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How to make waffles without an iron

Updated February 21, 2017

Waffles have long been enjoyed as a breakfast staple. According to the, the first waffles date back to the 1300s. While they typically carried the standard waffle form, sometimes they were emblazoned with a coat of arms or other interesting patterns. Waffles were cooked over an open flame inside two cast iron plates, which were sealed together with long handles. Today, waffles are typically created using an electric waffle iron, however, it is possible to make waffles without an iron.

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Combine one egg, 1 1/4 cup Aunt Jemima original pancake mix, one cup milk and two tablespoons oil in a large bowl.

Stir all ingredients together, using a wire whisk.

Preheat the sandwich iron.

Pour 1/4 cup of the waffle batter onto the sandwich iron and close the top.

Allow waffle to cook until it's golden brown. You may need to open iron occasionally to check on its status. A standard cooking time is between two and five minutes, depending upon the temperature of the iron.

Remove the waffle from the sandwich iron. To serve, top with syrup or other waffle toppings.


Waffles made in a sandwich iron will not have the same ridges as waffles made in a waffle iron, but they will have the same consistency.


Waffles will be very hot when they come out of the sandwich iron.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pancake or waffle mix
  • Egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Milk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wire whisk
  • 1/4 measuring cup
  • Sandwich press

About the Author

Shelly Schumacher has a diverse writing background that includes work in print as well as electronic publications. She has been writing for over 18 years and enjoys working with a variety of different clients on both writing projects and as a marketing and public relations consultant. Schumacher holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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