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Dec 4, 2004 03:11 PM

Is there a way to make a waffle without a waffle maker?

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I don't own a waffle maker, so I was wondering if there's a way to make waffles without one. Or is that just called a pancake if you try to use waffle batter in a pan? It would be nice to get that crispy exterior and tender interior of a waffle without having to go buy a waffle maker, but if that's not possible I might just have to do so.

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  1. Don't think so.

    The batter for waffles is supposed to be different than those for pancakes: richer and lighter. Ideally, yeast-raised overnight beforehand.

    You might want to try crepes instead.

    1. Do you not want to buy a waffle maker of any kind or is it just the electric appliance type you don't like? Would you consider a stove top waffle iron like this:


      1. I don't think it's possible to make waffles w/o a waffle iron. Don't know if you don't want to spend the $ and/or clutter your kitchen, but irons are very affordable. I used to have an Oster brand that worked well. See link to current model at (remember to link through CH site if you purchase from them). If you don't mind getting it used, then you should be able to find it for much cheaper (found mine for around $5) at a garage sale or thrift store. Homemade waffles are really good...


        1. The only way I know of is called Eggo :-). I find frozen waffles to be better than the ones I get at my local breakfast spots, who seem to just shamelessly pour pancake batter into their waffle irons. (Yes, IHOP, I'm talking about you!).

          Think I'll go pop a couple into my toaster oven right now.

          1. We just got a regular (not Belgian) waffle iron from Cuisinart. Works phenomenally well. This is one of the few meals my husband will make (maybe it's the gadget thing....)Costs about $30 at Bed Bath & Beyond, although maybe Amazon will have it???

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            1. re: WJ
              Caitlin McGrath

              Yes, Amazon sells it, for the same price. I have it, too, and am very happy with it. It's also nicely designed to store vertically and not take up a lot of space.

              Buying therough the link below will give the maximum commision to