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February 28, 2015 / Leslie

Breakfast: Waffles on the George Foreman Grill

One of the great things about my new George Foreman Grill is that it has interchangeable cooking plates. In addition to ceramic grill plates, which are awesome by the way, there are a variety of baking and waffle plates. I love waffles, but never owned a waffle iron. Turns out they are as easy to make as pancakes.

Homemade Waffles

This is a basic waffle recipe adapted from the many I found on the internet.

Homemade Waffles

Ingredients

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• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 cups warm milk
• ½ cup butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

WaffleBatter_100614In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Set aside.

Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature. For the grill plates, preheat for 5 minutes at 425 degrees.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.

Pour the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook until golden and crisp. Using the grill plates, waffles are ready in about 6 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to overfill the plates (like I did). When I closed the grill, batter ran out the back!

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A note about the waffle plates:
While the grilling plates are ceramic and safe to use near pets and children, the waffle plates may not be. They are non-stick and contain PTFE or PFOA (aka Teflon), which makes them unsafe for use around pet birds, especially when heated to a high temperature. I cook my waffles outside or in the basement. A bit of a pain, but safer for my birds.

 


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  1. Vicki / Feb 28 2015 1:22 pm

    That’s so neat! I never thought to make waffles on my George Foreman grill! I’ll have to try this! I use it a lot, I bought my first one when they first came out and think I’m on my 5th or 6th one.

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    • Leslie / Feb 28 2015 1:48 pm

      This is my first one. I got it a few months ago and it’s already been incredibly useful. It makes perfect bacon and without the mess. My model is the Evolve Grill, but I think other models come with interchangeable plates too.

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      • Vicki / Mar 1 2015 1:20 pm

        Yes, I’ve had a few that had interchangeable plates. I just never made waffles with it since I already had a waffle maker.

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  2. Shahir A. Razak / Feb 28 2015 1:27 pm

    Wow, nice. I will definitely try this. Looks delish!

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  3. Esme (@cococroissants) / Feb 28 2015 4:10 pm

    homemade waffles are so easy and delicious. I can taste yours as I type.

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  4. jama / Feb 28 2015 5:01 pm

    I love waffles — never realized you could make them on the GF grill.

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  5. joyweesemoll / Feb 28 2015 6:00 pm

    That looks yummy! What a great use of the George Foreman grill.

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  6. BermudaOnion / Feb 28 2015 6:48 pm

    My waffle recipe is totally different but I think my waffle iron has bitten the dust after 36 years. I’m not sure I used it often enough to warrant buying another one.

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  7. Beth F / Mar 1 2015 4:31 am

    I adore homemade waffles … and now I think I have to make some this morning. Ha!!

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  8. notesoflifeuk / Mar 1 2015 8:38 am

    I’ve not long had lunch, but this post has made me hungry again. They look so delicious! 🙂

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  9. Diane (@bookchickdi) / Mar 1 2015 8:45 am

    My son loves waffles.

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  10. Sheila (Book Journey) / Mar 1 2015 8:53 am

    OOH they look delicious! I have been eating healthy and I swear my mouth is watering right now!!!

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  11. Suko / Mar 1 2015 12:02 pm

    A very clever use for your GF grill! The waffles look wonderful! 😀 Yum…

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  12. Alyce (At Home With Books) / Mar 2 2015 10:35 am

    I never would have thought of being able to make waffles with a grill attachment! I really need to get a new waffle iron. Ours must have been cheaply made (or at least just really old) because after about ten years the cooking surface started chipping off into the waffles, and there was no way I wanted to eat teflon, so I tossed it in the garbage.

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  13. Louise / Mar 5 2015 6:33 pm

    I haven’t made waffles in years. Maybe I feel the urge now…

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