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A while back Steve and I found a really nice waffle iron on the clearance table at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  The one we had still worked and I love the ease of it, but this one was highly upgraded and in perfect condition!  It was on clearance because it was a floor model and the new one needed to occupy its spot!

We also had the 20% off coupon, so we wound up saving well over $100 on this unit!  We like it because I only have to make one batch-making getting breakfast on the table on Sunday mornings pretty darn easy!  4 waffles, all at once and one goes into the freezer-even dh can’t finish a complete 2.  I put the whole one and the half he can’t eat into a freezer bag and he has another breakfast without my having to work at all!

But what else can you do with a waffle iron?  Lots!  Thanks to the Chew-I’ve used it for making hash browns (grate, squeeze out the water, put in the potatoes on high for about 10 minutes), making some “buns” for sliders (I used a savory waffle batter, but I’ve heard biscuit dough also works), obviously it makes some very fancy sammies, brownies and recently I found a recipe for churros!

I love cinnamon and sugar, but I’m not fond of fried anything.  This way-you can have both!

I haven’t tried it yet, but here’s the recipe:
This recipe serves 4 and only takes about 25 minutes to have on the table.

Batter:
1/2 C water
1/4 C unsalted butter or butter-flavored shortening
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/23 C AP
2 lg. eggs

Topping:
1/2 C sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon (I love cinnamon, but if this isn’t to your taste-cut back)

non-stick spray

Batter:  In a small saucepan, bring water, butter, salt, sugar and cinnamon to a simmer over high heat.

when everything has melted and dissolved, lower heat and att flour-stir very quickly!  This will form very quickly and the flour will absorb all the liquid.  Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute.

(This is to cook the flour!)

Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.  It will be stiff and look a bit like frosting.

Pre-hat the iron, set to medium if you iron has settings, spray both sides.  Put 1/4 C of batter in each section.  Don’t overstuff-these expand a lot.  Directions say to err on the side of using less. Close lid and cook 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Repeat until batter is all used.

Melt 1 tbsp. of butter or shortening (even spray w/ butter non-stick if you want to cut those calories!) and then dip in cinnamon sugar.  Serve.

Up to you if you really want to be decadent and have chocolate or raspberry sauce on the side for extra dipping!

Best when eaten fresh out of the waffle iron!

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