Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)

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CINNAMON ROLLS

Use the slice-and-bake kind and press with the iron. It’s that easy.

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Cheese waffles made in a waffle iron

CHEESE WAFFLES

More exciting than your average Belgian.

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Hash browns

One less dirty pan.

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grilled cheese waffles

Grilled Cheese

In case you needed an excuse to call grilled cheese fancy.

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FRITATTA

Fritaffles are the new Cronuts.

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Smores Waffles

S’Mores

Campfire stories welcome.

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Brownies

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. (We’ll understand if you want to eat these somewhere private.)

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Quesadilla made in a waffle iron

Quesadilla

Just add avocado.

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French Toast

Almost as good as Dad’s.

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Waffle Iron Apples

Apples

For all the health nuts out there: Homemade apple chips that take only one minute.

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Chocolate Chip Waffled Cookies made in waffle maker

Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

Hey, you just ate an apple, right?

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Corn bread

Jalapeños take this Southern side up a notch.

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Crispy Mac and Cheese Waffles

Mac and Cheese

Your kid’s new favorite dinner.

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Banana Bread

Breadmaker, schmedmaker.

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Doughnut Chips made in a waffle iron

DOUGHNUT CHIPS

The cinnamon-sugar-to-bite ratio is really outstanding.

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Mini Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

The greatest union since Harry met Sally.

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Waffle iron omelette

OMELETTE WAFFLE

Totally OK to douse this guy in syrup.

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spiced apple pie waffles

Apple Pie

See ya, crust.

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Churros

A Spanish breakfast fit for dessert.

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Bacon Waffle Dippers

Less mess. (Plus, the next thing you cook in there will totally taste like bacon.)

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ice cream sandwich waffle recipe

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Waffle cones? Yawn.  

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DEEP-DISH PIZZA

Make dough the night before, then assemble in five minutes for a dinner that feeds five.

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