Looking for a savory waffle recipe? Skip the flour and make waffle omelets! Cook eggs and veggies on a waffle iron for a quick and easy breakfast.
I love waffles. I also love omelets. Both dishes can be a little bit of work to cook, though, and I usually save them for lazy weekend mornings. After making hash browns in my waffle maker, I decided I needed to give this little appliance more use. Cooking eggs to make an omelet is a great way to get more use of a waffle maker.
The first thing you need to make omelet waffles is an awesome waffle maker. I used to own a very large Belgian waffle maker and I hated it. It’d use up an entire recipe of batter and make one waffle. A few years ago I picked up this Oster Ceramic Waffle Maker and I love it! It makes perfect little waffles and it’s totally non-stick.
As much as I love my little waffle maker, I really want this Double Belgian Waffle Maker! It makes TWO WAFFLES at once! No more standing at the waffle maker all morning long.
My husband and I eat eggs with vegetables pretty much every morning. We are generally lazy and just pre-chop onions and peppers on Sunday for the week. But sometimes I’ll throw in zucchini or mushrooms.
This recipe is great for using up leftover veggies like onions and mushrooms. Feel free to use any veggies you want just make sure to chop them in to small bites. You could also saute them a little to start them cooking and then mix them in with the eggs.
When cooking the omelet in the waffle maker, ignore the timer on the maker. You want to cook until the eggs are set. I like my eggs on the firm side but my husband likes them a little softer so cook them to how you prefer them.
Once the omelet is cooked, remove from the waffle iron (check out these COOL TONGS!) and serve hot with some more veggies. Cheese may also be a great topping. Just add a little shredded cheese to the hot omelet and allow it to melt before eating.
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Use your waffle iron to make delicious, veggie-packed omelets.
- 2 eggs (per omelet)
- Bell peppers (green, red, orange, yellow - your choice)
- Roma tomatoes
- Yellow onions
- Any other veggies
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Wash and dice the vegetables into fairly small dice.
- Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and add salt and pepper for seasoning.
- Add 2 Tablespoons of milk to eggs and whisk together.
- Mix in veggies.
- Add egg and veggie mix to the waffle maker and cook until eggs are firm (don't pay attention to waffle maker timer)
- Serve with some fresh tomatoes and top with shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy a healthy omelet!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 19g
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Kim Kacer says
I make these on my Dash mini. I just cook the veggies a bit 1st on my Dash mini grill & maybe some sausage bits or bits of bacon, and, tbh, I usually add some cheese too, a little ‘in the mix’ then some on bottom & top kinda like how chaffles are typically done, but the top part I wait until almost ready tp pull the omelet.
Kristin Daywitt says
can you freeze these? and if so what is the best way to reheat??
We’ve never tried freezing them so I’m not sure.
Kim Kacer says
I think I usually ‘thaw’ in the toaster then fully re-heat/crisp by fitting back into my Dash Mini, might not work well tho w/ a Belgian/sectioned waffle maker. Might want to toss into fridge night b4 you want to use if that size.
My question is I have a waffle maker that rotates to cook. How would this work in one of those makers? Please advise
Can you cook in it without flipping it? Also, those tend to have larger divets to make the waffle, so you may need a little more egg filling.
Kim Kacer says
I think I’d also suggest not FULLY coking the ones you plan to freeze. Cook until they easilly seperate from waffle maker, but not fully crisp/brown (if you do that way (i do not, usually -ymmv)
Mary Kelly says
I often skip breakfast because it’s such a hassle cooking for one. But now I have a quick and easy way to start the day, and it varies constantly. I have type 2 diabetes and now I have a tried and true kick start. Btw it makes an awesome lazy day dinner.
Wow, this looks amazing. Going to give it a shot this weekend and test it on the family, thanks!
Do you close the waffle maker. How do you know when the omelet is cooked to your liking?
Yes you close it. It takes a minute or two. There is a little trial and error at first to determine exactly how much egg to put in the waffle maker and then how long to cook it.
This is such a fun idea and another way for me to use our waffle maker. Pinned and will give this a try!
Are the ingredients listed the amount you used to fill the iron as pictured? (Is one omelet considered the 4 sections of the waffle iron?)
It’s really going to depend on your waffle maker. I have a small one and can make a few. Don’t dump all of it out at once! Test and see what works for yours.
Julia Mullaney says
Hello! I am a freelancer for TasteOfHome.com, and I’d love to use this recipe/photo for a slideshow we’re making for the website. We’d give credit as well. Please let me know!
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Fay W says
I was going to make waffle one night and didn’t have enough mix. So I decided to try something different and this was it. My boyfriend loved it and it’s easy to make. More waffle maker recipe please.
It’s so versatile! Have you tried How To Cook Hash Browns in a Waffle Maker?
My grandson loves omelets. This is a nice twist on the usual omelet, and would be great for week-end breakfast. Please share on Sunday’s Best. I’m going to add this to my Kid’s Breakfast Board too.
We use our waffle maker for tons of other things as well but this is a great omelet! I’d love for you to come share at Let’s Party https://themarkandjanshow.com/2018/01/17/lets-party/ … we look forward to seeing you there!
Miz Helen says
Your Waffle Omelet is a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
fun idea! #creativemonday
This is such a brilliant idea, and with a big family like mine, it’ll make breakfast so much easier. This will be on our menu this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Robin Means says
I’m totally gonna try to veganize this recipe!
I loved this idea and had the same experience as Mary. It made an absolute and complete mess that took almost 40 minutes to clean up. I realized it was partially because I didn’t spray the waffle iron first -my bad. But it was still pretty awful even when I did it right. So my question is – do you close the waffle maker or leave it open like in one of your pictures? I thought, maybe that’s what I’m doing wrong…
You have to close it! And use less eggs in each omelet. The eggs will fluff up as the cook. Making sure it’s well greased is essential but that’s true for even making regular waffles. I find that when I have overflow, I need to cut down on how much I’m putting in.
tom Nibbles says
its look delicious. i love it.
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Juegos Friv says
Wow, omelet, yummy!!! This looks like something my hubby would love!
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! Perfect for my breakfast.🙂
I saw this recipe and couldn’t wait to try. My husband loves omelets and I have trouble turning them I thought this was the perfect solution. I followed the instructions to the letter. I pulled out my new waffle maker and fired it up. It went downhill from there. The eggs poured out of the sides as soon as I closed the lid. My iron looks the same size as pictured. The eggs stuck to the iron in an awful mess. It’s so bad I may have to toss the iron. I’m going to stick to scrambling for now on. So sorry.
Hi Mary, Ugh! It can be frustrating when that happens. Cooking on the waffle iron is always a little tricky at first. It’s hard for me to give exact measurements as to how much to pour in the waffle maker because they are all so different. Generally I under fill to start and go from there!
Barbara Bianchi says
Pretty pictures. 🙂 I’m always looking for new ways to serve eggs as we have them almost every morning. Very clever. Thanks.
And great for gluten free eaters! 😉
Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life says
This is such a brilliant idea! I can’t wait to try it! I’m so glad you shared it with us at #FoodieFriDIY! I’ll be featuring it at tonight’s party…hope to see you again this week!
Omelets the easy way, no flipping needed. Love it.
Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.
I love this idea! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!”
Joanne/WineLady Cooks says
Your Waffle Omelet Recipe looks so delicious, What a terrific idea – I must give this a try. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend. Pinning/sharing.
Kristy as Giftie Etcetera says
Awesome idea for easily sneaking veggies into my kids!
Alright, you got my attention 😉 I’m going to have to give this a try!
Ha! 🙂 Have fun with it!