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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? From hash browns to egg and cheese sandwiches, the appliance can surprisingly be put to use for more than the average stack of waffles. Finally, it's time to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)

So without further ado, we've rounded up the absolute best waffle maker recipes out there.

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Yellow Bliss Road

1. Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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

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2. Savory Cheese Waffles

More exciting than your average Belgian.

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Minimalist Baker

3. Savory Pumpkin Cornbread Waffles

It's basically a combination of waffles, corn bread and a pumpkin muffin—and it's perfection.

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Yellow Bliss Road

4. Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles

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

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5. Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

In case you haven't heard, waffle cakes are the new Cronuts.

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6. S'mores Waffles

Campfire stories welcome.

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CarlsBad Cravings

7. Chocolate Waffles

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

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Foodie Crush

8. Chicken And Waffles Sliders

Because why choose between breakfast and dinner?

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9. Quesadilla Waffles

Just add avocado.

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Cupcake Project

10. Easy Baked Apple Slices

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

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Ambitious Kitchen

11. Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Flour Waffles

Hey, you just ate an apple, right?

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Ambitious Kitchen

12. Sweet Corn Honey Jalapeño Zucchini Cornbread Waffles with Turkey Bacon & Eggs

Jalapeños take this delicious recipe up a notch.

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13. Cake Batter Waffles

Breakfast for dessert, anyone?

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I Am a Food Blog

14. Mac and Cheese Waffles

Your kid’s new favorite dinner.

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Minimalist Baker

15. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles

Breadmaker, schmedmaker.

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16. Doughnut Chips

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

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17. Mini Chicken and Waffles

The greatest union since Harry met Sally.

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18. Omelette Waffle

One less dirty pan.

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Damn Delicious

19. Pumpkin Spice Waffles

See ya, pumpkin spice lattes.

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Half Baked Harvest

20. Churro Waffles

A Spanish breakfast fit for dessert.

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21. Ice Cream Sandwiches

Waffle cones? Yawn.

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Spend With Pennies

22. Pizza Waffles

Assemble in ten minutes for a dinner that feeds four.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

23. Cinnamon-Sugar Waffles

The trick is making the batter with yeast so the waffles are light and fluffy.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

24. Waffle Bread Pudding

We swapped sliced bread for frozen waffles and topped them with the works.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

25. Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

What do you get when you combine crispy fried chicken and savory cheese waffles? This.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

26. Vegan Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries

These check all the boxes in terms of ease, comfort, indulgence and appeasing your sweet tooth.

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Katie Wayne

27. Falafel Waffle

Serve these guys with an assortment of toppings, like tomatoes, cucumber, labneh or yogurt, pickles and hard-boiled eggs.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

28. Sweet Potato Hash Browns Made with a Waffle-Iron

This recipe for sweet potato hash browns is going to change how you breakfast/brunch forever.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

29. Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Chorizo

You’ll never go back to plain old bacon and eggs again.

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30. Rainbow Waffle Cake

It’s your new go-to for birthdays, anniversaries and when you just really, really want cake.

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Mom on Timeout

31. Overnight Blackberry Yeast Waffles

Serve them for Sunday brunch...or à la mode for dessert. Your call.

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