Meatless meals are a good way to save you a little money as well as
cut back on calories. Here are some yummy recipes that won't have
you missing meat.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Cooking with a Waffle Iron
The Waffle iron is an appliance with two hinged metal plates, molded
to create honeycomb patterns we all know. A Waffle iron is the
appliance we use for only one thing, making
waffles, but this appliance has a few other menu ideas up its
Other dishes can be prepared with this appliance like sandwiches,
French toast, chewy cookies, and hash browns. With the waffle iron,
you are cooking ingredients directly over the heat, so no pans,
grills, or sauce pans are necessary. Think no bake cooking
Thanks to the direct heat source the cooking time is cut by half, as
well as the cooling time, which is quite handy when you are hungry,
having lack of time, or just want something sweet and you want it
Do you want some grilled cheese, or fast brownies? A Waffle iron is
the only appliance you need and within no time your favorite meal
will be served. Another benefit of the waffle iron is that you do
not have to wash big piles of dishes, or suffer with scrubbing
A big plus is the waffle iron is easy to clean, if you spray your
waffle iron with a cooking oil or spray. Also look for a waffle iron
with removable plates for easy clean-up.
Waffle Iron Recipes
Try a Waffle iron to cook the perfect omelet or Spanish frittata.
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese
1 breakfast sausage, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat your waffle iron and coat with cooking spray.
Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat with heavy cream, salt, and
Stir in the remaining ingredients and slowly pour the egg mixture
onto the iron, not covering more than ¾ of iron.
Cook for 2 minutes and serve after.
**Don't have time for brownies from scratch, prepare a brownie mix
and pour batter into hot waffle iron. Directions:
In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, baking
powder, almonds, brown sugar, and salt.
In a microwave, melt the coconut oil and chocolate until smooth.
Beat the eggs with applesauce, and melted chocolate. Fold the liquid
ingredients into dry ones and stir until blended.
Heat the waffle iron and make sure to coat with cooking oil.
Drop the batter onto iron, making few small mounds and cook for 2
Repeat with remaining batter and serve after.
More Waffle Making Meal Ideas
Lay a tortilla on a hot waffle, top with shredded cheese and other
ingredients you'd like in your quesadilla. Top with another
tortilla. Press waffle iron closed and cook until golden brown.