A year ago I put my non stick waffle iron in the garage and told myself it wasn’t coming in again. I have a very real waffle addiction and just wasn’t biting the bullet on getting rid of that one last piece of teflon from my kitchen. I hadn’t ordered a new one but I thought it was going to take throwing out the old one to make me do it! Well my family knows and loves me and just a few hours later I unwrapped this shiny new cast iron waffle maker!
If you’ve read the reviews they are SO mixed but I’m going to say the bad reviews are people not using it right or not knowing what they bought! (And I’m not paid to say this – I have zero relationship with the company, just a very real relationship with waffles! And I want to help you get teflon our of your homes!)
Lots of people said it falls apart – my cousin was even nervous when it arrived! BUT it’s meant to come apart! When you set the iron in the base part it fits together just as it should, and the joint mechanism let’s you swivel the waffle over to cook both sides perfectly!
It doesn’t come pre seasoned, you need to take a few hours and do that yourself. It says to do it on a grill, I used my oven and it smoked the house out a little but I opened the doors and it worked fine.
To season it I used coconut oil, a metal scourer, and paper towels. Just followed the instructions and melted off the wax then also scrubbed and wiped it fully off. Then wiped it all over with coconut oil (I used a mini silicon brush to get in all the little corners) and baked it again before leaving it in the oven to cool. It turns black when it’s properly seasoned.
Then just store it, and use the silicon brush (or spray) again when you’re ready to use it to cook some waffles!
You can get your hands on the waffle iron on amazon HERE.
BLENDER OAT WAFFLE RECIPE
Makes 2-3 waffles depending on size
A full 1/2 cup oats
1 Banana (ripe is best)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1T coconut flour
Throw just the oats in the blender to start with and blend them on high until they are a fine flour. Then just throw in everything else, and blend again until it’s a smooth waffle batter – so easy!! You can add in any other spices and flavorings that you want here too.
Then just heat your waffle iron on high over a burner, turning to heat both sides. It needs to be hot before you add the batter – that’s essential!
When it’s heated for a few minutes grease it with the oil and brush/spray, turn it over one more time and fill it with 1/3-1/2 of the batter. Close down the lid and let it cook. Depending on your heat you’ll have to learn how long it takes but mine needs about 90 seconds on each side to cook perfectly.
Turn them out on a wire rack, re oil the iron and you’re ready for round two! You shouldn’t need to clean it out between waffles but if you do, wipe it down and re oil, let it get hot then pour the batter in!