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10-minute Waffle Iron Quickbread

Ham, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich
A ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich featuring a 'Wafflebread' bun

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Here's a super easy quickbread recipe that uses a waffle iron.  It's a savory bread, yes, a dough, not a waffle batter.  I like this recipe because you not only get a nice, airy, fluffy bread interior, but those crevices that a waffle iron creates give the bread a lightly toasted and crispy outer edge, which is great for holding butter (of course), but cheese, guacamole, all kinds of great things, and it's great for dipping in tomato soup!  It's easy peasy, 5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of bake, and serves one or two.

Bachelor on the Cheap 10-minute Quickbread

Ingredients:

  • 3 heaping Tablespoons of self-rising flour
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch a Kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
Cheesy Wafflebread
Delicious!

Directions:  Warm up that waffle iron!  Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, stirring until all ingredients are incorporated and a rough, sticky dough ball forms.  Spray some olive oil on the waffle iron surface, then using a greased spatula put the dough on the iron, flattening for even coverage.  Put the lid down and let that waffle iron do its thing!  In about five minutes, you've got a great little bread.

If you don't have a waffle iron, no worries, use a large skillet instead.  Warm up the pan over medium heat.  Roll out the dough on a dusted surface with a rolling pin, shaping it into a flatbread.    Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil into the pan.  Fry the flatbread, about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden, brown, and delicious.

Wafflebread and tomato soup
This bread is great for dunking in soups and stews!

Serving Ideas:

  • Breakfast Sandwich - While the bread is 'baking,' fry up an egg and/or some bacon, perhaps some ham, top the egg or meat with American cheese, and serve on the 'wafflebread' bun.
  • Cheesy Bread - Immediately after removing the bread from the waffle iron, hit it with some shredded cheese.  Cheddar is nice, Colby Jack is quite good. More of that shredded Parmesan is awesome.   
  • Pizza Bread - Top the warm bread with Mozzarella and some squeeze bottle pizza sauce.  Tip:  Instead of spraying the waffle iron with oil, heat up some pepperoni instead.  The oils from the pepperoni will coat the waffle iron.  Remove the pepperoni once cooked and oils rendered, set aside, then 'bake' the bread, which will absorb that great pepperoni flavor.
  • Kick Avocado Toast up a notch!  Top it with guacamole.
  • Waffle Iron bread is GREAT for dipping into soups and stews! 

Have fun with the recipe, add herbs when making the dough if you like, sesame seeds are a nice addition when baking.  The choice of toppings is almost endless, with those waffle crevices embracing whatever flavor you choose to spread on it.

It's Another Dose of YUM!

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

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