Texas Toast French Toast Waffles

I love Texas toast. And I love French toast. And of course I love waffles. That sums up how I feel about Texas toast French toast waffles! Incredibly easy to make and beyond yummy. Self-control was very challenging with a platter of these little tasty beauties in front of me.

Sweet, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, you can substitute any bread you like, but I prefer Texas toast because it can more than handle the job of holding up to an egg batter and a waffle iron.
Texas Toast French Toast WafflesI often contemplate what I would do differently to a recipe after I make it. A little twist or something. I can honestly say there is absolutely nothing I would change about Texas toast French toast waffles. Except to maybe double the recipe.

Hash browns are another great breakfast item that you can make using your Griddler.

Also try my blueberry croissant puff.

Texas Toast French Toast Waffles

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Texas toast
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Real maple syrup and confectioner's sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron. I used my Cuisinart Griddler with the waffle iron plates.
  • Beat the eggs, milk, butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a pie plate.
  • Working in batches, dip bread in egg mixture. Flip and coat other side.
  • Transfer to hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Mac-and-Cheese Waffles

It had to be done. I’ve made fries on a waffle iron. I’ve cooked breakfast sausage on a waffle iron and I’ve even made brownies on a waffle iron. So it made perfect sense to make mac-and-cheese waffles.

What makes for a great mac-and-cheese? A nice crunchy outside and a creamy inside. Well, here it is. Crunchy and creamy, all in one, and a great way to use up leftover mac-and-cheese. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be leftover.

Mac-and-Cheese WafflesYou can use any mac-and-cheese recipe you want for mac-and-cheese waffles. Just make sure you let it set for a few hours (or best, overnight) before cutting it and putting it on the waffle iron. It needs to be nice and… well, solid.

Also try my macaroni-and-cheese muffins.

Mac-and-Cheese Waffles

Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni cooked, drained
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar divided

Instructions

For the mac-and-cheese

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet or the same pot you cooked the macaroni in.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, 1/2 cup at a time, and whisk. Whisk steadily for about 10 minutes until any lumps are gone and the mixture is nice and creamy smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add the salt, pepper, cayenne (if using) and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with parchment or wax paper.
  • Pour in the macaroni and cheese and level out with a spatula.
  • Let cool before placing into the fridge for at least eight hours.

For the mac-and-cheese waffles

  • Heat your waffle iron and spray well with non-stick spray.
  • Working in batches, cut the macaroni and cheese into whatever sizes and shapes you want.
  • Sprinkle a bit of cheese on the waffle iron and add the macaroni and cheese. Top with a bit more cheese and close the waffle iron. Do not press down. Cook 5-6 minutes.
  • Turn off the waffle iron and let cool 5-10 minutes or until you can remove the mac-and-cheese without it sticking. Keep warm in the oven on low as you cook the remaining mac-and-cheese.

Waffled Fries

You could’ve pushed me over with a feather. I thought that no way could these waffled fries be great. Potato flakes aren’t the first thing that come to mind when I think about making fries at home.

Well, I was wrong. These little potato bites are highly addicting, and very… potato-y. And, there’s no deep frying involved. Clean up is a breeze.

Waffled FriesIt takes about 3 minutes to make the fries. Our little waffle iron can only make 4 at a time, so I kept them warm in the oven’s warming drawer while I made the rest of the batch.

For a little twist on the usual fries, add a pinch of Cajun seasoning to the batter. Or freshly ground black pepper. Whatever suits your fancy.

Waffled Fries

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups instant potato flakes

Instructions

  • Heat your waffle iron to high. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Let set until thick. Add more water, a little at a time, if the mixture is too thin to stick together.
  • Working in batches, form a tablespoon of batter into a small ball and place onto the waffle iron. Add as many as you can without crowding them. Close the waffle iron lid and cook 3 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy.
  • Serve hot.