I love Texas toast.
I love French toast.
I love waffles.
… and 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. I 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.
It had to be done. I’ve made fries on a waffle iron. I’ve cooked breakfast sausage on a waffle iron. I’ve even made brownies on a waffle iron. So it made perfect sense to take mac-and-cheese and toss it onto a hot waffle iron too. 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.
You can use any mac-and-cheese recipe you want for these. 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.
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.
I usually pan fry my breakfast sausage patties. Sometimes I’ll cook them in the oven, but I prefer pan frying. I don’t like the mess, though. The splatter. The grease. So, when I came across this approach to cooking up sausages using a waffle iron I just had to try it. Waffled sausage patties… who knew?
In about 3 minutes you will have perfectly cooked waffled sausage patties, with a little bit of a crust to them. You know what I mean. GBD. Golden Brown Delicious. I don’t trust sausages that don’t have a bit of crust to them. It’s just not normal.
I can cook four sausages at a time on our little round Cuisinart waffle maker, which is perfect for the two of us. Cleanup was very easy, too!
Oh my goodness. What’s not to like? A waffle made with brownie mix. I topped this yummy creation with Blue Bell French Vanilla ice cream, a bit of whipped cream, and of course, a Maraschino cherry. With a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce. Brownie waffles take only minutes to make.