Smash Burgers using the Cuisinart Griddler

I’m a huge fan of hamburgers. Although I can enjoy a big thick-ole pub burger too, I’m always craving that thin diner-style patty with lightly crusty edges. No fancy toppings for me either. I’ll take ketchup, mustard and pickle, thank you very much. Yeah, sure, if I’m feeling adventurous I might add some onion or lettuce, but that’s where the craziness ends. Just give me that juicy, thin, hot patty topped with melted cheese and I’m one happy guy! And though I often cook my hamburgers on a grill, these Smash Burgers using the Cuisinart Griddler are outstanding too!

Smash Burgers using the Cuisinart Griddler

For me there are just a few things to keep in mind when making smash burgers using the Cuisinart Griddler. They’re easy, so no need to over-complicate them. First, get that Griddler flat plate hot. I mean hot hot. Screaming hot. Second, season the meat well and do not over-work it. Just loosely form it into balls. Don’t pack them. And last, smash! Smash! Push down on the top lid to smash them as flat as you can! That’s it! Enjoy!

Step your smash burgers up and slather them with some smash burger sauce.

The Griddler also makes tremendous steak sandwiches.

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Smash Burgers using the Cuisinart Griddler

The Cuisinart Griddler makes outstandingly good Smash Burgers!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, Griddler
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 486kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the flat plates on your Griddler. Do not use the ridged sides. Heat your Griddler by turning the Selector to 'Grill-Panini' and the Grill-Panini knob to 'Sear'.
  • While your Griddler is heating up, place the ground beef in a medium bowl. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Don't be shy with it!
  • Divide the beef in half and form into 2 balls. Do not pack them tightly, just shape them enough so they are ball-like. They don't have to be perfect.
  • Place the meat onto the griddle and close the top. Press down until the top cannot go any further. Smash them burgers!
  • Cook the burgers for 4-6 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. Toast your hamburger buns, if desired, while the burgers are cooking.
  • Open the griddle and top the patties with the cheese. Let melt slightly then remove to the buns.
  • Top patties with pickles, squirt the ketchup and mustard on top. Add any desired other toppings and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Sausage Breakfast Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

Ever have a sausage breakfast sandwich from your local fast food joint and end up feeling disappointed? Barely any sausage. Funny looking eggs. Tiny little English muffin. Well, folks, now’s the time to fire up your Cuisinart Griddler and make a proper sausage breakfast sandwich. In no time at all. Tons of sausage. Melty cheese. Perfect egg. And a fresh, toasted muffin. This is the way to start out the day! (Although I admit, I have made these for dinner on more than one occasion!)

Feel free to substitute bagels for the English muffins if you want. Yum

Sausage Breakfast Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

I wrote the recipe below for sausage breakfast sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler for 2 sandwiches. You can actually make 4 at a time on the Griddler. It might be a bit crowded, but it’s possible. You can also save time by toasting the muffins in a toaster or in an oven instead of using the Griddler. And you can save more time by making the eggs in a skillet while the sausage is cooking. But don’t cook the sausage anywhere but on the Griddler. The patties get yummy crispy edges. You want that slightly crunchy edge. They come out great!

Also try my farmhouse breakfast potatoes.

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Sausage Breakfast Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

Well, folks, now’s the time to fire up your Cuisinart Griddler and make a proper sausage breakfast sandwich. In no time at all. Tons of sausage. Melty cheese. Perfect egg. And a fresh, toasted muffin.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, Cuisinart, Griddler, sandwich, sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 628kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ pound breakfast sausage
  • 2 English muffins split
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices American cheese or any good melting cheese
  • butter

Instructions

  • Heat up your Griddler using the griddle plates. Set the Griddle dial to 425 F and the Selector to Griddle. Open the Griddler with the plates flat, side-by-side.
  • Open the tube of breakfast sausage. Cut the sausage into 2 1/4 pound pieces (I cut the log in half, then each half into half and use 2 slices. I save the other 2 for more sandwiches at a later time). Place the pieces into a resealable bag or on cutting board covered with a piece of wax paper. Use a meat mallet to flatten the sausage into large thin patties. You want them to be big enough to cover the muffins.
  • Transfer the sausage patties to the lower Griddler plate. Close the lid to cook them and keep them flat.
  • You want to cook the patties until done, when they reach 165 F. I like a little crunchy edges on mine. Remove and place in a warm oven or cover to keep warm.
  • Spread a little butter on each muffin half. Transfer to the Griddler butter side down and toast until nice and brown and golden. Remove and place in a warm oven or cover to keep warm.
  • Spread a little butter out onto the lower griddle and crack the eggs onto the plates. Cook until done, flipping once. Make sure that the yolk is set or close to it.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by placing the sausage patties onto the muffin bottoms. Add the cheese, egg and muffin top and serve.

Notes

You can actually make 4 of these sandwiches at once on the Griddler. It’ll get a big crowded, but you can do it. Read my post for more info.

Nutrition

Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 1408mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

French Toast using the Cuisinart Griddler

I don’t need an excuse like it being morning to have breakfast. I’ll have it for lunch or dinner, too. And one of my long-time favorites to have is French toast. And this here is my go-to recipe for making perfect French toast using my Cuisinart Griddler. My Griddler gets a lot of use. For everything from paninis to French toast, it’s a real workhorse.

French Toast using the Cuisinart Griddler

I like my French toast to have just a bit of a crunchiness along the edges so I cook mine longer than the time I have in the recipe. It’s up to you. And I admit, I’m not too fancy when it comes to topping it either. Warm maple syrup and maybe some butter, that’s it. I always think about sprinkling on some powdered sugar. Or adding some fruit. But in the end, I end up with the simple approach.

As an aside, the Griddler is the perfect cooker for travel. I always take mine with me if we are renting a place on the beach or a cabin in the woods. You never know what there’ll be available to cook on where you’re going. When I take the Griddler I know I can make breakfast, lunch and dinner without any worries.

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French Toast using the Cuisinart Griddler

This is my go-to recipe for making perfect French toast using my Cuisinart Griddler.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cuisinart, French toast, Griddler
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 455kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Turbinado sugar
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 4 slices bread I prefer Brioche, thick is best
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • Your favorite toppings for serving

Instructions

  • Whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Pour into a shallow pan (I used an 9" x 11" baking dish).
  • Add the bread slices. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Optionally, flip after 2 hours (carefully! the bread may be very soft and want to fall apart).
  • Heat up your Griddler using the griddle plates. Set the Griddle dial to 425 F and the Selector to Griddle. Open the Griddler with the plates flat, side-by-side.
  • Once the griddles are hot place 1 tablespoon of butter on each griddle plate. Using a nylon brush or heat proof spatula, spread the butter out evenly. You don't want the bread to stick.
  • Add 2 slices of the bread to each griddle plate.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes per side. Cook time is going to depend on how thick your bread is and how you like your bread done. This recipe produces a moist, soft French toast. If you like yours to have a bit of a crust you will have to cook the bread longer. Be careful flipping the bread
  • When the bread is done to your liking remove and serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 408mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 987IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Steak Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

You’re at this post for a reason. Maybe, like me, you actually like Steak-Umms. Like many, I was first exposed to them in a school lunch cafeteria years and years ago. And like many kids of the time, I would go home and beg mom to get them so I could have a steak sandwich there too. Mom wasn’t too keen on them, but would buy them for me as a rare treat. I’d have them about as simple as you could get: fried the Steak-Ummm, put it on a bun or white bread with ketchup, eat. Well, now I step things up with my quick fix steak sandwich, made using the Cuisinart Griddler.

Quick Fix Steak Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

The Griddler makes making a steak sandwich about as easy as you can get. Having the two big cooking griddles lets you cook several things at once. Without it, I’d end up with a skillet for the Steak-Umms, another for the onions and peppers, and I’d probably fire up the oven or toaster just to toast my sub roll. Sheesh, that’s a lot of stuff when I can do it all on my Griddler.

Quick Fix Steak Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

The history of the Steak-Umm is actually rather interesting. You can read about it here.

You can also make outstandingly good smash burgers on the Griddler.

Quick Fix Steak Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler
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Quick Fix Steak Sandwich using the Cuisinart Griddler

The Griddler makes making a steak sandwich about as easy as you can get. Having the two big cooking griddles lets you cook several things at once.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Cuisinart, Griddler, quick fix, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 326kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 hoagie sandwich roll split
  • 1 slice Steak-umm or other thin-sliced frozen steak
  • ¼ green bell pepper sliced thin
  • ¼ cup mushrooms sliced thin
  • ¼ cup onion sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Cheez Whiz or other cheese dip, warmed

Instructions

  • Open your Griddler so that the griddle plates are open flat. You want to use the smooth griddles.
  • Turn the Griddler Selector knob (the center one) to 'griddle'. Set the temperature know to 425 F, the maximum.
  • Once the green light is lit, indicating that the Griddler is at 425 F, you can being cooking.
  • Place the bell peppers and onion in a small bowl. Drizzle with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir and transfer to one side of one of the griddle plates. See my picture for how I arrange things on the Griddler.
  • On the other plate place the bread halves. Let them toast as long as desired as the rest of the ingredients cook.
  • Let the onion and peppers cook for 5 minutes, stirring a few times.
  • Add the mushrooms to the onion and peppers. Stir and cook another 5 minutes. The vegetables should be just starting to turn tender.
  • Place the Steak-umm on the griddle plate alongside the vegetables. Season as desired.
  • Continue cooking the Steak-umm until it starts to brown along the edges. Flip and continue cooking until done.
  • Assemble the sandwich by placing the Steak-umm on the bottom bread half. Add the cooked vegetables. Drizzle on the cheese, add the bread top.
  • Serve with plenty of napkins. You want that cheese to be nice and runny!

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 837mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 11mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

There’s a scene in the movie Chef where the star, Jon Favreau, makes a grilled cheese sandwich. It was the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Perfectly toasted on both sides. And it crunched, oh how it crunched, when he sliced it. I have to admit, I’m still working on my grilled cheese toasting skills. But I sure do enjoy a great grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. These white pizza grilled cheese sandwiches have a great pizza-ish herby flavor to them, with ooey-gooey melted mozzarella and a little Parmesan to boot. Very good, and a little different.

White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I prefer to use Texas toast for my grilled sandwiches. It holds up and holds up well to just about anything you want to pile up on it. No one likes a grilled cheese that just dissolves once you get past the crust. Nope, you need a bread that will be there till the end, and for me that’s Texas toast. Oh, and I love to make smoked paprika and garlic croutons out of any leftover pieces of Texas toast I might have.

The Griddler is a champ at making grilled cheese sandwiches, like my muffuletta grilled cheese, grilled caramel apply cheese, grilled spinach and artichoke cheese, and pepperoni pizza grilled cheese.

White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These white pizza grilled cheese sandwiches have a great pizza-ish herby flavor to them, with ooey-gooey melted mozzarella and a little Parmesan to boot. Very good, and a little different.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled cheese, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 321kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano crumbled
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 12 slices bread I used Texas Toast
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened

Instructions

  • Turn on your Griddler to the griddle setting and 350 F, or heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Mix the ricotta and oil together in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  • Mix in the mozzarella cheese. The mixture will be thick. Don’t be afraid to use your hands to mix it well.
  • Lightly butter each slice of bread on one side.
  • Working in batches, place slices of bread butter-side down on the Griddler or into the skillet. Top with the cheese mixture, spreading out evenly.
  • Add the top piece of bread butter-side up.
  • Cook until the bottom bread is golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Silver Dollar Pancakes

As I was devouring the Big Bad Breakfast cookbook by John Currence, I came across this recipe for silver dollar pancakes. I flashed back to the last time I had them. I think it was in the 1970s in Reno, Nevada. Seriously. 40 plus years ago. How did that happen? I instantly bookmarked the recipe on my Kindle reader. I had everything on hand to make them except for buttermilk. A quick trip to the grocery store took care of that.

There’s nothing complicated here. The batter is perfect. You can use the same batter to make these full-sized, but for me, the memory of silver dollar pancakes made making them again even more special.

Silver Dollar Pancakes

I made these silver dollar pancakes using my Cuisinart Griddler. I opened the Griddler flat so I could use both griddle plates at the same time then set the selector to Griddle. The temperature was set to maximum the entire time. The top griddle doesn’t get as hot as what is normally the bottom griddle, so food cooked on that side will take a little longer to cook.

Looking for a great side dish for your pancakes? Make some waffle iron sausages!

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Silver Dollar Pancakes

There’s nothing complicated here. The batter is perfect. You can use the same batter to make these full-sized, but for me, the memory of silver dollar pancakes made making them again even more special.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 322kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Whisk in the melted butter.
  • Heat a griddle, Griddler, or large skillet over medium heat. Spray with non-stick spray (or melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter).
  • Working in batches, spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto the griddle. Do not crowd the pancakes. I was able to cook 12 at a time on the Cuisinart Griddler.
  • Once the tops of the pancakes start to bubble (2-3 minutes on the Griddler, maybe sooner on a stove-top), flip and continue to cook until browned, another 30 seconds or longer.
  • Keep cooked pancakes in a warmed oven until all of the batter is used.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler

Oh how I do love hash browns. Specially the hash browns that are cooked until crispy on an old flat-top griddle. Nice and golden brown. I don’t have a big diner griddle (yet), but I do have the Cuisinart Griddler, which makes fantastic hash browns. There’s nothing fru-fru about them, just great taste and texture.

Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler

Don’t laugh, but I like to serve my hash browns with butter. Yep, butter. I know that’s not normal. Most folks like ketchup or hot sauce. I always butter potatoes, no matter if they’re roasted, tater tots, or hash browns. I do draw the line at putting butter onto French fries, though. These Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler come out super crispy, which makes them scream for butter in my mind!

French toast waffles are another great breakfast item that you can make using your Griddler.

Also try my slow cooker hash brown potatoes.

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Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler

Don’t laugh, but I like to serve my hash browns with butter. Yep, butter. I know that’s not normal. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword Griddler, hashbrowns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the potatoes and onion in a bowl full of cold water. Soak for 5 minutes, drain, and fill again. Soak again for 5 minutes and drain. Continue rinsing and draining until the water no longer turns milky from the potato started.
  • Install the flat cooking plates on your Griddler and open the Griddler flat so you can cook on both plates at once.
  • Set your Griddler Selector to ‘Griddle’ and the Griddle temperature to 425 F.
  • Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot.
  • Drain potatoes well then toss with the oil, salt and pepper.
  • Divide the potatoes between the Griddler plates and spread out evenly.
  • Do not mess with the potatoes, let them cook for about 20 minutes or until you notice they are starting to turn golden brown on the bottom.Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot so the potatoes there may take longer to cook.
  • Carefully flip the potatoes and cook another 20 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown and are as crispy as you like them.
  • Serve hot with more salt and pepper, ketchup, or whatever you desire.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Toasted Italian Sandwich

I love my Cuisinart Griddler. It’s the perfect kitchen appliance. I use it to make paninis, hashbrowns, waffles, burgers, eggs… just about anything. My favorite use for it has to be making sandwiches, like this toasted Italian sandwich. The bread gets nice and toasted on the outside, giving me that perfect crunchy bite. The mozzarella cheese gets nice and melted. Top that off with great Italian cold cuts, homemade sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, and I’ve got the perfect lunch.

Toasted Italian Sandwich

My favorite bread for these toasted Italian sandwiches is hands-down, ciabatta. It has those great airy pockets in it (it reminds me a bit of English muffins, my other favorite bread). It gets fantastically crunchy while still being soft in the middle, like the perfect pizza crust. I like to serve my sandwiches with my quick-fix Italian salad (made without adding meat).

The Griddler is the master of making sandwiches. Also try my sweet-and-savory turkey panini.

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Mess for Less.

Toasted Italian Sandwich
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Toasted Italian Sandwich

I love my Cuisinart Griddler. It’s the perfect kitchen appliance. I use it to make paninis, hashbrowns, waffles, burgers, eggs… just about anything. My favorite use for it has to be making sandwiches, like this toasted Italian sandwich.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Italian, sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 555kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ciabatta roll sliced horizontally
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 2 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices Prosciutto
  • 1 slice salami
  • 1 slice sandwich pepperoni
  • 1 slice Capicola
  • 1 slice Sopressata

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet, cast iron skillet or Griddler.
  • Place the ciabatta into the skillet cut-side down and toast for a few minutes until the bread starts to get crunchy and brown.
  • Spread the top of the roll with pest and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Add the cheese and meats to the bottom slice. Return to the skillet to melt the cheese.
  • Add the top bun, slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1404mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 these amazing 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. I have a really bad addiction to anything that has nooks and crannies in it where butter and syrup and go. I cannot resist them.

Texas Toast French Toast Waffles

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.

I use my Cuisinart Griddler to make these waffles. It’s a cooking beast for everything from breakfast to dinner to desert.

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
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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.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword French toast, waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 374kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 13mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Panini

I made a nice big ole batch of slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken the other day. One of my favorite things to make with it is Buffalo chicken panini. It takes only minutes to make yet it’s absolutely packed with flavor. Crunchy bread. Smoky bacon. Ooey gooey cheese. Tangy blue cheese (or gorgonzola if you prefer a little milder flavor). Kickin’ chicken. And cool, crunchy slaw.

Buffalo Chicken Panini

I Use My Griddler For Perfect Paninis

I could eat a Buffalo chicken panini all day long. My Cuisinart Griddler does a great job of crisping up the bread and melting the cheese. I use my Griddler for everything from breakfast to dinner. Check out my other recipes all made with the Griddler!

Buffalo Chicken Panini
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Buffalo Chicken Panini

One of my favorite things to make with it is Buffalo chicken panini. It takes only minutes to make yet it’s absolutely packed with flavor. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo, chicken, sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 618kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread thick slices
  • butter
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices thick bacon cooked
  • ½ cup Buffalo chicken shredded, warmed (see our slow-cooker or Big Easy recipes for making Buffalo chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat a panini press or skillet.
  • Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Place two slices butter-side down on the press or in the skillet.
  • Divide cheese and bacon between sandwiches.
  • Combine the chicken with the blue cheese and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Mix the slaw and Ranch dressing and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Add remaining bread slices butter-side up and close press.
  • Cook until the bread is toasted and golden. If using a skillet flip the sandwiches once the bottom is done and cook the other side until toasted and golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2904mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.