egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract for this recipe.
These cookies are even better when served with hot caramel sauce, maple syrup, or even simply dusted with powdered sugar.
3. Mini Waffle Maker Omelet
Did you know that it’s possible to make mini omelets using a mini waffle maker? If you’re interested in trying it out, we recommend this recipe.
This waffle iron omelet recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook, so 10 minutes in total. The recipe calls for liquid egg substitute, but you can separate the egg whites from the yolks by hand if you prefer.
4. Mini Keto Waffles
Waffles are often thought of as a high-carb food (and they usually are) which means that people doing keto tend to avoid them. However, if you’re doing keto yourself, you should try this recipe for mini keto waffles.
These mini waffles are low-carb thanks to the lack of regular flour (you’ll use coconut flour instead), and high in healthy fats from the coconut oil and egg.
5. Strawberry Shortcake Waffles
Now time for a more traditional waffle recipe that’s perfect in miniature form: strawberry shortcake waffles!
These waffles are so sweet that they work perfectly as bite-sized treats. Plus, you can make as many as you want in one session because they’re safe to store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
6. Sweet Potato Paleo Waffles
It can be really difficult to find waffle recipes that work for you if you’re living the paleo lifestyle, and it gets even harder if you’re working with a mini waffle iron. However, these sweet potato paleo waffles are perfect on both counts.
Using your mini waffle maker and just 4 wholesome ingredients (sweet potato, eggs, sea salt and olive oil) you can prepare a batch of these mini paleo waffles in a matter of minutes.
7. Egg And Cheese Hash Brown Waffles
Once you try these egg and cheese hash brown waffles, you won’t want to have anything else for breakfast for a while!
If you can find a bag of shredded hash browns at the store, you only need a few more ingredients for this recipe. These include eggs, milk, cheddar, chives, sour cream, and salt and pepper to season.
Never heard of chaffles? You’re missing out, and you should try this chaffles recipe using your mini waffle iron ASAP!
Chaffles are basically waffles made out of cheese and eggs – so technically, the above recipe counts as a chaffle recipe. These basic chaffles are made with blanched almond flour, eggs, cheese and baking powder.
9. Broccoli And Cheddar Keto Waffles
If you’re looking for different ways to make keto-friendly waffles using a mini waffle iron, one of our favorite keto waffle recipes is this one for broccoli and cheddar keto waffles.
Taking just 10 minutes to make from start to finish, these keto waffles only require broccoli, cheddar, egg, garlic powder, minced onion, salt, and pepper.
10. Mini Waffle Cones
Waffle cones make the perfect base for various desserts.
You can fill them with ice cream or fruit, and if you prefer to keep your portion sizes small when it comes to sweets, you can make waffle cones using a mini waffle iron.
To make these cones, you’ll need an egg, an egg white, flour, melted butter, sugar, salt, shredded coconut, and white chocolate.
11. Mashed Potato Mini Waffles
These mashed potato mini waffles are perfect for breakfast, especially when paired with bacon, but you can enjoy them at any meal during the day.
We also recommend using this recipe if you have leftover mashed potato in your refrigerator that needs using up.
The recipe walks you through the process of topping the waffles with bacon, fresh chives, and turkey gravy, but you can choose your own toppings if you like.
12. Brownie Chaffles
If the previous chaffle recipes we’ve recommended have appealed to you, why not try out these incredible brownie chaffles for dessert?
These sweet chaffles are keto-friendly and they’re also gluten-free, so this recipe is great for those trying to minimize their carb intake or avoid gluten since almond flour is used instead of regular flour.
13. Mini Belgian Waffles
If your average American-style waffle leaves you feeling overly full, you might prefer these mini belgian waffles as a dessert.
Belgian waffles are made with lighter waffle batter and have deeper holes, and because this recipe calls for the use of a mini waffle iron, you can enjoy them in smaller portions.
This particular recipe recommends topping your waffles with maple syrup and fresh berries, which we think works perfectly.
14. Keto Pizza Chaffles
If you thought your keto mini waffle options couldn’t get any more exciting, check out this recipe for keto pizza chaffles!
With only 0.9 grams of carbs per waffle (you can thank the coconut flour) and plenty of fat from the eggs, pepperoni and cheese, these pizza chaffles are a keto dieter’s dream, and they’re also gluten-free which is always a bonus.
15. Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles
Nothing beats a fluffy chocolate chip waffle, in our opinion, which is why this recipe has made it to our top 26 mini waffle iron recipes.
Thanks to the baking powder and whipped egg whites, this recipe produces waffles that are extra light and airy.
Even with the chocolate chips, the flavor in these waffles is mild and versatile so you can top them with basically anything you want, from buttermilk to fresh fruit.
16. Tomato, Spinach And Green Onion Omelet Waffles
We’ve already shared an omelet waffle recipe to make with your mini waffle iron, but if you want a more vegetable-packed omelet in the morning, this recipe for tomato, spinach and green onion omelet waffles is perfect.
These omelet waffles are packed with delicious goodness, so they’re a great way to fuel up for a long day ahead.
17. Crispy Mini Waffle Maker Eggs
This recipe for crispy mini waffle maker eggs is very similar to chaffles, but whereas chaffles often include a flour or flour alternative, these egg waffles literally only use egg and cheese (and some salt and pepper for the seasoning).
We recommend trying this recipe if you like to eat eggs for breakfast but are getting bored of the typical fried or scrambled options. It’s a great way to change things up while getting more or less the same nutrients.
18. Mini Churro Waffles
If you’re anything like us, the words ‘churro waffles’ alone should be enough to convince you to follow this recipe.
Not only are these mini waffles incredibly indulgent, but they only need 6 ingredients (water, butter, eggs, flour, salt and sugar) so they’re not difficult or time-consuming to make.
The waffle mixture produces airy, crispy waffles that you’ll want to enjoy again and again.
19. Garlic Bread Chaffles
This is yet another recipe that proves how incredibly versatile chaffles can be!
If you feel like having a side of garlic bread but want to avoid the extra carbs, these keto-friendly garlic bread chaffles are the perfect substitute.
You can make these very easily in a mini waffle iron using coconut flour along with 8 other simple ingredients. They’re perfect with tomato soup or your favorite dipping sauce.
20. Mini Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Love cinnamon rolls? We do, too, which is why we think you should put your mini waffle iron to good use making these mini cinnamon roll waffles!
These ‘waffles’ technically use cinnamon roll batter, so one might say they’re not really waffles but waffle-shaped cinnamon rolls. Either way, they’re mind-blowingly delicious, and you need to try them.
21. Weight Watchers Waffle Pizza
If you’re not familiar with Weight Watchers, you might not think that ‘Weight Watchers’ and ‘pizza’ belong in the same sentence, but this recipe for mini waffle pizzas fits right into the average daily Personal Point allowance for the program.
You can keep the calories in this recipe low by using almond flour as the recipe recommends and sticking to reduced fat cheese options. The end result is just as delicious, but healthier than your average pizza.
22. Mini Waffle Donuts
These mini waffle donuts make the best snacks or desserts, and since they’re not infused with any particular flavor, you can add any of your favorite waffle toppings.
The only ingredients you need for these donuts are sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, butter, milk, and flour. It’s a simple recipe, but a delicious one.
23. Strawberry Muffin Mix Waffles
If you’re looking for recipes similar to strawberry shortcake waffles, we recommend these strawberry muffin mix waffles!
You won’t need many ingredients to make these mini waffles. Just buy a pre-made strawberry muffin mix, some sugar, milk, freshed strawberries, and whipped cream for the finishing touch.
24. Chicken Parmesan Chaffles
For those who can’t get enough of the classic chicken parmesan combination, these chicken parmesan chaffles will be a dream come true.
Not only are these chaffles low-carb and, therefore, mostly keto-friendly, but they’re so good that even those on a higher-carb diet will want to make this a staple recipe.
25. Mini Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts
We think that these mini apple fritter waffle donuts are perfect for fall, although we definitely won’t be limiting ourselves to eating these just one season out of the year!
The flavor in these waffle donuts comes from shredded apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg, which is a winning combination.
26. Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles
Our last recommended recipe for today is another keto-friendly dish. We love these keto tuna melt chaffles for either lunch or dinner.
You’ll need to make the easy 4-ingredient chaffles and the tuna salad separately before topping the cooked waffles with the tuna mix.
Luckily, the tuna salad is also easy to make using canned tuna, mayonnaise, celery, red onion, relish, and some salt and pepper.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Buying A Mini Waffle Iron Worth It?
If you currently have a regular-sized waffle iron but are considering buying a mini waffle iron after seeing these recipes, we say go for it!
Mini waffle irons are usually significantly less expensive than larger models for one thing, and for another, mini waffle irons may be helpful if you’re trying to manage your weight but still want to enjoy your favorite waffle recipes in smaller portions.
How Much Batter Do You Put In A Mini Waffle Maker?
The average mini waffle maker will have a much smaller capacity than larger models when it comes to batter. Generally speaking, you’ll want to add about 3 tablespoons of waffle batter to your mini waffle maker for the best results.
How Long Does It Take To Cook A Waffle In A Mini Dash?
The Mini Dash is one of the most popular mini waffle irons on the market, and part of the reason for this is its fast cooking times.
On average, waffles take 5 minutes to cook in the mini dash, but the indicator light will tell you exactly when your waffle is done.
If you were worried that your mini waffle iron would limit your choice of waffle recipes, we hope that this article has proven you wrong.
Maybe you’ll even consider getting a mini waffle iron if you don’t have one already!
Making waffle and chaffle recipes using a mini waffle maker is great for portion control and storage purposes, and you never have to compromise on flavor!
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